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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 PlayStation 2 A scene from the game's introduction showing a weapons upgrade
Battle Engine Aquila Xbox Selecting your weapon platform
Battle Engine Aquila Xbox Main menu
Battle Engine Aquila PlayStation 2 A scene from the game's introduction showing an attack against a land target

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

GameZone Xbox Feb 24, 2003 8.2 out of 10 82
GameZone Windows Nov 13, 2003 7.9 out of 10 79 Windows Mar 04, 2004 77 out of 100 77
Absolute Games ( Windows Aug 05, 2003 75 out of 100 75
GameZone PlayStation 2 Mar 03, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
Worth Playing Windows Nov 06, 2003 7 out of 10 70
GameStar (Germany) Windows Mar, 2004 68 out of 100 68
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Jan 29, 2003 6.7 out of 10 67
Digital Entertainment News (den) Windows Dec 30, 2003 6 out of 10 60
GameSpy Windows Nov 27, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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