Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 24
  2. Negative: 1 out of 24
  1. Aug 15, 2021
    74
    A well-done tactics game with a gripping campaign and pleasant graphics. It could have delivered more, but this game definitely deserves one walkthrough.
  2. Jul 22, 2021
    74
    A better Warhammer game than the last few.
  3. Jul 16, 2021
    74
    A nice turn-based tactical game, simple to understand but hard to master, set in the ever-fascinating Warhammer 40.000 universe. The experience is fun, but just two armies and one campaign don't fully justify the relatively steep price.
  4. Jul 28, 2021
    72
    Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector is a solid turn-based tactical game, but also quite generic. That's because the developers did almost nothing to differentiate their game from other titles in the same genre. Recommended if you're a WH40K enthusiast, but demanding turn-based tactics fans might want to look somewhere else.
  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 21, 2021
    70
    A solid turn-based strategy experience that explores the Space Marine power fantasy, marred by humdrum mission design.
  7. Jul 16, 2021
    70
    WH40K: Battlesector offers a solid turn based gameplay in one of the most famous settings in geekdom. Graphics and music on point. Good variety in the troops with potential expansions in the future.
  8. Jul 16, 2021
    70
    The tactical approach is smart and well balanced, but we wished for more contents and modes.
  9. Jul 19, 2021
    68
    Sleek graphics, superlative voice acting, simple but deep mechanics: Battlesector takes full advantage of the universe created by Games Workshop to provide immediate and challenging turn-based strategy. Unfortunately, at times, the difficulty is excessive and it seems that there is only one way to win.
  10. Jul 16, 2021
    61
    Technically outdated turn-based tactics with tedious gameplay. Only the multiplayer is worthwhile for fans.
  11. Aug 16, 2021
    60
    This is a completely average strategy game elevated by solid graphics and a fun campaign. If you’re a fan of the 40k universe, this will be a much better experience for you than for newbies who might be turned off by the impenetrable lore - and the interminable enemy turns.
  12. Jul 16, 2021
    60
    Battlesector may attempt to give Space Marines a human face, but the game ends up being an incomplete suit of power armor.
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  1. Jul 23, 2021
    So yeah, there are still too many Warhammer games, but this is exactly why that’s a problem, because if you start to ignore them and let them wash over you, you risk missing out on the good ones. Like Battlesector.
User Score
7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25
  1. 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! Full Review »
  2. Jul 24, 2021
    8
    Great atmospheric round strategy in the Warhammer 40k universe that comes very close to the tabletop template.
    It offers fun and challenging
    Great atmospheric round strategy in the Warhammer 40k universe that comes very close to the tabletop template.
    It offers fun and challenging turn-based combat,
    a very coherent campaign so far in which you can put your army together according to your personal play style and after the missions you can use the HQ upgrades to unlock many useful items / skills for your heroes and troops.
    With Battlesector, Black Lab delivers one of the best strategy games in the Warhammer 40k universe since DoW 2.
    There is also a photo mode as a little extra that you can use to take some good screenshots.
    In Battlesector not everything is perfect (only 2 factions, AI weaken) but it is a lot of fun and has a very good basic basis, which can be further improved with the announced faction DLCs.
    So I have a clear recommendation, especially for Warhammer 40k fans.
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  3. May 16, 2022
    5
    Feels cheap, pacing is too slow, animations and sounds are weird, overhaul it is very dull.