Alien Evolution - From Atari 2600 to PlayStation 4

Christopher Buffa (Prima Games): October 7 marks the release of Sega’s Alien: Isolation, a survival horror adventure inspired by the 1979 film starring Sigourney Weaver and Tom Skerritt. It’s one of the scariest games we’ve played (even more so on the Oculus Rift), and seems to perfectly capture one of Hollywood’s most iconic monsters.

Of course, this isn’t the first time the Alien has appeared in video games. Its legacy dates all the way back to the golden age of Atari. Considering the advancements in graphics over the course of three decades, this also means everyone’s favorite xenomorph changed, from simple and barely recognizable 2D sprites to the glorious high definition creature you see before you. With that in mind, here’s a look at some (certainly not all) of the biggest moments in the Alien’s visual history.

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Relientk771517d ago

I have Alien on Atari 2600, it's sorta like a decent Pac-Man clone

I got Alien 3 when I was a kid for Sega Genesis and I was like scared to play it, thought it was really scary lol

Buff10441517d ago

Alien 3 on Genesis is really good, and I'm also a fan of the SNES version.

Gatsu1516d ago (Edited 1516d ago )

I remember playing PS1 Alien Trilogy a lot during my childhood. It was great and creepy game lol ;), good times...

Buff10441514d ago

Oddly enough, my first PS One game! I could only afford one at the time, and chose Alien Trilogy over Resident Evil. Wound up buying that game second.

SpinalRemains1381516d ago (Edited 1516d ago )

Aliens on Commodore was awesome.

Not as awesome as the Beach Head games, but pretty awesome.

PsylentKiller1516d ago

I'm surprised they didn't show that one. I thought that was one of the better alien games. It scared the crap out of me when I was kid but it was still awesome.

Buff10441514d ago

I missed out on the Commodore, hence the jump. But I did notice it while browsing the history.

BABY-JEDI1516d ago

Alien on the C64 was awesome. Completed it on the hardest difficulty & when I did I thought it was a fluke LoL.