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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. Sep 5, 2013
    8
    Pretty solid FPS here, especially for the PS2. While it gets kind of repetitive near the end, and the checkpoint system is balls, it has a good storyline and gives the player a good challenge without feeling unfair... most of the time. If you have a PS2, this game is worth picking up, and it's very affordable at only about $2. Expand

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