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Alien Trilogy is a first-person shooter based on the first three Alien movies. You control Lt. Ripley in three sections, each based on one film: The colony complex on LV426 (from Aliens), the prison planet (from Alien³) and the derelict spaceship (from Alien). Each section consists of about 10 missions. In every mission, certain goals must be accomplished to continue. These include killing a certain number of enemies, finding items or activating switches.

Enemies include everything the alien life cycle provides: facehuggers, chestbursters, warrior aliens, dog aliens (from Alien³) and alien queens, one of which waits in the final mission of every section. In addition to the Aliens, you also have to fight employees of the Company, who have either been infected by the aliens and are beyond saving or who actively want to obstruct your mission.

Weapons to be used include pistol, shotgun, pulse rifle, flame thrower and smart gun. Ammunition, health upgrades and other useful items are scattered throughout the levels. Hidden areas may be uncovered by using explosives like grenades and seismic charges. An auto mapping system helps in not getting lost, night goggles and shoulder lamps (running on battery power) allow you to see in the dark and the motion tracker tells you where your enemies are - but only if they are moving.


Alien Trilogy SEGA Saturn Episode 2 - The Prison ~ The morgue.
Alien Trilogy DOS im pretty dead
Alien Trilogy SEGA Saturn Episode 2 - The Prison ~ Knock the alien off the ceiling! Alas, it cannot attack you from there!
Alien Trilogy DOS Alien Trilogy is innovative in that it is a first-person shooter with a viewable inventory system.

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Alternate Titles

  • "エイリアントリロジー" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

The Alien-licensed games go FPS PlayStation Katakis | カタキス (39781)
More fun than it has a right to be. DOS RussS (819)
Damn good find! PlayStation Stefan K (6)
A dark arena filled with scares and creatures. SEGA Saturn thehype16 (3)

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) PlayStation May, 1996 5 out of 5 100
Game Players PlayStation May, 1996 91 out of 100 91
Video Games & Computer Entertainment PlayStation Mar, 1996 9 out of 10 90
Electric Playground PlayStation Jul 13, 1996 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun PlayStation Feb, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Video Games SEGA Saturn Sep, 1996 87 out of 100 87
Game Zero SEGA Saturn Mar, 2001 21 out of 25 84
Privat Computer PC DOS 1997 82 out of 100 82
Just Games Retro DOS May 16, 2006 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Computer and Video Games (CVG) PlayStation Aug 15, 2001 5 out of 10 50


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German version

In the German version, all human and cyborg enemies were replaced with alien enemies. However, the replaced human soldiers still leave ammo and weapons behind. Also the death animations and help cries of the prisoners were removed.


  • Electronic Gaming Monthly.
    • April 1996 (Issue 81) - Game of the Month (PlayStation version).

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