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1001 Video Games

Body Harvest appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

German version

The game offers three gore options: "full" (humans and aliens bleed), "aliens" (aliens bleed) and "off". When playing the PAL version with German language settings, the "full" option is not available.

Grand Theft Auto

Body Harvest can be seen as a precursor to the Grand Theft Auto series. It was developed by DMA Design, who later became Rockstar North, and the games share many features including the free-roaming aspect, ability to switch between travelling on foot and in vehicles and the ability to enter buildings. The onscreen objective indicator and mini-map are also very similar.

In GTA: San Andreas, there is a mission called 'Body Harvest' in which you have to steal a combine harvester.


This game was originally supposed to be published by Nintendo, as part of DMA originally supposed to be a second-party developer for Nintendo 64. However after Nintendo forced them to change their content in order to appeal to Japanese gamers, eventually Nintendo withdrew their offer to publish the game, and Gremlin picked up the option.


  • The first four bosses (Leviathan, Cerberus, Moloch and Beelzebub) are all named after mythological creatures. The last boss, Tomegatherion, is a reference to the Beast in the Book of Revelations in the bible, as To Mega Therion is Greek for "The Great Beast".
  • In the first time period, one of the settlements is called Trumptonas Town. It has a fire-station with two fire-engines parked outside. This is a reference to classic British kids' TV show, Trumpton (1967) and its iconic fire brigade.

Information also contributed by hydra9 and Mark Ennis

Contributed by Scott G (793) on Apr 23, 2006. [revised by : FatherJack (62736) and Patrick Bregger (251911)]. -- edit trivia