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Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
2 September 2013
Summary: Warhammer 40,000, the tabletop game in which sci-fi depictions of fantasy creatures battle it out in a grim, perpetually violent future, lends itself well to the world of videogames. In fact, one can be quite certain it's inspired a fair few. Games Workshop's universe of battle-hardened space marines, reality-warping daemons and gruesome aliens makes for the perfect game fodder, and while we've seen some solid 40K titles in the past, none have truly ventured into the...
Excerpt: Ever since author Robert Heinlein introduced the idea of power-armored soldiers fighting off hordes of murderous aliens with nothing on their minds but guts, glory, and country in Starship Troopers , the space marine has been a fixture in science fiction for decades, spanning multiple mediums.
Conclusion: In a year of big-hitters, Space Marine is one hell of a surprise. The single-player campaign is meaty and full of confidence, backed up by a multiplayer realm that adds to the game's longevity. Many would have shrugged it off in a month that sees Gears of War come to an end, but there is room for Relic's love letter to Warhammer players.
Conclusion: It could use some fine tuning but it's a great first entry for the series and I can't wait to see where things go. The campaign could give more of a reason to come back but you'll be hard-pressed to find a better multiplayer game out there.
Excerpt: In the year 40,000, mankind’s empire stretches across known space. Countless worlds, we are told, have come under the emperor’s protection, and presumably the vast majority of them are doing perfectly well, thank you very much. I wouldn’t know, though, as I’ve never seen a peaceful world depicted at any time, in any of the vast amount of lore that has been created for Warhammer 40K, undoubtedly one of the richest sci-fi settings there is.
Pros: Immersive, Captures the 40K feel, Balanced progression