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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.


Battle Engine Aquila Xbox Intro movie
Battle Engine Aquila Windows Internal view
Battle Engine Aquila Xbox Testing the vulcan cannon on unmanned tanks
Battle Engine Aquila PlayStation 2 A scene from the game's introduction showing what it's like to be on the receiving end of Aquilla's weapons

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 Xbox Feb 18, 2003 84 out of 100 84
PC Zone Windows Nov 11, 2003 7.8 out of 10 78
Game Captain Windows Apr 21, 2004 75 out of 100 75 PlayStation 2 Jan 10, 2003 14 out of 20 70
PC Games (Germany) Windows Apr 20, 2004 69 out of 100 69
GameStar (Germany) Windows Mar, 2004 68 out of 100 68 Windows Jun 11, 2004 13 out of 20 65
GameSpot Windows Nov 26, 2003 6.1 out of 10 61
Boomtown Windows Mar 20, 2004 6 out of 10 60
CanardPC Windows Apr 28, 2004 5 out of 10 50


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