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  • Summary: Set in the grim, dark future of Warhammer 40,000 ‘Eisenhorn: XENOS' lets you experience firsthand the story of Gregor Eisenhorn, an Inquisitor and member of the ‘Ordo Xenos', sent out to fight and protect the Imperium of man from anything that may threaten it.
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  2. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. Sep 11, 2016
    52
    Quotation forthcoming.
  2. Aug 28, 2016
    50
    Eisenhorn: XENOS has a good story and dialog, and for both we should thank Dan Abnett, author of the related books. All the other elements, like the gameplay, the exploration end the technical compartment, are a complete disaster. If on mobile platform the game could be acceptable, the PC users are used to another kind of qualitative level.
  3. Aug 23, 2016
    48
    Eisenhorn: XENOS tells the beautiful and engaging story of the Inquisitor, as told in the Dan Abnett's novels, and that's about it. Everything else is mediocre and boring, including the level design and the combat system, flawed by the fact that it's been designed for mobile platforms.
  4. Aug 12, 2016
    40
    Story can’t be the thing that carries a video game and story is all Eisenhorn: XENOS has. A character as powerful as Gregor Eisenhor, with a great voice actor in Mark Strong, and an epic story deserves more than a glorified version of a mobile game. But brainless combat and mechanics, crummy audio, and unacceptable bugs keep this game to no more than a book promotion.
  5. Oct 31, 2016
    40
    Simple combat, poor mechanics, boring voice acting and some unpolished graphics mean that the fans of the book series might find themselves struggling to finish it. For those without an invested interest in the character or the story: this is one to avoid.
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. Oct 13, 2016
    2
    This game tells the story of Eisenhorn: Xenos, the first part of the eisenhorn trilogy by Dan Abnett, and this is pretty much all the positiveThis game tells the story of Eisenhorn: Xenos, the first part of the eisenhorn trilogy by Dan Abnett, and this is pretty much all the positive there is. The story is interesting; probably very much less so if you only play the game. So let's dive right into that, shall we?

    From clunky animation to very stiff characters, combat so repetitive I cannot belive I'm not playing a mobile game, poor animation to artificially streched playtime (which means "fight the same enemies over and over"), bland level design (though I have to admit that the outside locations look decent)... all in all a very forgettable experience. I have to admit I didn't finish the game though, maybe it suddenly gets A LOT better... which would suprise me very much.

    I don't like doing this to a wh40k game since I find the universe interesting and long for more... but this is just very bad. The things it has going for it are the dialogues and the story, both of which (you guessed it) are obviously much more detailed and refined in the book. I know that sounds a bit elitist ("the book is sooooooo much better" etc.) but it's not just that the book is better, it's more that the game is so much worse and I cannot really see a reason for anyone to play it. If you are interested in the story or Wh40k but don't want to read, get an audiobook or just watch the game played on youtube, you won't miss anything.
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