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  • Summary: Aquanox Deep Descent is a first person underwater vehicle shooter, in which players control a variety of customizable ships to engage in fierce battles in the dystopian deep sea world of Aqua. In the near future the Earth's surface has become uninhabitable. What remains of humankind lives inAquanox Deep Descent is a first person underwater vehicle shooter, in which players control a variety of customizable ships to engage in fierce battles in the dystopian deep sea world of Aqua. In the near future the Earth's surface has become uninhabitable. What remains of humankind lives in former mining and research stations, deep below the surface of the sea. Born and raised in the only world we know, the loose network of underwater settlements, torn by the war for resources and dominance between various factions.

    Take control of a team of highly trained fighter pilots and experience an epic story in the dark world of Aquanox. Send your enemies down to Davy Jones's Locker with well-aimed torpedoes, mortars, mines and more. Explore the deepest corners of the oceans -- mysterious, hazardous, uncharted.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Oct 15, 2020
    80
    A very solid entry in the genre by Digital Arrow that narrowly misses on true greatness due to some small missteps. A bit more attention to detail, better enemy AI and higher production values would have hugely benefited an otherwise very enjoyable action/simulation game.
  2. Oct 15, 2020
    80
    Duking it out underwater is a lot of fun in this game. The visuals are well-done, it plays well, and the story is quite strong too. Very much worth a look for anyone intrigued by its premise.
  3. Oct 15, 2020
    77
    With its interesting setting, engaging story, great combat mechanics, and tons of customization options, Aquanox Deep Descent is a more than worthy new entry in the classic series. Bland mission design and a repetitive structure does damage the experience a bit, but all those that enjoy dogfighting games, no matter where they take place, will find plenty to like in the game.
  4. Oct 15, 2020
    70
    Aquanox: Deep Descent continues a journey into the depths of the sea started in 1996 and proves blowing things up underwater is more fun than the Bends.
  5. Oct 15, 2020
    65
    Aquanox Deep Descent is a beautiful follow up to a series that many may have forgotten about over the years. However, it was clearly made on a budget, which seemed to hurt a few of the game’s more necessary modes. Boring supporting characters, lacking enemy environment, and a subpar coop mode won’t make any new series fans. However, those who truly dive into what this game offers will find a responsive and atmospheric submarine shooter with a deep level of strategy.
  6. Oct 15, 2020
    63
    The underwater combat in Aquanox: Deep Descent certainly feels right, however the lousy enemy AI, the consequent generally low difficulty, and several naiveties in the gameplay formula do not allow the game to be enjoyable from start to finish. It doesn't help that the plot and dialogue writing is abysmal. The end result is unfortunately an all too generic, sometimes soporific, submarine shooter.
  7. 60
    Aquanox: Deep Descent works well enough to justify its existence. Performance is fine, gameplay is fine, story is fine, length and price are fine - Aquanox is just fine. It won't wow a lot of people, but the people it does impress will be enamored by it. And, you know what, sometimes that's all you need out of a video game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Oct 17, 2020
    10
    Good gameplay, awsome graphics. It' really short, could be longer, but really enjoyable.
  2. Oct 18, 2020
    10
    Enjoyable game play to say the least. Great graphics and a nice story. Had a lot of fun playing it.Good job developers!
  3. Oct 19, 2020
    10
    I hope this hidden gem gets enough attention, if it got your interest, you should just try it
  4. Oct 17, 2020
    10
    Super game. One of mine tops.I played it like Misha plays pokemon go! "evere day"
  5. Oct 17, 2020
    10
    Yep, the waiting is over, and I dived deep in the word of Aqua! The game is awesome, and it is in a perfect prize range.. The gameplay isYep, the waiting is over, and I dived deep in the word of Aqua! The game is awesome, and it is in a perfect prize range.. The gameplay is perfectly balanced, and the game is fun to play. Well done Digital Arrow! Expand
  6. Oct 19, 2020
    9
    I'm really enjoying exploring the depths of the ocean, getting to know Aqua.

    The graphics are very good, the sound even better. I like the
    I'm really enjoying exploring the depths of the ocean, getting to know Aqua.

    The graphics are very good, the sound even better.
    I like the firing system, having the possibility to shoot independently each weapon is fantastic.
    We can customize our submarine, from the type of color we want to have to the weapons to use.

    So far, the story of the game is very appealing.
    9 out of 10, I just don't give 10 out of 10 because I find it a little slow when aiming the sights.

    I recommend.
    I'm sure I'm going to spend many hours enjoying this game.
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  7. Oct 18, 2020
    3
    This is an action game with terrible combat and poor writing. Okay for a 2010 independent title, but not a 2020 game with a famous name attached.

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