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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 naval, air, and ground forces in both modes of their battle engine.


Battle Engine Aquila Xbox Testing the vulcan cannon on unmanned tanks
Battle Engine Aquila Windows Loading
Battle Engine Aquila Xbox Intro movie
Battle Engine Aquila Windows External view

Promo Images

Battle Engine Aquila Screenshot
Battle Engine Aquila Screenshot
Battle Engine Aquila Screenshot
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 (123)

Critic Reviews

Xbox World Australia (XWA) Xbox Jul 05, 2003 87 out of 100 87
TalkXbox Xbox Aug 20, 2003 82 out of 100 82 (UK) Xbox Feb 21, 2003 8 out of 10 80
IGN Xbox Jan 24, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Next Level Gaming Xbox Mar 03, 2003 72 out of 100 72
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Dec 20, 2002 3.5 out of 5 70
Worth Playing Windows Nov 06, 2003 7 out of 10 70
GameStar (Germany) Windows Mar, 2004 68 out of 100 68
Boomtown Windows Mar 20, 2004 6 out of 10 60
PC Gamer Windows Feb, 2004 60 out of 100 60


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