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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
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  1. Positive: 41 out of 57
  2. Negative: 0 out of 57
  1. Sep 10, 2011
    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 14, 2011
    Space Marine is a satisfying action game.
  3. Sep 8, 2011
    Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is a title that brims with great visuals, solid sound, and some very good gameplay.
  4. 79
    Space Marine offers up a decent amount of third person action and tries to offer something new. As a first attempt to a brand new franchise it does everything pretty well and no doubt ticks most of the boxes laid out during its development but it's a shame that certain areas such as the melee combat weren't given a bit more depth.
  5. Sep 23, 2011
    The campaign may be a little short and rough around the edges, but it still is a great adventure that should not be missed by the fans and should be given a try by people unknown with the Warhammer universe.
  6. Sep 16, 2011
    Ultimately, Space Marine is an action-adventure game that features good action, but underwhelming adventure.
  7. Oct 18, 2011
    Still a little too much like looking at a table. [Nov 2011, p.107]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 83
  2. Negative: 7 out of 83
  1. Sep 8, 2011
    This game was a lot of fun to play. I loved going back and forth between ranged and melee combat. The game looked good and had some decent polish, despite a few buggy moments here and there. Probably about an 8/10, but it's clear some people are rating it way to low, so I'll give it a 10. Expand
  2. Sep 7, 2011
    Great game. The combat is fast, fluid and brutal. The gun-play is heavy and rewarding. The special "kills" are second to none and absolutely over the top violent. So far, Warhammer: Space Marine is one of my top games of 2011. I can't wait for the sequel. Expand
  3. Sep 7, 2011
    This isn't a spoiler but it kind of is at the same time. This game is basically shoot Orks that come right at you conveniently and then tap the melee button when they get to you. That's literally it, the extra weapons and accessories don't add any gameplay mechanics whatsoever, just change the nature of the button tapping.

    You'll never have to think about what you're doing aside from pressing B on 1 in 10 stunned Orks.

    The writing and voice acting is cringeworthy and typical of everything you'll be used to and bored of if you're a 40K fan like me. This game could have been so much more (cover plays a big part in the tabletop game, it isn't unrealistic to prefer cover to AP3 weapons like Ork rokkits) but ultimately falls way short. Play the demo and you'll miss nothing from the full game.
  4. Sep 11, 2011
    This is a fine game that many Warhammer 40K fans have been waiting for. It is easy to pick up and not to difficult ot master. The Multiplayer isn't without flaws but is a solid time consumer with many ways to individualise your character/model. With lots of challenges available to keep you coming back for more and unlocking different pieces of armour to give you that unique feel. Yes the multiplayer can be seen as unbalanced but many a times have I had my pants pulled down by a "Noob" using just a bolter. I have found people who complain about it being unbalanced are generally rubbish at it and would struggle to kill someone if they were stood still. Improve your game I say!

    The single player isn't the greatest and after reading some of the other reviews moaning about it being linear, well, all you need to do is look at the majority of any shooter games and it's pretty much a single path you have to take with absolutely no other options than to follow what is set before you. So yes it is linear but then most games are. But with an interesting story set in a fictional universe and with the fact I was a massive Games Workshop fan as a child I absolutely love this game! Combat systems are basic but enable a novice to take up the mantel and perform well. Seasoned gamers may find this annoying and limited. I've been playing games since the days of the Spectrum ZX and its refreshing to have a simple game every now and then. With free DLC coming out at the start of next month it is certainly worth investing in. The only reason I gave it 9 instead of 10 is due to the lag issues sometimes on multiplayer.

    Kegg -I-
  5. Nov 8, 2011
    A lovely romp through a dystopian, gore filled future! You truly feel like a Space Marine as you wade through hordes of orcs and Chaos Space Marines.
  6. Oct 3, 2011
    Space Marine is an enjoyable experience. Although it didnâ
  7. Nov 19, 2011
    This game is so NOT good, i watched my friend play it and i fell asleep many times during those repetitive orc fighting parts( most of game), and bad voice acting (all the orcs have Australian accents). Please, if you own an XBox 360, get Gears of War 3 and not this, if you own a PS3, save your money...seriously, wouldn't even take this game for free. Expand

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