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 This list is for anyone who wants to know the order of each piece of media. The Alien Versus Predator (AVP) movies are no longer canon. This list does not include most of the Aliens comics, as it is hard to find comics that remain as canon ever since Ridley Scott changed it (like Disney did with Star Wars). This list is the best so far for continuity. The series was almost rebooted with a cancelled sequel that would have changed everything after Aliens (film). A theory later emerged that the Blade Runner series (including Blade Runner, Soldier, and Blade Runner 2049) is in the same universe as the Alien series. Since then, Ridley Scott has confirmed this theory and thus it is now part of the timeline. 

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Blade Runner

(1984)

Movie 2019
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Blade Runner

(1997)

Video game 2019
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Blade Runner: Black Out 2022

(2017)

Short film 2022
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The Peter Weyland Files: TED Conference, 2023

(2012)

Short film 2023
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2036: Nexus Dawn

(2017)

Short film 2036
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Soldier

(1998)

Movie 2036
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2048: Nowhere to Run

(2017)

Short film 2048
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Blade Runner 2049

(2017)

Movie 2049
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The Peter Weyland Files: Happy Birthday, David

(2012)

Short film 2079
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The Peter Weyland Files: Quiet Eye, Elizabeth Shaw

(2012)

Short film 2089
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The Peter Weyland Files: 'Prometheus' Transmission

(2012)

Short film 2091
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Prometheus

(2012)

Movie 2093
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Alien: Covenant - Prologue: The Crossing

(2017)

Short film 2094
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Alien: Covenant - Origins

(2017)

Novel 2103
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Alien: Covenant - Phobos

(2017)

Short film 2103
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Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper

(2017)

Short film 2104
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Alien: Covenant

(2017)

Movie 2104
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Alien: Covenant - Advent

(2017)

Short film 2104
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Alien: Covenant - Meet Walter

(2017)

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Alien 1
Alien

(1979)

Movie 2122
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Alien: Alone

(2019)

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Alien: Containment

(2019)

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Alien: Harvest

(2019)

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Alien: Night Shift

(2019)

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Alien: Ore

(2019)

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Alien: Specimen

(2019)

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Alien: Isolation

(2014)

Comic 2137
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Alien: Isolation

(2014)

Video game 2137
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Alien: Isolation - The Digital Series

(2019)

Web series 2137
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Aliens: Defiance

(2017)

Comic 2138
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Aliens: Resistance

(2019)

Comic 2140
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Alien: Out of the Shadows

(2014)

Novel 2159
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Alien: River of Pain

(2014)

Novel 2179
Alien 2
Aliens

(1986)

Movie 2179
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Alien: The Cold Forge

(2018)

Novel 2179
Alien 3
Alien³

(1992)

Movie 2179
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Aliens: Colonial Marines - Stasis Interrupted

(2013)

Video game 2179
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Aliens: Colonial Marines

(2013)

Video game 2179
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Aliens: Dead Orbit

(2017)

Comic 2295
Alien 4
Alien: Resurrection

(1997)

Movie 2381
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Alien: Sea of Sorrows

(2014)

Novel 2497

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Billions of years ago - one Engineer sacrifices himself to seed Earth with the building blocks of life.

1990 AD - Sir Peter Weyland is born.

1996 AD - A new military program to get orphaned infants and give them a lifetime of training is initiated.

2012 AD - Weyland Corp is founded by Peter Weyland.

2019 AD - Events of Blade Runner (Film).

2022 AD - A major blackout occurs after a group of rebels unleashed a massive EMP that wiped out all data world wide.

2023 AD - Peter Weyland gives a TED TALK.

2036 AD - Neander Wallace introduces his new Replicant model.

2036 AD - Events of Soldier.

2049 AD - Events of Blade Runner 2049.

2089 AD - Doctors Elizabeth Shaw and Charles Holloway discover a star map in a Scottish cave, dating back to 35,000 years.

2089 AD - An Elizabeth Shaw memory from that time is shown in a memorial device system seen by David in Prometheus.

2090 AD - Peter Weyland dictates a letter reminiscing about his mentor Eldon Tyrell and their competition in the field of artificial intelligence.

2093 AD - Major occurrences in the Prometheus Expedition.

2094 AD - Catastrophic events that result in the destruction of the Prometheus' crew, except Shaw and David.

2104 AD - Happenings from Alien: Covenant .

2122 AD - Happenings from Alien.

2137 AD - Happenings from Alien: Isolation aboard the Sevastopol Space Station.

2179 AD - Ripley is rescued from the Outer Rim.

2179 AD - Ripley is taken to Gateway Station.

2179 AD - Major events from Aliens, in Hadley's Hope.

2179 AD - Happenings from Alien 3.

2379 AD - Ripley is resurrected through a cloning process as one of many Xenomorph-Human hybrids known as the Ripley Clone.

2381 AD - Major happenings from Alien: Resurrection.   



*For comparison, most events in the Starship Troopers franchise are set in the 2300s AD.

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