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  • Summary: Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade features a persistent world where players must choose from one of four factions and work together to take down opposing forces.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 20
  2. Negative: 7 out of 20
  1. 71
    Eternal Crusade is a funny multiplayer TPS, with a lot of factions, classes and weapons. Unfortunately, the game has been released too soon and has too many issues currently. Unless you're avid fans of Warhammer, you should wait for a price cut and more than a couple of updates.
  2. Oct 17, 2016
    62
    Warhammer 40.000: Eternal Crusade could have been a "massive" evolution of the emergent gameplay found in Relic's Space Marine game. We don't understand how it was possible to create a product of inferior quality, compared to a 5 year old game, using a vastly superior graphics engine like UE4, but the Canadian studio actually did it; maybe they tried to bite off more than they could chew.
  3. Nov 8, 2016
    60
    Mechanicaly identical to Space Marine, Eternal Crusade feels like it should've stayed in the early access stage for a while. It will take a lot of fixing and a hefty price drop until we could recommend this side of the grimdark 40K universe.
  4. Sep 29, 2016
    50
    The gameplay needs more polish, better balancing and more finesse and the same goes for the presentation. If or when it gets that it could be a contender, particularly if you love the franchise, but until that happens you might want to stick to something else.
  5. Oct 28, 2016
    50
    The game is an unfinished and sloppy mess. With the majority of balancing and tweaking yet to be done there are some questionable items in the game, such as the previous mentioned shield for the Space Marines which seems to be capable of blocking all projectiles fired towards it. The shooting mechanics are alright but third person cover has always been something I have detested, being able to see over walls whilst hidden behind it often leads to some unfair and one sided gunfights.
  6. Oct 13, 2016
    48
    he core shooter mechanic doesn’t feel good. The world map is for show. Game has balance issues.
  7. Oct 2, 2016
    40
    Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade is like a derailed train: it could be a masterpiece, but actually it's only a terrible arena shooter.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 15
  2. Negative: 7 out of 15
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    10
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  2. Sep 26, 2016
    10
    A very good game and a must for fans of Warhammer 40k (or just fans of Dawn of War RTS series). Its a solid shooter with very diverse classesA very good game and a must for fans of Warhammer 40k (or just fans of Dawn of War RTS series). Its a solid shooter with very diverse classes and 4 factions to choose from. Is getting constant updates so the game will keep improving. I sugest trying it out. Expand
  3. Sep 26, 2016
    10
    One of the best representations of 40k in gaming since Space Marine. Great controls, amazing ranged to melee transitions , total 40kOne of the best representations of 40k in gaming since Space Marine. Great controls, amazing ranged to melee transitions , total 40k atmosphere in art direction, and maps that make for some of the best multi-player game play I've had in years. Expand
  4. Sep 26, 2016
    5
    I purchased an Eternal Crusade founder pack for the promise of a 40k-themed Planetside 2-esque experience some years ago. That game never cameI purchased an Eternal Crusade founder pack for the promise of a 40k-themed Planetside 2-esque experience some years ago. That game never came to be.

    Apparently there has been a lot of trouble behind the scenes, more then I feared, as we are nowhere near that scale yet. The game has become another feather in the cap of those who decry Early Access.

    It does have an emphasis on large-scale battles and team coordination, but as it stands the playerbase simply isn't skilled enough to provide an entertaining experience. This isn't Battlefield, where you can just strap some explosives to a car, drive in and clear out an objective point in one unskilled swoop. You need cordinated strikes, and on the rare occasion such an assault comes together, the results are glorious. But the team sizes continue to go up and sweeping balance changes persist, so I have hope still. Multiplayer shooters are in a sad state nowadays with the dominance of insipid, Call of Duty-styled blink-and-your-dead gameplay now enshrined for all time by Blizzard's shameful display. The earliest playable build of Eternal Crusade felt immidiately different from both that and from Space Marine, the multiplayer of which was unfortunately guilty of the same lazy design as most shooters, it's awesome campaign not withstanding.

    I played the beta for a bit in March of 2015. The dominance of melee I heard others cry about was not apparent to me. The issue was that player characters were simply not durable enough. The balance was creeping towards the genre standard and that is not appropriate for a fun or strategic shooter, and certainly ♥♥♥♥ing not for a Warhammer 40k game.

    Then I played in June of this year. The state of the balance then was, honestly, not great. It's way to easy to get killed before you know what's going on, either by people with guns or the much-hated melee, much like other, ♥♥♥♥♥ier shooters. This was different from the earliest build I played and while I'm happy the Eldar are finally in, the combination of poor balance, graphical issues and network issues makes the game uneccessarily difficult to play. I knew there was a good game buried somewhere beneath a mountain of bugs and balance issues, but the prospect of ever playing it was growing dimmer by the day. The coop isn't balanced either.

    Now the launch date has come and gone, and we are no closer to that goal. Perhaps Space Hulk: Deathwing shall prove a better use of my time. Still, as of launch the lag and graphical issues have substantially impoved, but from what I can tell there remain outsanding balancing problems, especially with the Eldar.
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  5. Mar 11, 2017
    4
    Played for 500+ hours as I love 40k. Unfortunately, the game has major issues.

    1. The dev team is extremely poorly operated. Each patch is
    Played for 500+ hours as I love 40k. Unfortunately, the game has major issues.

    1. The dev team is extremely poorly operated. Each patch is 1 step forward, 2 back. They correct a few things, then destroy others. These errors are simply brushed aside for "next patch". Its very obviously Behavior has ZERO and I mean ZERO internal QA or testing, as major flaws in design go live....then the forums light up with disastrous results.

    2. The servers are Amazon based, and are terrible. Delay in receiving damage means constant burst damage drops you in a heartbeat, often after you out of line of fire. Poor net code, poor design.

    3. Balance is terrible. LSM are clearly the favorite faction of the devs, and receive constant upgrades and new items. Ranged damage is insanely OP, and melee is pretty much RIP in the game current state..

    I could go on...but really there isn't any point. Ive spent over $200 customizing my guy, trying to like the game....but even the art takes months and months to be delivered, and its often poorly done.

    All in all, Behavior lied about what the game would be, their lead Nathan still calls is an MMO which just goes to show how sad and desperate he is in saving face, and the game just went F2p so its pretty much maintenance mode 6 month life cycle left..

    The only reason anyone really plays it anymore is there are a lot of very loyal 40k fans. Its just too bad that once again, a trash company drags the 40k brand through the mud. Behavior really shouldn't be making software. This debacle proves that.

    Perhaps if it was another company, you could hope they have the talent and experience to fix the game, Not Behavior. Micky Mouse company that lacks pretty much everything, expect lying to their face base.
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  6. Sep 25, 2016
    1
    Unbalanced crappy bf clone full of pay to win elements. Avoid until you can get it for 5$ or less as you need to buy in-game currency to beUnbalanced crappy bf clone full of pay to win elements. Avoid until you can get it for 5$ or less as you need to buy in-game currency to be able to play against people with full gear. Combat is buggy and game has huge lag issues. The couple of reviews that praise the game are from founders, they have full gear already and are chopping away noob's with k/d of 100+, of course they have fun as gods among mortals. Expand
  7. Sep 26, 2016
    0
    I love this game. I have been trying to get into 40k more with games like the DoW series and Space Marine, but this was the game that made meI love this game. I have been trying to get into 40k more with games like the DoW series and Space Marine, but this was the game that made me absolutely fall in love with the franchise. Absolutely stellar game mechanics and class system. I'll never stop playing this game! Expand

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