Warhammer 40000: Space Marine
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"Developer Relic Entertainment does the 40k franchise justice, telling a great Warhammer story that's enjoyable whether or not you're familiar with the world." - IGN.com
"Space Marine is a terrific title, and proof that Relic's expertise can extend far past the RTS genre they've already conquered." - Joystiq.com
Step into the armor of a relentless Space Marine and use a combination of lethal and deadly weapons to crush overwhelming alien forces. Immerse yourself in an intense and brutally violent world based on the richest science fiction fantasy ever created.
In Warhammer® 40,000® Space Marine® you are Captain Titus, a Space Marine of the Ultramarines chapter and a seasoned veteran of countless battles.
A millions-strong Ork horde has invaded an Imperial Forge World, one of the planet-sized factories where the war machines for humanity’s never ending battle for survival are created. Losing this planet is not an option, but a darker and far more evil threat is lurking large in the shadows of this world.
With an Imperial liberation fleet en-route, the Ultramarines are sent in to hold key locations until reinforcements arrive. Captain Titus and a squad of Ultramarine veterans use bolter and chainsword to take the fight to the enemies of mankind.
Storm Into Battle – Step fearlessly into the heart of combat as an unstoppable Space Marine. Never hide, never cower, just purge all that stand in your way.
Unleash Visible Violent Death – Using an innovative new combat system, switch seamlessly from high-caliber ranged weapons to devastating close-combat strikes. Taking out an enemy has never been so satisfying.
Experience the dark future of Warhammer 40,000 – Jump into a rich universe of awe-inspiring landscapes, deadly enemies, immense battles and ruthless annihilation.
Take the Battle Online – Form your own Space Marine squad or Chaos Space Marine warband and face off in 8 vs 8 online matches. Gain experience and unlock new weapons and armor to customize the Devastator, Assault, and Tactical Marine classes.
For the Golden Throne!!KingTed | March 4, 2015 | See all KingTed's reviews »
When you think about Warhammer 40k that's huge battlefields and big skirmishes that come to mind. Waves and waves of orks shattering on the line of the Imperial Guards, Giants Spaceships obliterating an entire planet because of Chaos infestation... That sort of thing.
But what about a game where things get a little more "personal"?
That's the point of Space Marine (Or games like Space Hulk or the not good at all Fire Warrior). You, as Captain Titus of the Ultra Marine Chapter, have been sent to the Planet Graia to help local troops against the Orks.
With its excellent presentation and soundtrack, Space Marine is a really immersive game if you're a fan of Warhammer 40k but where it really shines it's in the gameplay.
Space Marine is not your typical Third Person Shooter. The melee combat is much more elaborate than this and the Space Marine's weapons offer a really different experience from the average shooter. Gameplay-wise his game has its own identity.
However the health system is not great. Well the true problem is that you need to use melee takedowns on enemies to heal yourself, which is a good thing, BUT your character is not protected at all during the very long takedown animations. In fact you can get yourself killed while doing the very thing you need to do to heal yourself.
But it's the only issue Space Marine has. It's a great game and the multiplayer is also excellent.
If you're a fan of War40k, get ithildegain | Nov. 28, 2014 | See all hildegain's reviews »
Now, this is somewhat of a toughy to summarise really so I'll have to do this bit by bit.
Combat: I can't say much more than if you like a good hack n' slash third person game - with finishers, blood, guts, and gore - and you love to jump, take cover, and run n' gun your way to glory... You'll love it.
Enemies: Your enemies are typically a massive horde of Orks who are bent on destroying you all while yellin' "SPACE MARINE!"... Cmon! If you're a fan of Orks, you'll love them.
Graphics: It's no Crysis but it sure does nail the look of the Warhammer 40k universe. All of the characters and environments are beautifully designed and it's all so gritty. Don't expect any fantasy MMO vibrance here.
Replayability: If you're like me and enjoy a game for some good challenging brutal fun, then you'll probably pick this up repeatedly but if you're looking for collectibles, secrets and branching stories then this aint really your thing.
Multiplayer: This is clearly not the focus of the game (sadly) as the multiplayer is extremely limited and not at all up to the same standards as the fantastic single player. No coop neither... so sad.
Story: Don't expect shakespeare. You're being thrown into a warzone, your focus is on the mission! But it still isn't all that simple neither. The story pretty much puts you right smack dab in the middle of what it's like to be caught in a conflict between the imperium and the Orks! I so wish that there were more to this game's story, like some Tyranids or the Tau but hey! It's still fun!
My overall rating is going to be good because I LOVE all things War40k and this game does action and a war campaign really well, so get it if you're a fan of Warhammer but you're not gonna be using mechs to fight Tyranids I'm afraid.
For the Emperor, up and personal.Obsessor | Aug. 6, 2014 | See all Obsessor's reviews »
I liked playing this game after completing Dawn of War 1 and 2. Always dreamed to actually play as one of those powerful warriors of the Emperor. Dream come true? Not quite.
The game is repetitive and silly at times. Graphics look all right, music does not interfere too much, it's there at the edge of your consciousness. Gameplay itself - as I mentioned - repetitive. You clear room after room of enemies, dumb enemies. There are some upgrades and boosters to make the game less boring, and it succeeds to some extent. I managed to play the game through to the end once. And I don't think I'll be back for more. One time's enough. I have tried some online play. It's a simple coop on an arena-like map where you fend off wave upon wave of enemies. But hey, it's an universe where there is only war, so what else can you expect, right?
Good game for one playthrough.
Silly yet satisfying!PrimalHunter779 | July 26, 2014 | See all PrimalHunter779's reviews »
If you're a fan of Warhammer 40K, then get this game. Right now. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is a third person action game set in the mythical Warhammer universe; the player takes control of Titus, a Space Marine tasked with assisting in the eradication of an Ork invasion on an Imperial Forge world. Chaos quickly ensues, the situation grows out of control, and Titus soon realises there are far worse enemies than Orks on the planet. The gameplay in this game is freakin' awesome. You can use a variety of guns, such as bolt pistols, heavy bolters, plasma weapons and other assorted ranged weapons; all of these weapons feel satisfying and lethal, and they all sound and feel the way they should. Melee weapons such as chainswords, hammers, and axes are made available, and this feels undeniably fun; you can wade into massive hordes of enemies and slash your way through gallons of blood and gore using nothing but your melee weapon. You can also replenish your health by executing enemies, which offers you a brutal and bloody finishing move that plays on screen while your health bar refills. It's safe to say that the combat in this game is highly enjoyable, and you'd be nuts to not enjoy yourself. However, many of the environments look very similar and you'll find yourself getting a little tired with the repetitious level design as the game progresses. The game really shines when it plunges you into massive areas and removes all training wheels and allows you to fully exploit the various aspects of combat the game has to offer. Visually, the game is quite stunning. The level of detail and graphical polish is fully faithful to the Warhammer universe, and the truly epic moments of this game (such as standing on the shoulders of a Titan) look truly amazing with this games' graphical capability. Since the campaign is fairly short, it's good that the developers included a multiplayer mode to plunge into after completion of the main game. There are a variety of game modes, all of which are a lot of fun, and the customisation for your online soldier is also quite solid. A lot of effort has been put into crafting a multiplayer mode that'll keep you going for quite some time. However, servers are rather dodgy and you'll find yourself dropping out of games more often than you'd like. Overall, this is a bloody awesome game, and I recommend it highly. It's a lot of fun, and I can't describe how much sheer fun I had with this! 9 / 10
Single player is worthwhileMaverickZero | May 1, 2014 | See all MaverickZero's reviews »
Good game especially the single player part. The co-op gameplay is okay but nothing special (spams countless mobs to zerg rush you). The PvP is broken. No balance and insta-deaths all over the place. Weapons are far too powerful but there's some weapons beyond extremely powerful (1 hit kills). The online population is very slim so don't buy it for online modes only.