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


Movie 2019
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Blade Runner


Video game 2019
Blade Runner: Black Out 2022


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


Short film 2023
2036: Nexus Dawn


Short film 2036
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Movie 2036
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2048: Nowhere to Run


Short film 2048
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Blade Runner 2049


Movie 2049
The Peter Weyland Files: Happy Birthday, David


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


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


Short film 2091
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Movie 2093
Alien: Covenant - Prologue: The Crossing


Short film 2094
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Alien: Covenant - Origins


Novel 2103
Alien: Covenant - Phobos


Short film 2103
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Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper


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Alien: Covenant


Movie 2104
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Alien: Covenant - Advent


Short film 2104
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Alien: Covenant - Meet Walter


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Alien 1


Movie 2122
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Alien: Alone


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Alien: Containment


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Alien: Harvest


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Alien: Night Shift


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Alien: Ore


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Alien: Specimen


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Alien: Isolation


Comic 2137
Alien: Isolation


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Alien: Isolation - The Digital Series


Web series 2137
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Aliens: Defiance


Comic 2138
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Aliens: Resistance


Comic 2140
Alien: Out of the Shadows


Novel 2159
Alien: River of Pain


Novel 2179
Alien 2


Movie 2179
Alien: The Cold Forge


Novel 2179
Alien 3


Movie 2179
Aliens: Colonial Marines - Stasis Interrupted


Video game 2179
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Aliens: Colonial Marines


Video game 2179
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Aliens: Dead Orbit


Comic 2295
Alien 4
Alien: Resurrection


Movie 2381
Alien: Sea of Sorrows


Novel 2497


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

1st century AD - Engineers prepare a death ship to destroy their wayward children, humanity.

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.

2008 AD - European Space Marine Corps established.

2010 AD - Battle of Tannhäuser Gate.

2011 AD - United Nations declares Replicants illegal.

2011 AD - Blade Runner Division is formed.

2012 AD - Weyland Corp is founded by Peter Weyland.

2016 AD - NEXUS-4 Replicants introduced.

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 (Earth Food & Data Crisis).

2023 AD - Peter Weyland gives a TED TALK.

2024 AD - Arcadia 234 colonists leave Earth.

2024 AD - Yutani Corp sues Weyland over patent of the android model “David.”

2025 AD - Neander Wallace solves the food shortage.

2026 AD - Weyland acquires Genentech and privatizes NASA’s Kepler mission, within the year discovering 4,326 bio-compatible planets.

2028 AD - Wallace Corp buys the defunct Tyrell Corp.

2029 AD - Weyland wins David patent lawsuit against Yutani Corp.

2034 AD - The advent of Faster Than Light Travel.

2036 AD - Events of Blade Runner: Nexus Dawn 2036.

2036 AD - Events of Soldier.

2048 AD - Events of Blade Runner: Nowhere to Run 2048.

2049 AD - Events of Blade Runner 2049.

2064 AD - Elizabeth Shaw’s memory of her father.

2065 AD - Sir Peter Weyland Memorial Library is built in Washington, DC.

2066 AD - Sieg and Son has manufacturing plants in London, Nagasaki, Buenos Aires, and the lunar Schickard-Wargentin Frontier.

2071 AD - The Sieg family sells all its shares back into the company.

2079 AD - Events of Happy Birthday, David.

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

2089 AD - Peter Weyland dictates a letter reminiscing about his mentor Eldon Tyrell and their competition in the field of artificial intelligence. He is later reported to have died in a station above Mars.

2089 AD - Events of Quiet Eye.

2091 AD - Events of Prometheus Transmission.

2092 AD - Ellen Ripley is born on January 7.

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. Peter Weyland, a secret passenger, is among those killed.

2094 AD - Events of Alien: Covenant - The Crossing.

2103 AD - Events of Alien: Covenant - Origins and Alien: Covenant - Phobos.

2104 AD - Events of Alien: Covenant - The Last Supper.

2104 AD - Happenings from Alien: Covenant .

2104 AD - Events of Alien: Covenant - Advent.

2120 AD - The Nostromo leaves Earth.

2122 AD - Happenings from Alien.

2124 AD - Sevastopol Station is completed.

2127 AD - Michael Weyland is born.

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

2138 AD - Happenings of Aliens: Defiance.

2140 AD - Happenings of Aliens: Resistance.

2159 AD - Happenings of Alien: Out of the Shadows.

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 - Alien: River of Pain.

2179 AD - Alien: The Cold Forge.

2179 AD - Happenings from Alien 3.

2179 AD - Happenings of Aliens: Colonial Marines.

2194 AD - Michael Weyland dies.

2295 AD - Events of Aliens: Dead Orbit.

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.   

2497 AD - Events of Alien: Sea of Sorrows.   

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

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