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  • Summary: Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command features fast, action-packed combat through turn-based strategy and an engaging, authentic single-player storyline. Gamers play as the elite Space Marines of the Ultramarines chapter and strive to combat the encroaching evil of the ruthless and daemonicWarhammer 40,000: Squad Command features fast, action-packed combat through turn-based strategy and an engaging, authentic single-player storyline. Gamers play as the elite Space Marines of the Ultramarines chapter and strive to combat the encroaching evil of the ruthless and daemonic influenced Chaos Space Marines through 13 cinematically-tied missions. With a robust multiplayer mode featuring 9 unique missions, gamers will team up and go head-to-head with other gamers worldwide as either the Imperium of Man or Chaos Space Marines, ensuring hours of unique replayability. Compelling single player game consisting of 13 unique missions. 9 unique multiplayer maps for Local or Global games, with small, medium and large map variants to cater for games from 2 to 8 players. Fully destructible, real time 3D battlefields mean that no two games will be the same. Pick from two Space Marine chapters or two Chaos Space Marine Legions to play as in Multiplayer games, in battles between Imperium vs. Imperium, Forces of Chaos vs. Forces of Chaos, or Imperium vs. Forces of Chaos. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 5 out of 21
  1. Squad Command smartly separates the live battle scene from a comprehensive map on either of the DS's dual screens, and both stylus and button controls are intuitive. [Jan 2008, p.87]
  2. The lack of a grid is probably the biggest pull-down for this game; if it had been a bit more structured, it could have really been great. But that problem doesn't negate all the good things about this game. It's still addictive, and it's still fun. Squad Command may not be the best strategy game out there, but it's by no means the worst.
  3. Just like the PSP version, the inability to choose which characters to take into battle in single-player rather limits the potential of its fifteen missions.
  4. I was hoping for more in a title like this and although I admit there is some fun in there, the real deal is that the game is lacking a lot of the qualities that make the Warhammer license.
  5. In the end, it is blatantly obvious that this game was initially designed for the PSP and ported over to the DS in an effort to capitalize on Nintendo's massive market share.
  6. Fun multiplayer options salvage an otherwise troubled game, but that alone can't make the rest of the game any more fun.
  7. The host of technical issues mean that Warhammer 40,000: Squad Command ultimately feels like a bad joke played on anyone who expected it to provide a compelling strategy experience.

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Score distribution:
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. GleberM.
    Dec 31, 2007
    8
    Poor manual! Nice graphics for DS... No grid and unable to rotate camera but a lot of fun. Replay: maybe.
  2. JesseK
    Mar 3, 2008
    5
    Strictly average. Damage model is simplistic at best and illogical at worst; some weapons are definitely out of balance. DestructibleStrictly average. Damage model is simplistic at best and illogical at worst; some weapons are definitely out of balance. Destructible terrain is a great feature. Graphics are not suited to the DS. Interface is good overall, but don't use the stylus or you'll occasionally make accidental movements when switching units. Make no mistake, this is not WH40k X-Com. If you want a better game of the same exact style, find the old Chaos Gate for the PC. Expand