Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine – Review [Single Player]

We take a look back at Warhammer 40k: Space Marine as our first review on the new scoring system. Continue on to our video review posted below.

Review Plus – The Good

  • Shooting and melee combat systems work in perfect harmony.
  • The world art and scale convey a genuine Warhammer feel.
  • A solid third person shooter for a team who has exclusively made real-time strategies for the past six years.

Minus – The Bad

  • The shooting and combat systems quickly lose their novelty and become very repetitive. Adding depth and strategy could alleviate this problem.
  • The world lacks any fine details leading it to look bland. The basic look and feel is good but I never really explored the environments as there is nothing of interest.
  • The level design leads you down many corridors and empty areas until you enter the next ‘fighting section’. The previously mentioned lack of details meant I had several long boring walks between each action area.

Score 6 Large – The Verdict

Warhammer 40k: Space Marine was a fun experience overall however it does lack some excitement. Warhammer fans should easily enjoy and appreciate this game. For the rest of the population, I would recommend waiting on the possible sequel which should be vastly improved in every regard. 

Full disclosure

  • Play time : Roughly 7 hours to complete the singleplayer campaign.
  • Completed : Game was completed around November 1st.
  • Platform : PlayStation 3
  • Version : 1.05, latest patch available at time of completion.
  • Acquisition method : Game received via PS+ service which I personally pay for.