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  • Summary: A new story of the underwater world Aqua. In 2666 a young freighter pilot called William Drake sets out to search for the heritage of a mythical ancestor. He is looking for adventure - and finds greed, ruthlessness, merciless hatred... and also unexpected help. But very soon he has to realize that he is not the only one hunting for his ancestor's legendary treasure. [JoWood Productions] Expand
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  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. Makes me wish more games featured adult-themed language and situations, because in this case, they actually add to the gritty feel and setting we've been delivered. [Dec 2003, p.107]
  2. The graphics are beautiful and along with the sound effects and musical score really immerse you in the game.
  3. What with graphics that are no longer state-of-the-art, no multiplayer component, a less-than-totally compelling story, and combat that is sometimes frustrating, there is a lot missing here.
  4. The action is still highly distinctive fun, though, and for those in search of a challenge, Aquanox 2 definitely comes through. [Jan 2004, p.85]
  5. 60
    Unless you were a diehard fan of the original, I'd say give this one a pass.
  6. 60
    A beautiful game. Much like its predecessor, AquaNox 2 sets a new high water mark (heh, heh) in graphics. High end PC gamers are in for a real treat. It doesn't hurt that the game plays well too. Yet the single player campaign just isn't all that long.
  7. A lobotomized first-person shooter. Invisible walls and glass ceilings abound throughout the briny deep, ensnaring players in a boring series of follow-the-leader and circle-strafing style stages. [Dec 2003, p.144]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. ZuffuluZT
    May 1, 2008
    Why does this game got such low scores? I really don't get it ...when this game came out I played it all the way through - twice, because it was so much fun. ;)
    And until today I have finished it probably another 10 times.
    It really is a timeless classic for me that never grows old and I am really hoping for part 3. There is still so much potential in that universe.
  2. ShawnT.
    May 22, 2006
    The storyline is awesome! If you are in to sci-fi action this is all you need! Highly detailed graphics run very smoothly even with older machines. But' yes the biggest plus is still its piece-of-art story. Expand
  3. AlexanderS.
    Mar 14, 2009
    This game is very underrated. The story, characters and dialogues are clearly adult-themed and dark. Like Aquanox 1 it shows well the madness of a post apocalyptic underwater society. The dialogues are very hilarious too (at least in the German Original version)

    The gameplay is solid, fast and furious. But there are not many ships too choose from. However you get plenty of weapons.

    The graphics are nice and fit well the dark atmosphere. Sound is superb too.

    The only real cons for this game are the linearity (altough it does not disturb me that much, it is a story-driven game) and the presentation. The story is told via pictures of the speaking characters and dialogue. It is not that great. However sometimes a render video plays.

    Overall it is a great, adult game which small flaws.
  4. Sep 19, 2013
    Same graphics, same guns, same submarines. But in this sequel is everything even bigger. Sadly it's doing that game boring. Story is so predictable and so unnecessarily long. Full of strange characters with one main who successfully supplementing all stupid conversations. At least there are still some good fights. 61/100 Expand
  5. Sep 2, 2014
    A little better graphics than its predecessor but even shorter missions and more awkward combat system.
    Again you'll spend your time waiting
    for a mission to load or reading the lengthy explanations.
    The computer voice that should help you in finding your next target speaks only during combat, you will never be able to understand what happens, begin concentrated on the fight while the voice is covered by the explosions.
  6. BonoC.
    Aug 1, 2003
    If you want to watch player portraits spouting trite philosophical tidbits inbetween some of the least fun action you may ever endure.. this is your game. Expand

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