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Alien Trilogy

MobyRank MobyScore
DOS
63
2.9
PlayStation
83
3.2
SEGA Saturn
83
3.0
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Description

Alien Trilogy is a first-person shooter based on the first three Alien movies. You control Lt. Ripley in three sections, each based on one film: The colony complex on LV426 (from Aliens), the prison planet (from Alien³) and the derelict spaceship (from Alien). Each section consists of about 10 missions. In every mission, certain goals must be accomplished to continue. These include killing a certain number of enemies, finding items or activating switches.

Enemies include everything the alien life cycle provides: facehuggers, chestbursters, warrior aliens, dog aliens (from Alien³) and alien queens, one of which waits in the final mission of every section. In addition to the Aliens, you also have to fight employees of the Company, who have either been infected by the aliens and are beyond saving or who actively want to obstruct your mission.

Weapons to be used include pistol, shotgun, pulse rifle, flame thrower and smart gun. Ammunition, health upgrades and other useful items are scattered throughout the levels. Hidden areas may be uncovered by using explosives like grenades and seismic charges. An auto mapping system helps in not getting lost, night goggles and shoulder lamps (running on battery power) allow you to see in the dark and the motion tracker tells you where your enemies are - but only if they are moving.

Screenshots

Alien Trilogy PlayStation Destroying some explosive barrels with a shotgun
Alien Trilogy SEGA Saturn In-Game #3 (PAL Version)
Alien Trilogy SEGA Saturn Episode 1 - The Colony ~ "Director's Cut" No.1: The German version is censored, with all human enemies cut out; they were replaced by facehuggers and aliens. You can tell by the equipment they drop...
Alien Trilogy SEGA Saturn Episode 2 - The Prison ~ The automap also allows you to zoom in to a close-up view, showing details like doors, crates and destructible walls.

Alternate Titles

  • "エイリアントリロジー" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

The Alien-licensed games go FPS PlayStation *Katakis* (37795)
More fun than it has a right to be. DOS RussS (781)
Damn good find! PlayStation Stefan K (6)
A dark arena filled with scares and creatures. SEGA Saturn thehype16 (3)

The Press Says

Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation Apr, 1996 8.9 out of 10 89
Joypad SEGA Saturn Oct, 1996 88 out of 100 88
Video Games SEGA Saturn Sep, 1996 87 out of 100 87
Game Zero SEGA Saturn Mar, 2001 21 out of 25 84
PC Player (Germany) DOS Nov, 1996 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Entertainment Weekly DOS Apr 19, 1996 B 75
All Game Guide PlayStation 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Power Play DOS Dec, 1996 62 out of 100 62
Computer and Video Games (CVG) PlayStation Aug 15, 2001 5 out of 10 50
GameSpot DOS Jan 03, 1997 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

German version

In the German version, all human and cyborg enemies were replaced with alien enemies. However, the replaced human soldiers still leave ammo and weapons behind. Also the death animations and help cries of the prisoners were removed.
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