Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising Image
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

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  • Summary: Ever see Stallone's "Demolition Man?" Sure, think 2032, a peaceful society without weapons...that is until a renegade group of magnates arrives forces you to excavate the war cruiser Adaptive Cruiser Antaeus from the ocean floor and use it to save the world from the clutches of tyranny.
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  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Tremendous fun. It doesn't innovate so much as it refines and ties together a couple of different elements into a satisfying whole.
  2. With superb graphics, sound, and music, as well as immersive and challenging gameplay, Rage has really done its job in making sure that this title has no real weaknesses. The plot development and cinematics are simply in a class by themselves.
  3. 90
    Hostile Waters is not only a superb PC game it's actually one of the very best games I've ever played.
  4. Best taken as what it is: an experience. It is a graphically beautiful, fully engrossing story that lets the player take the role of combatant and commander.
  5. Those strategists who want to work on their battlefield commanding ability will enjoy this game more than people whose greatest thrill is decimating an enemy with an unstoppable force.
  6. 80
    HW:AR creates innovative and white-knuckled gameplay that will strain both your reflexes and your wits, not to mention your cool head.
  7. Ultimately, a gap-filled and very linear storyline, a lack of any sort of multiplayer or joystick support, and the relative ease of mission completion undermine any real value here for the gamer.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Nov 19, 2012
    9
    It's been over a decade since this game was released. I thank my dad for buying me this game. The game was well presented. The story was very powerful, and the narrator had you at the edge of your seat. As for graphics, they will obviously be ugly compared to those of more modern games, but, hey, this game was made in 2001, so give it a break. It was great at the time. Now for the gameplay. What a wonderful combination of real-time strategy and third-person shooter elements! Yes, it has the action, but you really need think, and start being strategic. And I love the resource management. The sound and music were excellent as well. What pains me is that there was no multiplayer. If it had multiplayer, then it would be a great game perfected. Unfortunately, the game only has a story mode, so once you beat the game, that's it. But it takes about 20-30 hours to complete, and a second playthrough is worth it, so that's like 40-60 hours. In conclusion, this is the best game nobody plays. I hope one day, someone will remake this game, solve all its issues and I'll buy it on day one. Expand

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