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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 Cutscene showing a lot of space stations.
Genesis Rising Windows The conversation screen, which is loaded separately and in full 3D.
Genesis Rising Windows Starmap. Not many systems available at this point.
Genesis Rising Windows The organic Omnicruiser. Player's mothership.

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Genesis Rising Screenshot
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Genesis Rising Screenshot

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

PC Games (Germany) Apr 20, 2007 71 out of 100 71
GameStar (Germany) Apr 25, 2007 70 out of 100 70
IGN Apr 04, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
Eurogamer.de May 18, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Gamers Europe Jun 17, 2007 6 out of 10 60
GameZone Mar 25, 2007 5.5 out of 10 55
GameSpot Mar 23, 2007 5 out of 10 50
GameSpy Mar 30, 2007 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Jeuxvideo.com Apr 11, 2007 10 out of 20 50
Game Revolution Apr 30, 2007 D 25

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