Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior PlayStation 2

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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 mechanicalWelcome 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
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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. Game Informer
    83
    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. Edge Magazine
    60
    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]
  5. GMR Magazine
    60
    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. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    57
    Warhammer is so crammed with cliches -- color-coded door keys, exploding barrels, and grimy environments I swear I've already prowled through in "Quake" -- that it feels like it's just going through the first-person-shooter motions. [Dec 2003, p.210]
  7. games(TM)
    40
    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]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 40
  2. Negative: 3 out of 40
  1. S.Meta
    Oct 3, 2003
    10
    This rocks. Great graphics, great AI perhaps a little hard aiming with control, but its learnable.
  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 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 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.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. Collapse
  5. 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 aPretty 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
  6. 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 magazineBit 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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  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 battleIt'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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#34 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003