Based on the best-selling board game and set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, Space Hulk is a 3D digital turn based strategy game that recreates the classic claustrophobic board game experience for single player and multiplayer cross-platform play between PC, Mac and on iOS.
Space HulkBased on the best-selling board game and set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, Space Hulk is a 3D digital turn based strategy game that recreates the classic claustrophobic board game experience for single player and multiplayer cross-platform play between PC, Mac and on iOS.
Space Hulk is set in the isolated corridors and tomb-like chambers of an ancient vessel lost in the graveyard of space. Players lead a small army of fearless Space Marine Terminators to battle in a ferocious fight for survival against hordes of predatory alien Genestealers.… Expand
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Space Hulk - Announcement Trailer
Pelit (Finland)Oct 5, 2013Space Hulk is a pretty good adaptation of a great board game. I really liked the game mechanics, so I also enjoyed the single player campaign, even though it was quite short. [Sept 2013]
Sep 1, 2013Full Control has taken a board game and brought it to the PC, staying true to the source material all while breathing considerable life into the actual gameplay experience itself. With a bit more time, and much more content, I’d be recommending this one to any turn-based tactics fan straightaway.
PC GamerOct 8, 2013Enjoyable enough, with an undeniably good design pedigree, but marked down for the rush feel and lack of polish. [Dec 2013, p.68]
Aug 20, 2013There are certainly rough edges aplenty to be picked at, but also a deep love of the source material; everything from the voice-acting to the detail on gun barrels is steeped in that grim 40K atmosphere. The look and feel of this Space Hulk delights the boy in me, who long ago abandoned Games Workshop but never quite lost faith in the Imperium of Man.
games(TM)Oct 23, 2013It's hard to recommend something so limited. [Issue#140, p.114]
Aug 16, 2013For me, the game is a 10/10. Is it the perfect game? No. Is it better than a host of other games (XCOM seems to be one bandied around a lotFor me, the game is a 10/10. Is it the perfect game? No. Is it better than a host of other games (XCOM seems to be one bandied around a lot for some reason)? No, and yes XCOM is a better game. So why is it a 10 then? Because they set up from the beginning to make as close a 1:1 digital conversion of the board game as possible, and they absolutely succeeded 100%. It is a 10 for me because it is exactly the game I wanted and expected. I love the board game, and I love this version of the board game.
Anyone who expected something different has only themselves to blame. It was clear from the very start that this was a board game conversion. Adding any other video-gamey bells and whistles would have just detracted from the simple, tense, claustrophobic elegance of the board game mechanics. Persistent character development between missions? Weapon load out customisation? Please! How would that even work? Each "level" in the game is designed and balanced to be tackled with the squad configuration they give you at the start. The pre-set squad load out, the spawn points and numbers of genestealers, the positioning of the objectives, they are all finely balanced for a tense barely-made-it experience. Buffing your marines and swapping load outs between missions would completely wreck the entire balance of the game! To compensate for that, the developers would need to develop and build in other systems, changing genestealer behaviour abilities to react to your increasing marine stats. And pretty soon after that, you've no longer got a board-game conversion, which is what this is meant to be.
Seriously, complaining about a lack of RPG elements character progression in this game is the same as complaining that the digital version of Carcassonne isn't more like Civilization!… Expand
Dec 30, 2013If you enjoy Games Workshop games and in particular the original Space Hulk board game then you will love this version because it is extremelyIf you enjoy Games Workshop games and in particular the original Space Hulk board game then you will love this version because it is extremely faithful to the original in gameplay and ethos. The nature of the game is that the terminators move slowly while their antagonists the genestealers move quickly. This leads to a very deliberate style of gameplay that emphasises strategy over tactics. Personally I love it. I also think that the developers made the right decision by sticking so faithfully to the original. More campaigns please!… Expand
Aug 15, 2013The game seems to follow the board game (3rd Edition) to the letter...
For a guy like me, who only played the original Space Hulk (1stThe game seems to follow the board game (3rd Edition) to the letter...
For a guy like me, who only played the original Space Hulk (1st Edition), the small rule changes between the 1st and the 3rd are really easy to grasp, making the life of the Terminators a bit easier...
Now add to that a look and feel like Xcom: Enemy unknown (seeing how it cost to go on the clicked spot, Close Camera on a kill, etc...) and add to that the claustrophobic feeling of corridors and you get a game that is quite a blast to play, even if you have the board game...
Plus, they added nice touches, like when you reload you Assault Cannon second ammo clip, you see that it now have a red glow at the end of the barrel, making easy to see just by looking at the AC Terminator if you're using the first or second 10 ammo clip...
Of course, nothing is perfect. I saw a bug in the menu (a display that don't want to go)... Also, it is sometimes difficult to figure how many tiles are between your Terminators and the Genestealers, especially when the corridor is really dark (A button that highlight all the tiles would be useful)...
Nothing future patches couldn't handle, I bet...
Also, I wish I could play the Genestealers versus an AI Terminators...
So, Space Hulk is really the board game, as promised, with cool graphics only a computer can give and without the need to paint the units... … Expand
Aug 25, 2013Overall pretty solid game, especially if you are a Warhammer 40,000 fan. I feel the game went live as described and hits the mark very well.Overall pretty solid game, especially if you are a Warhammer 40,000 fan. I feel the game went live as described and hits the mark very well. Right now I don't think the game will have a lot of replayability, but that will come with DLC. Challenging and an all around good time, perhaps it was $10 too high, I think it would have been a steal at $19.99. … Expand
Sep 8, 2013Me personally, as a former board game geek, would give this 10 out of 10.
But objectively speaking, with all the technical problems andMe personally, as a former board game geek, would give this 10 out of 10.
But objectively speaking, with all the technical problems and lack of new content, it feels like i can't give it higher than a 6.
It's a good game, I had my fun. But after the few missions there is just nothing more. It feels like an editor would be really useful to make this game great.
I still love you, Space Hulk. I just have to be fair.… Expand
Aug 22, 2013Even though Space Hulk is directly based off of an old boardgame, that is no excuse to turn it into a boring and unpolished video game. BeingEven though Space Hulk is directly based off of an old boardgame, that is no excuse to turn it into a boring and unpolished video game. Being based on a board game to begin with isn't a bad thing, but you must make sure that everything else about the game is polished, yet nothing was. Graphics are outdated, voice acting is repetitive, marines take forever to move, etc...… Expand
Aug 20, 2013Let's ignore the most basic gameplay of your present time and put some uninteresting graphics. Yes this game is great, for people who likedLet's ignore the most basic gameplay of your present time and put some uninteresting graphics. Yes this game is great, for people who liked space hulk back in the day. In DoW 1, 2 terminator are, well TERMINATORS, not some can old people that can barely move. Compared to this, XCOM is a way better warhammer game, even though it has nothing to do with warhammer universe at all… Expand