Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 31
  2. Negative: 1 out of 31
  1. Jun 2, 2019
    90
    Warhammer: Chaosbane is an absolute treat for fans of the Warhammer universe. If you like dungeon crawlers or Warhammer in general, you should definitely pick this up – especially if you don't have a phone. Be sure to check out the full review above for an exciting look at Warhammer: Chaosbane, which should absolutely be on your radar when it comes to Game of the Year considerations later in 2019.
  2. May 31, 2019
    87
    There is no question that Warhammer: Chaosbane has truly delivered on a high quality, full featured ARPG experience.
  3. May 31, 2019
    87
    Warhammer: Chaosbane can stand proudly alongside some of the best games that have used the foreboding, Gothic Old World as a setting.
  4. May 31, 2019
    85
    Progression is a bit slower than similar games on the market but that is not necessarily a bad thing.
  5. Jul 9, 2019
    80
    An interesting Diablo clone based in the universe of Warhammer. Really fun if played with other players in coop mode (local and online), but too predictable playing alone.
  6. Jun 4, 2019
    80
    Despite some controller woes, Warhammer Chaosbane delivers a solid and robust action RPG experience that is certain to delight both hardcore and casual fans of the genre alike.
  7. 80
    It doesn’t really introduce anything new to the genre, yet Warhammer: Chaosbane is a nice hack & slash ARPG with a deep and engaging endgame.
  8. Jun 24, 2019
    77
    Layers of Fear 2 is a worthwhile experience, and even more so if you consider the launch price of $30. I can’t say I found it as thought-provoking or chilling as the first Layers, but it’s still pretty solid. The story, writing, sound design, much of the game design overall really, outlasts the lesser, but still very significant, flaws of the game.
  9. May 31, 2019
    73
    An overall enjoyable tromp into the fantasy half of the Warhammer universe. Many similarities with Diablo 3 allow Chaosbane to differentiate itself from its other rivals.
  10. Jul 11, 2019
    70
    Chaosbane is a competent action rpg that fails to compare to the best games of the genre but provides some good time bashing Warhammer branded monsters in an infinite mesmerizing loop that, in the end, is way too repetitive.
  11. Jun 20, 2019
    70
    Warhammer Chaosbane walks in the footsteps of Diablo, but fails to match it's master because of the repetitive environments, it's shot lifetime and an extremely limited endgame content.
  12. Jun 10, 2019
    70
    Warhammer: Chaosbane is a solid first entry into the ARPG genre for the franchise. There are some cool twists on the theme like the God Tier system, but there are equally as many baffling decisions such as the matchmaking system, lack of economy, and decidedly absent customization options. There are the makings of a solid ARPG in here, but it needs a little more time in the oven to bake.
  13. 70
    Chaosbane nonetheless achieves what it sets out to do as an ARPG, and there’s still every chance the game will expand into some more fascinating areas of the Old World and its characters. I can’t shake the feeling that this could have been a lot bigger deal if it was released five years ago or more, but as they say, better late than never. No doubt, the world’s of Warhammer will continue to entertain us with their ever encroaching foray into the realm of video games. For now, there’s something comforting in the fact that the Old World, albeit destroyed in the fires of apocalypse in the ever-expanding lore, will forever be immortalised in the digital world.
  14. May 31, 2019
    70
    Though not a masterpiece, Warhammer Chaosbane is not a total failure either. Due to its minimalist design (but well implemented), the title sinks especially on its execution by proposing content that is too light and rough contrasting with well elaborated classes. The game lacks ambition, and sometimes even finishing touches, which is unfortunate for a license with such great potential. However, all its interest undoubtedly comes from its multiplayer mode, which can be played by 4 players on the same support. It is therefore advisable to opt for the multi-player experience. After all, it is sometimes nice to remember that it is still possible to sit in front of a TV with friends and pizzas, to play together and have a good evening. And that's probably all the game is about here.
  15. May 31, 2019
    70
    Warhammer: Chaosbane takes place in a forgettable world, which is annoyingly repetitive, and has more than a handful of rough edges. Despite that, the arcade-like, fast-paced action it offers, as well as its fresh take on the genre's standard classes, makes it easy to forget its flaws, especially when trying it out along with a bunch of friends - or total strangers.
  16. May 31, 2019
    70
    The mission design and story can grate at times, but this is a devilishly fun homage to Diablo 3 and Warhammer Fantasy you’ll want to get your friends in on.
  17. Jun 14, 2019
    65
    It’s a fine addition to the Warhammer fantasy IP, and you’ll especially enjoy it if you like dungeon-crawlers, or are a Diablo fan. But beyond that, it falls somewhat into the category of genre-clone, no matter how much you might enjoy its setting/lore.
  18. Jun 11, 2019
    65
    Warhammer: Chaosbane is a pretty casual hack'n'slash for players unfamiliar with the genre. The game looks pretty, but it's far too easy and repetitive, with a rather shallow storyline. Perhaps in time, Chaosbane will become better due to planned DLCs, but it looks like a considerable investment. It's a pity that we received another mediocre Warhammer game, cause it was very promising at launch.
  19. Jun 7, 2019
    65
    A great foundation that is mechanically sound and will delight in the early hours. Stick around too long, however, and Chaosbane reveals a dearth of classes, enemies and environments. Also a weak endgame.
  20. Jun 2, 2019
    65
    My first thought when playing was "Okay, there is not enough content here, but for a cheap indie-diablo, it's okay."
  21. May 31, 2019
    65
    The artwork at the beginning of each act is beautifully drawn. The music is also quite powerful and foreboding as it sets the mood for the game.
  22. Jul 8, 2019
    60
    A generic ARPG that offers little fun and greatly under uses the Warhammer license.
  23. Jun 24, 2019
    60
    In the end, I can’t help but feel Warhammer: Chaosbane suffers from being a budget action RPG, taking shortcuts to save cost, which has caused the game to succumb to the issue of being rather unoriginal, uninspiring and repetitive. When games such as Path of Exile and Diablo III can keep hold of their players with great gameplay loops, Warhammer: Chaosbane trips over trying to do this, with only the Warhammer licence helping it offer some sort of original design. Things can change with updates, and maybe this will happen to Warhammer: Chaosbane, but right now, while the game isn’t bad, it just doesn’t do anything great in any category, leaving it to be a rather run-of-the-mill dungeon crawler that will probably make you bored soon after it ends with its recurring level and enemy designs.
  24. Jun 20, 2019
    60
    Chaosbane has a good structure and can count on the charm of the Warhammer universe, but contents are missing and there are lots of bugs.
  25. Jun 18, 2019
    60
    It's okay for casual players, but if your are familiar with the genre, you will find Chaosbane to be a mediocre, extremely repetitive experience that does not even come close to what Grim Dawn, Path of Exile or Diablo 3 have to offer.
  26. Jun 4, 2019
    60
    Thanks to its simple formula, Warhammer: Chaosbane is an easy-to-play hack’n’slash, but it really lacks some more variety. This game is not aimed at the big lootheads but to a more casual audience, and it shows.
  27. May 31, 2019
    60
    Repetitive, meandering, and streamlined to a fault, Warhammer: Chaosbane lacks the depth to keep you invested well past the shallow endgame. It's a shame given the rich lore and enemy design.
  28. May 31, 2019
    58
    Mediocre and repetitive, there are far better options for action RPGs out there.
  29. Jun 10, 2019
    57
    Repetition and a general lack of polish crushes Warhammer: Chaosbane before it has a chance to put up a fight. Although the game has decent visuals and competent action, it is just too stagnant, with the same basic enemies filling poorly-randomized levels.
  30. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Aug 2, 2019
    53
    Chaosbane levels are all made from a small variety of large “building blocks”, so when you’re sent to clean out another sewer of monsters – it’ll look just like every previous sewer you’ve cleaned so far. Boring and uninspired. [Issue#239, p.68]
  31. Jul 9, 2019
    43
    In Warhammer: Chaosbane, there is only dull combat. Use two or three favorite abilities to kill hordes of same-looking enemies, marvel at bad animations and identical corridors, and try not to lose your mind. Even cooperative mode, which usually makes everything better, is a boring chore.
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  1. Chaosbane defines itself in these tiny instances of friction that break up the flow of holding down a button to smoothly mulch through an ocean of solid obstacles. Most of these obstacles are more aggressive than sandy chickpeas, although only some of them are smarter.
User Score
5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 84 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 84
  2. Negative: 37 out of 84
  1. Jun 6, 2019
    0
    Game is Boring and repetitive ( not like Diablo 2 just like cleaning room every day from some crap and when you think about it you want to cryGame is Boring and repetitive ( not like Diablo 2 just like cleaning room every day from some crap and when you think about it you want to cry ) story is written by 5 year old kids, best way to finish game is just leave this game to your 10 year old child and go do something fun.... after 5h game is finished Full Review »
  2. Jun 3, 2019
    3
    When will prices reflect the quality of the product? This game is not anywhere near the price tag. $30.00 Max. If you're not a Warhammer fan,When will prices reflect the quality of the product? This game is not anywhere near the price tag. $30.00 Max. If you're not a Warhammer fan, go buy Grim Dawn, Diablo 2, 3, Diabo 2 Median XL, or Torchlight 2 for some recommendations. Hell, you can get them all for the price of this game. The glaring fact is... This game is too expensive. By a lot.

    This may come off harsh and i'm sorry about that but the truth is they're ripping you off.
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  3. Jun 1, 2019
    10
    Finally something interesting from the HNS genre, people complain that there is nothing new from the ARPG genre and I am not surprised becauseFinally something interesting from the HNS genre, people complain that there is nothing new from the ARPG genre and I am not surprised because it is impossible to curtail their expectations. Full Review »