The Games That Got 'Alien' Right

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

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Aliens Versus Predator (1999)

Aliens Versus Predator (1999)

There were three campaigns in Aliens Versus Predator: one for a poor doomed marine, one for a heavily armed Predator, and one that let you play as a xenomorph. It was immediately disorienting being an alien, seeing the world from a distorted fisheye perspective that could, at the tap of the Q key, be traded for a photographic negative version of the world with no shadows. Crawling up the walls and along the ceiling felt strange too, your speed making it easy to race right past a room exit. But it was the right kind of strangeness, perfect for making you feel like an alien killer – especially when you had helpless humans lined up beneath you and were ready to pounce.

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