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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.

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Genesis Rising Windows Getting a task from an NPC
Genesis Rising Windows Starmap. Not many systems available at this point.
Genesis Rising Windows Organic ships explodes to huge clouds of blood.
Genesis Rising Windows You must use genes to mutate your ships.

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Alternate Titles

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

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PC Zone May 07, 2007 7.9 out of 10 79
Doupe.cz Apr 10, 2007 7.7 out of 10 77
Out Of Eight Apr 06, 2007 6 out of 8 75
PC Games (Germany) Apr 20, 2007 71 out of 100 71
PC Powerplay Apr 25, 2007 71 out of 100 71
GameStar (Germany) Apr 25, 2007 70 out of 100 70
G4 TV: X-Play Apr 11, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Eurogamer.de May 18, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Game Watcher Apr 30, 2007 5.3 out of 10 53
GameSpy Mar 30, 2007 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50

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Anguel Delidjakov (516) added Genesis Rising (Windows) on Apr 12, 2007