Area 51 (Windows)

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Using a light gun you blast your way through the secret base, Area 51, which has been taken over by mutant aliens. As you work your way to the secrets at the heart of Area 51, you'll need to destroy an increasingly dangerous line of aliens, upgrade your firearm, and cause as much collateral damage as possible. The game rewards the player for destroying windows, light fixtures, computers, explosive barrels, and even fire extinguishers. Each consecutive hit increases your streak rating (which adds to your score) and certain combinations of these collateral hits will open up secret bonus rooms.

The home version has special bonuses and additional secret levels not found in the arcade version and a mouse option is available.


Area 51 Windows The Main Menu
Area 51 Windows Level 1 Intro
Area 51 Windows Zombie In Car
Area 51 Windows Selection Screen

Alternate Titles

  • "エリア51" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

Not As Enjoyable As The Arcade! MasterAbyss-ESB (13) unrated

Critic Reviews

Gamezilla Aug 17, 2000 77 out of 100 77
PC Games (Germany) Mar, 1997 72 out of 100 72
Online Gaming Review (OGR) Oct 28, 1996 7 out of 10 70 Aug 25, 2006 13 out of 20 65
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 1996 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
High Score Feb, 1997 2 out of 5 40
PC Joker Mar, 1997 39 out of 100 39
GameSpot Oct 31, 1996 3.3 out of 10 33
Power Play Apr, 1997 21 out of 100 21


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German index

Area 51 was put on the infamous German index for depicting extreme violence on March 27, 1997. The BPjS / BPjM indexed games provides more information about what that means.

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Terok Nor (20777) added Area 51 (Windows) on Oct 10, 2004
Other platforms contributed by Kabushi (141380), Robbb (125) and Terok Nor (20777)