Today I’m benchmarking Alice Madness Returns in Windows XP x32 / x64, Windows 7 x32 / x64 and Windows 8 x32 / x64. In the second page I will benchmark the game with 1, 2, 3 and 4 cores. All cores test will be done twice: firstly with PhysX set at High and secondly with PhysX set at Low.
|Test Hardware | Alice Madness Returns|
Intel Core i5-2500K (Sandy Bridge)
3.3 GHz, 6 MB L3 Cache, power-saving settings disabled, Turbo Boost disabled.
|Motherboard||MSI P67-C43-B3, Intel P67 Chipset|
|Memory||2 x 2 GB DDR3 1600MHZ|
|Hard Drive||WD 500 GB SATA III|
|Graphics Card||Sapphire HD6950 1 GB|
|Power Supply||Corsair TX 650 W|
|System Software And Drivers|
Windows XP SP3 x32
Windows XP SP2 x64
Windows 7 SP1 x32
Windows 7 SP1 x64
Windows 8 x32 build 7955
Windows 8 x64 build 7959
|Graphics Driver||AMD Catalyst 11.5 WHQL|
As you can see the frame rate is all over the place in all operating systems. Some may say that it’s because we had PhysX enabled on a AMD/ATI card but I say otherwise, I say this game is madness indeed.
Alice Madness Returns is a technical fiasco. The game comes with a limitation of 31 FPS, that’s right, 31 frames per second ! Secondly the mouse just doesn’t feel right, more than that it’s difficult to control “Alice”, the mouse is all over the place, sometimes even loosing all functionality ! Mouse sensitivity changes from one moment to another.
All objects seem to have a force field, Alice always bumps into invisible objects. Character transitions are a joke. If you quickly tap W and then S you will see Alice warp from one position to another, the only thing that actually has a bit of transition is Alice’s hair, which goes up in the air as if it was in the middle of a level 5 tornado, PhysX….. Again, this game is a fiasco. I really don’t care about the story when the gameplay reaks.
All of the above happen on all operating systems, PhysX set at low or high it doesn’t matter. Spicy Horse should never ever develop PC games as they simply can’t. They didn’t even bother to make the mouse usable, they just threw a console version of the game on a DVD, labeled it PC and shipped it for full price…
Further on with the operating systems benchmark. Windows 8 x64 fails hard, it produced 60% less FPS, a huge difference ! All other operating systems are pretty evenly matched.
Continue to next page to see the results of the CPU benchmark with PhysX at Low and High.