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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.

Screenshots

Alien Trilogy DOS Loading screen with infos
Alien Trilogy DOS Aliens and dark. Where is infra-vision?
Alien Trilogy DOS As is now oh-so-cliche, you start with a pistol and soon upgrade to a shotgun.
Alien Trilogy SEGA Saturn Episode 1 - The Colony ~ "The Great Silence".

Promo Images

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

Trailer


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 (42937)
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

Mean Machines SEGA Saturn Sep, 1996 91 out of 100 91
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) PlayStation Apr, 1996 35.5 out of 40 89
NowGamer PlayStation Mar 29, 1996 8.8 out of 10 88
Video Games SEGA Saturn Sep, 1996 87 out of 100 87
All Game Guide SEGA Saturn 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN PlayStation Nov 21, 1996 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot SEGA Saturn Dec 01, 1996 7.7 out of 10 77
The Video Game Critic PlayStation May 10, 2000 B- 67
Computer and Video Games (CVG) SEGA Saturn Oct, 1996 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) DOS Jan 14, 1997 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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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).
    • 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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