Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Nov 17, 2003
  • Also On: PC
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 63 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 49 out of 63
  2. Negative: 5 out of 63
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  1. AchmedJehovah
    Oct 6, 2003
    5
    generic action. doesn't hold up to halo, unreal tournament, or quake 3 for first person shooting. the graphics are good and its the best warhammer game yet released but its as bad as the rest of them. lame. PS i'm glad i pirated this rather than bought it
  2. JamieD.
    Feb 9, 2004
    7
    I foound the 1st player very good only a few cons however the multi in this games should be left in a room with a hungy bloodthirster this game could have been alot better. as a 40 k player myself I noticed the little thing like the Tau beating the dreadnought with the bolter !! IT JUST DOESN'T HAPPEN GLORY TO THE SPACE WOLVE.
  3. SimonY.
    Nov 29, 2005
    6
    The gaurd take alot of damage and so does the tau. The stormtroopers are no different and plasma guns are weak and can't rapid fire and bolters are too powerful and can't rapid fire that well. it's so unrealistic if it's meant to be based on 40k.
  4. ChristianF.
    Nov 26, 2003
    6
    Not as good as you make it out to be. Levels are short and uninvolving. The weapons lack any feel of power and the "you need a blue key to open this door" is repetative and unoriginal. Good for a blast bit only if you've already completed Halo or Mace Griffin.
  5. MalcolmJ.
    Oct 29, 2003
    6
    No bots in multi-player? What were they thinking?? What am I supposed to do for fun once the game is finished??? Where are all the other races in m-player???? You let me down GW and THQ!!!! Decent graphics + std FPS action.
  6. MichaelM.
    Feb 25, 2004
    7
    This game is missing lots of stuff like graphics,cheats and differant races but is overall very good. Should be able to be chaos though. Death to the false emperer! Long live Abbadon!
  7. AnonymousMC
    Mar 11, 2004
    7
    Bit of a choker here. The enemies take way too much ammo to drop (a space marine, fine, but a lame-o imperial guard taking an entire magazine to floor him? Come ON!). That, a lack of cheats, and a nightmare save system sank it a bit for me. On the plus side, you play Tau (insted of the manditory man versus the aliens) and the character's kinda cool. Back to the downs, why theBit of a choker here. The enemies take way too much ammo to drop (a space marine, fine, but a lame-o imperial guard taking an entire magazine to floor him? Come ON!). That, a lack of cheats, and a nightmare save system sank it a bit for me. On the plus side, you play Tau (insted of the manditory man versus the aliens) and the character's kinda cool. Back to the downs, why the heck did they have to cram all this into a dayspan? They could have made it last a lot longer and given you different races for different levels!

    Still, for mindless plasma-slinging blow-up-the-baddies time killing, this game's alright.
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Awards & Rankings

#39 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 23
  2. Negative: 2 out of 23
  1. Sure it’s short and the online game is disappointing, but the core campaign is challenging and lots of fun. Those with a visual sweet tooth will love the eye candy this game has to offer, and the sounds of war have never been this dramatic.
  2. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    50
    It's quite ironic that a game based on a license that is the progenitor of sci-fi gaming ends up feeling like a kludgy, mediocre hodge-podge of better sci-fi shooters. [Nov 2003, p.147]
  3. Cheat Code Central
    60
    A game based on such a rich tapestry of races should at least give you a choice of whom to play as, but for the entire single player experience you'll be Kais, a Tau warrior. That's not so bad, if you are a fan or collect Tau. But what if you aren't?