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  • Summary: In a world ravaged by war and dominated by magic, you are the last hope for the Empire of Man against the Chaos hordes. Playing solo or with up to 4 in local or online co-op, choose a hero from 4 character classes with unique and complementary skills, and prepare for epic battles wieldingIn a world ravaged by war and dominated by magic, you are the last hope for the Empire of Man against the Chaos hordes. Playing solo or with up to 4 in local or online co-op, choose a hero from 4 character classes with unique and complementary skills, and prepare for epic battles wielding some of the most powerful artefacts of the Old World.

    THE FIRST HACK AND SLASH set in the Warhammer Fantasy world, told through an all-new story written by Mike Lee (a Black Library author) and featuring a soundtrack composed by Chance Thomas.

    FEROCIOUS BATTLES: from the sewers of Nuln to the ruined streets of Praag, fight your way through monster hordes using over 180 different powers. Activate your bloodlust, a devastating skill, to escape the most perilous situations.

    4 CHARACTER CLASSES, each with unique skills and customisation: a soldier of the Empire who can take heavy damage, a Dwarf specialising in melee combat, a High Elf who deals ranged damage by manipulating magic or a Wood Elf who lays deadly traps and wields the bow like no other!

    AN XXL BESTIARY with over 70 monsters aligned with the Chaos Gods and unique bosses. Battle Nurgle's minions, Khorne's spawn and waves of other vile creatures!

    OPTIMIZED FOR CO-OP: solo or with up to 4 players, local or online, the class synergy and interface have been designed for co-op. Combine different skills and powers to create even more devastating effects.

    HIGH REPLAY VALUE: Story mode, a boss rush mode, countless dungeons and regular updates offer a rich and varied gaming experience. And with 10 difficulty levels, you can find the right challenge to test your abilities.
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  1. Nov 13, 2020
    80
    Performance has been dramatically improved despite the visuals also being markedly upgraded, and all the included content added since launch makes for an expansive affair that can easily eat up thirty-plus hours of your time. It’s not quite Diablo, but Warhammer: Chaosbane Slayer Edition makes for a worthy stand-in if you’ve exhausted everything there is to do in Sanctuary.
  2. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Dec 14, 2020
    70
    Subtle uses of the new console abound, with the DualSense’s triggers ‘hardening’ if a power is still in cooldown.2 Running at 60fps in 4K, Chaosbane manages to feel fresher than it should. Even when the screen fills with enemies, zinging notifications, and colourful projectiles, it never misses a frame. All that said, Chaosbane remains the same generic game behind the PS5-ness. [Issue#183, p.67]
  3. Nov 21, 2020
    70
    When it comes to the launch games for Microsoft and Sony’s shiny new boxes, Warhammer: Chaosbane Slayer Edition seems like an odd choice. After all, it’s a port of a game that was released just over a year ago. Still, it’s hard to argue that it’s not a welcome addition to the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S libraries that are largely lacking proper co-op adventures. It’s nothing revolutionary. But with a dash of next-gen polish and a mountain of content to explore, Warhammer: Chaosbane Slayer Edition should keep fans of the genre busy for quite some time.
  4. Jan 20, 2021
    70
    Warhammer: Chaosbane Slayer Edition may not be for everyone. It is a grind-based dungeon crawler that relies on the ability to endlessly run through dungeons, earn better loot, and repeat against harder and stronger enemies. For those looking for an enriching story in the world of Warhammer Fantasy there isn't much to see, which is a shame, but the enjoyment here is based on buying into the gameplay loop. It may wear thin for some, while being a treasure for those who seek nothing but the menial grind of repetitive dungeon-crawling and looting for that never-ending quest of creating the optimal build. While this won't earn any accolades on the PlayStation 5, this is hardly a title to gloss over, and is worth checking out at the least.
  5. 60
    An all-encompassing edition of Warhammer's latest foray into Diablo style dungeon crawling, Warhammer: Chaosbane Slayer Edition struggles to stand out with its grindy gameplay and poor use of the DualSense controller. That said, there is sufficient depth in its character build creation and near endless quest lines that those who can withstand its less agreeable aspects will find much to tide them over.
  6. Jan 4, 2021
    60
    Warhammer: Chaosbane Slayer Edition is an improvement on the base game from last generation, but never truly feels like a next gen title. The added content will make this a worthy upgrade for those who enjoyed the base game, however the game remains too generic in terms of story and far too easy when it comes to gameplay.
  7. 60
    As an unashamed Diablo clone, Warhammer: Chaosbane Slayer Edition fares better than most. The game performs very well on PS5, enjoying the benefits of a high frame rate and resolution while keeping the hordes of Chaos minions coming, however the core of monotonous gameplay and lack of mission variation keeps this from being considered a classic experience. Fans of the Warhammer world may enjoy this and the amount of content on offer. However, those just looking for something to tide them over until Diablo 4 may find Chaosbane lacking in substance.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. Aug 22, 2021
    8
    The new version of Warhammer: Chaosbane fills a very special niche on the PlayStation 5. The new content and improved technology make thisThe new version of Warhammer: Chaosbane fills a very special niche on the PlayStation 5. The new content and improved technology make this version of the game feel really great. While the storyline is rather average and the game concept is also rather simple, that's where the atmosphere and fun comes in, in our opinion. Especially with the aspect that you can play the title with friends, a nice round is always pre-programmed in the evening. We liked the new version of "Warhammer: Chaosbane" and you should give the title a chance. Expand
  2. Dec 4, 2021
    4
    My rating corresponds to the PS5 Slayer Edition. Since the original version was a solid game (rated 7/10) the new „enhanced“ version makes meMy rating corresponds to the PS5 Slayer Edition. Since the original version was a solid game (rated 7/10) the new „enhanced“ version makes me very disappointed. When you expect to get a visual enhanced game then just forget it. In comparison Diablo 3 which is years older looks a way better than Chaosbane on PS5. Providing this „enhanced“ edition not as a free upgrade absolutely kicks this release away from any recommendation. This isn’t worth any price tag over the original version (except the both included story expansions). Expand
  3. Mar 17, 2021
    0
    Unlike other games companies Ubisoft/Insomniac Games they expect you to pay full price for a game that was previous generation for a few newUnlike other games companies Ubisoft/Insomniac Games they expect you to pay full price for a game that was previous generation for a few new bells and whistles. It's not worth it (can you imagine if they charged STEAM etc gamers for their so called 4k improvements). Come on.

    Do not buy, if you've already got it. And shelled out for their terrible dlc... if you can call it "content".

    If you haven't played it, go rent it please. Do not give these guys more money.
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