Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
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  1. I found the experience more entertaining than frustrating, and, with a price of about $25, the game is fun enough for those who have twitchy trigger fingers.
  2. All action as the gameplay is fast and intense. The controls are great; the gameplay fluidly switches from land-based mech combat to airborne fighting without a single hiccup to the flow. However, the mission structure can get a little repetitive before too long.
  3. 75
    If you're an action game fan and you want something that you can pretty much jump into and play without having to pore over a manual -- and you need something to occupy your time while you're waiting for those other, bigger games to come out -- BEA is a good candidate for your time.
  4. 72
    The controls are clearly designed for a console and were never properly translated to the PC. Hardcore gamers will probably scoff, but those looking for a fun action title that offers several hours of diversion, this one may be worth picking up.
  5. An inadequate addition to the mission-based sci-fi sim genre. The branching mission paths are a nice idea, but, in practice, they could have allowed for more mission variety than what the final product actually delivers.
  6. Computer Gaming World
    60
    Fun, but it doesn't do anything groundbreaking. [Apr 2004, p.93]
  7. PC Gamer
    60
    Only for those who are starved for an arcade-style blaster on the PC. [Feb 2004, p.80]
  8. Computer Games Magazine
    60
    Single-player game lovers will find a worthy entertainment here; fans of multiplayer, on the other hand, will be shocked and dismayed. [Feb 2004, p.80]
  9. Battle Engine Aquila could be cruelly summarised as a poor man’s Yager. It’s fair-to-middling, fun but shallow, and suffers for its missed opportunities.
  10. You can happily blaze away all day were it not for those objectives, playing smart is the developer's desired way for you to play but its not as much fun.
  11. The controls from this port are done relatively well, but the overall gameplay prevents this game from standing out as anything more than an average game at best.
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Jun 2, 2015
    8
    It's a pretty exciting game, good graphics, good mechanics, story about crazy, but worth trying. It makes it something good enoughIt's a pretty exciting game, good graphics, good mechanics, story about crazy, but worth trying. It makes it something good enough . Full Review »