Evolva (Windows)

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Platform
Teen
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Presentation
Gameplay
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78
Critic Score
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3.4
User Score
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Description

Evolva is a third-person action game with a difference. After a bizarre biological menace falls on an alien world and sends out massive tendrils to infest the planet with its evil spore, four genetically mutable warriors called GenoHunters are sent in to destroy the infestation before it can spread to other worlds.

You can constantly develop the individual abilities of your four warriors by altering their DNA from the foes they have killed. e.g. kill a frog creature or a striding bird, and the GenoHunters can evolve the abilities of jumping higher and running faster.

Screenshots

Evolva Windows looking around
Evolva Windows adding to your character's skills
Evolva Windows wading is much more fun than taking the road
Evolva Windows viewing another character

Alternate Titles

  • "Evolva: Риск заражения" -- Russian spelling

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User Reviews

Offbeat game that does allot of things right Peter Harband (4) unrated

Critic Reviews

Power Play Mar, 2000 88 out of 100 88
PC Joker Apr, 2000 83 out of 100 83
Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 2000 81 out of 100 81
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jun 17, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electric Games 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com May 19, 2000 16 out of 20 80
FiringSquad Jun 07, 2000 80 out of 100 80
GameStar (Germany) Apr, 2000 77 out of 100 77
PC Player (Germany) Apr, 2000 76 out of 100 76
RealGamer (Benelux) Jun, 2000 7.6 out of 10 76

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Trivia

OEM release

The full version of the game was included with Creative's 3D Blaster GeForce as part of the package to show off the GPU's capabilities. However, the game was nearly unplayable due to many graphic glitches, until newer driver updates.

Variations

Interplay repeatedly advertised prior to the game's release that there are over one billion possible variations on the basic genohunter. Impressive, there's no way to prove it, but impressive.

Awards

  • Computer Gaming World
    • April 2001 (Issue #201) – Best Game with the Worst Name
Information also contributed by HeX-Omen and Zvoni

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Andrew Hartnett (2197) added Evolva (Windows) on Sep 28, 2000