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.
- 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.
- 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.
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.
- 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.