Requiem: Avenging Angel (Windows)

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The Fallen were a group of angels who mistakenly believed that God was upset with Earth's corruption and wanted it destroyed. Even after they were banished from Heaven, the Fallen continued to adhere to their belief. They have been bidding their time in the realm of Chaos, waiting for their moment to strike out at human kind.

Finally, that time has come, and the Fallen have taken control of the minds of Earth's leaders and police force, using them to set up a one world government, oppressing the populace into submission. On top of that, the Fallen are experimenting with Earth's first interstellar starship, the Leviathan, which was originally created to explore past the Solar system. The new leaders of Earth seem to have other plans for the vessel, which they are re-designing towards some unknown purpose. Eventually, an angel named Malachi is sent to Earth to stop the sinister schemes of the Fallen and their human followers, and save mankind.

Requiem: Avenging Angel is a first-person shooter in which the player controls Malachi, exploring predominantly urban environments and fighting human, robotic, and demonic enemies. Some areas in the city New Damascus, where most of the action takes place, form a seamless location rather than being broken into levels. Most of the stages are populated by enemies, though a few locations contain friendly characters, such as members of a rebel organization who send Malachi on missions.

Although he is equipped with a variety of standard fare "secular weapons", what really distinguishes Malachi are his angelic powers, which operate somewhat like the force powers in Jedi Knight. Although the transition to mortal form has cost him his powers, he gradually gets them back. Once he does, he'll have the ability to shoot lightning from his hand, regenerate his health, fly through the air, possess the bodies of others, and even bring back the dead to fight on his side.

For the most part the game attempts to be a "cinematic" first-person shooter such as Half-Life, with scripted sequences, conversations with non-player characters, and an evolving plot which is revealed via the in-game engine.

Screenshots

Requiem: Avenging Angel Windows Viewing your neatly arranged powers and weapons - somewhere halfway through the game
Requiem: Avenging Angel Windows Subway train with a monster behind that corner...
Requiem: Avenging Angel Windows Hotel corridor. Lonely lamp...
Requiem: Avenging Angel Windows Lots of Biblical references in this game...

Alternate Titles

  • "רקוויאם - מלאך הנקמה" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Requiem: Wrath of the Fallen" -- Working title

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User Reviews

Holy, shmoly! Cor 13 (173784) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

Critic Reviews

PC Jeux Jun, 1999 93 out of 100 93
Power Play Mar, 1999 90 out of 100 90
Gamezilla May 26, 1999 88 out of 100 88
Electric Games 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameStar (Germany) Mar, 1999 80 out of 100 80
Gamer's Pulse Apr 19, 2001 79 out of 100 79
Gameplay (Benelux) May, 1999 75 out of 100 75
Svenska PC Gamer Jun, 1999 70 out of 100 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jul, 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Over Online Apr 09, 1999 57 out of 100 57

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
What's in the box? 6 Simoneer (30)
Sep 28, 2010
Sound solution? 14 formercontrib (159416)
May 14, 2010
Did you play it? 10 St. Martyne (3539)
Aug 17, 2007

Trivia

On January 29, 2000, Requiem: Avenging Angel was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

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Alan Chan (3479) added Requiem: Avenging Angel (Windows) on Apr 02, 2000