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 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
    85
    Battlesector is a good mix of setting and mechanics. It shows how fun and engaging a properly scaled and designed Warhammer 40,000 experience can be. The campaign has interesting choices as it progresses and offers a good level of challenge. Fans can also set up varied skirmishes or face friends in multiplayer (a Slitherine account is required for full functionality).
  3. Aug 6, 2021
    82
    Thanks to offering only two factions and a limited number of modes, Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector might not be the deepest or most complete strategy game ever made, but it’s definitely one of the best and most authentic uses of the license to date. Challenging strategic battles, appropriately melodramatic voice work, more than decent graphics, and a respectful translation of the tabletop game to a digital format make this a must-have for fans of the franchise, and even appealing for casual strategy fans who are not yet invested in all things Warhammer.
  4. 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.
  5. Jul 25, 2021
    80
    Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector is a solid strategy game and an excellent addition to the Warhammer catalogue. Although the game only comes with two playable factions, its variety of units for each faction and original combat mechanics keep the game’s core gameplay fast-paced, dynamic, and interesting. This, combined with beautiful visuals and an immersive story told in typical Warhammer fashion, makes for a fun strategy romp from beginning to end, no matter whether you’re a die-hard Warhammer fan or a total newcomer to the Warhammer world. If you’re keen on turn-based strategy, Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector will be an excellent addition to your library.
  6. Jul 16, 2021
    80
    The only major flaws holding this game back are that there only two playable factions and only one faction gets their own single-player campaign. But aside from that, Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector is a great, addictive strategy game that wonderfully translates the rules and action of the tabletop into a video game format.
  7. 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.
  8. Jul 16, 2021
    80
    If you like your battles tactical this is a great game to sink your teeth into. The campaign escalates nicely and does a good job of selling the desperation of your mission. I’m not sure about re-playability but it does have a skirmish mode to play around in.
  9. Jul 16, 2021
    80
    Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector beats the pants off of other recent 40K tactical games, making a run at skirmish wargame greatness. While it's limited in places and the interface can struggle, the tactical combat is well worth the time it takes to learn and the Momentum system rewards your strategic prowess with more capacity to dish out pain. From the diverse campaign missions to the straightforward skirmishes, I not only recommend Battlesector, but hope that it does well enough to warrant the addition of many new factions in DLC and expansions.
  10. CD-Action
    Oct 12, 2021
    75
    This solid turned-based tactical game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe and focused on the struggle of the Blood Angels against nightmarish Tyranids is more fun than you might expect. It definitely deserves the Emperor’s blessing. [10/2021, p.30]
  11. Sep 7, 2021
    75
    In spite of any future expansions or additions, the game is still very much worth playing in its current state, particularly for fans looking for a quality entry in the Warhammer 40,000 setting. Battlesector’s engaging combat system and grimdark characters offer a solid foundation only slightly marred by scope — but there’s nothing necessarily wrong about a game that leaves a player wanting more of it.
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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.