Battle Engine Aquila PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Jan 19, 2003
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
Buy On
  1. The single most impressive thing about this game is the visuals. It ‘s quite remarkable to behold. Not in a “isn’t that pretty as an oil painting” kind of way, but in the sheer grand scale of it.
  2. While I wouldn’t call this title really high quality, it rests on the strength of good gameplay and a proven console game style.
  3. Though the weak storyline, too-easy-for-its-own-good firing controls, and a few other small errors take away from the game's fun, and keep it from being a truly great game, it still isn't enough to take down the solid gameplay complemented by the game's unique transforming ideas.
  4. 80
    It's an addicting game, a good game, with a solid idea, great AI, and plenty of extras.
  5. PSM Magazine
    80
    Looks great, controls well, and has more explosions per square inch than any three other games. We love it. [Feb 2003, p.34]
  6. A surprisingly solid game. The numerous missions are hard, but not impossible.
  7. By far the coolest, most memorable aspect of the game is the ships' ability to transform on-the-fly.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. CharlieB.
    Jul 9, 2007
    7
    It's quite a fun game, challenging and interesting. It loses out on the wingmates - most of them die quite easily, and on the storyline, It's quite a fun game, challenging and interesting. It loses out on the wingmates - most of them die quite easily, and on the storyline, which felt more of an extra, pasted onto the end of each scene rather than part of the game itself. Overall it was a good game, but is less immersive than many games I've played Full Review »
  2. JohnS.
    Jun 19, 2003
    9
    Overall this game is great, but a few minor problems such as framerate in multiplayer and atrocious voice acting for hawk the main cahracterOverall this game is great, but a few minor problems such as framerate in multiplayer and atrocious voice acting for hawk the main cahracter bring the score down. all in all a really good well thought out game with a decent story and good AI. Full Review »
  3. PhalanxDream
    May 6, 2003
    9
    This is a pretty amazing game with more than just goin around in a giant robot that can also turn into plane and blowing things up. there is This is a pretty amazing game with more than just goin around in a giant robot that can also turn into plane and blowing things up. there is a certain element of tactics involved. i love games based on robots so this is a great game by me, if you are less into giant robot warefare then i wud still recomend this as a high choice as its gameplay is phenominal. So says Phalanx Dream. Full Review »