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  • Summary: Developed on Unreal Engine 4, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada is an RTS in which the player takes command of one of these battlefleets composed of the most powerful spaceships from the Imperial, Chaos, Eldar and Ork forces, in a no-quarter-given struggle for the control of the Gothic sector of space.
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Apr 30, 2016
    90
    At once gorgeous, accessible, true to the lore and entirely engrossing, there hasn’t been as emphatic a tribute to the universe of Warhammer 40,000 since Dawn of War. Warhammer fans will love it and space RTS bods will enjoy its complexity and depth of tactics. Battlefleet Gothic is a game the God-Emperor Himself would be proud of.
  2. Apr 22, 2016
    88
    Battlefleet Gothic Armada is a superb example of a perfect RTS with a unique gothic universe, some technical issues with the graphics card are the worst aspect of this great game.
  3. Apr 21, 2016
    85
    Slight frustrations aside, I’ve really enjoyed Battlefleet Gothic: Armada. It’s a fantastic micromanagement heavy “naval” skirmish game that drips with the Warhammer 40k flavor. It’s always great to see a genuinely good Warhammer game, particularly a 40k one, that’s not something of a throwaway these days.
  4. Apr 21, 2016
    80
    The developers of Battlefleet Gothic: Armada openly wanted to create a videogame with a feeling as close as possible to the original board game, and to that extent, their goal is achieved. The single player campaign feesl a little bit repetitive from time to time, but overall, fans of strategy games and Warhammer 40.000 will be more than pleased.
  5. Apr 21, 2016
    75
    Filled with grotesque Warhammer 40,000 aesthetics and complex tactical space battles as expected. The steep learning curve and the absence of three of the game's four races of the campaign at launch, however, makes us hope that Tindalos Interactive will continue to expand the game in the near future.
  6. Apr 22, 2016
    72
    Battlefleet Gothic is a mixed bag. The slow pace hinders a game that should be all about letting you jump in to epic space battles but as you develop, leveling up ships and customising your fleet to what you want, it does prove itself to be a strong contender.
  7. Apr 29, 2016
    60
    Battlefleet: Gothic Armada is a competent if slightly laborious first foray into the realms of Warhammer 40,000’s space battles, but there is potential here. As Dawn of War II changed almost all the elements of its precursor for the better, it will be interesting to see what Tindalos would do next were it to return to this franchise.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 28
  2. Negative: 6 out of 28
  1. Apr 26, 2016
    10
    Great game - Ships feel good, models are nice, setting is great; A good game. However, the difficulty can be a bit... discouraging to some.Great game - Ships feel good, models are nice, setting is great; A good game. However, the difficulty can be a bit... discouraging to some. Just take your time with the game, maybe look up a guide if you have trouble, and you should be fine. Expand
  2. Apr 23, 2016
    9
    A very good and original tactical RTS ! Good graphism I did not encounter any bugs or problem and I enjoying playing the campaingn. I hopeA very good and original tactical RTS ! Good graphism I did not encounter any bugs or problem and I enjoying playing the campaingn. I hope that other campaign are coming in future DLC as it is a bit frustrating to only play an imperium campaign. Expand
  3. Apr 21, 2016
    8
    The games itself seems to be quite a good "conversion" of the original boardgame.
    Unfortunatly it's still a bit unstable and seems to crash
    The games itself seems to be quite a good "conversion" of the original boardgame.
    Unfortunatly it's still a bit unstable and seems to crash quite often.
    I'ìm giving it an 8 assuming they will fix these crash issues.
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  4. Jul 14, 2016
    6
    The scenery, the ships, atmosphere and voices are great. Gameplay is fun at first.
    Sadly, the story is thin and often not really presented,
    The scenery, the ships, atmosphere and voices are great. Gameplay is fun at first.
    Sadly, the story is thin and often not really presented, just some text and voice.
    Campaign has around 31-33 stages with about 2-4 turns (battles) each. You can more or less choose which battle to play, but almost every battle is one out of a total pool of about 5-6 mission types. Only the ships and numbers change. The battles are fun, but the fun very soon starts dwindling away with that much repetition. Not much to do otherwise, except choosing and upgrading ships with minor differences and adjustments.
    Although I only played single player, I don't think multiplayer is very much different.
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  5. Apr 24, 2016
    5
    They have all the right elements of a tactical warhammer space combat game here, but needs a lot of tweaking.

    Looks For a 2016 release I
    They have all the right elements of a tactical warhammer space combat game here, but needs a lot of tweaking.

    Looks
    For a 2016 release I expected a bit more from the graphics. Its not bad, but when compared to the effects from another rts hybrid such as Sins of a Solar Empire released ages ago its hard to notice a difference not that impressive for a universe that should glory in the details and atmosphere. This is on Ultra settings, I can only imagine if you have to turn them down. Especially when you zoom into the details on the ships which although glorious in their warhammer gothic feel, leave something to be desired. Maybe some flapping banners (i know space doesn't work like that, but realism isn't exactly what we are looking for here).

    Gameplay
    All the right elements, tactical ship combat, broadsides, ramming, upgrades, some rpg tacked on. Its a warhammer pirate wet dream. Except it gets bogged down. Aside from torpedoes, ramming, and some inaccurate special abilities with long cooldowns, most weapons feel rather underwhelming in their damage potential. This combined with very limited number of ships you bring to fights, especially in the early game, makes for a slugfest. Combine that with the fact that coordinating the many manouvers and special abilities even among a small number of ships requires a lot of time slowing especially against the computer. It makes what should be epic carnage a grindish affair.

    Then there are the ship upgrades. You will see a handful of good ones, a few essential ones, and many that just aren't worth it. What's worse is even though the game wants to encourage specialization many times whats best for one ship is best for them all. Especially given with few ships, most are always going to be in the thick of fighting and not playing much in the way of specialized roles in fighting aside from squishy escort and with the ships of the line following the small tank, big tank, bigger tank roles.
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  6. Sep 7, 2016
    5
    The gameplay is awesome, but the content and features are extremely lacking. The singleplayer "campaign" is extremely boring and theThe gameplay is awesome, but the content and features are extremely lacking. The singleplayer "campaign" is extremely boring and the multiplayer lacks features. A huge waste of potential. Expand
  7. Apr 28, 2016
    0
    Be wary; for months they advertise that anybody who preorders, from ANY retailer, will receive early adopter DLC; few days before release theyBe wary; for months they advertise that anybody who preorders, from ANY retailer, will receive early adopter DLC; few days before release they change their tune (tho their main page still says everyone will get it, lol). Add that onto buggy game play, basic missing game modes, and excessive multiplayer cheating... and you've got a game you should avoid, for now. Expand

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