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The console port of the hit Arcade game, Area 51 is a 2D shooter in which an alien infection has been spread through Area 51. You are a member of S.T.A.A.R., Strategic Tactical Advanced Alien Response Team. Your assignment is to eliminate all life forms who are located inside Area 51 as all of them are assumed to be infected.

Gamers can use either a light gun or a gamepad. The gamepad requires the player to place crosshairs over their target and pressing the button to shoot. For the light gun, players need only fire their weapon at the television screen and periodically reload by firing away from the screen. While players are busy firing at the screen the game scrolls at its own pace.

Visuals are provided by 3D full motion video characters who pop up on 2D rendered backgrounds to attack the player. By shooting these targets players gain points and/or special bonuses and power-up items, such as enhanced weaponry for example.

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Sep 9, 09 9:11am
this game is weird... Area51
Aug 29, 09 4:10pm
Great game Area51
Jun 3, 09 10:34pm
meh. i prefer the original rail shooter. Area51
Feb 4, 09 6:59am
Beaten it!!! Area51
May 22, 06 12:26am
fun but to dark Area51
Jun 15, 05 7:22am

Now in Area 51 you Play as Ethan Cole a Hazmat team leader. You are asigned to...

Jun 11, 05 7:01am

Area 51 is going into a big open desert filled with other first-person shooters such...

Jun 5, 05 10:16am

All in all Area 51 is a good game but not quite great. The story begins with you,...

May 8, 05 7:28pm
added 22 new screenshots
Apr 28, 05 10:20am

With all the conspiracies and secrets this game contains, it earns your money like...

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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Jun 8, 2005 (PC)
    • Apr 25, 2005 (PS2)
    • Nov 24, 1996 (PSX)
    • Oct 31, 1996 (SATURN)
    • Q1 2004 CANCELLED (GC)
  • Europe:
    • Jul 1, 2005 (PC)
    • May 27, 2005 (PS2)
  • Australia:
    • Jul 11, 2005 (PC)
    • May 26, 2005 (PS2)
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