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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 Mission briefing
Battle Engine Aquila Xbox In the tutorial you are quite limited to what you can do.
Battle Engine Aquila Xbox Zooming in on the targets
Battle Engine Aquila Xbox Title screen

Promo Images

Battle Engine Aquila Screenshot
Battle Engine Aquila Screenshot
Battle Engine Aquila Wallpaper
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. Rupert Breheny (123) 2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars2.33 Stars

Critic Reviews

Xbox World Australia (XWA) Jul 05, 2003 87 out of 100 87
GameZone Feb 24, 2003 8.2 out of 10 82
IGN Jan 24, 2003 8 out of 10 80
GamePro (US) Jan 27, 2003 4 out of 5 80
TeamXbox Jan 28, 2003 7.6 out of 10 76
Game Revolution Mar, 2003 B 75
GameSpot Jan 29, 2003 6.7 out of 10 67
GameSpy Feb 03, 2003 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Gamestyle 2003 6 out of 10 60
Games TM Jan, 2003 5 out of 10 50


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Kotario (133) added Battle Engine Aquila (Xbox) on Dec 11, 2003
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