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Alien Trilogy is a first-person shooter based on the first three Alien movies. You control Lt. Ripley in three sections, each based on one film: The colony complex on LV426 (from Aliens), the prison planet (from Alien³) and the derelict spaceship (from Alien). Each section consists of about 10 missions. In every mission, certain goals must be accomplished to continue. These include killing a certain number of enemies, finding items or activating switches.

Enemies include everything the alien life cycle provides: facehuggers, chestbursters, warrior aliens, dog aliens (from Alien³) and alien queens, one of which waits in the final mission of every section. In addition to the Aliens, you also have to fight employees of the Company, who have either been infected by the aliens and are beyond saving or who actively want to obstruct your mission.

Weapons to be used include pistol, shotgun, pulse rifle, flame thrower and smart gun. Ammunition, health upgrades and other useful items are scattered throughout the levels. Hidden areas may be uncovered by using explosives like grenades and seismic charges. An auto mapping system helps in not getting lost, night goggles and shoulder lamps (running on battery power) allow you to see in the dark and the motion tracker tells you where your enemies are - but only if they are moving.


Alien Trilogy PlayStation Destroying some explosive barrels with a shotgun
Alien Trilogy PlayStation Boxes can contain useful items - or Facehuggers
Alien Trilogy PlayStation An Alien is attacking
Alien Trilogy PlayStation In some missions you also have to kill infected personel

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Alternate Titles

  • "エイリアントリロジー" -- Japanese spelling

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User Reviews

The Alien-licensed games go FPS Katakis | カタキス (39490) 3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars3.6 Stars
Damn good find! Stefan K (6) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) May, 1996 5 out of 5 100
Gamezilla 1997 93 out of 100 93
Electric Playground Jul 13, 1996 9 out of 10 90
Video Games & Computer Entertainment Mar, 1996 9 out of 10 90
GameFan Magazine Apr, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Mega Fun Feb, 1996 90 out of 100 90
Absolute Playstation Sep, 1996 8.25 out of 10 82
Official UK PlayStation Magazine 1996 8 out of 10 80
All Game Guide 1998 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
The Video Game Critic May 10, 2000 B- 67


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German version

In the German version, all human and cyborg enemies were replaced with alien enemies. However, the replaced human soldiers still leave ammo and weapons behind. Also the death animations and help cries of the prisoners were removed.


  • Electronic Gaming Monthly.
    • April 1996 (Issue 81) - Game of the Month (PlayStation version).

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Grant McLellan (623) added Alien Trilogy (PlayStation) on Mar 29, 2001
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