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Description

In the future, on the planet Allium, the situation has become desperate. This world has suffered from global warming, causing the polar ice caps to melt. The rising sea has resulted in the amount habitable land to decrease dramatically. All that is left are island chains, making land the most valuable resource on the planet. The entire population must survive and compete over these islands.

Currently, there are two distinct civilizations on Allium, settled into an uneasy cease-fire. There are the scientifically advanced Forseti and the aggressive Muspell. The Forseti have recently developed the most advanced combat vehicle in existence, the Battle Engine Aquila. The Aquila is both a four-legged mechanized tank and a combat jet, it is capable of switching modes at will. Players take the role of Hawk Winter, a Forseti cargo loader operator who has been conscripted because of his piloting skills.

Battle Engine Aquila is a mechanized shooter taking place in a larger battlefield. The player plays only a single, yet important, role in a larger war effort. A large part of the gameplay consists of supporting and being supported by the allied forces. Players will have to fight naval, air, and ground forces in both modes of their battle engine.

Screenshots

Battle Engine Aquila Windows External view
Battle Engine Aquila Xbox Zooming in on the targets
Battle Engine Aquila Xbox Selecting your weapon platform
Battle Engine Aquila Xbox Title screen

Promo Images

Battle Engine Aquila Screenshot
Battle Engine Aquila Screenshot
Battle Engine Aquila Screenshot
Battle Engine Aquila Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "战斗机器Aquila" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Боевая машина Акилла" -- Russian spelling

User Reviews

Some great design and with an epic scale, but somehow unengaging. Xbox Rupert Breheny (123)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic Xbox Jan 28, 2004 B+ 83
GameCell UK PlayStation 2 2003 8 out of 10 80
Game Captain Windows Apr 21, 2004 75 out of 100 75
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Mar, 2003 B 75
Game Revolution Xbox Mar, 2003 B 75
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Jan 10, 2003 14 out of 20 70
GameStar (Germany) Windows Mar, 2004 68 out of 100 68
GameSpy Windows Nov 27, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Withingames Windows May 08, 2004 3 out of 5 60
Games TM Xbox Jan, 2003 5 out of 10 50

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