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Alien Resurrection Game
Alien Resurrection
General information
Developer Argonaut Software
Publisher Fox Interactive
Release date(s) October 11, 2000
Genre(s) First-person shooter
Survival horror
Production information
Rating
Platform(s) PlayStation

Alien Resurrection is a 2000 first-person shooter video game developed by Argonaut Software and published by Fox Interactive for the PlayStation. It is based on the film of the same name.

PlotEdit

The game follows much the same story as the film, with a cloned Ripley awaking aboard the USM Auriga and learning of the plot surrounding her resurrection. When the Xenomorphs bred from Queen that was extracted from her cloned body escape containment and begin running rampant aboard the Auriga, Ripley must unite with a group of rag-tag mercenaries to escape the vessel.

Voice CastEdit

GameplayEdit

The game is a first-person shooter set aboard the Xenomorph-infested military vessel USM Auriga and the transport ship Betty. The player adopts the role of four different characters over the course of the game: Ripley, Call, Distephano and Christie. Some of these characters utilize different weapons, including a laser-rifle, double-barreled shotgun, grenade launcher, Electric Gun, Flamethrower and a rocket launcher.

The player must complete different tasks to progress through the game. These objectives include killing aberrant Ripley clones and ejecting overheating escape pods.

DevelopmentEdit

The game originally began life as a third-person adventure game intended to release alongside the film in 1997, but was scrapped and completely rebuilt from scratch as a first-person shooter,[1] finally hitting shelves three years after the film had appeared in cinemas.

ReceptionEdit

Whereas the film received very mixed reviews upon release, the video game was met with a notably better response, with critics praising its atmosphere[1] and frequently scary gameplay.[2] However, criticism was directed at the graphics, as well as the harsh difficulty level. GameSpot also criticised the control scheme, describing the game as "almost unplayably difficult to control and unreasonably hard to enjoy".[1]

TriviaEdit

  • Only three cast members from the film — Raymond Cruz (Distephano), Gary Dourdan (Christie) and Steven Gilborn (Father) — reprise their roles in the game.
  • Despite GameSpot's negative response, Resurrection's controller layout would go on to become the standard for console first-person shooters for years to come.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "GameSpot - Alien Resurrection Review". Retrieved on 2016-01-18.
  2. "Eurogamer.net - Alien : Resurrection". Retrieved on 2016-01-18.

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