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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 Uh-oh... We now have to find a surgical kit when we wake up.
Alien Resurrection PlayStation Aliens attack in packs later in the game.
Alien Resurrection PlayStation Closer detail.
Alien Resurrection PlayStation I hope they remembered to clock out...

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

Power Unlimited Nov, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Imperium Gier Dec 01, 2000 7.7 out of 10 77
GameBump/Gaming Horizon 2001 7.3 out of 10 73
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2000 6 out of 10 60
Jeuxvideo.com Jan 17, 2001 12 out of 20 60
Super Play Sep, 2000 6 out of 10 60
Playmag Oct, 2000 12 out of 20 60
GameSpot Oct 05, 2000 4.7 out of 10 47
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