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Bacteria 241 is in high demand. A new energy source found in raw form at the bottom of the oceans, it is the focus of a titanic struggle between two factions, both having intentions of being the sole controller of the energy. You must decide which faction to back in two dozen futuristic, underwater missions. Will it be Eco Systems with their plan to provide the energy to the world or the nefarious Proteus Tech group with plans for world domination?
Fatal Abyss is a 3D first-person combat adventure with multiple viewing options. Playing the single-player scenarios, you'll get a briefing prior to each mission outlining tasks and objectives, then select one of three underwater vehicles. The underwater craft consist of a Scout RV (reconnaissance), a Fast AV (attack vehicle) and a Heavy AV. Each is loaded with specific weaponry and armor and has unique characteristics and attributes.
While adventuring, you'll encounter seven types of computer-controlled vehicles and structures ranging from drones and tankers to SERVs (StingRay Explosive Robotic Vehicle) and transporters. For your operations, you'll have use of extensive HUDs (Head Up Display) with over 20 specific elements, maps, sonar equipment and adjustable cameras (including a weapons cam).
Each mission begins at a Main Docking Station where you select and load weaponry, replenish energy supplies and create and save custom automatic weapon loads. Throughout the missions, you'll come across Remote Docking Stations where you can access more weapons that may or may not be useful in your current mission (they're supplied by the home base), reenergize your supplies and get your bearings. You cannot change vehicles at the remote stations.
Weapons in Fatal Abyss come in two forms: primary and secondary. The two primary weapons are the Laser Shot (default on all vehicles) and the Plasma Shot which can double as a defensive weapon. There are nine secondary weapons and items ranging from tracker missiles and blast torpedoes to flares and mines.
The game supports up to 16 players over a LAN or the Internet. Seven interactive environments riddled with caves, breakaway rocks, caverns, active magma and more are available. Fatal Abyss also features real-time light sourcing and sounds. ~ Michael L. House, All Game Guide