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Genesis Rising (Windows)

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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 a Cy-breed ship crusing around the map.
Genesis Rising Windows Title screen.
Genesis Rising Windows It's the Gigafortress!

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Games Radar Mar 21, 2007 8 out of 10 80
PC Zone May 07, 2007 7.9 out of 10 79
Game Over Online Mar 30, 2007 74 out of 100 74
PC Powerplay Apr 25, 2007 71 out of 100 71
Gamesmania Apr 26, 2007 68 out of 100 68
GameSpot Mar 23, 2007 5 out of 10 50
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 11, 2007 10 out of 20 50
AceGamez 2007 5 out of 10 50
Cheat Code Central Mar, 2007 2.3 out of 5 46
Game Revolution Apr 30, 2007 D 25

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