Alien (also known as the "Xenomorph") is the most
alien of the three races (no pun intended). For
a beginner, the Alien can be very confusing with its extremely
fast running speed and the ability to climb walls. To play
the Alien, you have to think like an animal. You have no long-range
weapons you can shoot from afar. All you have is your sexy,
yet deadly body and you have to use it to its full potential.
It takes a while to get the hang of the Alien, so you should
practice climbing on walls or ceilings for about an hour.
Once you've got the hang of it, the Alien can be very deadly.
of the disadvantages of playing the Alien is the lack of long-range
weapons. Your weapons - Claws, Secondary Jaws, Tail - are
all, unfortunately, short-ranged weapons. Even with your great
speed, getting to your opponent from a distance is hopeless.
Therefore, this is where hiding and advanced tactics such
as suprising come in.
in all, to play the Alien, it requires you to hide through
most of the game. Once you see your opponent(s), you quickly
sneak up behind 'em (you don't make any footsteps) and lash
out at 'em with your lightning-fast weapons!
- by David Shipley
is your weapon. You must know your body well to achieve
- strategies by Planet AvP staff
may be an animals, but we are an intelligent animals, using
strategies to defeat our opponent(s). It is imperative that
you know these strategies.
- strategies by David
Shipley, pictures by Leviathan
Alien is one of the greatest wonders of nature. Nature has
provided our species with many abilities, exclusively for
us. You must use them to their fullest potential.
- by Planet AvP staff
bring swift victory over your opponent(s), you must possess
a good key configuration. You want a key configuration that
puts all vital keys near your fingers. And here they are.
The Mercers' Key Configuration - submitted on
November 05, 1999 by The
this config? Many... A:
You have a nice wide stance on the keyboard, so it's nice
and confortable. B: THe mouse is kinda a "Point and Click".
You point where you want to go, and you go there (unless
it's in the air, your not superman damn it).
Trent's Key Configuration - submitted on August
20, 1999 by Justin Trent
I find that
having my crouch as my rightmost mouse button makes it easy
to do awesome evasive movements. I always run around with
the tail charged, using mouse 1, then release it as my initial
attack. Once up close, I use claw. This config works well
some strategies in!