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  • Summary: Welcome to the dark nightmare future of the 41st Millennium, the grim era of the Imperium. War is spread across a thousand different worlds. Powerful armies of Space Marines, Imperial Guardsmen and Tau warriors are in constant conflict, unleashing carnage via deadly war machines, crushingWelcome to the dark nightmare future of the 41st Millennium, the grim era of the Imperium. War is spread across a thousand different worlds. Powerful armies of Space Marines, Imperial Guardsmen and Tau warriors are in constant conflict, unleashing carnage via deadly war machines, crushing artillery, and vast starships. Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior follows one day in the tumultuous life of Kais, a young Tau warrior who must battle alone against a force that shows no mercy: The Imperium. Kais will soon learn there is a darker foe at hand and becomes entangled in a frightening story that leads him the darkest battle yet of the ongoing war. [THQ] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 13
  2. Negative: 6 out of 13
  1. PC Gamer
    76
    For less than a buck per level, Fire Warrior is a bargain. [May 2004, p.74]
  2. 40K fans will probably not regret picking this up, and run and gun action fans will definitely get more out of it than gamers looking for something to present them with a major challenge.
  3. 60
    If you don't mind the repetitive enemies with bad AI, the poor save-game options, and a lack of weapon variety, then the Warhammer flavor might be enough to warrant a look. For most people, however, Fire Warrior is simply a mediocre shooter at best.
  4. Fire Warrior also breaks the cardinal rule of licensed games: There's hardly any feel for Warhammer. The personality of the universe doesn’t make its way into the game very often.
  5. This cheap PlayStation 2 port carries none of the punch that can be found in the tabletop game due to a positively antediluvian design that sees you running down an endless succession of corridors hunting for keys.
  6. Computer Gaming World
    40
    Provides only a been-there-done-that setting and story line. [July 2004, p.75]
  7. A frustrating experience that treats you to many bug-infested levels, freakish AI, monotonous plot, and a tedious atmosphere.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 19
  2. Negative: 4 out of 19
  1. Oct 17, 2013
    10
    This game is too big! So much levels it's even bigger than Daikatana! Hours and hours and hours of gameplay. Beautiful and original locations.This game is too big! So much levels it's even bigger than Daikatana! Hours and hours and hours of gameplay. Beautiful and original locations. After a while it is getting too difficult so I start using Godmode. Still had fun! Levels are also very big and impressive! Expand
  2. Rasconzathenightbringer
    Oct 15, 2003
    10
    As a fanatic warhammer 40k player I can only say that this game rocks!
  3. Daniel
    Dec 10, 2003
    9
    Excellent and well done. great graphics, and lovely multiplayer. bad thing was...... no sound for people during gameplay, and no talking Excellent and well done. great graphics, and lovely multiplayer. bad thing was...... no sound for people during gameplay, and no talking during multiplayer. damn. well, good FPS anyway and..... LONG LIVE THE TAU EMPIRE, HAHA Expand
  4. ColinN.
    Jan 12, 2004
    7
    Great to see a 1st person Warhammer 40k game on the market, but the game is difficult to get running, most upto date drivers for audio and Great to see a 1st person Warhammer 40k game on the market, but the game is difficult to get running, most upto date drivers for audio and graphics are a must and you need the game patches. As a 40k fan I still enjoyed it. When, oh when, will someone realise that the rich and wonderful 40k world is just prime for someone to make a film. It might even challenge Lord of the Rings?? Expand
  5. Nov 21, 2017
    5
    This game is very mediocre, the gun play is average for a game out of 2003, there is no iron sight and a lot guns don't feel satisfying to useThis game is very mediocre, the gun play is average for a game out of 2003, there is no iron sight and a lot guns don't feel satisfying to use and the story is very unimpressive and forgettable. Let me get on with missions, the first few mission are just standard run and gun fighting the imperial guard and few space marines (ultra marines to be precise) and you can use there storm bolters which breaks the lore, but they do really feel like storm bolter with explosive ammo and all and a boss fight against a valkyrie which felt more like a chore than a challenge. Later in the game the game just becomes annoying, by fighting chaos marines with for example rocket launchers in corridors which makes them hard to dodge and spawing chaos marines with plasma rifles right in front of your face and they get a free shot on you. Which go through shield and damage your health. Or having a lot of chaos marines in a small room because this game hates you.

    In verdict, the game can be kinda fun in beginning, but later it is just frustrating thanks to the bad checkpoints and bad enemy placements.
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  6. JoeF.
    Oct 22, 2003
    5
    It's a OK game that will keep you entertained for a few hours but doesn?t inspire you to get past the first few levels, and doesn?t come It's a OK game that will keep you entertained for a few hours but doesn?t inspire you to get past the first few levels, and doesn?t come any ware close to Unreal or Half-Life. The plot is OK and improves as the game goes along. But the unresponsive controls make it boring, and the AI could be outwitted by a Small Fury Newt. It?s a game which had a lot of potential that was never realised. I feel the Warhammer 40,000 universe offers masses of possible games with good story lines, and hope the next installment will be much better. Expand
  7. TomW
    Oct 13, 2003
    2
    This is poor. Muddy, fuzzy textures and unresponsive controls can be forgiven, but on rails gameplay and finding the blue switch to open the This is poor. Muddy, fuzzy textures and unresponsive controls can be forgiven, but on rails gameplay and finding the blue switch to open the (you guessed it) blue door is an archaic game mechanic. Its like half life and Goldeneye never happened (never mind Deus Ex or MOH). I thought this game was awful and I'm a huge 40k fan. Expand

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