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The water is no longer calm. The undersea world has undergone a transformation from tranquil environment to a place of unspeakable violence, graphic murder and horrific danger. It is now the 27th century and mercenaries such as 'Emerald' Dead Eye Flint ply their deadly trade among the warring forces of man and nature.
Release Date: Nov 30, 2001
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Reviews

"Gorgeous, with great lighting effects, tremendous fireballs, and richly detailed models"
— Computer Gaming World 70 %

"Massive has set a new bar of measurable aesthetic luster in the PC market"
— IGN 70 %

"Clever AI, awesome sound, great story, brilliant graphics,..."
— 4players 88 %

About the Game

The water is no longer calm.

The undersea world has undergone a transformation from tranquil environment to a place of unspeakable violence, graphic murder and horrific danger. It is now the 27th century and mercenaries such as 'Emerald' Dead Eye Flint ply their deadly trade among the warring forces of man and nature. Gamers take the role of Flint, taking command of a loosely aligned force of fellow mercenaries who hire themselves out to the powerful leaders of this inhospitable world. Players fight vicious battles against crazed mercenaries, mighty military forces and hideous sea monsters. The frantic pace never lets up in Aquanox: True adrenaline-rush action for today's gamers.



Key features:

  • Mission based action with stunning and violent individual and team-based combat
  • Superbly crafted 3D graphics in a real-time, richly rendered underwater world of steep mountain ranges, intricate caverns, deadly currents and glittering underwater cities
  • 34 dangerous missions giving hours of action packed gaming
  • Multiplayer options for LAN and Internet for gripping deathmatch and team-based battles
  • Over 40 incredible enemies and vicious monsters to battle to the end
  • Atmospheric 3D soundtrack and music

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS: Windows 98/ME/2000
    • Processor: Intel P3 or AMD Athlon/Duron >400MHz
    • Memory: 128 MB
    • Graphics: 16 MB AGP2X Video Card or better
    • DirectX®: DirectX 8.0
    • Hard Drive: 500MB
    • Sound: SoundBlaster or compatible
    • Other Requirements: Joystick or Mouse

    Recommended:

    • OS: Windows 98/ME/2000
    • Processor: Intel P3 or AMD Athlon/Duron >700MHz or Intel P4 > 1000MHz
    • Memory: 256 MB
    • Graphics: 64 MB AGP4X DirectX 8.0 Class Hardware with VertexShaders V1.1 and PixelShaders V1.0 or better
    • DirectX®: DirectX 8.0
    • Hard Drive: 800MB
    • Sound: SoundBlaster Live or compatible, 4 speakers
    • Other Requirements: Joystick or Mouse
Helpful customer reviews
18 of 21 people (86%) found this review helpful
302 products in account
4 reviews
1.2 hrs on record
Beautiful game, even though the graphics are getting dated.
Lots of fun. Terrible voice acting. Okay plot.

Plays mostly like a space shooter, under water.
Posted: December 9th, 2013
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
130 products in account
4 reviews
12.1 hrs on record
Aged very well

Even though this game has been released 12 years ago, it still manages to capture the feeling of underwater Sci-Fi Combat in a great fashion. Its graphics are very colourful and atmospheric (and some may argue better than the graphics of its darker successor because of this), sound effects are satisfying and fitting.

The voice acting is mostly done pretty well, and the story is being told by well written conversations between lots of intriguing characters that are presented through well-drawn images in a fitting art style.

The combat itself is good, firing weapons feels satisfying, torpedos find their targets somewhat too rarely and the difficulty and length can vary greatly between missions, but overall the game manages to capture the feeling of fighting underwater very well.

The plot can be confusing at times and the cutscenes between chapters of the game are of lackluster quality for some reason, but nonetheless I enjoyed my playthrough a lot.

I you liked games like freelancer, and generally prefer action over realism and rpg-elements, this is for you.

Considering the very low price you can get it for these days, I recommend picking this game up for a few hours of submarine action, and if you do happen to like it, you may also take a look at the great sequel.
Posted: December 20th, 2013
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
289 products in account
1 review
1.2 hrs on record
I remember when I played this way back when it was released. Good memories!
It is still a lot of fun to play, but you might need to fiddle around a little to get it to work properly on recent hardware
(there is a bug with the usb polling rate of modern usb mouses).
Non the less once you get it to work you'll have plenty of fun!
Posted: January 5th, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
18 products in account
6 reviews
33.4 hrs on record
A good shooting game which is underwater in the very far future. I have no idea what the people are saying when they yap on in the dialogue but I understand some of what happens in the action scenes. Out of nowhere you get to fight giant squids which makes you really wonder what the ♥♥♥♥ is happening, but you should buy it if you like old shooting games.
Posted: December 28th, 2013
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
56 products in account
19 reviews
1.0 hrs on record
Great game. I still play it from time to time :) Note: Aquanox 1 works great with old-school ball mouse. Optic & Laser mouses tend to lag while in fights.
Posted: March 8th, 2014
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