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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 29
  2. Negative: 2 out of 29
  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: 6 out of 20
  2. Negative: 11 out of 20
  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. AFW
    Jul 5, 2022
    9
    It's a Diablo clone, and in many ways I like it better than Diablo III. It doesn't have the name cache that Diablo does, but I like that it'sIt's a Diablo clone, and in many ways I like it better than Diablo III. It doesn't have the name cache that Diablo does, but I like that it's not as gear-centered as most aRPGs - meaning, you get a good amount of gear, but you don't end up spending endless time in your character screen, poring over stats to find miniscule advantages.

    Also - no health or mana potions. Your specials need "energy", and some attacks use energy, some gain energy, so you need to balance this. I like this a lot.

    This game isn't groundbreaking by any means, the voice acting is no better or worse than Diablo, the story is generic, but the gameplay is very satisfying, and I find the action more coherent than Diablo. You will get surrounded by enemies, but I find it much easier to keep track of what's going on in Chaosbane.

    I played D3 to death for years, and was looking for something else. I only came across this game in 2022, but I'm about 20 hours in and I'm enjoying it quite a bit. I also don't miss the lack of merchants. A ton of below-level items that I'll never buy really aren't a loss.
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  3. Nov 28, 2019
    8
    I’ve seen this game mostly compared to the Diablo franchise, which I think is an inaccurate comparison. It plays and feels much more like aI’ve seen this game mostly compared to the Diablo franchise, which I think is an inaccurate comparison. It plays and feels much more like a spiritual successor to the Baldurs Gate: Dark Alliance games. And in this capacity I think it performs quite well. It’s a hack and slash adventure that fans of the Warhammer franchise, like myself, will appreciate greatly; from the campaign locations to the enemies themselves, though players who aren’t familiar with the vast amount of background lore may find it less satisfying than I did to crush the endless hordes of Chaos. With a smartly designed skill system that doesn’t stick “reclassing” characters behind a paywall or game progress point, you are free to constantly try out new skills as they are unlocked, which I think was a great design choice. The 4 available character classes provide the typical melee, ranged (archer,) and mage archetypes, and each class does play distinctively. My gripes with the game are limited. The voice acting is mediocre at best. And as stated above, anyone unfamiliar with the background lore of Warhammer’s old world probably won’t appreciate the plot whatsoever. My greatest qualm is simply the manner the game was released: the “season pass,” DLC, micro transaction nonsense is on full display here. Everything that has been split off from the base game should of been included for $60. To harken to my earlier comparison of the Dark Alliance games, Dark Alliance 2 specifically included two extra unlockable characters simply for beating the game on a hard enough mode. I’ve read that there were launch issues with the game that have since been rectified via patch. I have not experienced anything of the sort, so I cannot comment on those experiences. What I can say though, is this game provides a great ARPG experience. I think with better execution, and less focus on creating “extra” content to try and solicit preorders and season pass purchases, etc, would of:

    A.) given the developer more time and money to polish the game, increase the number of base classes, unique environments for each chapter,

    And B.) given the game a better look than just another money hungry DLC/micro transaction grab that really turns people off, and cranks up the anger induced nitpicking of any little fault the game may have. Ultimately, I greatly enjoy my time playing, and hope that the games upcoming content includes a playable Warrior of Chaos. Or Maybe a Lizardman. That would be sick.
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  4. Apr 4, 2020
    4
    Skip Choasbane and play 40K Inquisiton Martyr, a much better Bad Arse game.
    Not only is the gameplay dull after the first initial enjoyment
    Skip Choasbane and play 40K Inquisiton Martyr, a much better Bad Arse game.
    Not only is the gameplay dull after the first initial enjoyment of using skills for the first time , but the whole game feels unbalanced and unready.
    My biggest issues is the voices, there was so many annoying player callouts , bad acting and bugs in the voice audio, it was a joke. In the first 5 hours of exploring this game I heard my characters voice change from female to male 4 times on 2 different characters, (What the !?!?! is that). The battle noises and callouts of the Dwarf and Elf are so annoying I had to turn voices volume down, but even that doesn't kill all the irritating laughs and stuff. The sound is a constant assault on your senses and it hard to like much with this constant irritation. It doesn't help that the female character look like the single mum with 5 kids smoking a ciggy outside your local pub of a tuesday, yeh there's no femme fatales or sexy badass warriors in this game, just annoying uggos.
    The leveling is terrible , it's just so limiting. First your limited by skills being locked , then by not having anywhere near enough points, then by boredom. You don't sell your gear, you just give it away, removing (trading) one of my favorite part of most ARPGS i've played. Its a buggy undercooked bore fest . Get Inquisition Martyr, a good game.
    One good thing is the graphics and performance, game world looks great an is 60 frames, but the reuse the same 3 environment 3 or 4 times each in the campaign, making that less of a win.
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  5. Mar 1, 2020
    3
    The story is irrelevant. The Gameplay is no fun at all. You can kill some time playing chaosbane while waiting for a better game.

    3 points
    The story is irrelevant. The Gameplay is no fun at all. You can kill some time playing chaosbane while waiting for a better game.

    3 points because it looks ok though.
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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. Jun 4, 2019
    0
    Deleted the game right after the first coop mission with my friend. Unlike Diablo or Path of Exile, the game carries no excitement andDeleted the game right after the first coop mission with my friend. Unlike Diablo or Path of Exile, the game carries no excitement and intensity. Waste of money and disappointed from this Warhammer Series. Expand

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