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  • Summary: Take control of one of the most technologically advanced armies in the Imperium - The Adeptus Mechanicus. As Magos Dominus Faustinius, you'll lead the expedition on the newly rediscovered planet of Silva Tenebris. Manage resources, discover long-forgotten tech, plan tactical operations usingTake control of one of the most technologically advanced armies in the Imperium - The Adeptus Mechanicus. As Magos Dominus Faustinius, you'll lead the expedition on the newly rediscovered planet of Silva Tenebris. Manage resources, discover long-forgotten tech, plan tactical operations using the Noosphere technology and control your Tech-Priests every move.

    Your every decision will shape the missions ahead and ultimately decide the fate of the troops under your command. However, choose your path carefully - the Imperium depends on it.

    * Augment
    Flesh is weak! Upgrade your Tech-Priests limbs with mechanical augments made from the blessed metals of the Omnissiah. Customize your team with hundreds of possibilities, creating a squad to suit your playstyle.

    * Difficult Decisions
    Make tough decisions that will forge the future from your Ark Mechanicus, The Caestus Metalican, and send you towards alternate endings for a truly unique playthrough.

    * Experience the Noosphere
    Use the Adeptus Mechanicus' evolved human cognition to scan unexplored tombs for valuable data in order to gain a tactical advantage over your enemy.

    * The Library
    A compelling story written by Black Library author, Ben Counter, specifically crafted to fit the unique personality of the Adeptus Mechanicus faction.
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Warhammer 40000: Mechanicus Brings XCOM To 40K
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Nov 20, 2018
    90
    A spectacular breath of fresh air for the 40K franchise.
  2. Dec 3, 2018
    85
    The game admirably blends dark Warhammer motifs and a wide array of tactical and strategic decisions on the battlefield. Although Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus is not without faults, it's one of the few games in the Warhammer sci-fi setting that I wish it had a sequel. The high amount of customization, the appealing story and narrative, as well as the deep turn-based strategy elements make Mechanicus a must-play title for all Warhammer and TBS genre fans.
  3. Warhammer 40 000 is a great mix of the TBS genre and Warhammer's 40 000 Universe. Dungeon crawling in random maps, lots of customization and story make this game one the best game in recent years.
  4. Jan 14, 2019
    80
    Warhammer 40K Mechanicus is an interesting and original tactical game wrapped in a splendidly crafted Warhammer lore. Customization and Tech Priest’s coolness are other highlights of this title.
  5. Dec 16, 2018
    79
    Tactical fights, great story, fresh setting: Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus is the fresh wind the franchise needed.
  6. Nov 29, 2018
    75
    Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus tries to renew the turn-based system and it makes it.
  7. Jul 31, 2019
    60
    In the end Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus is enjoyable, but it’s also a bit of a let down when it comes to the actual combat. Truth be told I was expecting more of an XCOM-style experience with unit management and perhaps even some base management. The simplicity of individual encounters means that Mechanicus can be frustrating, where simple mistakes can cost you the entire mission. Again, these painful lessons in failure help you learn what works and doesn't. Like, say, bottlenecking your units when the enemy has a powerful AoE weapon.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 4 out of 18
  1. Nov 17, 2018
    10
    This one is the surprise of the year for me. I expected a mildly entertaining Xcom clone in the skin of a medicore done Warhammer 40k story.This one is the surprise of the year for me. I expected a mildly entertaining Xcom clone in the skin of a medicore done Warhammer 40k story. Goog god, i couldn't have been more wrong.

    Let's start with the most important thing first....the tech adepts actually SPEAK THE CHANT MECHANICUM *nerd gasm*.

    Ok, now that we got that one out of the way:

    - the story was written by Ben Counter who is one of the better writers in the Black Library. So you can expect a solid story and no lore breaking nonsens.
    - interessting characters that react different to your decision
    - the game is Xcomish, but has more than enough good mechanics to stand on it's own. (the CP system is imo short of brilliant)
    - really neat soundtrack that compliments the overall atmosphere of the game
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  2. Nov 23, 2018
    10
    Я надеюсь, что это не последняя игра по вахе от этих разработчиков. То, как они передали атмосферу - это во истину круто, я никогда такого неЯ надеюсь, что это не последняя игра по вахе от этих разработчиков. То, как они передали атмосферу - это во истину круто, я никогда такого не видел. В плане атмосферы, эта игра является лучшем воплощением вахи за долгие годы.
    Игра имеет крайне малый бюджет и её разрабатывала довольно малая студия, что иногда даёт о себе знать, но в целом, добиться такого, с учётом 2х этих фактов, нереально сложно, я искренне надеюсь, что мы увидим ещё 1 игру по вахе от этих разработчиков.
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  3. Jun 7, 2019
    10
    This is awesome game!
    I like warhammer universe and like tactic RPGs. If you like them too, then this game for.
    For me this game was like
    This is awesome game!
    I like warhammer universe and like tactic RPGs. If you like them too, then this game for.
    For me this game was like undiscovered part of warhammer that you familiar with.
    Usually I can find a lot of thing that could be done better or thing that bother me during whole game, but this one is pretty good. I can't tell that it is really 10 of 10, but I really enjoy playing in it.
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  4. Dec 16, 2018
    8
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Unexpectedly good! Very 40K-ish atmosphere which is rather rare. Soundtrack is great, graphics design is a bit simplistic, but feels ok. The only flaw of this game is total absence of difficulty settings. After your Tech-Priests hit LVL 10 and get access to some decent gear, there will be no challenge left in the game After LVL 14 I stopped sending other troops to missions apart from 4 priests. The final boss was literally one-shot which is a bit shame. For this I rate this game an 8. Expand
  5. May 20, 2019
    8
    Successful scenario based on the Warhammer 40 000 novels. Great using the sequence-based strategy. Dubbings and soundtrack are awesome. RandomSuccessful scenario based on the Warhammer 40 000 novels. Great using the sequence-based strategy. Dubbings and soundtrack are awesome. Random events, missions and bosses are cool. BUT There is too many terms related to the universe of Warhammer 40 000. It's very difficult for a turn-based strategy game. There are small errors. AS A RESULT, Warhammer 40 000: Mechanicus is one of the best TBS games recently released. Expand
  6. Sep 8, 2019
    6
    If you expect this to be like XCOM 1-2, control wise its a bit more like Fallout Tactics or the very old game Incubation, which was reallyIf you expect this to be like XCOM 1-2, control wise its a bit more like Fallout Tactics or the very old game Incubation, which was really good. The game has great voice acting but clearly limited budget for everything, mostly popping up character cards with text, also spoken by voice actors. The core combat system is good, yet a bit repetitive. The UI and overall way to control is not as intuitive as I would like. It's a good, but limited game, maybe indeed rather developed as mobile game. Despite the great atmosphere the game falls short of its potential. Expand
  7. Feb 15, 2019
    0
    This is yet another result of Games Workshop throwing their licensing to the wind for maximum profits. The game was clearly designed for theThis is yet another result of Games Workshop throwing their licensing to the wind for maximum profits. The game was clearly designed for the mobile market and yanked into the PC market at the last moment. Every aspect of Mechanicus feels "mobile" and unpolished, the graphics, voice acting, dialogue, and gameplay. The lore desecration definitely felt like claws on a chalkboard.

    Developed by Bulwark Studios, a company famous for something called Crowntakers and a couple of unreleased games. So, another unknown/indie developer spitting out a WH40K title with a development time of less than a year, with the knowledge that WH40K fans will lap it up, making them a tidy profit.
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