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.
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.