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Alien Resurrection (PlayStation)

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Two hundred years after the events of Alien³, Lieutenant Ellen Ripley is cloned by military scientists interested in the Alien Queen she had become a host for. Like the "Company" from the earlier films, the military intends to use the Queen to breed a force of bio-weapons. But then something goes wrong; the Aliens they are studying manage to escape, and swarm throughout the science ship. It's up to four stranded heroes - Ripley, Call, DiStephano and Christie - to wipe out the Aliens, and return the ship safely to Earth.

Gameplay is standard FPS action, with limited ammo and plenty of hazards to detour around or find the switch to deactivate. The player switches between the four main characters at each level change, each with a slightly different set of abilities (Call has a motion tracker, Christie has his twin pistols from the film). Levels are based around keeping the Auriga running, and making their way through the ship to escape.

The game uses a true 3-D engine, allowing for ladders, rooms over rooms, and the ability to look up and down. Aliens also make use of the 3-D space, and can crawl along walls and ceilings, or leap out from the shadows to attack. Scripting is also heavily used, to set up cinematic moments (such as an Alien chasing a fleeing guard) throughout the levels.

Screenshots

Alien Resurrection PlayStation Can't get out that way.
Alien Resurrection PlayStation They even use the inner jaw attack from the film.
Alien Resurrection PlayStation Title screen
Alien Resurrection PlayStation Trudging on through dark and moody hallways.

Alternate Titles

  • "Alien La Résurrection" -- French title
  • "Alien - Die Wiedergeburt" -- German title

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An overlooked PSone FPS. Robert Rackleff (4) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars

The Press Says

Just Games Retro Oct 07, 2011 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gamezone (Germany) Apr 26, 2001 7.8 out of 10 78
Imperium Gier Dec 01, 2000 7.7 out of 10 77
PSM Nov, 2000 7 out of 10 70
IGN Oct 23, 2000 6.5 out of 10 65
Super Play Sep, 2000 6 out of 10 60
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2000 6 out of 10 60
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Feb 02, 2001 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Eurogamer.net (UK) Nov 02, 2000 4 out of 10 40
All Game Guide 2000 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Goteki45 (308) added Alien Resurrection (PlayStation) on May 19, 2001