Mixed or average reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 34
  2. Negative: 8 out of 34
  1. Many of these enemy ships resemble living insects and they are recreated to great effect in this game. They are truly disturbing looking, and while they just beg to be killed, the payoff can be particularly gross due to the bloodbath.
  2. Skip this and go play "Command and Conquer 3" or "Supreme Commander" if you want a fun RTS.
  3. Pity the living ships that make up Genesis Rising. There was such a wonderful collection of ideas that were utilized in such an atrocious fashion that you almost want to put the ships down like a lamed horse. It's kinder that way.
  4. Despite the unique look and direction this takes on the RTS genre, the feeling of "I've been here before, done this before, and seen this before" pervades the entire experience.
  5. The gene-stealing and blood-drinking theme makes for an interesting concept with great gameplay implications. But the bottom line is that as a game, Genesis Rising sucks, both literally and figuratively.
  6. 30
    It's easy to spend an hour watching these nifty starships float around a two-dimensional plane, but as soon as you start mousing, you'll want to quit.
  7. There aren’t many space-based RTS titles doing the rounds, but the few that are already on the shelves are almost unanimously better than this broken fun-free nonsense.
  8. With a generic plot and terrible ship building scheme, Genesis Rising is lost in space. Hopefully, it stays that way.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
  2. Negative: 6 out of 15
  1. Misa
    Dec 30, 2009
    Highly frustrating experience... Why do I give it a zero? Because of the good graphics.
  2. MichaelA.
    Sep 16, 2007
    Well, it sucks. The gameplay is slow and tedious, it lacks any real depth, and the multiplayer is a complete joke.
  3. [Anonymous]
    Aug 12, 2007
    Not being able to save your game sucks because you could lose your mothership right at the end of a mission and you have to replay the entire mission over again. Full Review »