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The 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.

One 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.

All 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!

- David Shipley


Weapons - by David Shipley

Your body is your weapon. You must know your body well to achieve victory.

Strategies - strategies by Planet AvP staff

We Aliens 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.

Abilities - strategies by David Shipley, pictures by Leviathan

The 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.

Key Configurations - by Planet AvP staff

To 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 Mercers

Reason for 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 for me.

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