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  • Summary: Welcome to the dark nightmare future of the 41st Millennium, the grim era of the Imperium. War is spread across a thousand different worlds. Powerful armies of Space Marines, Imperial Guardsmen and Tau warriors are in constant conflict, unleashing carnage via deadly war machines, crushing artillery, and vast starships. Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior follows one day in the tumultuous life of Kais, a young Tau warrior who must battle alone against a force that shows no mercy: The Imperium. Kais will soon learn there is a darker foe at hand and becomes entangled in a frightening story that leads him the darkest battle yet of the ongoing war. [THQ] Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 6 out of 13
  1. For less than a buck per level, Fire Warrior is a bargain. [May 2004, p.74]
  2. 40K fans will probably not regret picking this up, and run and gun action fans will definitely get more out of it than gamers looking for something to present them with a major challenge.
  3. Comparisons with "Halo" are inevitable. Unfortunately, Fire Warrior shows how developers can steal elements from superior games, while fundamentally misunderstanding why they worked so well in the first place. [Nov 2003, p.101]
  4. Fire Warrior also breaks the cardinal rule of licensed games: There's hardly any feel for Warhammer. The personality of the universe doesn’t make its way into the game very often.
  5. This cheap PlayStation 2 port carries none of the punch that can be found in the tabletop game due to a positively antediluvian design that sees you running down an endless succession of corridors hunting for keys.
  6. The story is much the same as the game itself, and while there are moments when it seems it could be picking up, it shoots itself in the foot. Normal enemies that take full clips to dispatch, 'puzzles' that make Doom look like a brainteaser... the potholes are all too common and apparent. [Nov 2003, p.127]
  7. A frustrating experience that treats you to many bug-infested levels, freakish AI, monotonous plot, and a tedious atmosphere.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
  1. Oct 17, 2013
    This game is too big! So much levels it's even bigger than Daikatana! Hours and hours and hours of gameplay. Beautiful and original locations. After a while it is getting too difficult so I start using Godmode. Still had fun! Levels are also very big and impressive! Expand

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