Aquanox Deep Descent is a reimagining of the original Aquanox series and its precursor, Archimedean Dynasty. In a world devastated by war and pollution, the only remaining safe haven for humanity lies deep under the water in artificial structures. You play as a team of elite agents who have just woken up from cryo sleep to find themselves in this new underwater, lawless land.
As you explore and find out more about the world of Aqua, you slowly regain lost memories of your mission to save humanity due to the long cryo sleep cycle. You meet a colorful cast of characters, each with their own backstory, and travel to new and interesting locations.
Most of the game takes place in your submarine, with controls very similar to a first person shooter. As you go on missions and earn credits and equipment, you can upgrade the damage, health, and mobility of your submarine and even unlock entirely new ones.
Overall, Aquanox Deep Descent is rough around the edges but the game still managed to charm me. It definitely lacks polish in some areas but as you give it time, the world becomes more immersive and the game manages to pull you in. Aquanox also has an online competitive solo or team deathmatch mode which may appeal to some players.