Genesis Rising

Third party DRM: Steam

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Description

"I haven't enjoyed an RTS this much in a long time, not because it's spectacularly unique on a gameplay level, but because it has an aesthetic that's just so different from the pervasive goblin-WWII axis of RTS games." - Computerandvideogames.com

"The main quest is challenging and contains a great deal of replay value, not to mention original gameplay that actually works." - CPUGamer.com


Three thousand years in the future, mankind has carved a bloody path towards domination of the known universe. Self-proclaimed as a divine race and beyond reproach as a species, they view all alien races as inferior. With fleets of organic starships genetically engineered for war, humanity sets out to conquer the last remaining independent galaxy - The Universal Heart.

As Captain Iconah, you are commissioned to uncover the location and purpose of the Heart. Take command of a living fleet, altering your starship's DNA in real-time as you grant them new and powerful abilities. The Universal Crusade has just begun!


Key Features:

  • Unique space real-time strategy gameplay that immerses you in an epic crusade with a rich back story.

  • Non linear single player campaign comprised of over 30 branching missions.

  • Scalable RTS gameplay: Resource gathering, technology upgrades and combat are scalable for even the most novice RTS players.

  • Co-op mode allows two players to work together and control one fleet!

  • Customize all 20+ gene based organic ships with over 50 different weapons and abilities, giving you thousands of possible combinations to choose from when constructing a fleet.

  • Ship models morph in real time as genes are inserted, reflecting the choices that you make!

  • Make alliances with the many other non-player character alien races to secure their support and technology--or purge their resources!

  • Expand your genetic capabilities by invading enemy vessels, stealing unsuspecting technologies, and maximizing your gene bank's diversity.

  • Gamespy Multiplayer featuring 12-player support and many multiplayer maps on which to flex your dominance!

Customer reviews

70

Genesis Rising Review

vvhitevvolf | July 8, 2013 | See all vvhitevvolf's reviews »

The thing that makes Genesis Rising's unique and worth buying IMO is the twist of having living ships that leech blood and dna/genes from the enemy to refill health or earn new equipment and skills. Sometimes when you destroy another living ship it explodes in a huge spray of blood ! Its crazy, Its like if Vampires designed ships for space travel these would be the result.

You can also purchase different "upgrades" with blood. Blood is the currency in GR and Its really a creative idea that works well in the game. I can't believe I never heard of this game before because its is well made, fun to play and there's nothing else out there quite like it. Yeah, it a gimmick but it a good one that makes this game interesting.

The story even has a choice to be good/evil that effects how the NPC's react to you. The voices and character models are pretty lame but the ship designs are really good and as you equip new genes they actually morph to show the new weapon "growing" out of them.

Genesis Rising should have been a lot more popular than it was because it offers something new to the Space RTS genre. It also has mutiplayer and skirmish modes. I doubt there's anyone playing MP but I'm interested in skirmish and i imagine that will add some additional playtime to the game.

If you want a deep trading/fighting/exploring/strategy type game well there plenty of those out there but if you are looking for something different and at a great low price I recommend Genesis Rising. I can tell the developers really put some time into making this game. Its a shame the game was not popular enough for a GR 2 because there's some great ideas here.

So I say give the game a try. Its worth the money and although Its not the best game ever, it's one that's worth playing and I'm glad I took a chance on it.

I give it an 7 out of 10

68

If you’re a fan of RTS you will love Genesis Rising!

alphalegion | April 16, 2013 | See all alphalegion's reviews »

Genesis Rising - If you’re a fan of RTS (real time strategy) games, particularly sci-fi ones such as Homeworld or Sword of the Stars, then you will love Genesis Rising.

By no means is this game perfect, its graphics are highly dated for its year of release and many of the gameplay mechanics feel choppy and clunky. But under all the faults, this is still quite a playable and enjoyable game.

So, certainly one to pick up in the bargain bin, or if you catch it on sale, especially if you’re a fan of RTS or sci-fi games!

60

Under all the faults, it's quite a playable and enjoyable.

alphalegion | April 12, 2013 | See all alphalegion's reviews »

Genesis Rising - If you’re a fan of RTS (real time strategy) games, particularly sci-fi ones such as Homeworld or Sword of the Stars, then you will love Genesis Rising.

By no means is this game perfect, its graphics are highly dated for its year of release and many of the gameplay mechanics feel choppy and clunky. But under all the faults, this is still quite a playable and enjoyable game.

So, certainly one to pick up in the bargain bin, or if you catch it on sale, especially if you’re a fan of RTS or sci-fi games!