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Genesis Rising (Windows)

Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
59
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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.1
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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 Title screen.
Genesis Rising Windows Starmap. Not many systems available at this point.
Genesis Rising Windows Organic spacestation.
Genesis Rising Windows Getting a task from an NPC

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Out Of Eight Apr 06, 2007 6 out of 8 75
Game Over Online Mar 30, 2007 74 out of 100 74
PC Games (Germany) Apr 20, 2007 71 out of 100 71
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Apr, 2007 69 out of 99 70
Game Shark May 01, 2007 B- 67
Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 2007 65 out of 100 65
G4 TV: X-Play Apr 11, 2007 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Cheat Code Central Mar, 2007 2.3 out of 5 46
Entertainment Depot, The Apr 24, 2007 4 out of 10 40
Yahoo! Games Mar 20, 2007 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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