An action game that closely follows the events of the 1986 movie. The player controls a group of Colonial Marines sent to investigate the colony on LV-426. As the game progresses, the goal changes to survival. Success is measured by the number of marines left at the end of the game. Scenes and dialogue from the movie add to the immersion.
The game consists of 6 completely different stages (almost mini-games).
Stage 1: Dropship Landing- a flight sim style sequence, where you follow the correct flight path to safely land the dropship
Stage 2: Return to the APC - a side scroller/maze shoot'em up, where you have the opportunity to save 4 of the Marines that didn't make it in the movie
Stage 3: Operations Room Defense - an up/down action sequence like Tapper (or Stampede), where you keep the Aliens away from your marines with flame throwers
Stage 4: Air Duct Escape - a maze sequence, where grenades can be used by trapped Marines to buy some time for your escape
Stage 5: Rescue Newt - action similar to stage 2; use your motion tracker to locate Newt and make your way to the ship.
Stage 6: Alien Queen Battle - a 1st person view, boxing style fight to the death, using the Power Loader Exo-Suit
Not to be confused with the Software Studios release of the same year. That was a static FPS style game.