Conclusion: In fact, it's brilliant. But, the short Campaign and lack of online co-op hurt the game's lasting appeal. It's fun, and worth the 800 points, for a few days. But then you've completed it, and for one reason or another, can't get someone to come round and play it with you, and those 800 points start to feel wasted.
Excerpt: The world of Warhammer 40,000 (or Warhammer 40K) comes to life on Xbox 360 in this fast-paced 3rd-person action shooter. Thrusting the player (and optionally a co-op partner) directly into the heart of battle as one of the Emperor’s Elite Space Marines on a vital mission to assault a gigantic Ork Kroozer headed for an Imperial Forge World, Kill Team is unequivocally geared towards the action fans out there.
Excerpt: It seems that THQ is indeed taking a serious of stab at bringing Games Workshop’s long running tabletop gaming franchise Warhammer to the world of console gaming. Although the attention has been on the upcoming third person shooter Space Marine, set to release in September, THQ has seen fit to release a dual-stick XBLA title to wet the appetites of gamers and fans everywhere.
Excerpt: Kill Team was designed as a download able appetizer to tide fans over until the full-course meal — Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine — arrives this fall, but this bite-sized shooter manages to pack a lot of arcade-style punch on its own. As one of four armored warriors, you’ll use firearms and blades to decimate massive waves of Orks and mechanical monsters during a quest through a gargantuan ship.
Pros: + Exciting shooter action with local co-op., + Sharp presentation; very accessible to Warhammer newbies.
Cons: - Short campaign with no online play., ? Will Space Marine stack up to this enjoyable precursor?
Conclusion: On top of all that, there's the issue of length. Kill Team's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it affair, clocking in at around four hours. Granted, it's a $10 downloadable title, so we can't really give it too much flack for that. Kill Team, then, is definitely worth a look if you're hoping to kill a little time. It may not blow your mind, but you'll be too busy blasting everything that moves to care.
Pros: Quick, violent twin-stick combat, Classes with unique special attacks and play styles, Customization lends much-needed variety to the action