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In 2032 an Earth that knows only peace is forced to relearn the art of war. Twenty years have passed since the population of Earth did a fine job of destroying nearly everything in one final struggle for power by the politicians and military leaders.
Release Date: Jun 14, 2001
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About the Game

In 2032 an Earth that knows only peace is forced to relearn the art of war.

Twenty years have passed since the population of Earth did a fine job of destroying nearly everything in one final struggle for power by the politicians and military leaders. Twenty years have been spent building a near Utopia, a society where currency and finance are irrelevant, a planet without hunger or poverty. All weapons have been destroyed to ensure peace. But hidden away in an archipelago in the Pacific Ocean, a cabal of old-world magnates: ex-leaders, financiers, politicians, and despots, are planning a return to the greed fueled, hate filled past. And there in no way to fight them. Except this one last remaining Adaptive Cruiser – The Antaeus.

Antaeus Rising combines explosive action with powerful real-time strategy. Take command of powerful aircraft carrier/manufacturing platform. Create military units with your carrier using the most advanced nano-technology known by the modern world and lead an army against the forces of the Old World Cabal. Plan your assault from within your carrier and than enter your units for some third-person mayhem! The fate of world is in your hands, are you able to hold it?

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
    • Processor: 1 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 505 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8
    • Processor: 1.4 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 505 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
133 products in account
23 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
This is one of the best games of all time.

A seamless blend of tactical RTS and vehicle simulator, it pits you, a naval carrier/factory and a crew of dead soldier stored on computer chips against a mad Cabal of arms dealers and evil politicians hellbent on making war against a world that has been completely demilitarized. Your journey takes you through a chicane of 20 islands in the South Pacific as you investigate and dismantle the Cabal's operations.

The storyline, written by famous comicmaker Warren Ellis and narrated by legendary Doctor Who veteran Tom Baker, is very deep and engaging, and makes you genuinely care about both your crew and vessel, and the helpless world you are protecting. I won't give away any spoilers but suffice it to say there are far worse things hiding in those islands than 20-year-old tanks and gunships, and by the end you'll experience quite a few genuinely scary moments.

The gameplay is, as I said, quite seamless, without a single bug. Steam integration could be better however: the Overlay isn't working so you can't take screenshots and it doesn't log your game time (which is why it says up there that I've played 0 hours of it), and as of yet there is no Steam Cloud support. We can only hope. However, the root game is quite well-rounded and optimized. The AI, especially that of your uploaded soldiers, is competent without making you feel unnecessary; there's always a situation where you're better off taking the wheel yourself. Graphics-wise, quite amazingly, the game looks rather good, especially given how old it is, and it will run without a problem on any machine.

You have absolutely no reason to deny yourself this amazing game.

100/10 Recommended!
Posted: March 12th, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
516 products in account
11 reviews
33.2 hrs on record
Good Game,
it hard i long game, you need to think tactic
you need to plan your strategy, every level you gain something new,
new character or Weapon.
you can always do it fast or slow the level
Posted: April 28th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
27 products in account
2 reviews
0.9 hrs on record
This is a very good strategy game, even if it is old and it has bad graphics :D (Y)
Posted: March 27th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
451 products in account
1 review
4.6 hrs on record
I played this game to death years ago, when it first game out. To this day, I've yet to find a game quite like it.

It's quite cheesy and the story is a little rediculous at first, but it soon gets interesting once the "real" enemy appears. It actually makes a really good argument for nanotechnology and makes an interesting stab at what that would mean for us all.

Gameplay wise, it's a great little strategy game. Its control scheme is awkward when it comes to issuing orders, you have to get used to regularly stopping the action in order to issue new commands and some of the micromanaging of the recycling unit gets bloody tedius at times, but it makes up for it when you just jump in and control a unit yourself.

It's a shame this version doesn't come with any modern perks like widescreen support, but it works well enough on my Windows 7 x64 machine.
Posted: February 8th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
147 products in account
1 review
0.3 hrs on record
This game brings back so many memories, I got this when it first game out, I read reviews back on the old Funcoland Website and i rushed out to get it. The game play was very fun and engaging and the A.I. made the game great. Cursing and each one having their own personality made this game a gem of its time.
Posted: March 13th, 2014
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142 of 156 people (91%) found this review helpful
1,456 products in account
34 reviews
1.1 hrs on record
Hotile Water: Ataeus Rising is one of favourite older games.
From the moment i played the demo back when it was released! i was hooked unfortunetly for me at the time i had no method of obtaining it.

Basically you control a carrier ship which is 1 of two left in the Antaeue Project with the second being out of commison which has the ability to construct certain vehicles Land/air which will expand in variety as you play the game. The pilots for your vehicles are actually the soul of someone who died piloting one of the vehicles you harvest that have been recorded into a soulchip.

Construction happens because of the creation engine which is full of tiny nanites that can build things really fast due to sheer number of them however without energy you will not be able to make things.

You will need to collect energy via harvesting metallic objects that are littered throughout the levels.
To upgrade units/unlock tech you will need to fight and analyse vehicles/weapons.

From what i can tell thus far this is original untouched code that still play's well. The Resolution is still pretty low but don't let that put you off.

This is a strategy game that is in dire need for a HD remake or a sequel.

I am now a happy owner with 3 copies. 1 from amazon, 1 from gog and now thank to steam i now have it in my steam library.

So what are you waiting for Captain? Buy it and play it.
Posted: January 30th, 2014
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