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  • Summary: Come aboard and explore the dangerous and merciless deep sea with all its adventures. Features over 30 single-player-missions; 9 completely different playerships; over 40 different enemies, including gigantic creatures; gripping story and detailed world with over 70 NPCs; and deathmatch andCome aboard and explore the dangerous and merciless deep sea with all its adventures. Features over 30 single-player-missions; 9 completely different playerships; over 40 different enemies, including gigantic creatures; gripping story and detailed world with over 70 NPCs; and deathmatch and teambased multiplayer modes. [Fishtank Interactive] Collapse
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  1. If you want an undersea simulation or oceanic real-time strategy, then forget it; but if what you desire is arcade action in a novel and challenging context, then it fits the bill.
  2. Some games—AquaNox, for example—seem like they were made up of leftover game parts and assembled in total darkness by a team of deranged, acid-dropping monkeys...What's really crazy is that, oddly enough, it ain't half bad.
  3. 70
    If you closed your eyes and managed to drown out the superfluous and oft aggravating German techno you wouldn't for a second know that the game took place underwater. It features none of the ambience, deep bass, and whooshing water associated with the setting.
  4. It should by no means be considered to be a submarine simulation, but rather a simple arcade shoot-em-up, used only for time wasting when you have nothing the least bit intelligent to play.
  5. A bit of a bimbo, pretty but mindless.
  6. Sadly, in addition to the crap voice acting, the game’s phat/phunky Euro-trash techno beats will have you either tapping your toes or (like me) turning off the music altogether. [Feb 2002, p.80]
  7. 60
    The first time you see AquaNox in action, you'll probably be impressed with the bright lights and flashy explosions, but you'll probably tire of those in about five minutes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
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  1. ZuffuluZ
    May 1, 2008
    10
    I absolutely don't understand those ratings! This is still one of the most addicting games out there, because the setting is so unusual. I absolutely don't understand those ratings! This is still one of the most addicting games out there, because the setting is so unusual. And the action is great! Expand
  2. Jul 21, 2013
    9
    The very first game of my very first pc. Even though back then i played several video games on that time, i absolutely stunned by the setting,The very first game of my very first pc. Even though back then i played several video games on that time, i absolutely stunned by the setting, visuals and gameplay. After all these years, considering that i am now writing this review in 2013, i still can't forget how unique and amazing game it was. Bioshock 1 was the spiritual successor to Aqua for me and the two is in my all time top 5 ever! Expand
  3. Sep 19, 2013
    8
    World of Aqua. Full of pirate scum, bionts, crawles and squids. Good targets for mercenary Emerald "Dead Eye" Flint. Fights are fast andWorld of Aqua. Full of pirate scum, bionts, crawles and squids. Good targets for mercenary Emerald "Dead Eye" Flint. Fights are fast and funny. Nice stylization in green color and obviously completely awesome looking undersea environment. Attempt for new conversation system did not fare best but it's still remarkable. One Tsunami Booster please. 79/100 Expand
  4. Dec 13, 2013
    8
    Not bad, I dug the story and the visuals were good for their time but there is a pretty big catch for me.
    This is a sequel to a game called
    Not bad, I dug the story and the visuals were good for their time but there is a pretty big catch for me.
    This is a sequel to a game called Archimedean Dynasty, and it was in every way but graphics a far superior game. I suggest playing that one first, you'll understand.
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  5. KafkaF.
    Jan 31, 2002
    5
    Whoops, I thought this game was a sequal to NOX when I impulsively bought it. So, NO COMMENT.
  6. Sep 2, 2014
    5
    Nothing more than a demo for the latest nVidia chipset of these days.
    Very short missions - go there, kill this - you spent more time waiting
    Nothing more than a demo for the latest nVidia chipset of these days.
    Very short missions - go there, kill this - you spent more time waiting for the menus to appear than playing. Combat is pointlessly awkward - enemies are flat, you can't hit them from the side.
    Cartoony character tell you the story, again you will spend more time reading texts than playing.
    Visuals WERE stunning, that's it.
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