Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Jun 24, 2022
    Daemonhunters isn't just one of the best W40K games of recent years, but also one of the most solid tactical strategy games ever.
  2. May 13, 2022
    Overall, the folks at Complex Games have done a great job adapting one of the most popular tabletop games in the world and turning it into a video game. Ironically, Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters feels like the natural evolution of the XCOM franchise.
  3. May 12, 2022
    Suffice it to say though, Warhammer 40k: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters is a fantastic video game, a game of the year contender, that demands attention in a genre that is now synonymous with XCOM. Daemonhunters’ twist on the formula is unique, and the 40k setting is the perfect backdrop for this kind of game. I look forward to further entries in what I hope is a burgeoning new series, and whatever it is Complex Games works on next.
  4. May 6, 2022
    Where so many games in the Warhammer universe feel generic and uninspired, Daemonhunters manages to give us a game with tight tactical combat, a decent story, and a careful balance that is challenging but not punishing. The Emperor demands you pick up this game!
  5. Jun 6, 2022
    Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate Daemonhunters is not only an engaging turn-based strategy game, but one of the best translations of the 40K universe to the PC. With a great story and wealth of options in combat, Daemonhunters also captures the visual aesthetics of the Space Marines and infectious Nurgle. While the interface and some systems could benefit from a bit more elegance and simplicity, Daemonhunters is dramatic, over-the-top, amusing and deeply satisfying. Learning its systems and sticking with the lengthy campaign is a commitment to be sure, but one that fans of 40K should be happy to make.
  6. Areajugones
    May 10, 2022
    Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters Massive hours of gameplay, simply wonderful isometric turn-based strategic combat and art design that will satisfy all fans of the 40k universe.
  7. May 4, 2022
    A layered and engaging space opera that triumphs both on and off the battlefield.
  8. May 27, 2022
    Daemonhunters is basically XCOM in Warhammer’s clothing. While it has little in common with the original Chaos Gate, it will measure up to the expectations of most fans of turn-based tactics games.
  9. May 10, 2022
    Daemonhunters doesn't just live up to the expectations, but is one of the best tactical games out there.
  10. May 4, 2022
    Ferocious turn-based strategy game with incredible Warhammer flair, encouraging upgrades, diverting segments and a few balancing flaws.
  11. Daemonhunters brings a new breath into the tactical strategy genre, which is in the darkness of the distant future and the infinity of the galaxy. We meet again with W40K after 25 years.
  12. May 5, 2022
    This is a good strategy game, regardless of whether you are a Warhammer fan. If you like XCOM’s gameplay, check it out.
  13. Jun 13, 2022
    Warhammer 40K Chaosgate: Daemonhunters is a good evolutionary path for the genre and for the Warhammer franchise that usually deals with tabletop battles. If you like more isolated combat like in the glorious Firaxis title and you like Warhammer 40K then this is a perfect combination for you because - Emperor Protects!
  14. Jun 10, 2022
    A splendid trip to a grimdark future where there’s nothing but war. It borrows a lot from XCOM but stands on its own two legs and respects the Warhammer setting which makes it feel surprisingly fresh and original.
  15. May 31, 2022
    Purging Heresy in Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate — Daemonhunters is a long and thoughtful process, requiring tactical thinking and attention to details.
  16. May 30, 2022
    Daemonhunters is a challenging game and can often tip the scales a little too hard against the player, but overcoming the odds is part of what makes it fun. Fans of the strategy genre who are seeking to be tested should check it out, as should fans of Warhammer 40k, as Daemonhunters is one of the best games to ever hold the Warhammer 40k license, even with its brutal difficulty.
  17. May 26, 2022
    Elite Grey Knights are on a mission against Chaos infection, which requires skill in combat in the field and good management on the ship. And it works well.
  18. May 25, 2022
    Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate Daemonhunters is a very good representative of its genre, a perfect choice for both fans of the universe and XCOM games. After many mediocre games, we finally have a WH40K title worth your money.
  19. May 20, 2022
    The violent and oppressive far future of Warhammer 40k has been beautifully recreated in Chaos Gate Demonhunters. The XCOMesque style of game play, both for the missions gameplay and for the base management, fits perfectly with the theme and the lore of this franchise. Very detailed graphics and superb soundtrack close the deal.
  20. May 19, 2022
    Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters is an impressive strategy title. With gorgeous graphics, a robust story, and engaging strategy gameplay, its single-player campaign will be a joy to play for strategy fans. The game may have some missteps, but the number of missions and additional ways to upgrade the Baleful Edict keep things interesting for seasoned strategy veterans and newbies alike.
  21. May 12, 2022
    Ultimately, Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters is a perfectly solid hybrid strategy and tactics game that puts the Space Marines in their element and makes them feel special again.
  22. May 11, 2022
    A nice turn-based game, quite similar to XCOM but not a clone: a good use of the Warhammer license.
  23. May 10, 2022
    Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters is an excellent XCOM-like and one of the best 40K games since Dawn of War II.
  24. May 5, 2022
    Turns out it’s possible to be a turn-based Warhammer 40k game and still retain user-friendliness and pace. Who knew.
  25. May 5, 2022
    Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters is a solid turn-based strategy game that plays to the strengths of the 40k license. Those without an attachment to turn-based strategy or 40k might struggle to get past the complicated UIs and slight jank, but it’s worth persevering with as it’s an engaging entry in an unloved genre.
  26. May 4, 2022
    Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters is definitely a title recommended to all those who appreciate the revived formula from the XCOM series reboot of Firaxis, despite having a more rigid campaign structure.
  27. May 4, 2022
    Despite my minor grievances, Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters is exceptionally fun. It’s a treat for the eyes, ears, and the bonce. It’s violent, gore-filled, crunchy, and full of charm. Underneath all of that is a wealth of depth and customization that begs to be explored. If you’re a fan of the setting then this is an easy sell. If you aren’t, then this is still a fantastic introduction to a wacky universe that’s well worth delving into.
  28. May 4, 2022
    Warhammer 40 000 Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters is without a doubt one of the best games of the license, it's beautiful, with a neat art direction, and a fantastic atmosphere that pays tribute to the brutality of its universe. The gameplay elements are well thought out, from managing the ship, to preparing the troops, and especially the turn-based combat. It should satisfy fans of tactical games with its myriad possible approaches to commanding its Grey Knights. Not everything is perfect, there are a few clumsinesses, and it becomes quite repetitive at some point, but it didn't spoil the experience.
  29. May 4, 2022
    Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters is a great take on the turn-based strategy genre, encouraging front-foot combat with a strike force of empowered Grey Knights at your disposal. It takes a while to get going, the situations and enemies you encounter lack a bit of variety, but this is an accomplished effort that's easy to recommend to fans of Warhammer 40K and XCOM alike.
  30. May 4, 2022
    Even when you do get a sense of the rhythm of its battles, there's always something to keep you on your toes, making Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters well worth giving a shot if you're a turn-based tactics fan.
  31. May 4, 2022
    Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters successfully separates itself from most other tactics games on the market while also capturing the gritty spirit of Games Workshop’s universe. Daemonhunters’ punishing difficulty spikes may turn some away, but hardcore strategy fans looking for an uncompromising challenge will likely embrace the chaos.
  32. May 4, 2022
    Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters is a great combination of tactics, lore and design that will test your skills in hours of turn-based carnage that fans of the franchise should not miss.
  33. May 18, 2022
    Chaos Gate Daemonhunters is an intensely challenging XCOM-like that fully embraces the aesthetic and tendencies of the Warhammer 40K universe.
  34. May 5, 2022
    The aesthetic richness and narrative complexity of the universe forged by Games Workshop have transformed what could risk being a "more of the same" experience so familiar but with peculiarities capable of satisfying veterans of strategists. The attention paid by the development team to create environments full of details, from the architecture of the buildings to the style of the infrastructures, competes only with the minutiae that adorn the armor of our knights or the horrifying monstrosities present on the battlefield. The presence of typical elements of XCOM in Daemonhunters should not be seen as a defect but as a basis on which Complex Games has placed an interesting but not perfect mix between new mechanics and more consolidated elements. It is a pity, however, that the numerical gap between knights and demons has negatively affected the pleasantness of the playful mixture, which in specific missions did not manage to shine as we hoped.
  35. May 31, 2022
    Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters made me wish I was a veteran of the genre to appreciate it the way it deserved to. Ultimately, it left me yearning for the game it could have been.
  36. May 16, 2022
    Plagued with technical issues partially resolved patch after patch, Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate Daemonhunters has also problems in terms of balancing and AI. The boss fights are well done, but it’s also a little monotonous as you find yourself playing the same dull couple of missions from the start to the very end of the game.
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  1. May 9, 2022
    Warhammer 40.000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters delves into the genre of turn-based war strategy in a remarkable way, but the best part is that it allows you to discover its immense universe from the inside. It's not Dawn of War, but it's close. [Recommended].
  2. May 4, 2022
    A brutal but graceful and comprehensible mix of ideas from Warhammer, XCOM and Gears Tactics. [Eurogamer Recommended]
  3. May 4, 2022
    While there’s enough tactical depth and customization to sustain a playthrough, much of Daemonhunters’ battles feel like vehicles for getting across its great story, and not the other way around. For many, XCOM is as much about the long journey — failures and do-overs included — as it is the destination. And while I don’t think Daemonhunters offers that same kind of obsessive replayability, it does lay a crunchy, thrilling tactical base for its brazen aesthetic and brilliant story to tread upon. [Polygon Recommends]
  4. So embrace the chaos, friends, because Daemonhunters is the absolute business. [RPS Bestest Bests]
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 54 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 54
  2. Negative: 11 out of 54
  1. May 7, 2022
    One of the best warhammer games. This games is unique because of it's quality. Finally warhammer got a good game.
  2. May 8, 2022
    The actual game here is really good, one of the best 40k video games for a long time. Actually production values with a decent story and solidThe actual game here is really good, one of the best 40k video games for a long time. Actually production values with a decent story and solid gameplay. The interface looks a lot like XCOM but you can't play it in the same way - aggression is required. The difficulty is also higher than most games of its type with normal being an actual challenge, if you are comfy playing XCOM on normal then consider playing this on easy. Full Review »
  3. May 6, 2022
    Лучшая игра по warhammer 40k на данный момент. Пошаговая тактика в стиле xcom плюс любимая вселенная, что может быть лучше.Лучшая игра по warhammer 40k на данный момент. Пошаговая тактика в стиле xcom плюс любимая вселенная, что может быть лучше.