A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda

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A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda
A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda cover
Developers
Extend Studio
Publishers
Origo Games
Engines
XNA
Release dates
Windows December 14, 2010
Taxonomy
Monetization DLC
Modes Singleplayer
Pacing Real-time
Perspectives Scrolling, Side view
Controls Direct control
Genres Action, Platform
Art styles Stylized
Themes Sci-fi
Series A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda
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A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda on Wikipedia
A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda
A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda 2010
A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda EX 2014

This page is for original 2010 version. For the 2014 remake, see A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda EX.

General information

Steam Community Discussions

Availability[edit]

Source DRM Notes Keys OS
GamersGate
DRM-free after installation (requires an internet connection during installation)
Windows
Steam
DRM-free after installation through Steam client (see notes)
A warning message will appear about Steam API not being initialised properly when launching the game, but it will continue to play afterwards.[1][2]
Windows
Owning this game on Steam also unlock an special drone players can use in A.R.E.S.: Extinction Agenda EX.

Version differences[edit]

The Steam version has exclusive suits, two of which can be accessed by pressing Ctrl+T or Left Stick and Right Stick buttons together, and the Berzerker Suit as DLC.
The GamersGate version is behind on updates; The Steam version is currently v1.4.2 while the GamersGate version is v1.1.13.

DLC and expansion packs

Name Notes
Berzerker Suit Give access to the Berzerker Suit.
Windows
Original Soundtrack The game's original soundtrack in MP3 format. Includes 20 pieces of music with album art and 5 desktop wallpapers.
Windows
All DLCs are only available on Steam.

Game data[edit]

Configuration file(s) location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\ARES\config.ini
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/92300/
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/92300/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game data location[edit]

System Location
Windows %USERPROFILE%\Documents\ARES\Profile\*.plf
Steam <Steam-folder>/userdata/<user-id>/92300/
Steam Play (Linux) <Steam-folder>/steamapps/compatdata/92300/pfx/[Note 1]

Save game cloud syncing[edit]

System Native Notes
Steam Cloud
Stores up to 100 MB of game save online (maximum of 1,000 save files).

Video[edit]

Video settings.
Video settings.

Graphics feature State WSGF Notes
Widescreen resolution
Multi-monitor
Ultra-widescreen
4K Ultra HD
Field of view (FOV)
2D game that zooms in or out view at certain points.
Windowed
Borderless fullscreen windowed
Run the game at your display's native resolution and use Borderless Gaming.[3]
Anisotropic filtering (AF)
Anti-aliasing (AA)
Vertical sync (Vsync)
See the glossary page for potential workarounds.
60 FPS
120+ FPS
Capped at 60 FPS.
High dynamic range display (HDR)

Input[edit]

Input settings.
Input settings.

Audio[edit]

Audio settings.
Audio settings.

Audio feature State Notes
Separate volume controls
Music, Sounds
Surround sound
Subtitles
Closed captions
Mute on focus lost
Game does not pause when out of focus.[4]

Localizations

Language UI Audio Sub Notes
English
French
German
Italian
Japanese
Portuguese
Spanish

Other information[edit]

API[edit]

Technical specs Supported Notes
Direct3D 9
Shader Model support 3.0
Executable 32-bit 64-bit Notes
Windows

System requirements[edit]

Windows
Minimum Recommended
Operating system (OS) XP
Processor (CPU) Intel Core 2 Duo
AMD Athlon x2
System memory (RAM) 1 GB (XP) / 2 GB (Vista, 7)
Hard disk drive (HDD) 300 MB
Video card (GPU) Nvidia GeForce 7600
ATI Radeon HD 2400
DirectX 9.0c compatible

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 File/folder structure within this directory reflects the path(s) listed for Windows and/or Steam game data (use Wine regedit to access Windows registry paths). Games with Steam Cloud support may store data in ~/.steam/steam/userdata/<user-id>/92300/ in addition to or instead of this directory. The app ID (92300) may differ in some cases. Treat backslashes as forward slashes. See the glossary page for details.

References

  1. Verified by User:AmethystViper on December 22, 2018
  2. Verified by User:Suicide_machine on December 22, 2018
  3. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2020-05-13
  4. Verified by User:AmethystViper on 2020-05-13