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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 Xbox In the tutorial you are quite limited to what you can do.
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
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

TeamXbox Xbox Jan 28, 2003 7.6 out of 10 76
IGN Windows Nov 18, 2003 7.2 out of 10 72
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Dec 20, 2002 3.5 out of 5 70
GameSpot Xbox Jan 29, 2003 6.7 out of 10 67
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Jun 11, 2004 13 out of 20 65
GameSpot Windows Nov 26, 2003 6.1 out of 10 61
GameSpy Xbox Feb 03, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Boomtown Windows Mar 20, 2004 6 out of 10 60
PC Gamer Windows Feb, 2004 60 out of 100 60
GameSpy Windows Nov 27, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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