Aliens: A Comic Book Adventure (DOS)

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You play Lt. Col. Hericksen, an ex-colonial marine who is now the commander of a three-man terraforming team. Your objective is to travel to remote outpost B54-C in order to find the cause of a distress call your vessel received.

Gameplay is a point-and-click adventure with limited, inventory-based puzzles. Grid-based combat is present as well. The player is given what amounts to timed objectives throughout the game, and must uncover the truth about the mysterious outpost's history before the colony's sudden destruction.

The game functions as a sequel to Dark Horse Comic's Aliens: Labyrinth, and follows up on characters and events from the end of that series.


Aliens: A Comic Book Adventure DOS A very "Alien" hallway.
Aliens: A Comic Book Adventure DOS Click on it, and the label changes entirely. Door to "Coer"??
Aliens: A Comic Book Adventure DOS The rescue's not looking promising.
Aliens: A Comic Book Adventure DOS Landing Sequence

Alternate Titles

  • "Aliens: Un Libro di Avventure a Fumetti" -- Italian title
  • "Aliens: Ein Comic-Strip-Abenteuer" -- German title used in advertisement

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User Reviews

Great Idea; should do an updated "remake" Chris Sanicola (2) unrated

Critic Reviews

Joystick (French) Dec, 1995 93 out of 100 93
High Score Mar, 1996 4 out of 5 80
PC Games (Germany) Jan, 1996 79 out of 100 79
Power Play Dec, 1995 60 out of 100 60
PC Gamer Feb, 1996 59 out of 100 59
PC Joker Jan, 1996 55 out of 100 55
PC Player (Germany) Jan, 1996 36 out of 100 36
Quandary Jan, 1996 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
Just Games Retro Dec 07, 2008 1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars1.5 Stars 30
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 1996 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20


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  • Computer Gaming World
    • November 1996 (15th anniversary issue) – #24 Worst Game of All Time

Michael Reznick (32) added Aliens: A Comic Book Adventure (DOS) on May 28, 2000