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Battle Engine Aquila

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Platforms
MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
75
4.0
Windows
65
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Xbox
75
3.2
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Description

In the future, on the planet Allium, the situation has become desperate. This world has suffered from global warming, causing the polar ice caps to melt. The rising sea has resulted in the amount habitable land to decrease dramatically. All that is left are island chains, making land the most valuable resource on the planet. The entire population must survive and compete over these islands.

Currently, there are two distinct civilizations on Allium, settled into an uneasy cease-fire. There are the scientifically advanced Forseti and the aggressive Muspell. The Forseti have recently developed the most advanced combat vehicle in existence, the Battle Engine Aquila. The Aquila is both a four-legged mechanized tank and a combat jet, it is capable of switching modes at will. Players take the role of Hawk Winter, a Forseti cargo loader operator who has been conscripted because of his piloting skills.

Battle Engine Aquila is a mechanized shooter taking place in a larger battlefield. The player plays only a single, yet important, role in a larger war effort. A large part of the gameplay consists of supporting and being supported by the allied forces. Players will have to fight navel, air, and ground forces in both modes of their battle engine.

Screenshots

Battle Engine Aquila Xbox Main menu
Battle Engine Aquila Xbox Intro movie
Battle Engine Aquila Xbox Mission briefing
Battle Engine Aquila Windows Loading

Alternate Titles

  • "战斗机器Aquila" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Боевая машина Акилла" -- Russian spelling

User Reviews

Some great design and with an epic scale, but somehow unengaging. Xbox Rupert Breheny (117)

The Press Says

GameZone Xbox Feb 24, 2003 8.2 out of 10 82
TalkXbox Xbox Aug 20, 2003 82 out of 100 82
Futuregamez.net PlayStation 2 Feb 14, 2003 81 out of 100 81
GamePro (US) Xbox Jan 27, 2003 4 out of 5 80
GameCell UK PlayStation 2 2003 8 out of 10 80
PC Zone Windows Nov 11, 2003 7.8 out of 10 78
IGN Windows Nov 18, 2003 7.2 out of 10 72
PC Action Windows Mar 01, 2004 72 out of 100 72
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Jan 10, 2003 14 out of 20 70
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Jan 29, 2003 6.7 out of 10 67

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