Alien Trilogy

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Haunted by memories, you hope this is just some small oversight…some simple communications problem, but you know, deep down, in the back of your mind…THEY’RE BACK!!! Face huggers, chestbursters, dog aliens, adult aliens, ruthless corporate shills, and…three Queen Aliens!!! Over 30 acid encrusted levels, an arsenal of lethal weapons, and…YOU!!! All the gut-churning 3D action of the complete Alien Trilogy in one black-death, white-knuckle NIGHTMARE!!! 
Back in 1996, Alien Trilogy was unleashed on the world. A surprisingly good licenced FPS, based around the first 3 movies. As well as being a decent FPS, it truly captures the spirit of the Alien franchise. You play as Ripley as she eradicates Xenomorphs, Facehuggers, Synthetics and Company Soldiers in an attempt to prevent the alien threat. You'll see all the iconic weapons from the movies like the Flame Thrower, to fry some alien eggs, and the Pulse Rifle which sounds and feels awesome, just like it should. There are 3 chapters to complete, based on locations from the movies. You start with the LV426 Colony, then making your way to the Prison and lastly the Derelict Ship where it all began. Most levels have a typical indoor space station look, however you do get to see a bit of varience with occasional medical facilities (inspired by the one from Aliens) and Hypersleep Chambers around the place. All of these environments stay true to the movies, even down to the dark and eerie hallways. Now for a few things you should be aware of: This game may have been released in 1996, but it is much closer to an FPS title from 1993, namely DOOM. So don't go in to this expecting Quake levels of graphics, because you will be disappointed. The game's frame rate can be a little inconsistent at times. Unfortunately this was an issue with the game itself and as it stands the best option to play nowadays is with DOSBox, as there is no source port. Finally, if you're looking for a more modern approach to controls, you can use Novert to prevent vertical mouse movement. This will stop Ripley from walking when you move the mouse up and down. To get Novert working: -Extract the "" file in to the Alien Trilogy installation directory -Right click the "z_alien.bat" file and select "Edit" (located within the install directory) -The file should now open in Notepad and you should see 5 lines of text -Create a new line between "cd \" and "TRILOGY.BAT" and type "novert" (without the ") -Now save, run the game and enjoy! You can get Novert from here: [url][/url] I might be a little biased as I grew up with this instead of DOOM, but overall this is a great game! If you're a fan of DOOM and DOOM II, this is definitely something you should be checking out. After all, DOOM was originally being considered as a licenced Alien game.
Alien Trilogy combines the three Alien movies with old school 90s FPS gameplay that we all enjoyed. Alien Trilogy does a good job capturing the Alien atmosphere. The gameplay is identical to Doom. But in my opinion, it has a more isolated spooky feeling. The game really shines with iconic weapons like the M41A Pulse Rifle and M56 Smartgun. The game nailed the design and sound effects for both guns. If you like old school FPS and Alien this game is a buy for you.
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Alien Trilogy
Minimum system requirements - Windows 7 or 10, 1 GHz Processor (1.4 GHz recommended), 256MB RAM (512 recommended), 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7 (compatible with DirectX 9 recommended), Mouse, Keyboard.
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