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Two distinct groups of people will love this game - fans of the movie and fans of corridor shooters like PO'ed and Doom. And although Doom purists will find something to knock, this game is incredibly fun. A must-have for the discerning Playstation owner, this is the next step for people done with Doom.
Alien Trilogy is a fun, action-packed, first-person shooter. Definitely one of the better games from this category. If you have never played a first-person shooter, this is a good one to learn on. The controls are responsive and the game gets progressively more difficult so you can get the feel of the game before dying. This game is also huge. You will not finish this one in a day. I think you'll have hours and hours of enjoyment. Alien Trilogy is a great game and I recommend it to any fan of shooters.
This is easily the most impressive Acclaim title I have ever seen. The action is awesome and the move license really adds to the game. In fact, the review was late because I couldn't stop playing it. Oh well...as long as there's Alien Trilogy in The Box, I'll be OK.
Alien Trilogy might not be the most imaginatively constructed first person action game on the market but it's definitely one of the sharpest for the PSX. And with the killer Alien license, you've got yourself a platter that must belong in your library.
Video Games & Computer Entertainment
If you want a game that's going to last for more than a couple of weeks and you already own Doom, then this is a pretty obvious choice. If you're scared of the dark or have a weak bladder, then avoid at all costs.
Alien Trilogy has great music, cool intermissions, flawless scaling and excellent lighting effects, but suffers a bit in the play mechanics department. Still, nothing recreates the Aliens experience more than this high-suspense title and on those grounds I can heartily recommend it. Just redraw the face-huggers next time, okay? Those pixels are more scary than anything that actually happens in the game...
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
This is one of those must-have games. Right from the beginning, I fell in love with it. The gameplay is similar to Doom with the exception of mission goals that have to be carried out. The graphics follow very closely to the movies, the music sets the mood nicely and the layout of the levels will have you coming back for more. The animations of the face huggers could be improved a bit and a single Strafe button would be nice, but it's still an action-packed thriller.
So, fans of the Alienmovies can finally rest easy in their beds – someone has at last created a game that does the films justice. Wait a minute, though – what was that scuttling noise? Maybe they can’t rest easy after all…
Das wichtigste an 3D-Actionspielen ist immer noch die Stimmung, die durch Soundeffekte und intelligentes Spieldesign aufgebaut wird. Wer sich schon mal an Kileak the Blood versucht hat, weiß, daß gute Grafik allein nicht ausreicht, beim Spieler nervenzerfetzende Hochspannung zu erzeugen. Wie man jemanden allein durch Soundeffekte an den Rand des Herzinfarktes zwingt, zeigte uns Atari bei Alien vs. Predator, einem der wenigen gelungenen Jaguar-Spiele. Dumpfes mechanisches Stampfen, unterbrochen durch plötzliches Zischen oder Kreischen aus verschiedenen Richtungen, sorgten für eine unglaubliche Stimmung, die den Spieler sogar nervös machte, wenn kein Gegner weit und breit war. Den Soundeffekten bei Alien Trilogy fehlt dieses beklemmende Flair leider etwas, lediglich der Bewegungsgmelder ist immer für einen kurzen Herzstillstand gut, wenn er plötzlich einen Alien direkt vor Deiner Nase anzeigt. Als Ausgleich dafür überzeugt das Spieldesign auch die größten Kritiker.
This shoot-em-up manages to capture all of the atmosphere of the movies, both in the sound and vision departments. The game can now be picked up at a fraction of the original price, making it a worthwhile purchase for all fans if this game genre.
To make it through the levels you must power up doors, blow up barricades, and collect certain items. While the missions do vary slightly, the general theme is this: explore and kill. The levels have nice variation and you can go up and down stairs and ramps.
The game plays at a good pace and I was well impressed with the atmosphere created by the excellent sound and graphics. I completed the game on medium difficulty and re-started on the hard setting. This was found to be very similar to the previous setting except that the face huggers that had been destroyed, were alive again if you returned to a previously cleared area.
There are a few problems, most noticeably in the confusing level layout, but for the most part Alien Trilogy does an excellent job of turning a great movie series into a great game.
Official UK PlayStation Magazine
Smooth of movement, big of picture and puzzly of action. Monsters, guns and an adventure in the offing. Oh yes, you will enjoy Alien Trilogy.
All Game Guide
In conclusion, if you are a big fan of the Alien films or of scary, first-person shooter games, you owe it to yourself to pick up Alien Trilogy. It is crammed with enough darkness, mood, atmosphere, and alien monsters to keep you on the edge of your seat throughout. Be warned that it is a pretty challenging game filled with long, complex levels, but people willing to overlook this will relish its world for weeks.
The Video Game Critic
The face-grabbers look terrific as they scamper across the floor, but when they grab your face, the pixelation is horrendous. The normal aliens are also pixilated and flat, and never seem to come within five feet, even when they attack. It's not perfect, but if Alien Trilogy wants to make you feel like you're in one of the Alien films, it succeeds in a big way.
Computer and Video Games (CVG)
Viewed now, the limitations of Alien Trilogy are apparent. 3D games, after all, have moved on a hell of a lot. It still functions very successfully as a movie to game conversion, mainly because the atmosphere works so well. The player will also get a few shocks from this blaster as they progress, and the visual effects still stand up. However this no longer looks like cutting edge stuff.