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GF Rating
6.8

4831 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

beautiful environments!

posted by chillwell (OAKDALE, CT) Sep 9, 2011

Member since Dec 2010

8 out of 11 gamers (73%) found this review helpful

Let me first say I'm 47 and my opinion might not matter to the younger folks, That said, let me say, I'm really impressed by this game.
I found the graphics to be absolutely stunning first of all. The environments are very detailed in a good way. It's obvious a lot of work went into this game. What impressed me the most is how the game never bogs down during even the most intense fighting sequences. And it looks so pretty the whole time. There can be a dozen or more enemies out there at once that I have engaged and I've yet to see the action stutter in any way. That is very impressive as far as I'm concerned.
But that's not all: the weapons are awesome as is the hand to hand combat. And although it's a very linear experience, the campaign stays fresh with the addition of new weapons AND enemies.
I should add that this game is no walk in the park either. I tried it on normal and got stuck and frustrated at one point and ended up dropping down to "easy" which is still a bit challenging if you ask me. But then, I'm no pro so that's not saying much. Still, I would recommend the "easy" setting for casual gamers who just want to blow through it.(If you start on medium(Normal) and decide to drop down to easy, you'll have to restart the whole game--which sucks-you've been warned).
Anyway, I give this game a 9 based on its fun factor, its beautiful graphics, its voice talent, its great weapons, and the fact that it just "works" the whole way through(no bogging down and no glitches that I've encountered).
It's definitely a rental for FPS fans, if not a purchase.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Not as I Expected

posted by KiiNGxKiiller (BLOOMINGTON, IN) Oct 25, 2011

Member since Oct 2011

3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

When i got Space Marine in the mail, i was really excited. I went to my xbox, popped it in, and started playing. After a while of playing, i was totaly shocked! When i rented this game, i thought it was going to be a gory bloodbath based on the Chainsword and other weapons, but the most gore was a head popping off and some blood flying out. Also, the Orks you fight in the game are very cartoony and are no where near as defined as i hoped.
But through all the things i didnt like, i did like the gameplay. Sure, maybe it wasnt as bloody and gory as i hoped, but at some points, your fighting dozens of enemies and you feel like you could be overrun. This is one thing that i absolutely love about games! Also, it wasnt a feeling like "Oh god! theres dozens of enemies! Here, ill just blow them all up!"
It was more of a "OH GOD!!! THATS A LOT OF GUYS!"

All in all, this was a pretty average game. If your going into it expecting a gory game like Gears Of War like me, then your going to be dissapointed. But what it lacks in looks, it makes up for in some fun gameplay.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Decidedly Average

posted by Zombies (PLEASANT VALLEY, MO) Oct 25, 2011

Member since Aug 2007

3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

If you've played the demo, you've played the entire game. There are no epic battles, no amazing boss fights, no cool cutscenes or interesting dialogues/ in depth explanations of what's going on.

The novelty of the violence and execution for health wears off after a couple hours, and the simplistic button masher melee combat can't carry the game. The guns are boring, merely sci-fi takes on standard staples like pistol, semi auto rifle, sniper, shotgun, blah blah.

The worst part is the wasted potential. I did a little research on Warhammer after playing this game and the world holds a ton of interesting lore that is simply not taken advantage of here.

At least it's okay, not just miserable junk.

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