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7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 32 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 19 out of 32
  2. Negative: 5 out of 32

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  1. Dec 14, 2018
    5
    The game is tedious, it should be speeded up x3. some enemies don't have a counter*, if they do it takes 5 turn to create it, 8 turn to arrive at destination.... ok the strategy but c'mon.
    Some technologies are so useless it makes obvious choiche, don't know why are even there.
    *in particular those enslavers early on, and that Huge m***ker that spawns every X turns and is unkillable,
    The game is tedious, it should be speeded up x3. some enemies don't have a counter*, if they do it takes 5 turn to create it, 8 turn to arrive at destination.... ok the strategy but c'mon.
    Some technologies are so useless it makes obvious choiche, don't know why are even there.

    *in particular those enslavers early on, and that Huge m***ker that spawns every X turns and is unkillable, but stays only a limited number of turns
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71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Jan 2, 2019
    68
    Performance issues, counterintuitive visual design, and lackluster sound are prevalent concerns. It makes for a strategy game that is so close to succeeding but falls short of something special. After spending roughly 30 hours with Gladius and getting familiar with each of the factions, I'm comfortable recommending the game to fans of the genre who are desperate for something new or for those looking for a 4X game they can enjoy at a more relaxed pace. What's more relaxing than smashing Space Marine skulls on a Saturday morning with a maxed-out Warboss? Waaaaaghhh!
  2. CD-Action
    Dec 4, 2018
    70
    Relics of War made me realize how much I need a Civilization game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Gladius is not there yet, but it is on the right path. It ditches trade, diplomacy, religion and cultural development and focuses on the military side of things, which of course is in line with the setting. I did miss other strategic layers a bit, but the game’s main problem is that it offers merely four factions. Other than that it’s very decent. [10/2018, p.86]
  3. Nov 5, 2018
    59
    In the dark future, there is only war, but this is not enough for a proper 4X strategy game.