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The player takes the role of a humanoid stranded on an alien planet, who quickly becomes involved in a war between the planet's natives and the Dak, who want to invade the whole place. The only chance to escape the planet is to help these guys thwart the invasion.

Alien Odyssey consists of four levels with two different gameplay principles: The first is a third-person mode similar to BioForge with action fights in which you need to use melee attacks or firearms to kill your enemies. There are also various commands for movements and dodging available. In this mode the player also needs to solve simple puzzles like using keycards (well, more severed robot hands) to progress or finding out which objective to blow up next.

The other two levels are rail shooter sequences a la Rebel Assault in which the action consists of aiming and shooting down enemies. In the second of those levels the player also has to rotate his ship to dodge.


Alien Odyssey DOS Over an abyss
Alien Odyssey DOS A computer on the wall
Alien Odyssey DOS Dinosaur enemy
Alien Odyssey DOS Health boost

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Game Revolution Jun 05, 1996 B+ 83
Power Unlimited Jan, 1996 8.1 out of 10 81
Power Play Dec, 1995 78 out of 100 78
PC Games (Germany) Nov, 1995 73 out of 100 73
PC Gamer Feb, 1996 70 out of 100 70
Joystick (French) Nov, 1995 70 out of 100 70
PC Joker Nov, 1995 66 out of 100 66
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Dec, 1995 62 out of 100 62
PC Player (Germany) Nov, 1995 60 out of 100 60
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jan, 1996 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50


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Zovni (10627) added Alien Odyssey (DOS) on Apr 01, 2001
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