Reviews for Warhammer 40000: Space Marine
Gears of War in the Warhammer atmosphere.sergebelanger22 | Feb. 27, 2014 | See all sergebelanger22's reviews »
Warhammer 40000: Space Marine is the first game, as far as I know, that is not a RTS in the Warhammer universe. It is a 3rd person shooter, very similar to Gears of War.
At the very beginning of the game, you have only your bolter and a melee weapon. After that, you gain the ability to equip with 2 more weapons for a total of 4. As you continue your progress, you get better equipment. There are not many though.
Through the entire game, you will fight orcs. A lot of orcs. You will kill thousands of them. Near the end, you have to fight a different race, but I will not make spoiler here.
The game is filled with crash. I played around 8-10 hours, and around every hours I had a crash to desktop. Hopefully, the game saves quite often so I did not have to replay a big section of the game.
Also, when you are in boss fights or where there are a lot of dead bodies, you always get stuck in them when moving around. This happens a lot and it is very frustrating because you can get stuck near a box and a body for example, and then an enemy come and hit you in the face, and you cannot move. So, either you die trying to escape or try to kill him even if you know that you will die if you do not have have enough power remaining.
These are the 2 major issues that I encountered in the game. Other than that, the game is very cool. The story is good, even the end is nice. The controls are easy to learn, the same as in Gears.
There are few hidden objects that tell you a little more about the story but not much. You are always take by the hand through the entire game, so you will always know where to go. You will also use a lot of switches. Use the switch to open a door, grab some ammo, use another switch, run through an empty room, use another switch... You get the twist.
Globally, this is a good start for Warhammer in the 3rd person shooters world, however there are several issues to fix before I can say that this is an excellent game. Hopefully we will see some more coming, even if THQ is now dead. RIP.
A must have for any Warhammer fanPanopticat | Dec. 24, 2013 | See all Panopticat's reviews »
Space marine is a satisfyingly brutal action game. The weapons are all satisfying to use and the levels are very detailed if a bit linear. Very few games make mowing down hordes of enemies as visceral as this one. From hacking apart Orks with your power axe to mowing down the legions of Chaos with your Storm Bolter, the campaign makes you really feel like a walking tank of a Super Soldier. The game has a small but dedicated multiplayer community. Annihilation (deathmatch) is probably the most popular. The matchmaking does suffer from a few lag issues, but it does not detract much from this very fun action game.
Feel like an Adeptus AstartesEDUSAN | Nov. 21, 2013 | See all EDUSAN's reviews »
If there is something that this game makes right, is to make you feel like a war machine, a Space Marine. Even though the game story is bland (but very much what you should expect from a Warhammer 40k story) and the game gets repetitive after some time, this game succeded in making you feel POWERFUL. The weapons look devastating and sound capable of doing the Massacre that will be left after your character passes by. The game brutality fits Warhammer like a glove and the combat feels satisfying. Killing Orks has never been so fun! The graphics are not astonishing but they are quite good, and the requisites to be able to play it decently are low
Great for 40K fans, but by no means a perfect game.bewilderedronin | Oct. 27, 2013 | See all bewilderedronin's reviews »
Despite what may seem like a limited combat system, the fights are actually rather difficult and challenging. The game itself is fairly shallow, but it does such a wonderful job of rendering an in-your-face representation of WH:40k's universe that its limitations are easily forgotten by those enamored to the franchise. The emblems, the armor for multiplayer, the over-the-top gore and mayhem, it's all implemented so lovingly and so richly detailed.
The sound is epic on all levels. The music is comprised of vibrant orchestral arrangements that swell and the hearty report of the storm bolter provides a a pleasingly deep "thud" against the music's rich tapestry, as the laments of orks being split apart by your chainsword fill the background. Again, all of the little details are rendered so lovingly that it everything just feels "right." The music and sound effects are so very engrossing and they help to deliver a splendidly immersive experience.
Hack 'n' Slash purists might find the game's fighting mechanics lacking. It really is more of a "fanservice" kind of game than one of excellence in its chosen genre. There is a combo system, but if you're thinking, "Devil May Cry," then you will be disappointed.
A Space Marine is a toweringly large man in impossibly huge armor, and the gameplay reflects that. Your moves deliver death, straight and true, but they need to be executed more methodically calculated than in a hurried, button-mashing and spamming fashion. You can roll, and this will be very important later on in the game and in the harder difficulties, where you will need to be wise in where you strike, and then roll off to safety.
While the combat is certainly shallow in its mechanics, it is still done in a way that is surprisingly skillful. It's not punishingly simple, it's simplicity serves as a challenge, and there are no instances where you are invulnerable due to animations. If you think it wise to go through a lengthy chansword sequence surrounded by orks, you will likely be brought down by the horde as you execute your single victim. In many ways, the combat is much more about deft crowd-management than about getting ultra-high combo counts.
Multiplayer is rather cookie-cutter: Capture Point, King of The Hill, Team Deathmatch, and Free For All Deathmatch round it out. It's fun, but nothing to keep you interested in the long term. There is a fun "Horde" mode, but unlocks are VS only, so if you want to level up and get that sweet gear, you're forced to do multiplayer. There's still a small amount of people that play, but the scene can be rather rough as most of the longterm players know all the good hiding spots. Still, to help level the playing field, you can choose to equip the loadout of the person that killed you, regardless of whether you have the skills unlocked yet or not. This helps to level the playing field a bit, but most matches still come down to who knows the maps the best.
If you love 40K and you like Hack 'n' Slash games, you'll most likely love this game. Just in case, give the demo a try and see for yourself.
My armour is Contempt. My shield is Disgust. My sword is Hatred. In the Emperor's Name, Let none survive.
Yes, InquisitorCoillyZ | Sept. 28, 2013 | See all CoillyZ's reviews »
This game surprised me with how good it was. I expected a mediocre title, especially because the franchise is known for strategy, not action. There is no cover system, but I love it. It makes you feel like you are actually wearing 1,000 pounds of armor. The lore is intriguing and the story is well put together.
PC version of Xbox's Gears of WarSinjin | Sept. 19, 2013 | See all Sinjin's reviews »
As the title says, this game basically handles and plays like the Gears of War Series for the Xbox 360. It isn't bad as you get to massacre hordes of orks in such explosive game play. Game play can get a bit repetitive as the main point of the game is to clear out a section and then repeat. Multiplayer is where it expands and opens, as the features are intense. Deathmatch and Capture points while in the Warhammer universe is fun and there is no greater feeling when you get a kill in a game with your jetpack, chain sword combination,
Great experience from a legendary devforgot2shave | Aug. 13, 2013 | See all forgot2shave's reviews »
Another great entry from the creators of the Company of Heroes series. This game is incredibly fun to play, whether or not you are a warhammer fan. The game looks great as well. It's very polished and it does justice to the tabletop games that so many love. It's pretty much a hack and slash type game which, to some, can be repetitive. I personally found it worth the money for the great many hours of fun. Definitely a great value.
It's great playthrough for 1st timeCronoblade | Aug. 3, 2013 | See all Cronoblade's reviews »
It's a generic shooter with beat em up system. The graphics in this game is good and the brutality finishing is very satisfying. However, compared to previous trailer and screenshot, the gore has been toned down. There are alot of blood splashing after getting chainsaw-ed by your chainsword.
It's very fun during 1st few hours but it gets very very repetitive. The best part of the game is when you have the jump packs but only few levels uses it. The great part of this is game is the horde of orcs getting grinded by your bolt pistol and chainsword.
The Multiplayer is fun and the coop mode which is known as last stand is challenging. You can customize your character with huge varieties of ccosmetic armor and you upgrade your weapons. You can also gain perks as long you manage to finish their challenges.
Spectaculor!Oblaque | July 29, 2013 | See all Oblaque's reviews »
Love it! Warhammer 40,000K world in a third person shooter. Game flows nicely and is really fun to play. The guns are great and the melee is insane. A lot of work was put in to this game and the end product is amazing.
Very Enjoyable Gamearimajeen | July 8, 2013 | See all arimajeen's reviews »
A lot better than I expected. The story is good, Relic really loves this universe, and it shows combat system works well and there was enough diversity in the weapons that it kept me interested. It gets pretty overwhelming at times with the onslaught of enemies on you. The multiplayer is pretty awesome! I like this type hack and slash game, and it's a good break from a stressful week! I recommend it.
Generic shooterlok0812 | July 3, 2013 | See all lok0812's reviews »
This is another one of your generic shooter in the story of Warhammer. The player are just simply tasked with slaying many upon many of orks along each missions with your arsenals of ranged and melee weapons. There are joys of slaughtering countless of them but that could get bored quick as most of them really do not provide much challenge and the game difficulties are far too easy. The game also have a multi player mode that allows deathmatch between two teams as well as a coop mode for four in the form of survival mode. Give this a try if you are looking for a shooting game to play with no new innovation.
Warhammer world in 3rd personAlfa8789 | June 28, 2013 | See all Alfa8789's reviews »
For me Space Marine is the best game you can find 3rd person action, you can combine warhammer violent and brutal fights with the great engine, its the perfect game to people addicted or not to warhammer world and a great open door to its world, recommended! Multiplayer is funny, you can killed hundreds of Orks