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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.


Genesis Rising Windows Organic ships explodes to huge clouds of blood.
Genesis Rising Windows Organic spacestation.
Genesis Rising Windows The conversation screen, which is loaded separately and in full 3D.
Genesis Rising Windows Title screen.

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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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Critic Reviews

PC Zone May 07, 2007 7.9 out of 10 79
Out Of Eight Apr 06, 2007 6 out of 8 75
PC Games (Germany) Apr 20, 2007 71 out of 100 71
GameStar (Germany) Apr 25, 2007 70 out of 100 70
Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 2007 65 out of 100 65 (UK) Apr 30, 2007 5 out of 10 50
GameSpy Mar 30, 2007 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Worth Playing May 27, 2007 4 out of 10 40
Entertainment Depot, The Apr 24, 2007 4 out of 10 40
1UP Apr 03, 2007 3 out of 10 30


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