developer: Digital Arrow
publisher: THQ Nordic / Nordic Games
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
Aquanox: Deep Descent is the third installment in the futuristic submarine simulator series. This time the game was created by a Serbian studio Digital Arrow, the creators of InMomentum. The previous entries in the series were developed by Massive Development.
Aquanox: Deep Descent doesn’t continue the plots started in previous installments of Aquanox. Instead of that, it tells its own story. The game takes place in a world in which due to pollution and defective nanobots humans were forced to move their civilization under water. The pollution also led to mutation of the sea fauna causing many new animals and fish genres to appear in the waters. Overgrown animals aren’t the only threat in this world, as humans also divided into various hostile factions.
The player controls a futuristic submarine and participates in various activities, including trade missions, resource gatherings, assaults and battles. He can join a faction of his choice or act alone. Similarly as the Elite space series, Aquanox: Deep Descent focuses on the simulation aspect of the game. Not only controls and ship physics are realistic, but the surrounding world is as well. Due to that, there aren’t many glass constructions in the game world – they might be pretty, but definitely wouldn’t be useful in a world filled with conflict. Similar realistic touch can be found when checking the available technologies and ship upgrades.
The story campaign was created with a four-person cooperation mode in mind. Even while playing solo, during most of the time the player is accompanied by three allied units controlled by AI. Player can assume control of these units whenever he wants.
PC / Windows
- Intel Core i7-950 3.06 GHz / AMD A8-6600K 3.9 GHz
- 8 GB RAM
- graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 560 / Radeon HD 7870 or better
- 30 GB HDD
- Windows 7 64-bit
- Intel Core i5-6600K 3.5 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X 3.5 GHz
- 8 GB RAM
- graphic card 6 GB GeForce GTX 1060 / 8 GB Radeon RX 580 or better
- 30 GB HDD
- Windows 10 64-bit