The Alien video game franchise is based on the Alien media franchise, which originated from the 1979 sci-fi horror film “Alien” directed by Ridley Scott. The franchise includes a number of video games that expand on the story and universe of the film, featuring the iconic xenomorph alien species as the primary antagonist.
The first Alien video game, titled “Alien” and developed by Fox Video Games, was released for the Atari 2600 in 1982. The game was a simple action game in which the player controlled a character shooting aliens, but it was not well-received due to its poor graphics and repetitive gameplay.
Over the years, several other Alien video games have been released across various platforms, including “Aliens: The Computer Game” (1986), “Alien 3” (1992), “Aliens versus Predator” (1999), “Alien: Isolation” (2014), and “Aliens: Fireteam Elite” (2021). Some of these games have been successful critically and commercially, while others have been criticized for poor gameplay or failing to capture the atmosphere of the Alien franchise.
Despite the mixed reception of some of the games, the Alien franchise remains popular among fans of sci-fi and horror, and the iconic xenomorph design has become a cultural icon.
Alien Video Games:
Here is our enormous collection of video games from the Alien franchise and detailed information on each. As always, new games are added to this collection regularly.
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