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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 Windows External view
Battle Engine Aquila PlayStation 2 A scene from the game's introduction showing a weapons upgrade
Battle Engine Aquila Xbox Title screen
Battle Engine Aquila PlayStation 2 A scene from the game's introduction showing what the terrain looks like

Promo Images

Battle Engine Aquila Screenshot
Battle Engine Aquila Wallpaper

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 PlayStation 2 Jan 27, 2003 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Xbox Jan 27, 2003 4 out of 5 80
Game Over Online Windows Nov 07, 2003 80 out of 100 80
PC Action Windows Mar 01, 2004 72 out of 100 72
Worth Playing Windows Nov 06, 2003 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Windows Nov 27, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpy Xbox Feb 03, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameDaily Windows Dec 31, 2003 5 out of 10 50
CanardPC Windows Apr 28, 2004 5 out of 10 50
GameDaily Windows Dec 14, 2006 5 out of 10 50


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