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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 naval, air, and ground forces in both modes of their battle engine.

Screenshots

Battle Engine Aquila Windows Menu
Battle Engine Aquila Xbox Mission briefing
Battle Engine Aquila PlayStation 2 A scene from the game's introduction showing what it's like to be on the receiving end of Aquilla's weapons
Battle Engine Aquila Windows Internal view

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 (123)

Critic Reviews

Xbox World Australia (XWA) Xbox Jul 05, 2003 87 out of 100 87
GameZone Xbox Feb 24, 2003 8.2 out of 10 82
Futuregamez.net PlayStation 2 Feb 14, 2003 81 out of 100 81
Game Over Online Windows Nov 07, 2003 80 out of 100 80
GameZone PlayStation 2 Mar 03, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
IGN Windows Nov 18, 2003 7.2 out of 10 72
GameSpot Xbox Jan 29, 2003 6.7 out of 10 67
GameSpot Windows Nov 26, 2003 6.1 out of 10 61
PC Gamer Windows Feb, 2004 60 out of 100 60
Digital Entertainment News (den) Windows Dec 30, 2003 6 out of 10 60

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