The Games That Got 'Alien' Right

Alien 3 (1993)
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Probe Entertainment4/6

There have been a lot of 'Alien'-related video games over the years, but only a select few have captured the atmosphere of the movies

There have been a lot of 'Alien'-related video games over the years, but only a select few have captured the atmosphere of the movies

Alien 3 (1993)

Alien 3 was a hard movie to make a game out of, so Probe Entertainment simply bolted it onto a solid example of a genre the Super Nintendo did really well. The SNES version of Alien 3 was an old-school metroidvania, sending Ripley back and forth across its prison-world setting in search of ammunition with a shopping list of objectives to complete. A lot of those objectives involved welding things, which communicated the boring parts of the movie quite well.

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