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  • Summary: In a world ravaged by war and dominated by magic, you must rise up to face the Chaos hordes. Playing solo or with up to four players in local or online co-op, choose a hero from four character classes and prepare for epic battles wielding some of the most powerful artefacts of the Old World.
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Warhammer: Chaosbane Mixes Diablo 3 With Chaos Gods.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. Jul 24, 2019
    82
    Warhammer: Chaosbane is an incredibly entertaining game but at this point in time, that fun lasts as long as players continue to be invested in the repetitive nature of an ARPG. Right now, the pool of enemies, while aesthetically cool, begin to feel tired after awhile. It takes a considerable amount of time before modified enemies show up and the variety of equipment might not be enough for some players to invest the time it will take to soar to the highest echelons of skill.
  2. May 31, 2019
    75
    Warhammer: Chaosbane borrows the elements that made past action RPGs of the same genre so addicting , perhaps sticking a bit too closely, resulting in a game that may feel a little too familiar for veterans of the genre.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jun 27, 2019
    70
    A simple, accessible, and fun action RPG that’s particularly good fun in co-op. Generic as they come, but what’s here is well balanced, detailed and smooth in motion. [Issue#164, p.92]
  4. May 31, 2019
    65
    Warhammer: Chaosbane brings excellent class design and interesting builds, but forgets the variety in enemies, environments, and loot.
  5. Jun 16, 2019
    60
    Warhammer: Chaosbane is a cool ARPG that would have been better if it wasn't a current gen game but unfortunately, we're not in 2005 anymore. For all of its flaws, the combat system is still well done yet the problem is that it feels like a bare minimum product. The fact that there are no optional missions and only a few bosses and different kinds of enemies makes it get repetitive very quickly.
  6. 60
    As it is now, it’s a bit half-baked and feels rushed.
  7. Jun 5, 2019
    20
    Even the few inventive stretches of the game are ultimately driven into the ground by a punishing sense of repetition.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 5 out of 9
  1. Jul 28, 2019
    10
    I can't believe the negative reviews for this!? It's the perfect action role-playing hack and slash dungeon crawler set in the world ofI can't believe the negative reviews for this!? It's the perfect action role-playing hack and slash dungeon crawler set in the world of Warhammer. Fantastic graphics, easy combat/gear management and it oozes Warhammer lore and atmosphere. Plus couch co-op! It doesn’t get any better than this! Expand
  2. Jun 7, 2019
    8
    This is exactly as advertised a Diablo clone set in the Warhammer universe. That being said, I'm finding it thoroughly enjoyable. The storyThis is exactly as advertised a Diablo clone set in the Warhammer universe. That being said, I'm finding it thoroughly enjoyable. The story and lore are top notch, as to be expected. The visuals are fantastic, although I sometimes wish I could control the camera or zoom in to see the details or what the enemies look like a bit better. Yeah, it's a bit repetitive but so are most hack and slash games out there. Bigben Interactive also released the 40K Martyr title, and that game has gotten a load of updates and DLC both free and paid for, so I am very excited to see what else they add to this game.

    If you like the Warhammer lore and Diablo gameplay do yourself a favor and get on the Chaosbane train. It's a engrossing good time.
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  3. Jun 5, 2019
    8
    It's a quality ARPG wrapped in the truly wonderful fluff of Warhwmmer's old world. First point, it's a Diablo clone that knows it's a DiabloIt's a quality ARPG wrapped in the truly wonderful fluff of Warhwmmer's old world. First point, it's a Diablo clone that knows it's a Diablo clone. It doesn't screw around with the winning formula too much so any ARPG fan can just jump in. The worst part of the game is the insanely bad voice wanting. It almost ruins the story, but we aren't playing for the story, were playing for all the gory carnage. On that front it truly succeeds. Sure, it needs more content of it wants to actually complete with Diablo, but for a first go that just launched, it is definitely worth the time and money. Expand
  4. Jun 30, 2019
    4
    Was excited to get this game--I love ARPGs and I'm also a fan of the Warhammer fantasy setting. Should be a slam dunk, right? Not quite...Was excited to get this game--I love ARPGs and I'm also a fan of the Warhammer fantasy setting. Should be a slam dunk, right? Not quite...
    The four classes are fun to play at first. They each have a distinct style and their special attacks gave them a cool flavor. They're the basic fighter/mage/ranger/rogue setup, functional if a bit bland. You start off strong, able to mow down hordes pretty effectively right out of the gate. Unfortunately, even though the game keeps giving you new attacks, you almost never use them as spamming your basic attack along with the odd 'big' strike is more than enough to take on mobs of monsters--and that gets boring pretty quick.
    The game world feels dull and small. Exploring the world consists of obtaining a mission and going out of one of the gates in the hub world (there's more than one to make it look like that matters). You're plunked down exactly where you need to be, killing your way down linear corridors with the occasional little offshoot until you do whatever it is you need to do for that level and they let you out. Rinse and repeat. There's little variation from level to level in terms of looks throughout a given act. Tougher monsters are slowly introduced. There's no sense of a living, breathing world, no real exploration at all. It's boring.
    Skill setup is interesting--you have a limited number of points to work with. More powerful skills and/or higher ranks of skills cost more points. This forces you to choose what you really want to use versus just taking the most powerful skills available. It would be fun if spamming your basic attack wasn't so effective, so you wind up with a couple of strong attacks and a suite of passives. Dull. The god tree is similar--different branching paths to give yourself passive buffs and new skills. Pick a skill you like and build towards it. Yahoo. You also get a bloodlust skill later on that just slaughters everything and is somehow even more spammy as that is literally all you can do in that state.
    The characters and monsters all look fantastic, exactly like the miniatures from the tabletop game. They consist, in the main, of mobs of melee folks which run pell-mel into the thresher that is your basic attack spam, getting slaughtered by the dozens. You get the odd ranged guy that just annoys the heck out of you as he runs away taking pot-shots at you, and here and there you get a tough monster that has very obviously telegraphed attacks you have to avoid. The most unique idea here are the standard bearers which buff their comrades--too bad the flag makes them *very* obvious and you'll just blast them apart.
    Loot is dull, generally consisting of direct minor upgrades to what you already have. The item set idea they have could be interesting--get a buff if you wear all the same stuff!--but itemization is so random that it rarely comes into play. Gear looks good for what it is, although it's mostly color swaps. Customization is sorely lacking.
    I wanted to love this game but it just comes off as tedious. I load it up, do *one* mission, and pack it up for the day. Replay value looks slight. Unless you're a hardcore fan of Warhammer and just dying for a new ARPG I'd skip this one.
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  5. Jun 4, 2019
    3
    Welcome to 'Hold X' Simulator. In this game, your chosen hero moves through dungeons, while you hold X. Holding X kills everything. If youWelcome to 'Hold X' Simulator. In this game, your chosen hero moves through dungeons, while you hold X. Holding X kills everything. If you stop holding X, you will take damage and may need to heal. At some points, suddenly, you will die, as without warning, holding X briefly won't kill kill everything.
    This is when you need to review your inventory and make deep decisions about your equipme... no no wait it shows you what is better using green/red text and items don't have any deeper abilities so you can just see quickly what is better. Now, this is a feature I would have loved in other similar games but in Chaosbane it just means your mind even further disengages from the game.
    Hey, look, maybe I'm old and seeing the sassy dwarf, haughty elves and blank human for the millionth time while interacting with NPCs who float around the place barking orders at you while taking themselves incredibly seriously just doesn't do it.
    This is a game about the action after all and I might be missing the point. So, I go out again, hold X... Things may improve later in the game but frankly i can't face it. I played for about 10 hours, but must admit I did fall asleep twice.
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  6. Jun 20, 2019
    2
    Looked like a potentially enjoyable Diablo clone, set in Warhammer times.

    But it's so unfinished! Half done, bugged, I have no words. It's
    Looked like a potentially enjoyable Diablo clone, set in Warhammer times.

    But it's so unfinished! Half done, bugged, I have no words. It's the only title I have to regularly force quit a couple times a day!
    Multiplayer is buggy, I've seen black screens. Enter into scripted dialogues with no UI coming up… to be attacked by monsters. No button would do ANYTHING. Joining a multiplayer game is hard enough.

    Gameplay had potential, someone attempted to reinvent what works, but didn't take it all the way. Press X, use a fancy skill, press X so your energy recharges, all the way.

    I regret having wasted money.
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  7. Aug 13, 2019
    0
    Customer helpline number is +1 8'6.6 528 5OO'7
    Best information ever i had ever seen . '''';;

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