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  • Summary: Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics of War brings you to a world of terror and violence. Four factions will engage in a brutal war for dominance over the planet’s resources. In the first 4X turn-based strategy game set in Warhammer 40,000 you will lead one of four unique factions.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Jul 9, 2018
    87
    A great addition to the 4X offer. There are only four factions, but each of them is well thought out and offers a unique playing experience.
  2. Jul 9, 2018
    83
    Warhammer 40,000 Gladius - Relics of War is s good 4X in the Warhammer universe.
  3. Jul 12, 2018
    80
    Gladius’s attention to combat goes beyond most 4X games, and it works. In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war.
  4. Jul 9, 2018
    70
    A pretty and novel use of the 40K license, brought down by uninspired design and plain bad game balance.
  5. 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]
  6. Jul 13, 2018
    61
    A plodding and predictable 4X strategy game that's relaxing in its own way, but rarely challenging.
  7. Sep 13, 2018
    50
    An interesting premise ultimately let down by poor execution and a lack of depth seen in most every other game in the genre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jul 17, 2018
    9
    What more did people want from this - Did you actually intend to negotiate with NECRONS? Fools!
  2. Jul 15, 2018
    8
    A Játék teljesen jó, a Multiplayer-ben kifejezetten tetszik, hogy az emberi játékosok egy időben real-Time mozoghatnak és cselekedhetnek,A Játék teljesen jó, a Multiplayer-ben kifejezetten tetszik, hogy az emberi játékosok egy időben real-Time mozoghatnak és cselekedhetnek,

    Negatívum.
    Nincs Voice Act ami minden 40K egy fontos alap köve.
    Nincs Replay mod.
    Nincs Ladder es ranked mod.
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  3. Aug 21, 2018
    6
    I love Warhammer 40K. And I played the predecessor of this game named "Pandora", which got way more mixed reviews, despite being a somewhatI love Warhammer 40K. And I played the predecessor of this game named "Pandora", which got way more mixed reviews, despite being a somewhat better game. That's right, the core gameplay didn't get better, but tuned down to incorporate a lot of Warhammer units and different type factions just to get them in the game. Is there a balance? It's basically like this, Space Marines win either early on when they steamroll anything else, or they lose if they fail to obliterate other players early on. As multiplayer game its tedious, as single player game its tedious and has actually less depth and appeal than their earlier game "Pandora", which I would rate as a 7. I will rather read some more Warhammer 40k novels in the meantime or play Battlefleet Gothic Armada and soon the upcoming Armada II, I have doubts if they manage to improve the game to a 7/10. It's looking good on screenshots without UI. Even the older Pandora had a way prettier UI, especially a not so hideous font. Expand
  4. 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 arriveThe 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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