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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: 15 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
  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. Nov 28, 2018
    80
    Overall, Warhammer: 40,000 Mechanicus is a solid entry into the 40k universe for fans of the franchise and accessible enough for those who aren't into Warhammer, but are looking for a good strategy title to kill time with.
  5. CD-Action
    Feb 6, 2019
    80
    A highly praiseworthy (although a tad too easy) variation of XCOM 2 with an interesting turn-based combat system. There are two reasons why Mechanicus engraved itself in my memory. The first one is great writing done by Ben Counter, British author of novels and short stories set in the Warhammer 40,00 universe. The second one is amazing audio, including outstanding soundtrack by Guillaume David. [01/2019, p.76]
  6. Dec 21, 2018
    76
    Well executed tactical battles oozing loads of Warhammer atmosphere. It lacks variety though, while the presentation also could be optimized.
  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: 25 out of 32
  2. Negative: 5 out of 32
  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. Jul 19, 2020
    10
    Mechanicus is an absolute gem of a game, one that every strategy-minded Warhammer 40K fan should give a try. The graphics are pretty good,Mechanicus is an absolute gem of a game, one that every strategy-minded Warhammer 40K fan should give a try. The graphics are pretty good, the gameplay/combat are excellent and the immersion is fantastic. But the star of the show is the sound department, with absolutely superb music and voice acting for the characters. An incredible game overall! Expand
  3. 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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  4. Jul 20, 2020
    8
    The title drop sums this game up so well. The epic music and dialogue gives me goosebumps every time I start the game.
    An amazing 40k game,
    The title drop sums this game up so well. The epic music and dialogue gives me goosebumps every time I start the game.
    An amazing 40k game, the gameplay feels like you are playing the tabletop.

    Once you get the hang of the gameplay, the difficulty starts to feel easy, even with harder options set.
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  5. Dec 16, 2018
    8
    It's not a bad game. you will enjoy it specially if you are a die hard fan of the Turn-based strategy games . but don't be fooled by thinkingIt's not a bad game. you will enjoy it specially if you are a die hard fan of the Turn-based strategy games . but don't be fooled by thinking it's another Xcom. the biggest problem is very low budget spent on this game and it shows everywhere. it has very little voice acting, no cut scenes, very simple graphics, animation and etcetera. another problem is at least for me it was too easy. it needs to present a little bit more challenge. overall I recommend it but don't have huge expectations. it's just a small game from a small indie game dev studio. Expand
  6. Feb 2, 2022
    8
    Mechanicus must be one of the most accessible yet deep games in the tactics genre it’s shooting for. Its mechanics and systems, while notMechanicus must be one of the most accessible yet deep games in the tactics genre it’s shooting for. Its mechanics and systems, while not numerous, are thought-out and paced really well, pulling you to the next daring mission even after the previous ended in a failure, one that you will probably recognize as your own fair mistake. With pleasing, stylish visuals, well-written dialog, and astounding sound it delivers a truly immersive and gratifying playthrough, even if the lackluster level design and gameplay in between encounters might repel you from a second one. 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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