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Space Marine

by THQ
 Ages 18 and Over
3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)

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Platform: PC
Edition: Standard Edition
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  • Platform:   Windows 7 / Vista / XP
  • BBFC Rating: Suitable for 15 years and over Suitable for 15 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 15. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 15 years of age or over.
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Platform: PC | Edition: Standard Edition
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  • ASIN: B0051NNSF0
  • Release Date: 9 Sep 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (62 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 918 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PC | Edition: Standard Edition

Manufacturer's Description

In Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine you are Captain Titus of the Ultramarines, humanity's last hope for survival in a war-ridden future. Step into the armour of this superhuman warrior and use a lethal combination of deadly weapons to crush overwhelming alien forces. Fight against the savage Orks and the unholy forces of Chaos in a brutally violent world based on the richest science fiction fantasy ever created.

Storm Into Battle – Step fearlessly into the heart of combat as an unstoppable Space Marine. Never hide, never cower, just purge all that stand in your way.

Unleash Visible Violent Death – Using an innovative new combat system, switch seamlessly from high-calibre ranged weapons to devastating close-combat strikes. Taking out an enemy has never been so satisfying.

Experience the dark future of Warhammer 40,000 – Jump into a rich universe of awe-inspiring landscapes, deadly enemies, immense battles and ruthless annihilation.

Take the Battle Online – Form your own Space Marine squad or Chaos Space Marine warband and face off in 8 vs 8 online matches. Gain experience and unlock new weapons and armour to customize the Devastator, Assault, and Tactical Marine classes.

Product Description

In Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine you are Captain Titus of the Ultramarines, humanity's last hope for survival in a war-ridden future. Step into the armour of this superhuman warrior and use a lethal combination of deadly weapons to crush overwhelming alien forces. Fight against the savage Orks and the unholy forces of Chaos in a brutally violent world based on the richest science fiction fantasy ever created.

 

  • Storm Into Battle – Step fearlessly into the heart of combat as an unstoppable Space Marine. Never hide, never cower, just purge all that stand in your way.
  • Unleash Visible Violent Death – Using an innovative new combat system, switch seamlessly from high-calibre ranged weapons to devastating close-combat strikes. Taking out an enemy has never been so satisfying.
  • Experience the dark future of Warhammer 40,000 – Jump into a rich universe of awe-inspiring landscapes, deadly enemies, immense battles and ruthless annihilation.
  • Take the Battle Online – Form your own Space Marine squad or Chaos Space Marine warband and face off in 8 vs 8 online matches. Gain experience and unlock new weapons and armour to customize the Devastator, Assault, and Tactical Marine classes.
     

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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I have never been exposed to the world of Warhammer and Warhammer 40K before, apart from seeing the tabletop game being played or knowing about Dawn of War. Yet, I always found the world appealing , more so than many other dystopia worlds, mainly due to the fact that the lore borrows and steals from all corners of mythology, religion, symbolism and so forth. Roman insignia, Greek mythology, the inquisition, it's all there to form a strange mix of future warfare and ancient mysticism. Yet, how much can I give Kudos for Games Workshop to create such a world ? Not much I suppose, so despite the visceral and grim setting, the game does not earn any marbles on this account.

The way the world is brought to life however is great. The level design of this game is amazing and while the layouts are just rail-shooter corridors, the architecture and world looks breathtakingly good and you find yourself in imposing cathedrals and dark tunnels. Unfortunately, many of the games most impressive levels/stages have you just running through them and I wonder why so many areas of this game are just empty and eye candy ?

Talking of battle, it is the core of the W40K game experience, mindless and brutal slashing and firing your weapon, I say mindless but you will have to make the odd decision as you can only carry four weapons. Yet, I completed the game in six hours and did not really put an awful lot of thought into it, this is by no means a game where you have to adapt your strategy before rushing into combat, a quick finger will do. But the visuals make combat more satisfying than it should be, orcs and chaos troops fly through the air in the best 'Havok' fashion and it is a delight to observe.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pure W40K mayhem bliss 9 Sep 2011
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Space Marine is one of those games that, despite being no more than an average product when you stop to think about it.. Well you won't stop to think, because it's too damn fun. The textures aren't amazing, the story is nothing new in the W40K camp, the campaign is a bit short (8 hours)..But in the end it doesn't really matter because i find myself coming back to it and playing more and more.

- It's bloody fun, and by bloody i mean "lots of blood" bloody. In the campaign, you control Titus, a Space Marine captain who arrives on a planet to answer a distress call from the Imperial Guard, who are being attacked by Orks (led by a Ork Warboss that many players are empathizing with; he's probably the coolest character in the game, shame he doesn't show up many times). Your job is to help the Imperial Guard regain control of their bases and drive away the Orks, and to help you, there are two additional squad mates, also Space Marines. They'll throw in the occasional banter to split the pace between carnage and small cutscenes that advance the story.

- During the course of the game, you can pick up several ranged and melee weapons, from chainswords to stalker bolters (basically snipers), huge power hammers, a revenge launcher (one of my favs; you shoot a blue mine that attaches itself to a surface or flesh and detonates when you aim at it and press reload. There's loads of fun to have with it if you're creative). There are also upgrades to pick up, most of them improve your Fury skill (a power that fills up the more enemies you kill until you can use it and unleash more powerful attacks).

- There's no regenerating health in the SP. The only way to regain health is to perform an execution; they can only be performed on stunned enemies.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly suprised 7 Oct 2011
Platform for Display:PC|Edition:Standard Edition
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I had high hopes for this game. I have followed the `hammer for over 20 years and so we share some history together. Many games have come and gone. Hex based strategy, RTS and now a shooter. Not been into the shooters lately so I had mixed feelings on this one, still its 40k and I love the world.
5 minutes into the game I was hooked. Great visuals and for once getting it working from DVD and then authenticate to steam worked smoothly. Straight to the campaign and into the carnage.

It feels good and stompy. Everything about the marines oozes strength. Great single player setup with close combat feeling in your face. Elites are tough and soon into my 3rd wave of exploding squigs the difficulty kicked in and I had to sit up in my seat. A pleasant 2 hours later I thought I would try multiplayer.
Better than single player by a long margin. The games are quick frenzied and bloody. A nice touch is after you have died you can have a copy of your killers setup for one life. This is a great leveller of the playing field; it gives you a taste of the newer weapons yet to be unlocked. The incremental release of guns and kit made me look at each of the 3 classes before I got too hooked on one strategy. Sound is perfect and now the "microphone on" patch is live it is near flawless. You need sound to judge what is happening ahead and change your tactics to suit. Graphics are good but I have just updated my PC so not sure on lower spec devices. Lag with a poor host but what's new.
I recommend this game, fun, accessible and if you love Warhammer it's an essential play
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5.0 out of 5 stars if you love warhammer 40k.......
You'll love this, immersive, atmospheric and great fun. The only downside is that the game isn't long enough. At this price it is great value as well.
Published 6 days ago by Neil Francis
5.0 out of 5 stars next level with games workshop
can't stop playing
all old Warhammer 40,000 payers will love this game
have not tried on line if there is one
not looked any farther
Published 1 month ago by trotman
2.0 out of 5 stars meh
not a great game tbh graphic are good, nice multi player customisation, but single player gets repetitive and no dedicated servers for multi player but this could have been a good... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Andy
5.0 out of 5 stars Intense, 40k themed hack & slash
Playing this as a 3rd person shooter is missing the fun of this game. You can leap and dodge very frequently, and the melee kills are extremely satisfying to pull off. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Khrusky
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for any WH40K enthusiast
While not the best game in the world, being a tad short and essentially a console port, this game is amazing fun and absolutely essential for any WH40K fan. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Mr. P. Wray
3.0 out of 5 stars Mediocre and sometimes frustrating
Just finished this game, and it left a bad taste in the mouth, for all sorts of reasons. Without all the issues I'm going to mention it still wouldn't have been great, just... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Simon Brown
5.0 out of 5 stars Hidden gem, difference of scope/different take to other 3rd/1st person...
To begin with, I have to say, the first 15-20 minutes I was slightly annoyed with this game.
Why?
I expected yet another Gears of War / Army of Two copy.... Read more
Published 8 months ago by C. Jonsson
5.0 out of 5 stars Well put together and hard :)
The game is superbly put together by relic and is sufficiently hard to get through on normal, the controls too are pretty decent to get to grips with though with a high dpi mouse I... Read more
Published 10 months ago by Mark
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, fun but Limited
Story is good, though extremely cliche and as such not much to go with aside from a typical space marine story, especially what you'd expect from an ultra smurf plot. Read more
Published 12 months ago by M.A.Foster
1.0 out of 5 stars Didn,t work
The game looked great but did not work after instalation. You need steam but my PC is to old to work it properly
Published 12 months ago by Philip Chew
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