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Description

In this sequel to Archimedean Dynasty, the player once again controls Emerald "Dead-Eye" Flint, the hero from the first game. Five years after Archimedean Dynasty, the underwater metropolis Neopolis, capital city of the Atlantic Federation, is a battlefield. It is a battle between the government and a new, hard line. Admiral Cox, well known from the previous installment, has to decide - and he really has problems with this decision...

Like its predecessor, AquaNox is a hybrid of submarine simulation and shooter. The game contains more than thirty single player missions and nine different player vessels. Flint earns money by completing missions, allowing him to purchase better submarines, weapons and equipment. Outside the submarine, Flint can visit stations, talk to NPCs, and receive missions from them. Unlike the first game, the player's view is fixed to the cockpit in this installment, and the controls resemble more those of a first-person shooter. The defensive turret system has been replaced by two cannons that can be installed on the hull.

Screenshots

AquaNox Windows A Capital Ship vs. Capital Ship duel. Commodore Sool's Ghost blasts away at Admiral Cox's Triops
AquaNox Windows Graphic options...
AquaNox Windows Now, you aren't going to date her...
AquaNox Windows Even the bionts chip in, in the battle against the Squids. Here your wingmates converge on a Squid which is busy blasting a Biont bomber with its eyebeam

Promo Images

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Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "未来水世界" -- Simplified Chinese spelling
  • "Weilai Shui Shijie" -- Simplified Chinese title
  • "Aquanox: Сумерки Аквы" -- Russian spelling
  • "AquaNox: The Last War Will Be Fought Beneath The Waves" -- Tag-lined title
  • "Aqua" -- Working title

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Critic Reviews

Gameplay (Benelux) Oct 31, 2001 88 out of 100 88
Gamesmania.de Oct 13, 2001 84 out of 100 84
Gamezone (Germany) Oct 12, 2001 8.2 out of 10 82
Gameguru Mania Dec 10, 2001 80 out of 100 80
Christ Centered Game Reviews Jun 01, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Krawall Gaming Network Nov 16, 2001 80 out of 100 80
Fragland.net Sep 15, 2002 77 out of 100 77
PC Gamer UK Feb, 2002 67 out of 100 67
GameSpot Nov 30, 2001 6.1 out of 10 61
Yiya Dec 13, 2002 C 50

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Trivia

Ending

The game only contains the first half of the planned storyline, which explains why it seems to end in the middle of everything without a proper resolution.

Localization

According to Wolfgang Walk, the original French translation changed the background story significantly: it was about a genocide conducted by US America. They rejected the translation because they had a professional French translator in their studio who noticed the changes

Technology

AquaNox was upon release one of the "killer apps" for the at the time new GeForce3 graphic chipset. It was co-developed with NVIDIA to take advantage of the new features of the NV20 boards which allowed it to be one of the first games (if not the first) to include such effects as caustic reflections and radiosity lighting in a real-time environment.

Awards

  • GameStar (Germany)
    • Issue 02/2002 - Best Graphics in 2001

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phlux (4337) added AquaNox (Windows) on Oct 16, 2001