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First a great movie, now a great game.


Publisher:Acclaim
Developer:Probe
Genre:Shooter

The Alien movies have become more popular than anyone could have imagined when Ridley Scott released the original Alien in the late 70's. Almost 20 years later, and we're still fighting those same killing machines with as much love as ever.

The game starts in the middle of a Weyland-Yutani corporation colony infested with aliens. Your job: get the colony up and running, eliminate infected colonists, and kill some aliens. The mechanics will be immediately familiar to anyone who's ever played a first-person shooter but it's the attention to detail that makes this a good game. Face huggers scuttle and big aliens drop onto you from the darkness above, all within an interactive environment. The control is extremely intuitive and really gets you into the middle of the action. You feel like you're really in the movie.

There are a few problems, most noticeably in the confusing level layout, but for the most part Alien Trilogy does an excellent job of turning a great movie series into a great game.