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  • Summary: Space Hulk: Deathwing is a first-person shooter experience that offers players the chance to experience a desperate battle against Genestealers in the claustrophobic tunnels of a Space Hulk, as they will gain skills, new abilities and new equipment thanks to experience earned during perilousSpace Hulk: Deathwing is a first-person shooter experience that offers players the chance to experience a desperate battle against Genestealers in the claustrophobic tunnels of a Space Hulk, as they will gain skills, new abilities and new equipment thanks to experience earned during perilous missions. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 46
  2. Negative: 5 out of 46
  1. Dec 25, 2016
    80
    Overall, I'm pleasantly surprised by Space Hulk: Deathwing. From a gameplay perspective, what it does it does in better form than Warhammer 40k: Fire Warrior by leaps and bounds. Space Hulk: Deathwing is another great step into bringing the entirety of the Warhammer franchise into a more mainstream popularity in videogames, and the game does it with a gory sense of style.
  2. Jan 28, 2017
    70
    Space Hulk: Deathwing’s atmosphere is riveting. The Space Hulk lore is being animated before the gamer’s eyes and while the shooting and tactical aspects of this team-based first person shooter are solid, the single player campaign can easily bore the player. The co-op in Codex Astartes mode is the best experience, gameplay-wise, that the game can offer.
  3. Dec 22, 2016
    65
    Space Hulk: Deathwing is a pure merch product. The fans of Game Workshop's IP will like it for the universe, but the more mainstream gamer will just find a poorly made FPS.
  4. Dec 20, 2016
    60
    Space Hulk: Deathwing boasts the best, most stylistically accurate Warhammer 40,000 visuals yet created, bar none. It’s precisely how the grim darkness of the far future should look and feel. However, the incredible eye-candy of this new FPS is not enough to disguise its lackluster story, indistinct gameplay, and stability issues.
  5. Dec 22, 2016
    55
    Space Hulk: Deathwing is a game full of potential, wasted on terrible creative decisions that pitch the game's strengths directly against one another.
  6. CD-Action
    Feb 13, 2017
    50
    Great first impression – the visuals! the audio! the atmosphere! – turned out to be horribly wrong. Deathwing is infested with bugs, the AI is blasphemously poor and close combat system needs major improvements. [02/2017, p.38]
  7. Dec 21, 2016
    40
    While it captures the look and feel of a bleak sci-fi world, numerous quirks and bugs make Space Hulk: Deathwing a guilty pleasure at best. Playing cooperatively with a couple of buddies helps smooth over some of these problems, but regardless, combat remains incessantly tedious.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 37
  2. Negative: 13 out of 37
  1. Dec 14, 2016
    10
    Wow! I was super nervous about this game after hearing all the whining about the Beta. This game is awesome and as a 40k fan I can really feelWow! I was super nervous about this game after hearing all the whining about the Beta. This game is awesome and as a 40k fan I can really feel all the love and care that went into the title. Don't listen to the haters, the extra week of development clearly helped A LOT. I can offer up an unqualified recommendation for it. If you like 40k, this game is pure gold.

    Side note is that the game ran perfectly at high frame rates at the highest settings. Really not sure what people are complaining about.
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  2. Dec 15, 2016
    10
    Don't know why all people say bad things about games, i think it's new trend like for Deus ex Dishonored etc.
    This game for fans of universe
    Don't know why all people say bad things about games, i think it's new trend like for Deus ex Dishonored etc.
    This game for fans of universe Warhammer 40k. For average users this as normal game like left4dead or vermeptide, with mechanics of alien swarm but in fist person view, don't know what people wait from coop corridor shooter.
    Great setting, good Graphics and sound. Gameplay simple but not so bad if you know what should expect of such games. My score 6 but as fan and because all will be mad of game i'll set 10
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  3. Dec 20, 2016
    9
    i5 quad 2.8, gtx 980, win10, 16gb ram - 60 to 20 fps, but drops are not bad, apart from that a very well realised Space Hulk adaptation. Thei5 quad 2.8, gtx 980, win10, 16gb ram - 60 to 20 fps, but drops are not bad, apart from that a very well realised Space Hulk adaptation. The more I play the more it grows on me. I only play single player (not a huge MP guys) and what is there is easily worth the price of admission. It's not for everyone, and I read it can be buggy (haven't found many myself), but if it works for you and you like the vibe, it's amazing, a wet dream for SH fans with the right hardware. Expand
  4. Dec 15, 2016
    6
    It seems only fanboys or critics write here and score idiotically. No game that works is for a 0 score and only fantastic masterpieces deserveIt seems only fanboys or critics write here and score idiotically. No game that works is for a 0 score and only fantastic masterpieces deserve 10.
    My score here is 6, based for now purely on single play. I will adjust after some proper time spent in multi.
    Pros:
    +Graphics and design
    +Audio SFX & Voice
    +Setting holds true to WH40K universe
    +Combat is frantic and generally well balanced

    Middle ground:
    *Customization options (only weapon unlocks and nothing you would not expect)
    *Progression (limited skill tree)
    *Optimization (I can't complain in 2K and GTX 1070 it is around 60 frames, but I can imagine lower specs will have issues with this game)

    Cons:
    -Music (basically there is none)
    -Mission (not level) design, I know this is backed by setting, but often backtracking is tiring.
    -Limited enemy pool
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  5. Feb 28, 2017
    5
    The game was fun for only a few hours, and that's coming from a WH40K fan. While it does look amazing, both graphics-wise and when ti comes toThe game was fun for only a few hours, and that's coming from a WH40K fan. While it does look amazing, both graphics-wise and when ti comes to design, it is spot on. However, the gameplay is severly lacking. It offers a generic Space Marine Terminator arsenal, with melee combat and psychic powers which both feel very disconnected and without weight. There is no customization, practically no leveling system, imbalanced weapons and bland characters with a bland story. The only thing this game is good for is for those combat encounters which really make you feel like a Space Marine mowing down hordes of xenos, but apart from that, unfortunately, not much else. Expand
  6. Dec 16, 2016
    3
    -Melee combat is very disconnected & floaty, might as well be waving a cardboard tube around.
    -Heavily CPU dependent, barely uses the GPU,
    -Melee combat is very disconnected & floaty, might as well be waving a cardboard tube around.
    -Heavily CPU dependent, barely uses the GPU, game freezes up regularly on 100% CPU spikes.
    -AI can be summed up as "spawn and waddle over to player"
    -Keybindings don't work properly, forget playing this if you do not have the standard querty keyboard layout.
    -UI is horribly designed and painful to use
    -loading times that take around 5 minutes.

    The only redeeming qualities of the game are the atmosphere & art design which are both very well done
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  7. Apr 11, 2017
    0
    Pre-ordered the game hoping it will revive the love for the Warhammer universe only to be disappointed by almost everything in the game.Pre-ordered the game hoping it will revive the love for the Warhammer universe only to be disappointed by almost everything in the game. Clunky interface, out dated graphics, poor gameplay. Only thing perhaps worth mentioning might be the sound effects. This game feels like a game made in 2000. No amount of optimisation or remaster can save it Expand

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