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.
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.
Pros: Immersive, Captures the 40K feel, Balanced progression
Conclusion: Warhammer fan or not, if you enjoy third person action games, you are bound to like Space Marine. There's a lot Relic can do with this franchise in third person, so here's to the start of an exciting new franchise.
Summary: Relic and THQ offer their take on the Warhammer 40,000 license. With a a mix of melee and ranged combat, this third-person action game takes place as the Ork horde invades an Imperial Forge World of strategic importance.
Pros: The Assault Jetpack, World is Greatly Realized from Source Material, Strong Start and First Half, Surprisingly Enjoyable Multiplayer
Cons: Campaign Has a Lot of Filler, Combat Balance Doesn't Hold-Up, Encounters and Environments Get Repetitive