Alien³ (Genesis)

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Alien³ is a video game based on the movie of the same name. The plot of the movie picks up directly after the end of Aliens. Ellen Ripley, the main character of the Alien series, is in cryo-sleep aboard the space ship Sulaco. Unfortunately, an alien or two has stowed away on the Sulaco, and wreaked havoc within the ship. Thus, it crash lands on the prison colony planet Fiorina 161. Ripley and the unarmed prisoners have to figure out a way to survive the aliens terrorizing the colony until help arrives.

The gameplay of the various Alien³ conversions varies from platform to platform. This version is a side-scrolling action game with large maze-like levels. In each level, you have to rescue all the trapped prisoners and then make your way to the exit, all while surviving multiple alien attacks.


Alien³ Genesis Aliens have taken over here.
Alien³ Genesis Grenade launcher good, fire BAD.
Alien³ Genesis Any deadly life up there?
Alien³ Genesis Title Screen

Alternate Titles

  • "Alien 3" -- Alternative spelling
  • "エイリアン3" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

You aliens are all the same, too forward *Katakis* (37908) 3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars
No One Can Hear You Scream ETJB (447) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars

Critic Reviews

Joypad Oct, 1992 94 out of 100 94
GameFan Magazine Oct, 1992 92 out of 100 92
Joystick (French) Nov, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Hobby Consolas Oct, 1992 91 out of 100 91
Mean Machines Sep, 1992 89 out of 100 89
The Video Game Critic Jun 01, 2002 B+ 83
Sega Force Jan, 1993 83 out of 100 83
All Game Guide 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Video Games Sep, 1992 68 out of 100 68
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Oct, 1992 8 out of 12 67


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quizzley7 (21170) added Alien³ (Genesis) on Sep 24, 2002
Other platforms contributed by RKL (5607), Freeman (21136) and *Katakis* (37908)