A common legend pervades the galaxy-that of a powerful, highly intelligent ancient race that will one day deliver the universe. They are known as Humans. The Advent of Humanity Begins...
User reviews: Positive (39 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 9, 2005
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“...has a lot to offer in terms of gameplay, story, and sound...it brings original ideas and a good dose of personality to a genre that often focuses too much on just shooting people in the face.”
79 – IGN

About This Game

A common legend pervades the galaxy-that of a powerful, highly intelligent ancient race that will one day deliver the universe. They are known as Humans.
Some claim they are the messiah. Others believe they exist only in the imaginations of the young. The Seekers, however, know Humans exist and believe they are an enemy that must be destroyed. Under the guise of benevolent explorers, Seekers comb the universe and eradicate any Human colonies they find. Until now.
Working with award-winning science fiction author Orson Scott Card, GlyphX Games has created a gripping storyline that will thrust gamers into an incredible intergalactic saga.
The Advent of Humanity Begins...

System Requirements

    Minimum: Windows 2000/XP, 2.0 GHz Processor, 256 MB of RAM, 128 MB ATI 9000 or higher or 128 MB GeForce 3 or higher (except GeForce 4 MX), DirectX 8.1 or higher compatible sound card, DirectX 9.0 (included with download), 5.5 GB Minimum Hard Drive Space, NVIDIA nForce or other motherboards / soundcards containing the Dolby Digital Interactive Content Encoder required for Dolby Digital audio, Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse
    Recommended:Windows 2000/XP, 3.4 GHz Processor, 512 MB of RAM, 256 MB GeForce FX 5600 or higher or ATI Radeon 9600 or higher, Sound Blaster Audigy 2 series sound card or higher, Game Pad
Helpful customer reviews
11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
buy this game and get upset because there were supposed to be 2 more
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
I've played this game through 3 times. I love the story, the gameplay, the music. It does have it's bugs since the company basically didn't bother with fixing them due to the money they lost, due to the bugs, and reviews.

This is a guilty pleasure and I wish they would make another.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
One of the best sci-fi I've ever played. Simple control, rich story (written by O. S. Card) and awesome soundtrack (made by T. Tallarico) make this game very profound experience. Sadly this game is unappreciated and underrated, so they cancel rest of trilogy. We must hope, that Advent Rising will rise again. ;)
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
highly underrated game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
[10/10]
Seriously, for a game that came out almost a decade ago It's aged pretty well

Pros:
The plot is fantastic
Fluent mechanics
Combat is really fun
Great cast
Awesome soundtrack
Phenomenal piece overall

Cons:
Ending suffers because this is the first of an unreleased triology, leaving you with a (beautiful) cliffhanger
Cutscenes are fuzzy (Fixable*)

Conclusion:
It's underrated. But the game does so well for itsself it is definitely worth the buy

*To make the cutscenes a bit more polished I recommend looking up "Advent Revising". The guy did a fantastic fan patch on polishing this game
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
This was one of the best games on the original Xbox. When I saw they'd brought it to steam, I was stoked. It's definitely worthy of at least one playthrough. I remember playing this game on my brandnew 5,1 surround sound ten years ago. Memories.

It plays well on PC, and for the price it's definitely worth it. Maybe, if there's enough interest on steam they'll make the sequel!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 29
An awesome and underrated game. A franchise that had potential, which unfortunately, will probably never be revived and completed. I played this on both Xbox and PC and, in my experience, there were less glitches when I played it on PC and the graphics are better on PC. I recommend this to any gamer who likes a good science fiction story
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
Bought the game because Cr1TiKaL said it was good.

Actually not that bad.

8/10

p.s. It is actually not that bad.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
25.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Despite the flaws, despite the aging graphics, this game is a gem. I truly wish to see this trilogy completed, if for nothing more than the strong story and fantastic writing and characterization. 9/10.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
15.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
I recomend you use an XBox 360 controller as the keyboard set up sucks.

This game is amazing! The story, gameplay, and music, graphics (don't mind the artistic style) are beyond the standard. This game is still waiting for it's sequel.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Epic story. Gameplay and skill developement well ahead of its time. Other than graphics, obviously, it is easily on par with Mass Effect..... dnd then it was shut down before the sequels were done. So sad.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
8.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Despite many flaws this game has i fully enjoyed its story-telling sci-fi adventure.
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33 of 35 people (94%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 27
One of my most favorite games, sadly ended with its first chapter because of a stupid Red Crayon in the Xbox. Storyline is fantastic (Star Wars meets Halo), Combat is fun (slightly reminescent of 3rd person Unreal/Halo mix). It is a little Glitchy but still stable enough to play.

I do recommend getting the Advent Revising UnOfficial Patch that fixes video playback (especially on Vista/7 or higher).

http://www.miketyndall.com/setz/Advent%20Revising/
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
This was a great game that I looked forward to playing each day. The story (written by Orson Scott Card [Ender's Game]) was compelling and I was looking forward to play the sequels. Unfortunately, they never came.

I played the game years ago (before stats logging). I tried installing it on my Winodws 7 PC, but it didn't quite work so I had to uninstall after only 10 minutes of play. If you have a Windows XP/2000 box give it a shot.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
It's an old game to be sure, but its still an amazing game. Humans can essentially become gods, you gain powers through the course of the game that makes guns completely obsolete. Its got a great storyline and it's completely worth a look!
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2013
Originally supposed to be a gaming trilogy, which unfortunately ended up with only the first game of the series...

An alien race founds the location of human world, those aliens are peaceful and almost worship the humans, because of the galaxy legends, but they also warn humans that a different faction of aliens is about to destroy their homeworld and annihilate every living human. You take on the role of Gideon Wyeth, young human pilot, who happens to be in the middle of the events and later learns why humans are worshipped by one race while another wants them dead. And with the help of the aliens, he learns much more than the stories...

The game itself is somewhat old - yes, the graphics are outdated, but the important, the best part of this game is it's story, it's music and the gameplay. Story and music are just perfect, you need to try it by yourself to know what i mean, time can't take that away.
Gameplay is really enjoying as well, but the game is filled with bugs, which kinda ruin the overall experince. There also is a flick targetting system that is sometimes pain in the a** to use. Game has fair number of weapons and abilities with progression system, meaning you get more skilled with the weapon/ability the more you use it and eventually open up secondary modes that are mostly very different from the originals, making it a different weapon/ability.

When you beat the game, there is a huge cliffhanger ending, proof that there was meant to be a sequel(s), and you wish they continued the story, but it never came out. As much as i love Mass Effect series (i think they are similar), i wish they rather finished Advent series with more love than the game got in the first place, much more polishing and it could be as good as Mass Effect, if not better.

If you want epic sci-fi game, it's certainly worth a shot!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
I played this game when it came out but I was still a kid and didn't finish any of my games except for the Halo series but now after years I get to play it again and finish it. This game is just absolutely brilliant.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
It's good, stable science-fiction with a heavy supernatural sub-plot and enough action to make Han Solo's trigger finger hurt for days.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Posted: October 28, 2010
Easy game, but the psychic powers are REALLY fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2012
Game has an awesome story and awesome gameplay for the time it was released. Can be a little buggy. Would really like to see the rest of the purposed trilogy.
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