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Alien Entertainment is an alien artifact in XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

Is this what aliens do for fun? At least they are not playing... computer games.

Dr. Raymond Shen, during the Alien Base Assault

In-Game Description[]

We can only assume this bizarre device is some form of entertainment for the aliens. It appears to induce a euphoric state in the user.

Gray Market description


Only one Alien Entertainment device can be found. It is located at the Alien Base during the assault mission. Dr. Shen utters the computer game comment (quoted above) when it is discovered.

Gray Market Value[]



This artifact is not required for any manufacturing, research, or Foundry projects, and can be sold freely.



  • In the original UFO: Enemy Unknown (1994), Alien Entertainment is described as having psionic circuitry that causes an effect similar to hallucinogenic drugs. It is considered to be the only evidence that aliens may have some kind of cultural or recreational pastimes.
  • This artifact is similar to a device featured on the sci-fi television series Stargate SG-1. Episode eighteen of season four contains a device that is also a form of entertainment for alien creatures which features cascading lights.