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Space Hulk: Tactics

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Space Hulk: Tactics is a faithful adaptation of the board game Space Hulk, set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, bringing a unique twist to the cult classic formula. Engage in bloody battles as either a squad of Terminator Space Marines or the deadly alien Genestealers. Battle through two distinct, narrative-driven campaigns: lead, customise, and upgrade a Blood Angels squad or, for the first time in a Space Hulk game, control a swarm of Genestealers! Engage in bloody tactical battles aboard a gigantic Space Hulk Play through two campaigns from the point of view of the Blood Angels, and for the first time the Genestealers! Customize your units of Dark Angels, Ultramarines, Blood Angels, Space Wolves, and even Genestealers with hundreds of cosmetic items, cards, and equipment. Test your skills against other players in the online competitive multiplayer. Create and share your own missions with an intuitive map creation tool
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Game Discussion

Review by Anonymous
Review from Steam

I don't usually leave reviews for games that I haven't completed in some meaningful capacity, although I felt that it was absolutely necessary to do so for this one. The fact that this game has "mixed" reviews is absolutely mind-boggling, because this is hands down the single best "mixed" review game I have ever played.
Quite frankly, I've played quite a few games with mostly to very positive reviews that I thought were quite mediocre. Having completed the first chapter in the campaign, I can say that this is, without a doubt in my mind, an excellent turn-based strategy game. This is coming from someone who has spent hundreds of hours across multiple platforms in the modern XCOM series. Have I played every turn-based strategy game out there? No. Absolutely not; but I can recognize a good one and this is one of them.
If you have any interest in turn-based strategy then I'd wager that this is a must-play—especially at a discount (which is how I obtained it)—and even more so if you are a fan of Warhammer 40,000. I have been a fan of Warhammer 40K for a solid 15+ years and that has pretty much been exclusively through the video games as I have never played the tabletop, nor any of the board games, despite finding the universe incredibly compelling and interesting for nearly two decades.
Now for those that want to know some potential negative points, I'll list them here: the game is 'slow'. It's a turn-based game based on a board game with cards and dice rolls. Obviously you don't actually role dice as that is all automated, and cards are easy to manage since it's all done through a video game. The units move kind of slow, and turns can take a few minutes to complete as you consider all of your options. If you're someone with no attention span and constantly require to be scrolling through idiotic social media clips, or some other stupid BS to entertain your 3 brain cells every time you move a unit, then you might not like this game. But if you like a deliberately paced, thoughtful and strategic experience, and have even a modicum of interest in board games, strategy, and Warhammer, then you're probably gonna have a great time. Just don't expect this to be easy if you aren't used to this kind of stuff, because you will be punished for bad decisions and your Terminators can die from the Genestealers very quickly. This is an intentional design choice which is necessary to create tension. Same with the claustrophobic, narrow coridors. As someone who has invested hundreds of hours across other strategy games, I have yet to lose a single unit and currently find the game quite easy on the regular difficulty, but I can imagine it being a bit tougher for less experienced players. Quite frankly, I can't wait until the game starts kicking my ass because tough decision-making and risks is what I love about these kind of games.
If the game somehow takes a nosedive and becomes a dud, I'll update this review. But for now, rest easy. If you're interested in all of the above, aforementioned things, and you don't mind the fact that the game is deliberately slow-paced to create tension and atmosphere via its gameplay, then you're gonna have a great time.

Review from Steam

If you are looking for a Space Hulk game this is the one you should play.
The story is good and has a campaign for both the Space Marines and the Genestealers (which you should play after the SM campaign because it explains past event that you hear about during it).
Tatical gameplay is enjoyable and user friendly without it being over complicated.
I don't think the AI is as bad as people say, when you play against Space Marines AI you can see that they cover their flanks well and very rarely do they make mistakes, Genestealer AI often rush into fire but by playing the Genestealer campaign i found myself doing the exactly same thing in hope of jamming the Space Marine weapon so my other units could kill them because they don't leave any openings.
There is also a map editor and multiplayer but it seems abandoned right now.
Overall this game has some flaws but it's a great tactical game and a awesome Warhammer 40k game, Cyanide should think about making a sequel because it well deserved and could improve the game even more.
In my opinion Mixed reviews is quite unfair for me it is a solid 8/10

Review from Steam

I'm not really sure why this game gets so much hate.
I myself have thoroughly enjoyed the Blood Angels campaign and the endings.
For The Emperor and Sanguinius!

Review from Steam

I have no idea why this title is copping so much hate! Most digital adaptations of table top games can be really cheap and nasty. After a couple of clunky titles in the franchise, Tactics hits the mark just right.
The single player campaign is serviceable and tells a fairly engaging story from both sides. It's a pretty good stepping off point for those that are new to the game as it does a great job of introducing the setting and rules gradually. And that's all you need, as the rest of the content consists of a skirmish modes, map makers and multiplayer. I mean, it really is just the board game put to screen.
What makes this adaptation great, is the overall presentation and accessibility. The graphics and sound create a spot on atmosphere for the setting, too good than it has any right to be. The animations (including a very unnecessary, but cool first person view mode) are some of the best I've seen in a game like this and make the turn-based game-play a lot more engaging. And the option to turn the animation speed up on the fly makes the slow paced nature of the game a breeze to get through.
If you know Space Hulk, you should know what you're getting into. I have lived through a couple of the painfully slow adaptations of the past and this one improves on all their problems. Honestly, most of the negative reviews are aimed at 'whats not in the game', rather than judging it on its own merit. And for $20AUD or even 4 bucks on sale! This is well worth it for fans of the TT or turn-based fans in general.

Review from Steam

Set your expectations for this game to what it is, quite a strict adaptation of the board game with some well thought out extra gameplay elements such as the card system. This is not a fast paced action game.
The developers have done a great job capturing the aesthetic and atmosphere of the 40k universe. They have really paid a lot of attention to detail and it is a shame we are unlikely to see a sequel which expands the types of hulks or adds additional factions story missions.

Review from Steam

For the emperor!
(But Multiplayer is offline or dead, buy it on sale).

Review from Steam

If you like the space hulk board game it's pretty much exactly that.

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