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Evolva (Windows)

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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.

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Evolva Windows adding to your character's skills
Evolva Windows Choose your Characters
Evolva Windows looking around
Evolva Windows Game Over Man! and heres how you've done

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

The Press Says

Eurogamer.net (UK) May 11, 2000 9 out of 10 90
Game Revolution Jul 01, 2000 B+ 83
Game Chronicles Jun 27, 2000 8.3 out of 10 83
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 2000 81 out of 100 81
Power Unlimited Jun, 2000 8 out of 10 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Sep, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com May 19, 2000 16 out of 20 80
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jun 17, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Jun 14, 2000 78 out of 100 78
PC Games (Germany) Mar 07, 2001 74 out of 100 74

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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
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Andrew Hartnett (2254) added Evolva (Windows) on Sep 28, 2000