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Alien³ is a video game based on the movie of the same name. The plot of the movie picks up directly after the end of Aliens. Ellen Ripley, the main character of the Alien series, is in cryo-sleep aboard the space ship Sulaco. Unfortunately, an alien or two has stowed away on the Sulaco, and wreaked havoc within the ship. Thus, it crash lands on the prison colony planet Fiorina 161. Ripley and the unarmed prisoners have to figure out a way to survive the aliens terrorizing the colony until help arrives.

The gameplay of the various Alien³ conversions varies from platform to platform. This version is a side-scrolling action game with large maze-like levels. In each level, you have to rescue all the trapped prisoners and then make your way to the exit, all while surviving multiple alien attacks.


Alien³ Game Gear Got into the room, only to be attacked by the blue beast
Alien³ Game Gear Below, you can see the beast approaching one of the prisoners
Alien³ Game Gear Getting ready...
Alien³ Game Gear Riding a platform

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Alien³ Concept Art
Alien³ Concept Art
Alien³ Concept Art
Alien³ Concept Art

Alternate Titles

  • "Alien 3" -- Alternative spelling
  • "エイリアン3" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Mean Machines Feb, 1993 90 out of 100 90
GamePro (US) Dec, 1992 4 out of 5 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Dec, 1992 29 out of 40 72
Video Games Feb, 1993 63 out of 100 63
All Game Guide 1998 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Retro Archives Nov 23, 2018 12 out of 20 60


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Freeman (47569) added Alien³ (Game Gear) on Mar 28, 2005
Other platforms contributed by RKL (5736), Katakis | カタキス (40061) and quizzley7 (21715)