Aqua (Xbox 360)

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Aqua is a twin-stick arcade shooter with a steampunk theme where the player controls a naval ship from a top-down view. The protagonist is Captain Benjamin Grey, a member of the Emperean Navy fleet. Following a conflict known as the Gothean War, the Gothean adversaries return with new technology and together with Chief Engineer Polly Edison he once again has to take to the seas to stop them.

In the story-driven campaign there are eventually three different ships to command: Speedboat, Cruiser and Gunship, with different upgrades to further customize them. The gameplay is fast and the different missions include taking out batteries and an extensive amount of the game is spent on escorting ships. The left stick is used to steer into a general direction and the right stick fires, similar to Geometry Wars. There are different types of guns to collect, from nailguns to flamethrowers, torpedoes, and mines. Enemies attack from the land, sea and the air. To progress through different areas sometimes a switch needs to be shot to open locks. The ship can boost to move faster but during that time no weapons can be shot. Pick-ups appear in the water and can be collected. By killing enemies aquaflux particles can be gathered. These fill up a bar to unleash a powerful weapon that destroys most enemies on the screen.

There is a minor tactical element of the game as the player's ship can dock to hire squads that can help out. There are four types: Fighter, Sieger, Healer and Sonar. The player influences control through a menu with commands to attack, defend a specific ship or to hold ground. Multiplayer is supported through a co-op mode. There is also a head-to-head mode with checkpoint racing and arena deathmatch.


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Alternate Titles

  • "Морской бой" -- Russian spelling
  • "Naval Warfare" -- Windows title

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Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Jun 16, 2010 8.9 out of 10 89 Jun 03, 2010 15 out of 20 75
1UP May 25, 2010 B 75
Cheat Code Central 2010 3.6 out of 5 72 (UK) May 28, 2010 7 out of 10 70
Console Monster Jun 10, 2010 65 out of 100 65
GameFocus Jun 02, 2010 6.5 out of 10 65
Brash Games Feb 08, 2011 6 out of 10 60
GameSpot May 27, 2010 5.5 out of 10 55
Resolution Magazine Jun 02, 2010 4 out of 10 40


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Related Web Sites

  • Aqua (official game website)
  • Wikipedia: Aqua (article in the open encyclopedia about the game)
Sciere (508356) added Aqua (Xbox 360) on Jul 14, 2010
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