The final, and probably most loved personally, of the games I’m blogging about in this series has lore that has been set up since the 80’s. It gave birth to a lot of games in both table top and video game variety. It’s still popular to this day, and I personally am still a collector. The game itself was something I had waited for, I had followed it since it’s announcement and I was eager to play it for the first time. After doing so, it wasn’t just my favourite game of that universe, but one of my favourite games of the entire year and one of my favourite Third-Person Action titles. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine.

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

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In Space Marine you play Captain Titus of the Ultramarines, a completely original character built for the sole purpose of the game. You’re sent to a Forge World after the Orks invade to save the Titan, a massive walker capable of much destruction. The story ends up not only involving the War Boss of this invasion, but the forces of Chaos as well. It’s well crafted and definitely a Warhammer 40k story. The ending itself, I felt, was extremely well executed and made me eager to see where they take it, if a sequel does get the go ahead.

The game itself feels spectacular, and exactly how it should. You feel heavy, powerful and skilled. Whether you lean more towards Boltguns and other ranged weapons, or using the brutal melee combat, anything is practical if you’re good enough. Personally, I liked to switch between the Power Axe and Storm Bolter or regular Boltgun, mimicking my own Blood Angel’s Captain (if not for the Lightning Claws replacing the Axe.) The combat was fresh and exciting, especially with the unique health system requiring you to execute enemies when low on health, keeping the game moving at a brisk pace.

This fun gameplay transferred well into the Multiplayer. This exists as a class based team competitive arena, with Space Marines fighting Chaos Space Marines. The classes themselves are pulled right from the Codex, Tactical, Assault and Devastator Marines are available for your choosing, with a selection of weaponry to unlock too. Not only that, you can customize the look of your Space Marine too. Choosing not only the chapter colours (with, of course, the option to create your own) but the specific armour too. It’s a fantastic addition, with even some specific Chapter armour as DLC if you lean towards one brand of Space Marine.

They had even added, for free, a Co-Op mode, Exterminatus, which puts a wave based survival mode into the mix. A fun game mode, with goals and challenges thrown in to make things more interesting, its great fun to play with friends and random players alike. More content allows you to play as Chaos, fighting against Space Marines and Imperial Guard, giving you more things to do with your time.

I feel this game should have been even more well received, as it’s not just great for Warhammer fans. It’s a fantastic Action game that everyone who enjoys the genre should pick up or at least try out. You will not be disappointed, and you get more than enough value for your hard-earned cash. If you ever wanted to see what a real Space Marine looks like, you can’t go wrong with these guys.

Warhammer 40,000

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