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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 Main menu
Battle Engine Aquila PlayStation 2 A scene from the game's introduction showing an attack against a land target
Battle Engine Aquila PlayStation 2 A scene from the game's introduction showing a weapons upgrade
Battle Engine Aquila Windows Internal view

Promo Images

Battle Engine Aquila Wallpaper
Battle Engine Aquila Screenshot

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

Xbox World Australia (XWA) Xbox Jul 05, 2003 87 out of 100 87
The Video Game Critic Xbox Jan 28, 2004 B+ 83 PlayStation 2 Feb 14, 2003 81 out of 100 81
IGN PlayStation 2 Jan 27, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Game Over Online Windows Nov 07, 2003 80 out of 100 80
TeamXbox Xbox Jan 28, 2003 7.6 out of 10 76
GameZone PlayStation 2 Mar 03, 2003 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Mar, 2003 B 75
IGN Windows Nov 18, 2003 7.2 out of 10 72
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Dec 20, 2002 3.5 out of 5 70


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