The bitch is well and truly back in this storming blockbuster from Acclaim. The graphics are a visual treat, staying faithful to HR Giger’s production design.
Trilogy oozes atmosphere, and the sound effects are scarily real. There are over 30 levels to explore in this first person shoot-em-up action bonanza, each one populated with alien incarnations from all 3 films – from facehuggers and the dog alien in Alien 3, all the way up to the deadly Queen alien. The player is Ripley, thrown in at the deep end and armed with only a puny pistol to end the alien menace once and for all.
In the role of Lieutenant Ellen Ripley, the player experiences a story loosely derived from the first three films of the Alien franchise. Aside from occasional CGI cut scenes, the plot is told through text-based mission briefings that guide the player through an expanded, action-oriented story, drawing upon the settings and characters of the then-trilogy rather than through the specific plots of the films themselves.
Alien Trilogy begins in essentially the same manner as Aliens, as Ripley—here a marine herself—travels to LV426 to restore contact with the colony there. The other marines are wiped out, so Ripley must then travel through the infested colony and prison facility, and finally the crashed alien ship itself, to destroy the aliens and escape.