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GF Rating
6.7

284 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

This is what a Warhammer game should be

posted by Slickmich (FORT WORTH, TX) Dec 1, 2007

Member since Nov 2007

11 out of 11 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

If you are a fan of ether Warhammer or turn based strategy games get this game... now, stop reading and get it.

Now for the rest of you. If you have never heard of or played a Warhammer or a turn based strategy game you may want to read on. This is not a shooter in the traditional sence, its not realy an action game as sorts. Your in charge of a small squad of guys,six to be exact, that don't go up levels and change from map to map. So dont get to attached to them. The second thing you should know is that its turn based, wich means that combat is broken down into, I move a guy or several guys, then I stop to think, shoot, think, then move again. Then its the bad guys turn to move and shoot, and once all of his action points (AP) are used its my turn. Thats the jist of it, Give it a shot, I'm not going to garantee that you love it, but this is the cream of the crop for those of you who have never played this type of game and want to form an opinion.

They do an absolutly remarkable job of simplifying the chance to hit,field of fire, and overwatch systems. I actualy find myself glad to fail a mission so that I can requip my boys and get more play time before the unavaiodable conclution to the game. The only problem I had with this game is that it is finite. I can only pray that they make this into a very long series, so that I can emerse myself into its vast pool of bulky armor, plasma weapons, and bad-assary.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Portable Turn-Based Goodness for the Emperor!

posted by lazygamer (Northridge, CA) Jan 8, 2008

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Member since Jan 2003

6 out of 6 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

For the uninitiated, the Warhammer 40K universe is a gothic blend of medieval religious zeal and science fiction. The game revolves around the good Space Marines vs. their traitorous brothers, the Chaos Space Marines (boils down to Blue vs. Red).
Before each mission, you choose your equipment, ranging from close-quarter awesome chainswords, long range sniper rifles or exotic plasma rifles. You unlock more equipment as you progress further.
The strategy is turn-based, with each of the squad assigned action points to spend (depending on the type of soldier and equipment) on running and attacking. Saving some points can result in "overwatch", which allow immediate counter attack during the enemy's turn. Line of sight counts and friendly fire deaths can occur if you're not careful.
The graphics aren't bad (at least better than the DS version). What should have been allowed is a 3D rotatable field as some enemies can hide behind the isometric buildings pretty easily (the map can help, but seems counterproductive).
To be honest, you have to be a fan of Warhammer 40K to really appreciate the nuances, like why soliders would wear really bright blue and red armor rather than camouflage. You also have to be a fan of turn-based combat (glorified chess really). For a portable unit, this is a pretty good interpretation. The missions are somewhat short and compartmentalized. For a deeper experience, you may want to check out the PC-only turn-based Chaos Gate from 7-8 years ago (marines who die, stay dead!). Also, the ever-expanding Dawn of War series is a great real-time take for the PC too!

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

LOVED it at first

posted by game54life (DISCOVERY BAY, CA) Jan 30, 2008

Member since Dec 2006

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I've been wanting to play this game since i tried out a demo available on the sony website.

Loved it at first.

Story line not the best in my opinion.

Game play is excellent.

Big cool factor.

Couldn't imagine playing the DS version though. Chose the PSP version because of the larger single screen.

I give Warhammer a 8.

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