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7.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 25
  2. Negative: 2 out of 25

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  1. 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 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.
  2. May 16, 2022
    5
    Feels cheap, pacing is too slow, animations and sounds are weird, overhaul it is very dull.
  3. 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 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
    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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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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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]