AquaNox (Windows)

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In this sequel to Archimedean Dynasty, the player once again controls Emerald "Dead-Eye" Flint, the hero from the first game. Five years after Archimedean Dynasty, the underwater metropolis Neopolis, capital city of the Atlantic Federation, is a battlefield. It is a battle between the government and a new, hard line. Admiral Cox, well known from the previous installment, has to decide - and he really has problems with this decision...

Like its predecessor, AquaNox is a hybrid of submarine simulation and shooter. The game contains more than thirty single player missions and nine different player vessels. Flint earns money by completing missions, allowing him to purchase better submarines, weapons and equipment. Outside the submarine, Flint can visit stations, talk to NPCs, and receive missions from them. Unlike the first game, the player's view is fixed to the cockpit in this installment, and the controls resemble more those of a first-person shooter. The defensive turret system has been replaced by two cannons that can be installed on the hull.


AquaNox Windows Statue of Liberty...? NO!... They finally, really did it... They blew it up!!! You Maniacs!!!
AquaNox Windows Even the bionts chip in, in the battle against the Squids. Here your wingmates converge on a Squid which is busy blasting a Biont bomber with its eyebeam
AquaNox Windows Adjusting the difficulty level
AquaNox Windows This blue thingy is just a radiostation

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Alternate Titles

  • "未来水世界" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Weilai Shui Shijie" -- Chinese title
  • "Aquanox: Сумерки Аквы" -- Russian spelling
  • "AquaNox: The Last War Will Be Fought Beneath The Waves" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Aqua" -- Working title

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PC Action Oct 12, 2001 87 out of 100 87
GameStar (Germany) Dec 05, 2001 86 out of 100 86
Game Captain Oct 23, 2001 82 out of 100 82
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jan 22, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Christ Centered Game Reviews Jun 01, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Dec 11, 2001 15 out of 20 75
Pelit Mar, 2002 70 out of 100 70
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) May 22, 2002 68 out of 100 68
Deaf Gamers 2001 6.7 out of 10 67
GameSpy Dec 28, 2001 60 out of 100 60


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The game only contains the first half of the planned storyline, which explains why it seems to end in the middle of everything without a proper resolution.


According to Wolfgang Walk, the original French translation changed the background story significantly: it was about a genocide conducted by US America. They rejected the translation because they had a professional French translator in their studio who noticed the changes


AquaNox was upon release one of the "killer apps" for the at the time new GeForce3 graphic chipset. It was co-developed with NVIDIA to take advantage of the new features of the NV20 boards which allowed it to be one of the first games (if not the first) to include such effects as caustic reflections and radiosity lighting in a real-time environment.


  • GameStar (Germany)
    • Issue 02/2002 - Best Graphics in 2001

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phlux (4340) added AquaNox (Windows) on Oct 16, 2001