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Genesis Rising (Windows)

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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 Battle between organic and ice ships.
Genesis Rising Windows Organic ships explodes to huge clouds of blood.
Genesis Rising Windows It's the Gigafortress!
Genesis Rising Windows The conversation screen, which is loaded separately and in full 3D.

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Game Vortex Apr 03, 2007 90 out of 100 90
Out Of Eight Apr 06, 2007 6 out of 8 75
Gameplay (Benelux) Jun, 2007 65 out of 100 65
IGN Apr 04, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
Gamers Europe Jun 17, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Gaming Nexus Apr 26, 2007 5.9 out of 10 59
Gamers' Temple, The 2007 58 out of 100 58
Yahoo! Games Mar 20, 2007 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Worth Playing May 27, 2007 4 out of 10 40
1UP Apr 03, 2007 3 out of 10 30


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