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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.


Genesis Rising Windows Though most cinematics are realtime some are prerendered with game engine.
Genesis Rising Windows Cutscene showing a lot of space stations.
Genesis Rising Windows Getting a task from an NPC
Genesis Rising Windows Organic ships explodes to huge clouds of blood.

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Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews May 15, 2007 75 out of 100 75
Out Of Eight Apr 06, 2007 6 out of 8 75
Absolute Games ( Apr, 2007 69 out of 99 70
IGN Apr 04, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65
Game Chronicles Apr 11, 2007 6.2 out of 10 62
Gamers Europe Jun 17, 2007 6 out of 10 60
Game Watcher Apr 30, 2007 5.3 out of 10 53
Armchair Empire, The May 28, 2007 4 out of 10 40
Worth Playing May 27, 2007 4 out of 10 40
Game Revolution Apr 30, 2007 D 25


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Anguel Delidjakov (516) added Genesis Rising (Windows) on Apr 12, 2007