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In the year 2012 it was finally possible to send a space ship to Mars. The scientists returned with a small object of unknown origin, which was supposed to be a proof for the existence of life on the planet. The object was taken to a special underground research facility and secured in its lowest labs, down "Corridor 7". Exposed to gamma radiation, the mysterious object caused a portal to appear, which connected two worlds. The Alien invasion began. It's time for you, a brave Special Forces agent, to descend to Corridor 7, where the fate of humanity must be decided.

Corridor 7 is a first-person shooter that uses an enhanced version of the Wolfenstein 3D engine. New features include transparent and animated textures, an auto map and distance shading.

Unlike Wolfenstein 3D, your goal is not to find the exit, but to kill all the aliens on the map.

There are two versions of Corridor 7, a disk version and a CD version. Both versions feature the 30 levels of the research base, but the CD version adds an additional 10 single player levels with additional weapon and alien types.

The CD version also comes with multiplayer in the form of 12 player Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch modes (believed to be the first FPS to allow that many players) and 8 additional maps made specially for it. In Deathmatch, the player can take control of one of 12 Corridor 7 characters (two recoloured humans and 10 aliens, 4 of which are Bandor variants) which all have slightly different starting stats (different speed and starting health) but all characters use the same weapons.


Corridor 7: Alien Invasion DOS You'll be quite eager to upgrade from your starting pea-shooter.
Corridor 7: Alien Invasion DOS This fellow may be needing an aspirin or two...
Corridor 7: Alien Invasion DOS Ingame
Corridor 7: Alien Invasion DOS Futuristic Wolfenstein 3-D clone meets Gremlins.  In another place, this guy might have been watching TV and complaining about "Gizmo Caca."

Promo Images

Corridor 7: Alien Invasion Magazine Advertisement
Corridor 7: Alien Invasion Screenshot
Corridor 7: Alien Invasion Screenshot
Corridor 7: Alien Invasion Screenshot


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User Reviews

You're too late, Capstone Katakis | カタキス (42138) 4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars4.75 Stars
Stop trash-talking this game! Spartan_234 (460) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Ouch Ashley Pomeroy (233) unrated
Another cheesy game from Capstone... Ugh! Shadow Weaver (17) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

Critic Reviews

Génération 4 Jun, 1994 80 out of 100 80
MikroBitti Jun, 1994 79 out of 100 79
Gameplay (Benelux) Aug 12, 1994 70 out of 100 70 Sep 19, 2012 6 out of 10 60
PC Zone Jul, 1994 55 out of 100 55
Power Play May, 1994 46 out of 100 46
Score Jul, 1994 41 out of 100 41
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jul, 1994 39 out of 100 39
Shooterplanet Nov 06, 2006 35 out of 100 35
PC Review (UK) Jun, 1994 2 out of 10 20


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Alien names

Several of the aliens' names are common names spelled backwards. A couple of these names are those of the developers. E.g. Ttocs is the reversed first name of Scott Nixon, one of the game's graphics artists.

Box art

The screenshots on the back of the box show very different weapon sprites than actually appeared in the game.

Cancelled sequel

A sequel called Corridor 8: Galactic Wars was planned using the Build engine; however it was never released due to Capstone and its parent company Intracorp going bankrupt in 1996. A very early prototype and early design document has since been released by one of Capstones former programmers.

CD audio

Corridor 7 came with a small but unique and potentially useful feature. You could change the volume on the Line-in in case you were playing CD Audio from an external drive.

Developer credits

At the start of the game, you can turn around and go through the starting door. There, you'll find a corridor containing the names of the games developers.


If the player stands still for about 10 seconds, a visage of the games final boss will appear on the screen. If the player waits through several of these, an alternate religious orientated visage will appear.

Information also contributed by Frenkel, Rekoil and Scott Monster

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Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2415) added Corridor 7: Alien Invasion (DOS) on Feb 22, 2000
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