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  • Summary: On the Xbox 360, Warhammer: Battle March includes the original content from Warhammer: Mark of Chaos as well as all-new features, intuitive control schemes and support for online play via the Xbox LIVE. Thrusting players into Games Workshop's renowned fantasy world, players control sixOn the Xbox 360, Warhammer: Battle March includes the original content from Warhammer: Mark of Chaos as well as all-new features, intuitive control schemes and support for online play via the Xbox LIVE. Thrusting players into Games Workshop's renowned fantasy world, players control six unique armies – the Empire, Chaos, Skaven, High Elves as well as the all-new Dark Elf and Orcs & Goblins forces – as they battle for supremacy in a world torn apart by constant warfare. The individual units of each army can be customized in great detail, allowing players to put their own mark on their fighting force and strike fear into their opponents with terrifying combinations of weaponry and armor. Players can also control Heroes and Champions for each army, high-powered units that gain new abilities as they tear through the opposition. Placing the focus of gameplay on combat and tactics rather than tedious resource management, Warhammer: Battle March on the Xbox 360 features two control schemes for both master battlefield tacticians and novice warriors that offer full control over all aspects of the player’s army. On Xbox LIVE, up to four players can engage in massive multi-army clashes in head-to-head and team-based modes of play. [Namco Bandai Games] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 30
  2. Negative: 7 out of 30
  1. 76
    With a substantial campaign mode, excellent online and a great customization aspect Namco Bandai's latest is one of the better attempts at the genre on a console.
  2. Creating your own army, and then constantly improving it with the spoils of skirmishes against live foes, is what will keep players coming back for more. With a more streamlined control system, and some tidier graphics, Battle March could be one of the best console strategy games. As it stands, it's strictly for the hardcore.
  3. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    61
    Only those who have invested in the Warhammer world can really overlook its flaws as an RTS. [Dec 2008, p.82]
  4. HellBored staffer Finn wishes he spent those long, dark hours cooped up with the other Warhammer release of late. The good one.
  5. If you wanted quick summation of Battle March experience it would be that it's more work than fun, which is fine if you're into that kind of sadomasochism or you're a Warhammer fan without a PC.
  6. Warhammer Battle March is in nothing a serious competitor in the RTS genre. Complicated controls, dull graphics and monotonous missions make the game almost unplayable. With Red Alert 3 and EndWar approaching fast there is no real good reason to buy battle March if you want to play a RTS on your console. Even the Warhammer fans are better off with Dawn of War II. Don't say we didn't warn you.
  7. ”Warhammer: Battle March” doesn’t come close to being an enjoyable game. The core game play while basic is too repetitive, and the wonky controls will test your patience quickly.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. StratGuy
    Sep 9, 2008
    9
    Played the game for a couple of days now. It's just flat out fun. The controls do take some getting used to, but are not as bad as thePlayed the game for a couple of days now. It's just flat out fun. The controls do take some getting used to, but are not as bad as the gamespot review made it out to be. If you're a fan of the table top game or just Warhammer in general, then this is a must buy for you. Collapse
  2. Oct 27, 2011
    9
    Decent RTS for consoles. The controls take a a few minutes to adjust to but they're definitely manageable. If you're looking for somethingDecent RTS for consoles. The controls take a a few minutes to adjust to but they're definitely manageable. If you're looking for something similar to the Total War series this will be right down your alley. Expand
  3. AnonymousMC
    Oct 2, 2008
    7
    Not your average RTS, this one focuses solely on the battlefield, without any fiddling around with building bases and managing resources. ItNot your average RTS, this one focuses solely on the battlefield, without any fiddling around with building bases and managing resources. It is a nice adaptation of the Warhammer tabletop game. Although the control scheme can be a bit difficult at first, it's easy enough to learn.

    The graphics are nice, the units themselves are well done. The terrain graphics, which have been described in some reviews as bland, do well to represent war-torn tracts of land.

    In all, if you are patient enough to learn the control scheme, this game will provide many hours of enjoyment for those of you who like the battle aspects of RTS games or are fans of tabletop gaming.
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  4. Waaaagghhhh!
    Sep 6, 2008
    7
    Decent game so far.... difficult control scheme but it's becoming much more intuitive. If you're a Warhammer fan it's Decent game so far.... difficult control scheme but it's becoming much more intuitive. If you're a Warhammer fan it's definitely worth a look. Expand