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  • Summary: Welcome to the dark nightmare future of the 41st Millennium, the grim era of the Imperium of Man. The battlefield is spread across a million different worlds. Powerful armies of Space Marines, Imperial Guard, and Tau Fire Warriors are in constant conflict, unleashing carnage via mechanical war machines, crushing artillery, and vast starships. Warhammer® 40,000: Fire Warrior™ follows one day in the tumultuous life of Kais, young Tau Warrior who must battle alone against a force that shows no mercy: The Imperium of Man. Kais will soon learn there is a darker foe at hand and becomes entangled in a frightening story that leads him through an ongoing war. [THQ] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. The story has been used to make a highly entertaining game and once you get involved in the action you only want to blast all the aliens and save the planet.
  2. I would easily put it above "Mace Griffin" and "Return to Castle Wolfenstein."... Most definitely one of the top FPS games on the PS2. [Nov 2003, p.140]
  3. Its gameplay, stripped of challenge or context, is the same kind of switch-flipping, bomb-planting, key-hunting FPS we've been playing for years, with intensity-in-ten-cities combat to conceal the lack of innovation. It's slightly above average, but only slightly, and can be enjoyed on that level.
  4. 60
    Efforts made to envelop you in Warhammer’s medieval yet technological world are undone by sending you hunting for the blue door’s blue key - only to reveal a red door with a similar keyless predicament.
  5. What holds Fire Warrior back is some rather uninspiring gameplay. You play the entire game as a single lowly Tau warrior and must fight your way through legions of increasingly difficult enemies. Pretty standard stuff. [Nov 2003, p.77]
  6. Intense in spots, Fire Warrior carries little of the punch found in the tabletop game due to a positively antediluvian shoot-'em-up design and lots of key hunts.
  7. 40
    There's a peculiar lack of in-game music that, when paired with the spartan sound effects, makes the game feel lifeless.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 39
  2. Negative: 3 out of 39
  1. TauTastic
    Oct 5, 2003
    10
    Just gave it a test run for about 2o minutes, It make halo look like doom was to doom2. get this game it rocks.
  2. EddyS.
    Nov 3, 2003
    10
    Its a very well designed game apert from there is not enough save points in each level but, the game makes up for it with easy controls, fast action game play and amazing graphics! Peace out! Expand
  3. BrandonS.
    Dec 23, 2004
    10
    This game is great. Good graphics, great gameplay, awsome story. My only problem is that it is too short and easy. If you thought this game was too hard you must really suck. The save system didnt bother me since I flew through the game. There are cheats for you who think that there arent, you just have to beat the game on hard and get high stats for some of the cheats. Im also a warhammer 40k player and I play Tau. P.S. I would like to see a battle field version of warhammer 40k. Expand
  4. AlexDroogley
    Aug 14, 2009
    9
    I very much enjoyed this game. The gameplay is nice and tactical - it's not a simple run-and-gun, you have to think and plan to survive. It's also great to play as the noble alien Tau killing the filthy human Imperials. Has varied and believable sci-fi environments. The developers did a great job. I'd like to see more Warhammer 40K FPS games. Expand
  5. AlexS.
    Aug 9, 2007
    8
    A little hard at times but overall its a good shooting game.
  6. JohnC.
    Oct 9, 2003
    8
    Good atmospheric sci-fi version of medal of honour, however biggest let down is the frustratingly long stretches of gameplay required before reaching a save point, this leads to many parts of the later levels being repeatedly replayed to boredom trying to complete. This aspect gives me an overdose of boredom and angry bouts of handset throwing. Expand
  7. ZacharyS.
    Jan 26, 2004
    0
    It's so hard to aim in this game and why wont they let you play races like space marines eldar dark eldar impeial guard sisters of battle space orks necrons and tyrinds. Expand

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