Alien Resurrection (PlayStation)

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64
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3.5
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Description

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 Alien vs. Marine. Neither will survive.
Alien Resurrection PlayStation So much for solidarity. Despite the Alien escape, guards still shoot Ripley on sight.
Alien Resurrection PlayStation Helpful NPCs are sometimes encountered.
Alien Resurrection PlayStation Watch out for the acid blood.

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

TotalVideoGames (TVG) 2001 9 out of 10 90
Power Unlimited Nov, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Video Games Sep, 2000 80 out of 100 80
GameBump/Gaming Horizon 2001 7.3 out of 10 73
Playstation Illustrated 2000 68 out of 100 68
IGN Oct 23, 2000 6.5 out of 10 65
Super Play (Sweden) Sep, 2000 6 out of 10 60
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2008 5 out of 10 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