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  • Summary: In this third person arcade style shooter, players take on the role of an elite Space Marine team sent to assault a giant Ork Kroozer en-route to an Imperial Forge World. Do you have what it takes to take out the Warboss and prevent the Waaaagh?
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 45
  2. Negative: 3 out of 45
  1. Jul 15, 2011
    87
    A fantastic update to the classic twin-stick shooter formula. I would be thrilled to see either a more substantial retail release using this format or an online-enabled downloadable sequel.
  2. Aug 12, 2011
    80
    Whether you're a Warhammer 40K aficionado or not, this is just the right kind of uncomplicated stress relief to distract you from the BBC News 24 ticker.
  3. Jul 27, 2011
    75
    Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team isn't a game that will be remembered for a long time but as an advertisment it works great. It'a a fairly difficult game that encourages you to try out all 4 avaliable characters and play in co-op mode (but unfortunately only in local network). It's biggest flaws are: it's short and has some ridiculously placed checkpoints. Other than that it'a s pretty solid shooter, developed so we could impatiently wait for Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine.
  4. Jul 21, 2011
    68
    Addictive gameplay, despite a short completion time. But the lack of online multiplayer is the real nasty culprit.
  5. Jul 18, 2011
    65
    Amazingly enough, Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team is still an enjoyable game in spite of all its technical issues, and that's a credit to the purity of its design. If you're a fan of Warhammer 40,000 or killing stuff in general, chances are good you'll enjoy giving this one a go. Just don't be surprised if it feels like the Orks did some of the programming.
  6. Jul 25, 2011
    60
    If you're after a simple, mindless distraction that can be enjoyed by you and a buddy on the couch… well, there are plenty of other games on Live Arcade and elsewhere that can do that, and do it better.
  7. Jul 18, 2011
    40
    Kill Team is an undercooked twin stick shooter that looks nice but suffers serious technical and gameplay issues that are simply not acceptable for a game released in 2011.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Aug 3, 2011
    10
    i wasnt really expecting too much from this game but what a suprise i got. if you like arcade games you will really enjoy this one. thei wasnt really expecting too much from this game but what a suprise i got. if you like arcade games you will really enjoy this one. the graphics are good the game play is not glitchy and the action is awesome.i have not tried the coop yet but cannot wait. it is definatly a 9 or 10 Expand
  2. Jan 4, 2015
    8
    I like the game, the local coop feature for War40k fans is just awesome. I just miss online coop, It could've worked as in Space Marine -I like the game, the local coop feature for War40k fans is just awesome. I just miss online coop, It could've worked as in Space Marine - Exterminatus.. Also the customization is kind of poor. It's like a Space Marine's small brother. Like it! And worth it Expand
  3. Jul 14, 2011
    8
    If you're a 40k fan this is sort of a must buy, because you've been wanting a game like this for a long time. It's a twin stick shooter whereIf you're a 40k fan this is sort of a must buy, because you've been wanting a game like this for a long time. It's a twin stick shooter where you control two marines killing hundreds and hundreds of orks. It's simple, awesome fun. Add in the fact that there's local co-op, unlockable upgrades for your character, and 4 different character classes to chose from (Librarian, Techmarine, Assault Marine and Devastator) and you've got just enough going on here to make this simple game amusing the entire way though. Even if you're not a 40k fan this is some pretty solid co-op fun, especially for ten bucks. Expand
  4. Jul 16, 2011
    7
    Excellent fun for WH40k fans. I have not yet beat the game but I have played through most of the missions with each of the marine types. 3Excellent fun for WH40k fans. I have not yet beat the game but I have played through most of the missions with each of the marine types. 3 survival modes and 1 level of co-op. My biggest gripe so far is that the game has frozen on me twice. Had that not happened my score would be an 8. Co-op is very fun and simulates the feel of the table top game more than any other 40k games out there. The use of perks and power ups can really makes for specially customized character. I was ecstatic when a certain alien species makes an appearance. The gameplay is also more varied than I anticipated. As other reviews have said... A must buy for 40k fans.
    Pros
    - graphics
    - each marine type is very well balanced
    - varied gameplay for a twin stick shooter
    - enemy variety
    - combo of powerups and special abilities makes you feel like a B.A
    - extras "codex" are a nice touch
    - challenging gameplay but not "cheap feeling"

    Cons
    - not enough weapon varieties - freezing bugs
    - more bosses would have been nice
    - occasional lag between checkpoints
    - online co-op strangely absent
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  5. Jul 20, 2011
    7
    There seems to be a lot of different opinions about the game, but ultimately the one thing I have to say about Kill Team is that's it's justThere seems to be a lot of different opinions about the game, but ultimately the one thing I have to say about Kill Team is that's it's just plain fun. The game looks awesome, and mowing down hordes or orks is very satisfying. There a small degree of character enhancement but it's really shallow and you'll unlock every fast. Good news is that it takes longer to try everything than it does to unlock it. There's 4 classes and for the most part they're pretty unique, after I beat the campaign (which only took me about 4 hours) I went back and beat it again using different characters. There's a survival mode which is surprisingly linear, I time within about the same ten seconds every time I play one. There's 5 maps for survival but the layout doesn't change anything. Also for the Warhammer fans you'll be able to pick from 6 chapters but the 6 you have to choose from almost seem random. I have no idea why they feature the white scars but not the space wolves. I would have rated this game higher because I really enjoyed it, but this game has one MASSIVE problem that I haven't seen anyone mention and that's the lack on online support. You can ONLY play co-op locally, so I haven't even had a chance to try it because I don't have another person to play with in the same house, even though I have other friends online who own it. This game could be really fun in co-op but without live support there's not much you can do with it. Even then you can only co op with a total of 2 people despite there being 4 classes. You can't control the camera which I didn't really notice much until the points where the camera basically zooms into the floor and you can't see anything, and there's leaderboards but honestly, leaderboards don't mean anything when all the top scores are hacked. Kill Team get's a screen score from me because I had fun and feel like I got my money's worth, it only costs $10. But it gets the lowest green score I can give it because of how pissed I am that they took out live support; they don't tell you that before you buy it.

    This game was released by Relic as a promo for Space Marine and that's why you unlock an in-game item for buying it, but if Space Marine turns out to be a short singleplayer with no live support like this game then I'm going to have some major problems
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  6. Jul 17, 2011
    7
    Great arcade-y fun for a measly 800 points, but harder than I would have liked -- at this writing I'm stuck on the encounter with the giantGreat arcade-y fun for a measly 800 points, but harder than I would have liked -- at this writing I'm stuck on the encounter with the giant Tyranid. Even though you're going to die a lot playing this game, and it only supports two players, it's great to see the 40K universe get some developer love after the long darkness since "Fire Warrior", and hopefully this will inspire more people to pick up the forthcoming "Space Marine". More, please! Expand
  7. Jul 19, 2011
    4
    Me and my friends where drinking and we decided to buy a game off xbla. The game seems fun at start but gets really boring fast, and it'sMe and my friends where drinking and we decided to buy a game off xbla. The game seems fun at start but gets really boring fast, and it's really short two around 1.5h and there is close to no replay value... Expand

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