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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.

Screenshots

Battle Engine Aquila PlayStation 2 A scene from the game's introduction showing what combat looks like
Battle Engine Aquila Windows Menu
Battle Engine Aquila Xbox Testing the vulcan cannon on unmanned tanks
Battle Engine Aquila PlayStation 2 The title screen<br>This is followed by a short animation before the game menu appears

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

TalkXbox Xbox Aug 20, 2003 82 out of 100 82
IGN PlayStation 2 Jan 27, 2003 8 out of 10 80
GameCell UK PlayStation 2 2003 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de Windows Mar 04, 2004 77 out of 100 77
Game Revolution Xbox Mar, 2003 B 75
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Mar, 2003 B 75
Next Level Gaming PlayStation 2 Mar 03, 2003 72 out of 100 72
PC Games (Germany) Windows Apr 20, 2004 69 out of 100 69
GameStar (Germany) Windows Mar, 2004 68 out of 100 68
Joystick (French) Windows May, 2004 5 out of 10 50

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