Battle Engine Aquila

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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.


Battle Engine Aquila Xbox Selecting your weapon platform
Battle Engine Aquila Xbox Testing the vulcan cannon on unmanned tanks
Battle Engine Aquila Windows Loading
Battle Engine Aquila Windows Internal view

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)

Critic Reviews

IGN Xbox Jan 24, 2003 8 out of 10 80
GameZone Windows Nov 13, 2003 7.9 out of 10 79
PC Zone Windows Nov 11, 2003 7.8 out of 10 78
TeamXbox Xbox Jan 28, 2003 7.6 out of 10 76
Game Captain Windows Apr 21, 2004 75 out of 100 75
Next Level Gaming Xbox Mar 03, 2003 72 out of 100 72
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Jan 29, 2003 6.7 out of 10 67
Boomtown Windows Mar 20, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Digital Entertainment News (den) Windows Dec 30, 2003 6 out of 10 60
GameDaily Windows Dec 31, 2003 5 out of 10 50


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