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In this sequel to Archimedean Dynasty, the player once again controls Emerald "Dead-Eye" Flint, the hero from the first game. Five years after Archimedean Dynasty, the underwater metropolis Neopolis, capital city of the Atlantic Federation, is a battlefield. It is a battle between the government and a new, hard line. Admiral Cox, well known from the previous installment, has to decide - and he really has problems with this decision...

Like its predecessor, AquaNox is a hybrid of submarine simulation and shooter. The game contains more than thirty single player missions and nine different player vessels. Flint earns money by completing missions, allowing him to purchase better submarines, weapons and equipment. Outside the submarine, Flint can visit stations, talk to NPCs, and receive missions from them. Unlike the first game, the player's view is fixed to the cockpit in this installment, and the controls resemble more those of a first-person shooter. The defensive turret system has been replaced by two cannons that can be installed on the hull.

Screenshots

AquaNox Windows A Capital Ship vs. Capital Ship duel. Commodore Sool's Ghost blasts away at Admiral Cox's Triops
AquaNox Windows Mad Sam Korhonen and the Crawler Fleet challenge you and the Federation/Tornado Zone/Biont alliance for the fate of Aqua
AquaNox Windows The massive enemy Crawler flagship Magma Eater dwarfs even other capital ships. Here both the Crawlers and your allies are under attack from the Schax, the footsoldiers of the Squids (Old Ones)
AquaNox Windows The very hungry Crocell quickly distracts you from the pretty sight of watching Sool explode

Promo Images

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Alternate Titles

  • "未来水世界" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Weilai Shui Shijie" -- Chinese title
  • "Aquanox: Сумерки Аквы" -- Russian spelling
  • "AquaNox: The Last War Will Be Fought Beneath The Waves" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Aqua" -- Working title

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Critic Reviews

Gameswelt Oct 19, 2001 90 out of 100 90
PC Action Oct 12, 2001 87 out of 100 87
PC Zone Benelux Dec, 2001 84 out of 100 84
Gamesmania.de Oct 13, 2001 84 out of 100 84
Game Captain Oct 23, 2001 82 out of 100 82
Krawall Gaming Network Nov 16, 2001 80 out of 100 80
Christ Centered Game Reviews Jun 01, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Gameguru Mania Dec 10, 2001 80 out of 100 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Mar, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) May 22, 2002 68 out of 100 68

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Trivia

Technology

AquaNox was upon release one of the "killer apps" for the at the time new GeForce3 graphic chipset. It was co-developed with NVIDIA to take advantage of the new features of the NV20 boards which allowed it to be one of the first games (if not the first) to include such effects as caustic reflections and radiosity lighting in a real-time environment.

Awards

  • GameStar (Germany)
    • Issue 02/2002 - Best Graphics in 2001

Ending

The game only contains the first half of the planned storyline, which explains why it seems to end in the middle of everything without a proper resolution.
phlux (4142) added AquaNox (Windows) on Oct 16, 2001