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  • Summary: In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war. Experience every bone-rattling explosion and soul-crushing charge in Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector, the definitive battle-scale game of turn-based strategy and fast-paced combat that takes you to the battlefields of the 41stIn the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war. Experience every bone-rattling explosion and soul-crushing charge in Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector, the definitive battle-scale game of turn-based strategy and fast-paced combat that takes you to the battlefields of the 41st Millenium.

    Experience an epic twenty mission single-player campaign that explores the aftermath of the Devastation of Baal. Help Sergeant Carleon and his allies purge the Tyranid infestation on Baal Secundus, and preserve the honour of the noble Blood Angels.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Aug 16, 2021
    96
    To date, ‘Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector’ is the best digital rendition of the Warhammer 40k table-top miniatures game that I’ve ever played. The amazing attention to detail and unknowing nature of each mission will resonate deeply with 40k fans and be a good starting point for newcomers to the franchise. Personally, I would have loved to have seen more factions engaged in battle but introducing the Sisters of Battle as reinforcements has been a clever way to expand the list of units available without straying away from the deep lore that the game is set in. Although I wouldn’t call ‘Battlesector’ a difficult game, it does pose quite the challenge for players of all skill levels. I recommend this game to anyone who wants to get into Warhammer or is already a fan. Hopefully more units and factions will become available in the future, further adding to enormous amount replay value.
  2. Jul 16, 2021
    80
    Aside from some doubts about the balance and the AI, and some Warhammer-specific quibbles, Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector is a great Blood Angels experience.
  3. Dec 2, 2021
    80
    If you like your battles tactical then this is a great game to sink you teeth into. The campaign escalates nicely and does a good job of selling the desperation of your mission. Being able to easily switch out your units and play around with army composition is also a really nice touch that means you don’t end up locked into a single playstyle. Campaign re-playability is somewhat lacking but the skirmish mode gives you the chance to play against friends so there is that. Considering how many new campaigns and modes were added to Deadlock over the years, we can probably expect some expansions in the future.
  4. Jul 22, 2021
    74
    A better Warhammer game than the last few.
  5. Jul 22, 2021
    70
    Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector doesn't shine in any of its key aspects, but is well represented by the sum of its parts. It is a solid strategy, developed with competence and with a sense of proportion, with which experts of the genre will immediately find themselves at ease. The impression that he is missing a few pieces is still there, and we would have gladly exchanged part of the long campaign for a more in-depth progression system or a management component. Those simply looking for "yet another Warhammer 40,000 strategy" may have found it.
  6. Jul 16, 2021
    70
    The tactical approach is smart and well balanced, but we wished for more contents and modes.
  7. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 17, 2022
    40
    A pleasant peek for fans of univers, who want more "forties". The remaining players of turn-based strategies lets look elsewhere. There is a lot to choose from.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Aug 20, 2021
    10
    Strongly recommend this game, it's one of the best Warhammer 40k games so far. It appeals on so many levels, good tactical challenges,Strongly recommend this game, it's one of the best Warhammer 40k games so far. It appeals on so many levels, good tactical challenges, serious strategic planning as you decide how to upgrade your people and much more. Even the music is good. Expand
  2. Jul 25, 2021
    9
    Great TBS game set in the WH40k universe. The story, graphics and gameplay are all 1st rate. In a departure from most WH40k tactical games itGreat TBS game set in the WH40k universe. The story, graphics and gameplay are all 1st rate. In a departure from most WH40k tactical games it is fully voiced and the voiceover is some of the best I have experienced in a strategy game. The missions are interesting and propel the story forward adding new troops with each one.

    The game is only let down by a few QoL failings and it could use more than 2 factions at release. even so it's an excellent game worthy of your time and money.
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  3. Jul 24, 2021
    9
    Best warhammer 40k game since Dawn Of War 2 Imho. This game is just lacking more factions which the devs Stated in roadmap they wereBest warhammer 40k game since Dawn Of War 2 Imho. This game is just lacking more factions which the devs Stated in roadmap they were bringing!. Hope for Necrons,Imperial Gaurd and Chaos Factions! Game has some Balancing issues but Its pretty dang polished and well made for a Indie game" This game has alot of love put into it far more then most 40k games. Support this game and Dev team so we can get more quality Warhammer 40k games! Expand
  4. Jul 26, 2021
    8
    Really enjoyable turn based WH40k up to company sized battle simulator with a narrative tying together 20 battles in the SP mode. Catches theReally enjoyable turn based WH40k up to company sized battle simulator with a narrative tying together 20 battles in the SP mode. Catches the flavour of the TT and the mood of the setting.

    Big achievement for a small developer. Hopefully a lot more to come from them as they take this base and expand upon it.
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  5. Aug 8, 2021
    7
    The gameplay was alright, though there's not a lot of variation throughout the missions. The story throws too much Warhammer gibberish at youThe gameplay was alright, though there's not a lot of variation throughout the missions. The story throws too much Warhammer gibberish at you and it's hard to follow what they're talking about at times.

    Date Completed: 2021-08-08
    Playtime: 20h
    Enjoyment: 7/10
    Recommendation: There aren't a lot of new, playable turn-based games. It's worth a go.
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  6. Jan 11, 2022
    6
    Good Old Waha

    I'm not a true fan of the Warhammr 40 k universe, but I like Dawn of War Trilogy (TBS) and Space Marine (Shooter). The game
    Good Old Waha

    I'm not a true fan of the Warhammr 40 k universe, but I like Dawn of War Trilogy (TBS) and Space Marine (Shooter).
    The game feels like homecoming to Dow, but nothing more - just an average experience with dead multiplayer.

    Visual (7/10): Graphic is good as for strategies, music average, but together with the colors, canonical pictures of the main characters, detailed equip - it creates true Warhammer 40k atmosphere. The interface is a bit archaic, but if you play strategies in the beginning of 2000s you can feel nostalgic.

    Gameplay (5/10): Gameplay is average and varies from missions. Main problem - only 2 fractions - less strategies. Missions in the middle of a game are boring - you need to rush to spot A and just kill all. After finishing the game I can remember hardly 3-4 missions from 20.
    Multiplayer is rather dead than alive, I've tried it, but still boring and long queue (maybe I'm unlucky)
    Good points - some rpg elements - you upgrade branches for a commander and related squads are upgraded also. You can customize each squad - great option, but due to only 2 fractions till the end of the game you finalize your blood angels and smash Tyranids - its fun but straightforward.

    Story (7/10) - For non Waha fans - you need to watch the entranced video for about 2 hours to understand the background. After this you can admire the story. So the story is good, just because of the background. The characters are very average and not very epic.

    If you are the Warhammer 40 k fan or want to check what is all about - it's definitely worth to try, just for atmosphere. In other cases - you will not miss anything.
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  7. Nov 30, 2021
    0
    As True an attempt at the tabletop form embodied in a video game I have ever played, true Warhammer fans should appreciate the aesthetic asAs True an attempt at the tabletop form embodied in a video game I have ever played, true Warhammer fans should appreciate the aesthetic as well as the game play. Expand

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