Cult Classic Game Returns To Steam After Its Deletion

Cult Classic Game Returns To Steam After Its Deletion

Cult Classic Game Returns To Steam After Its Deletion

Alice: Madness Returns returns to Steam after the hack-and-slash title has been quietly removed from the online store again.

Not every game can make waves in the industry and reach a wide audience, but that doesn’t stop many titles from gaining a cult following. From individual titles such as psychonauts which eventually got a sequel thanks to fan support to long-running platformer franchises like Kao the Kangaroo, video games have spawned numerous cult classics over the years. They may not quite make it into the mainstream but still manage to thrive thanks to an extremely dedicated, smaller community. Alice: Madness returns is another game that falls under the category of cult classics. However, many of its fans were confused and stunned last week when it disappeared from Steam.

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The action platformer has been removed from the online distribution platform without warning. This is not the first time Alice: Madness returns was removed from Steam, as the game was removed from the store in 2016 due to verification issues with the publisher EA. This year, the unique take on the Alice in Wonderland story was brought back to Steam, only to be removed again shortly after, causing concern among fans of the game and confusion among creator American McGee.

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McGee, the creator behind American McGee’s Alice and Alice: Madness returns, speculated on Twitter that the problem was caused by someone pressing the wrong button. He later revealed that a member of his team had instructed Steam Support to “close everything”. This problem stemmed from the team member who believed that games like Alice: Madness returns had moved to McGee’s new company, Mysterious Inc.


Alice: Madness Returns has made its way back to Steam after being quietly taken off the platform again. His predecessor, American McGee’s Alice is still not available on Steam. unlike Insanity Returns, the original game was never for sale on Steam, and it seems unlikely it ever will. McGee also took to Twitter to say he doesn’t know where fans can buy the game. For gamers looking for an interesting hack-and-slash adventure set in the Victorian era, Alice: Madness returns can provide that experience.

There were rumors of a third Alice game from American McGee, but the latest news about that title was that it was in the proposal phase, meaning it could be years before players can return to the unique Alice in Wonderland environment. For those looking for more Alice content, it was announced in 2022 that a TV series based on American McGee’s Alice written by an X-Men author.


Alice: Madness returns is available to play on PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

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