Battle Engine Aquila

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Platforms
Critic Score User Score
PlayStation 2
75
4.0
Windows
65
3.4
Xbox
75
3.2
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Description

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 Selecting your weapon platform
Battle Engine Aquila Windows Menu
Battle Engine Aquila Xbox Zooming in on the targets
Battle Engine Aquila Xbox Testing the vulcan cannon on unmanned tanks

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

4Players.de Xbox Feb 18, 2003 84 out of 100 84
The Video Game Critic Xbox Jan 28, 2004 B+ 83
GameZone Xbox Feb 24, 2003 8.2 out of 10 82
Game Over Online Windows Nov 07, 2003 80 out of 100 80
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Mar, 2003 B 75
Next Level Gaming Xbox Mar 03, 2003 72 out of 100 72
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Jan 10, 2003 14 out of 20 70
Worth Playing Windows Nov 06, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Boomtown Windows Mar 20, 2004 6 out of 10 60
Gamestyle Xbox 2003 6 out of 10 60

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