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Requiem: Avenging Angel (Windows)

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Description

The Fallen were a group of angels who mistakenly believed that God was upset with Earth's corruption and wanted it destroyed. Even after they were banished from Heaven, the Fallen continued to adhere to their belief. They have been bidding their time in the realm of Chaos, waiting for their moment to strike out at human kind.

Finally, that time has come, and the Fallen have taken control of the minds of Earth's leaders and police force, using them to set up a one world government, oppressing the populace into submission. On top of that, the Fallen are experimenting with Earth's first interstellar starship, the Leviathan, which was originally created to explore past the Solar system. The new leaders of Earth seem to have other plans for the vessel, which they are re-designing towards some unknown purpose. Eventually, an angel named Malachi is sent to Earth to stop the sinister schemes of the Fallen and their human followers, and save mankind.

Requiem: Avenging Angel is a first-person shooter in which the player controls Malachi, exploring predominantly urban environments and fighting human, robotic, and demonic enemies. Some areas in the city New Damascus, where most of the action takes place, form a seamless location rather than being broken into levels. Most of the stages are populated by enemies, though a few locations contain friendly characters, such as members of a rebel organization who send Malachi on missions.

Although he is equipped with a variety of standard fare "secular weapons", what really distinguishes Malachi are his angelic powers, which operate somewhat like the force powers in Jedi Knight. Although the transition to mortal form has cost him his powers, he gradually gets them back. Once he does, he'll have the ability to shoot lightning from his hand, regenerate his health, fly through the air, possess the bodies of others, and even bring back the dead to fight on his side.

For the most part the game attempts to be a "cinematic" first-person shooter such as Half-Life, with scripted sequences, conversations with non-player characters, and an evolving plot which is revealed via the in-game engine.

Screenshots

Requiem: Avenging Angel Windows NPC in a high-tech environment
Requiem: Avenging Angel Windows Hehe... that's what I call "ambush"
Requiem: Avenging Angel Windows This is Jonas, a good friend. Makes great Pina Colada, too
Requiem: Avenging Angel Windows Typical firefight with innocent bystanders

Alternate Titles

  • "רקוויאם - מלאך הנקמה" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Requiem: Wrath of the Fallen" -- Working title

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User Reviews

Holy, shmoly! אולג 小奥 (168605) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

Gaming Entertainment Monthly Apr 05, 1999 92 out of 100 92
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 8.9 out of 10 89
GamePro (US) Nov 24, 2000 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com Jun 21, 1999 15 out of 20 75
Game Revolution Apr 01, 1999 B 75
GameSpot Apr 25, 1999 7.3 out of 10 73
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jun 02, 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Svenska PC Gamer Jun, 1999 70 out of 100 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jul, 1999 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Over Online Apr 09, 1999 57 out of 100 57

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
What's in the box? 6 Simoneer (30)
Sep 28, 2010
Sound solution? 14 thf (152335)
May 14, 2010
Did you play it? 10 St. Martyne (3562)
Aug 17, 2007

Trivia

On January 29, 2000, Requiem: Avenging Angel was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

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Alan Chan (3645) added Requiem: Avenging Angel (Windows) on Apr 02, 2000