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.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (77 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 14, 2001
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"Interesting 3D action RTS hybrid starring sci-fi veterans Paul Darrow and Tom Baker, which lets you pilot units to blow things up personally."
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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. 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
10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 24
Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising is a 2001 strategy game, similar to the original Command and Conquer, where you create and use a variety of ground and air defense units, collect resources, while battling an enemy on an island in the ocean. The story puts you in the middle of a world rebuilt after a war that nearly destroyed everything. The people of this new world once again find themselves in a conflict, this time against the leaders of the old world who escaped into hiding after losing the war.

The story is pretty good and would make for an interesting reboot with a modern look. As a real-time strategy, it's actually pretty fun. The voice acting is decent and the game looks good for a 2001 release, but definitely outdated by todays standards. The game utilizes a 3D map, which is a nice change for RTS games released around the same time. The controls are different than I expected for an RTS. I usually like to micromanage my units, but with Hostile Waters: Antaeus Rising you don't have that ability. There are an array of different units you can create, each with their own abilities and shortcomings, Unlike more popularly known titles such as the Command and Conquer games, in Antaeus Rising you have the ability to individually upgrade units with armor, shields and so on.

All in all, while it might be a bit dated, it is a decent RTS and is worth picking up if you are into old school Real Time Strategy games. Personally, I would like to see this on a reboot list at some point in the future.
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
absolutely love it! a great combination of top-down strategy game and first person shooter.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
pugio in averso belli

Indeed. This game is one of the underrated crown jewls in the gaming world. A game that showed how earth could be in the future and what greed can produce if not stoped. With a Story better than most games today, a gameplay that mixes action, RTS and RPG elements as well as ressorce managing and micro management, an awesome ost for it's time (allone the main menu theme rocks!)(not on par with homeworld but as close as a game from an underrated development studio could get). If you want my advice then buy and play it till the bitter end. Just to see if you can withstand the horrors of modern society and the greed of mankind.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 23
Great game, too bad it doesn't have multiplayer co-op but it's understandable since this was made back in 2000. It's a great fundation and deserves a proper modern remake.
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164 of 182 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 30, 2014
Hostile Water: Antaeus Rising is one of my 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 thanks to steam I now have it in my steam library.

So what are you waiting for Captain? Buy it and play it.

Last time i checked this game is missing the 1.3 patch which is really needed.
This game is old so don't expect widescreen support.
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