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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 1 - The Colony ~ The corridor is full of steam vents. And aliens.
Alien Trilogy SEGA Saturn Episode 1 - The Colony ~ "Director's Cut" No.1: The German version is censored, with all human enemies cut out; they were replaced by facehuggers and aliens. You can tell by the equipment they drop...
Alien Trilogy DOS Alien Trilogy is innovative in that it is a first-person shooter with a viewable inventory system.
Alien Trilogy DOS The labs and offices

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Alien Trilogy Magazine Advertisement Part 2
Alien Trilogy Magazine Advertisement
Alien Trilogy Magazine Advertisement Part 1


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 (42876)
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

Defunct Games SEGA Saturn Oct 28, 2016 A+ 100
Gamezilla PlayStation 1997 93 out of 100 93
Mean Machines SEGA Saturn Sep, 1996 91 out of 100 91
Electric Playground PlayStation Jul 13, 1996 9 out of 10 90
Video Games SEGA Saturn Sep, 1996 87 out of 100 87
Video Games PlayStation Feb, 1996 87 out of 100 87
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Sep, 1996 8.25 out of 10 82
Official UK PlayStation Magazine PlayStation 1996 8 out of 10 80
Entertainment Weekly DOS Apr 19, 1996 B 75
PC Action (Germany) DOS Dec, 1996 59 out of 100 59


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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).
    • March 1997 (Issue 92) - Shooter Game of the Year (PlayStation / Saturn version) + Shooter Game of the Year runner-up (multiplatform) (Readers' Choice)

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