The Alien vs. Predator franchise is littered with canonical holes and continuity problems. However, it is pretty clear that the primary Alien films, Predator films, and Prometheus are all canon. The Alien vs Predator films are not canon, but I’ve included them anyway, just for fun. There are also a lot of video games, books, and comic books in the series. Most of these are non-canon, but Fox did endorse the recent two Alien video games as canon, so I’ve included those as well. So hopefully that’s not too confusing.
For those who want to see all of the comics and books that are part of the Alien/Predator timeline, I’m sorry there’s little I can do here, since this timeline focuses just on the canon. Little of the tie-in media has any care for continuity. But with pop culture’s recent glorification of “canon” there may be some comics or novels that become part of this timeline in the future, especially with more films on the horizon. This timeline does, however, include the novelizations for certain films, so you can enjoy reading those at least. Here’s the Alien/Predator story timeline.
|2||1980's||Buy||Predator 2||Film||Stephen Hopkins||1990|
|4||Modern||The Predator||Film||Shane Black||2018|
|5||Modern||Buy||Alien vs Predator||Film||Paul W. S. Anderson||2004|
|6||Modern||Buy||Alien vs Predator Requiem||Film||Colin Strause||2007|
|8||2103||Alien: Covenant||Film||Ridley Scott||2017|
|10||2122||Buy||Alien||Novel||Alan Dean Foster||1979|
|11||2137||Buy||Alien: Isolation||Game||The Creative Assembly||2014|
|13||2179||Buy||Aliens||Novel||Alan Dean Foster||1986|
|14||Shortly after 2179||Buy||Alien 3||Film||David Fincher||1992|
|15||Shortly after 2180||Buy||Alien 3||Novel||Alan Dean Foster||1992|
|16||Shortly after 2181||Buy||Aliens: Colonial Marines||Game||Gearbox Software||2013|
|17||2379||Buy||Alien: Resurrection||Film||Jean-Pierre Jeunet||1997|
|18||2379||Buy||Alien: Resurrection||Novel||A. C. Crispin||1997|