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Genesis Rising (Windows)

Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
59
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Description

Genesis Rising is a real-time strategy game with many game-play twists. You lead a fleet of organic ships and develop them throughout the campaign, using genes you have harvested from defeated enemies or have bought via trading. You meed numerous alien races and engage them in both conversation and combat.

The whole game is set in space, however you can only play on a 2D plane and unlike games like Homeworld and Nexus you can't move ships vertically up or down. It is a basebuilding game and you collect resources similar to most RTS games, but all units can be configured on the fly, and with accordance with current conditions and objectives. Using "genes" you find from ship carcasses, you "mutate" your own in real time giving them new weapons and abilities. If you wish you can replicate any genes you've found or buy more from allies on the map.

The only resources in the game is blood, which you pump from stations belonging to you right into your own supply. The only other restriction is the maintenance capacity which you increase by invading enemy stations. There are numerous alien races throughout the game, a lot of them controlling organic ships like yourself. The campaign centers around your quest to find the Universal Heart, the source of all life and matter, and thus become a true god.

Screenshots

Genesis Rising Windows The organic Omnicruiser. Player's mothership.
Genesis Rising Windows a Cy-breed ship crusing around the map.
Genesis Rising Windows It's the Gigafortress!
Genesis Rising Windows Though most cinematics are realtime some are prerendered with game engine.

Alternate Titles

  • "Genesis Rising: Покорители Вселенной" -- Russian spelling
  • "Genesis Rising: The Universal Crusade" -- Common Tag-lined title

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The Press Says

ComputerGames.ro May 15, 2007 75 out of 100 75
IGN Apr 04, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
Computer Bild Spiele May 02, 2007 2.97 out of 6 61
Gaming Nexus Apr 26, 2007 5.9 out of 10 59
Strategy Informer Apr 30, 2007 5.3 out of 10 53
AceGamez 2007 5 out of 10 50
Eurogamer.net (UK) Apr 30, 2007 5 out of 10 50
GameSpot Mar 23, 2007 5 out of 10 50
GameSpy Mar 30, 2007 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Game Revolution Apr 30, 2007 D 25

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Anguel Delidjakov (510) added Genesis Rising (Windows) on Apr 12, 2007