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Description

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.

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Alien Trilogy PlayStation Destroying some explosive barrels with a shotgun
Alien Trilogy SEGA Saturn Episode 1 - The Colony ~ Science labs. Saturn has always had trouble doing transparency...
Alien Trilogy SEGA Saturn Loading Screen (German PAL version).
Alien Trilogy DOS key mapping

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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 (39491)
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

Video Games & Computer Entertainment PlayStation Mar, 1996 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun PlayStation Feb, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Joypad SEGA Saturn Oct, 1996 88 out of 100 88
Video Games PlayStation Feb, 1996 87 out of 100 87
Mega Fun SEGA Saturn Aug, 1996 86 out of 100 86
Absolute Playstation PlayStation Sep, 1996 8.25 out of 10 82
IGN PlayStation Nov 21, 1996 8 out of 10 80
PC Joker DOS Dec, 1996 73 out of 100 73
High Score DOS Feb, 1997 2 out of 5 40
GameSpot DOS Jan 03, 1997 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

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.

Awards

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

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