Reviews for Warhammer 40000: Space Marine

80

Wasn't disapointed

maddocks2379 | May 12, 2013 | See all maddocks2379's reviews »

I've always loved the warhammer franchise, from playing the tabletop games to DoW, so playing space marine was always going to happen.

Space marine is a decent game. The gameplay is a little clunky at times with quite a few empty areas as you journey from fight to fight. The choice of weapons are impressive, i enjoyed grabbing some of the items i knew from the tabletop like the thunderhammer & assault pack combo (deadly) and the heavy bolters. you get overwhelmed by enemies at times, normally surviving by... i don't know what but you somehow survive. The story is average and not that interesting until the 2nd half of the game, but i can't say more as i don't want to spoil The graphics are ok, and seemed well tuned for PC, but the voice acting is very poor & the enemies repeating the same lines over and over gets a little annoying...

To sum up, space marine is a must play to big fans of the franchise but im not sure outsiders will find the same enjoyment as us

80

Good game for fans and non fans alike

britishlad | May 11, 2013 | See all britishlad's reviews »

This brief review is for single player only and for the record I have no interest in Warhammer 40,000 and that sort of thing. Basically, this game is graphically beautiful, with an entertaining, simplistic story line. It is full of creative violence, and it's designed with a simple and effective combat system that feels nice. When you chainsaw an orc, you feel the rending flesh and spurting blood.

Just awesome animations too: not every chainsawed orc dies the same way. Lots of blood spurts from bullet wounds, and the orcs all reel under the concussive force of explosions, gunshots, and melee stomps, kicks, etc. It's very gory and very satisfying

The word here is "simple." There is no complex open world--just a simple linear quest design done well. There is no complicated combat system--just a fun, brutal bag of choices that are each satisfyingly implemented and displayed. The gameplay is ferocious, but never too difficult. Yes, you can change difficulty to get a harsher experience.

The voice-acting is top notch. The protagist is voiced by the excellent Mark Strong. It feels pleasantly like participating in a movie.

The campaign is about 6-10 hours long and has definite replay value