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  • Summary: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine takes place in the brutal, science fiction setting of Games Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 universe. In the 41st Millennium, humanity faces extinction at the hands of horrific aliens and demonic hordes. Only one force offers salvation, the superhuman Space Marines. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is an intense Action-RPG featuring epic battles where players take direct control of the ultimate defender of humanity, the mighty Space Marine. In the grim darkness of the far future there is only war. [THQ] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. Sep 10, 2011
    97
    Overall Space Marine is an awesome experience. The game lasts for about 12 to 15 hours which is just long enough. Due to the well paced story and well handled upgrades to your equipment this running time gives you just long enough to mess around with all of the goodies before it's time to move on to the multiplayer.
  2. Sep 9, 2011
    81
    Space Marine may not have convinced me to buy thousands of dollars worth of pewter figurines or tabletop maps, but it did provide some serious, bloody fun.
  3. Sep 13, 2011
    80
    Space Marine gets off to a sluggish start and it never really reaches the lofty heights that long-time fans of the tabletop games probably hoped for, but Relic has still done an admirable job in making their first AAA-level action game - and the online play is a definite fun distraction if not entirely unique or long-lasting.
  4. Sep 8, 2011
    75
    It may not be the best or most original action game, but it's a fine first outing for the franchise, and a rare gem for Warhammer fans.
  5. Sep 12, 2011
    70
    It's both a light and funny action game and a wasted chance to make something more due to an overall unpolished job. Strongly consider it if you love Ultramarines though, since they get a great depiction.
  6. Sep 13, 2011
    65
    An interesting mix between TPS and Hack'n'Slash. Unfortunately, level design is too linear, resulting in a driven and boring progression.
  7. Sep 12, 2011
    50
    Despite the air of brutality Space Marine tries to cultivate, it's ultimately defined by convenience; by linear levels where you follow the green lights of unlocked doors from one corridor to the next, while the gentle trickle of upgrades and new weapons does just enough to keep you playing. The result is sometimes casually enjoyable, but never vivid, or memorable, or truly involving.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 43 out of 56
  2. Negative: 4 out of 56
  1. Sep 12, 2011
    10
    All I can say is that this game rocks! I'm not even a longtime fan of warhammer. The game has an awesome single player and an awesome multiplayer. I have not had this much fun in online since the days of lan parties for the original Halo:CE. Go out and get this now. Expand
  2. Sep 6, 2011
    10
    Game is freaking awesome! MP is a blast, as it's different than the regular FPS MP. This is definitely the sleeper hit of the year as it didn't get the exposure of some of the other games being released. Combat from melee to range is seamless and tonnes of fun hacking at Orks and then blasting them with your bolter. Expand
  3. Sep 6, 2011
    10
    This game really lets you be a Space Marine, and that's good! Great pacing and a good variety of weapons keep it interesting. Playing it on Hard is really a challenge since you cannot just charge into the fray, stun an enemy then execute kill to heal.. You need to tactically plan your assault (defense) then be mindful on which enemies to execute to heal. Multiplayer-wise, it feels like Transformers War for Cybertron without the transforming, which is great and the endless customization options are a great addition to the game. All in all, It's a good game even though I've only familiarized myself with Warhammer 40k lore with the game, Dawn of War 1 and 2. Hoping for more Xenos and mutants to kill on the sequel, hopefully (I'm looking at you, Eldar, Necrons, Tyranids, Tau, Dark Eldar). Expand
  4. Sep 17, 2011
    9
    The 40k Universe perfectly captured by Relic.

    Single Player Campaign is bloody good fun. Albeit all too short

    Multi-player is incredibly
    fun, but the lack of maps and nagging ping problems drags the experience down. Expand
  5. Dec 29, 2011
    8
    I think a lot of people are missing the point with their review of the this game and its features ... its meant to be a Warhammer 40K game .. so all the Orcs will just charge head on and sound like **** .. thats what they do ... they're Orcs. I have always been a closet fan of WH40K and this game just sums up the universe and setting within the stories perfectly. Yes its a bit repetitive but when you are wading through thick as you like Orcs in power armour that's what its like. The look of the game is very good, the cut scenes impressive. Overall a solid 80/100 for me. Now bring out Space Hulk .. please Expand
  6. Oct 27, 2011
    7
    For the first 2 hours this game is immense, unfortunately after that the repetition starts to set in. Admittedly you're given new weapons, but there are only so many Orcs you can slay! The final battle is a MASSIVE let down too. After the toil of reaching the end of game boss, its all over with a few button press combo's. Had the potential to be great, but fell just short Expand
  7. Nov 8, 2011
    0
    This game sucks so hard I didn't even finished it. What a total waste of money. Not only is it one long series of repetition, but it leaves absolutely no room for brain activity what so ever.
    They could easily make the game a lot cheaper by just repeting the same sequence over and over again.
    Nopes, I'm not impressed.
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