The urban legend of Area 51 describes a site in the Nevada desert allegedly managed by the United States military, and houses a top-secret aircraft testing facility. It is also well-known for being the focus of several ideas concerning UFOs. The video game Area-51 is a first-person shooter (FPS) that takes place in this specific base, which has been overrun by aggressive aliens and is infected with a mutagenic virus that alters your character. You play the role of Ethan Cole, a member of the Special Forces and a specialist in the HAZMAT (hazardous materials) Division. Your mission is to save the world by figuring out what is happening inside the base and destroying the threat. Your character is in a race against time as the virus that is transforming the facility staff into monsters is also present in his body, progressively transforming him into an inhuman creature that controlthe alien overlords.
To defeat the monsters, the hero can choose from over 10 distinct human and extraterrestrial weaponry kinds. Stan Winston Studios, which is known for creating monsters for movies such as Aliens, Jurassic Park, and Predator, is responsible for their design. The weapons can also be utilized in close quarters combat, and it is possible to convert to a different shooting mode, however this may come at the expense of increased ammunition consumption in certain circumstances. Ethan also has access to a scanner, which he can use to study anything of interest, including documents, extraterrestrial artifacts, and residue. This information is essential for the background and will be saved in the databank of the scanner.
You will acquire the ability to temporarily mutate into a beast at a certain point in the game. This ability will only last for a set amount of time. Your thermal vision will then highlight any monster and a person, and you will be able to employ claws in close combat and blast heat-seeking parasites. Staying in the mutant form uses mutagen, which can be refilled by draining the mutagen from infected corpses, killing enemies in close combat, or consuming special syringes containing mutagen. This contrasts to using regular medical needles to restore one’s health.
The two-player split-screen mode and the online multiplayer mode, which supports up to sixteen players, are both included in Area-51. The online multiplayer mode features a variety of game modes, including Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, Capture and Hold, and Infection. Every player, except one, begins the game as a regular, healthy soldier on the hunt for a mutant player. The latter can generate other mutants by murdering other players, infecting them, and bringing about their demise.