NewThe Aliens Vs Predator Chronology

The complete Aliens Versus Predator franchise

There are two different canons for this chronology, depending on whether or not the Aliens Versus Predator are included.

1987

Predator
The 1987 film on Blu-ray.

1997

Predator 2
The 1990 film on Blu-ray.

2004

Aliens Vs Predator
The 2004 film on Blu-ray.
Aliens Vs Predator: Requiem
The 2007 film on Blu-ray.

2010

Predators
The 2010 film on Blu-ray.

2089-93

Prometheus
The 2012 film on Blu-ray.
Prometheus is possibly also canonical in the Blade Runner universe.

2122

Alien
The 1979 film on Blu-ray.

2137

Alien: Isolation
The 2014 game for Xbox 360. (Also available for PS4, PS3 & Xbox One.)

2159

Alien: Out of the Shadows
Tie-in novel by Tim Lebbon, published in 2014.

2178

Reclamation
Tie-in short story by Yvonne Navarro, published in 2017 in Aliens: Bug Hunt.
Date is approximate, but this story must occur before the film Aliens.
Blowback
Tie-in short story by Christopher Golden, published in 2017 in Aliens: Bug Hunt.
Date is approximate, but this story must occur before the film Aliens.
Broken
Tie-in short story by Rachel Caine, published in 2017 in Aliens: Bug Hunt.
Date is approximate, but this story must occur before the film Aliens.
Exterminators
Tie-in short story by Matt Forbeck, published in 2017 in Aliens: Bug Hunt.
Date is approximate, but this story must occur before the film Aliens.

2179

Alien: River of Pain
Tie-in novel by Christopher Golden, published in 2014.
Occurs shortly before Aliens.
No Good Deed
Tie-in short story by Ray Garton, published in 2017 in Aliens: Bug Hunt.
Occurs during River of Pain but is best read after.
Aliens
The 1986 film on Blu-ray.
Dark Mother
Tie-in short story by David Farland, published in 2017 in Aliens: Bug Hunt.
Occurs during Aliens but is best read after.
Alien 3
The 1992 film on Blu-ray.

2180

Zero to Hero
Tie-in short story by Weston Ochse, published in 2017 in Aliens: Bug Hunt.
Date is approximate, but this story must occur after the film Aliens.
Deep Background
Tie-in short story by Keith R.A. Candido, published in 2017 in Aliens: Bug Hunt.
Date is approximate, but this story must occur after the film Aliens.
Empty Nest
Tie-in short story by Brian Keene, published in 2017 in Aliens: Bug Hunt.
Date is approximate, but this story must occur after the film Aliens.
Darkness Falls
Tie-in short story by Heather Graham, published in 2017 in Aliens: Bug Hunt.
Date is approximate, but this story must occur after the film Aliens.

2181

Chance Encounter
Tie-in short story by Paul Kupperberg, published in 2017 in Aliens: Bug Hunt.
Date is approximate, but this story appears to occur after the other Bug Hunt stories.
Hugs to Die For
Tie-in short story by Mike Resnick and Marina J. Lostetter, published in 2017 in Aliens: Bug Hunt.
Date is approximate, but this story appears to occur after the other Bug Hunt stories.
Dangerous Prey
Tie-in short story by Scott Sigler, published in 2017 in Aliens: Bug Hunt.
Date is approximate, but this story appears to occur after the other Bug Hunt stories.

2189

Deep Black
Tie-in short story by Jonathan Maberry, published in 2017 in Aliens: Bug Hunt.
Date specified in the story as ten years after Alien 3.

2219

Prometheus: The Complete Fire and Stone
Comic reprinting Prometheus: Fire and Stone #1-4 (September 2014 – December 2014) & Omega (February 2015); Aliens: Fire and Stone #1-4 (September 2014 – December 2014); Alien vs. Predator: Fire and Stone #1-4 (October 2014 – January 2015); & Predator: Fire and Stone #1-4 (October 2014 – January 2015).

2379

Alien: Resurrection
The 1997 film on Blu-ray.

2496-97

Alien: Sea of Sorrows
Tie-in novel by James A. Moore, published in 2014.

2691

Spite
Tie-in novel by Tim Lebbon, published in 2014.
Occurs shortly before The Rage War.

2692

The Rage War, Book 1: Predator – Incursion
Tie-in novel by Tim Lebbon, published in 2015.
The Rage War, Book 2: Alien – Invasion
Tie-in novel by Tim Lebbon, published in 2016.
The Rage War, Book 3: Alien Vs Predator – Armageddon
Tie-in novel by Tim Lebbon, published in 2016.
 
Note: the Aliens Vs Predator films are not considered canonical in the Predator universe due to conflicting details between them and Predators. A Viewing Order for that universe can be found here. In addition, due to conflicts with Prometheus, the AVP films are also not canonical in the Aliens universe. A Viewing Order for that universe can be found here.
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