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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 Genesis Ahh!  Alien.
Alien³ Genesis Grenade launcher good, fire BAD.
Alien³ Genesis Title Screen
Alien³ Genesis Aliens have taken over here.

Promo Images

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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User Reviews

You aliens are all the same, too forward Katakis | カタキス (41918) 3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars3.33 Stars
No One Can Hear You Scream ETJB (450) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars
It's passable with an emulator Charlie Chase (6) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

Critic Reviews

GameFan Magazine Oct, 1992 92 out of 100 92
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Oct, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Mean Machines Sep, 1992 89 out of 100 89
The Video Game Critic Jun 01, 2002 B+ 83
Play Time Nov, 1992 82 out of 100 82
Retro Archives Nov 23, 2018 14.5 out of 20 72 Mar 12, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Sega Magazin (Germany) Sep, 1993 69 out of 100 69
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Oct, 1992 8 out of 12 67
Mega Drive Advanced Gaming Nov, 1992 62 out of 100 62


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quizzley7 (21710) added Alien³ (Genesis) on Sep 24, 2002
Other platforms contributed by RKL (5736), Freeman (63165) and Katakis | カタキス (41918)