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Aliens: A Comic Book Adventure (DOS)

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Description

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.

Screenshots

Aliens: A Comic Book Adventure DOS Animated disc swap screen. Get used to seeing it!
Aliens: A Comic Book Adventure DOS Side-view of Lora
Aliens: A Comic Book Adventure DOS Your crew changes into to mech suits to explore the base.
Aliens: A Comic Book Adventure DOS A very "Alien" hallway.

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

The Press Says

Joystick (French) Dec, 1995 93 out of 100 93
Coming Soon Magazine Jan 13, 1996 85 out of 100 85
High Score Mar, 1996 4 out of 5 80
PC Games (Germany) Jan, 1996 79 out of 100 79
Pelit Oct, 1995 61 out of 100 61
PC Gamer Feb, 1996 59 out of 100 59
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 28 out of 100 28
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 1996 1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars1 Stars 20

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Awards

  • 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