If I'm low on space and have some 11 corpses of each alien but haven't researched any, should I keep the pile of bodies around to improve research or can I sell all but one?


In UFO Defence - unlike in EU2012 - corpses are never needed for secondary R&D once they've been autopsied. You can freely sell all but one corpse (or, if you've already autopsied one, all of them). Indeed, this is a major source of income earlier on, although selling unwanted UFO components and weapons generally outstrips it by the end of the first year.

Live aliens are a different story, since you can only interrogate each one once, but interrogating multiple live aliens of the same species and rank can give you new research each time - for example, interrogating a Medic will get you information about other alien species, and an Engineer will get you UFO data.

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You only need one corpse of each species.

Live prisoners, now...

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  • ...are still required only one of each. Which can still be difficult. – Humungus Oct 20 '13 at 10:10
  • i can't see live prisoners anywhere. got 4 reapers, did the research... what happens? do they that from the 10 spaces forever? or are they gone already? – gcb Oct 20 '13 at 10:24
  • @Humungus Yes, but they don't take up storage space as long as you have an alien containment facility to put them in. – Shadur Oct 20 '13 at 11:00
  • Also, one of each type and one of each profession. He's asking about the original game, not the remake. – Shadur Oct 20 '13 at 11:01
  • Didn't the alien containment use to have a capacity? But yes, you are right. Each profession does something else. Interrogating a common grunt for super secret base coordinates would be useless. – Humungus Oct 20 '13 at 11:18

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