Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector

Rating Summary

Based on 20 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

60%

Critics Recommend

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74 / 100
Jul 22, 2021

A better Warhammer game than the last few.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2021

Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector is a jolly, blood-spattered tactical romp through the grim, dark future.

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7.4 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2021

A nice turn-based tactical game, simple to understand but hard to master, set in the ever-fascinating Warhammer 40.000 universe. The experience is fun, but just two armies and one campaign don't fully justify the relatively steep price.

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Jul 16, 2021

The only major flaws holding this game back are that there only two playable factions and only one faction gets their own single-player campaign. But aside from that, Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector is a great, addictive strategy game that wonderfully translates the rules and action of the tabletop into a video game format.

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JVL
Kikitoès

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10 / 20
Nov 2, 2021

The game may deal with a particularly rich universe, but it barely touches it and never takes advantage of the incredible artistic direction of the original work.

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82 / 100
Aug 5, 2021

Thanks to offering only two factions and a limited number of modes, Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector might not be the deepest or most complete strategy game ever made, but it’s definitely one of the best and most authentic uses of the license to date. Challenging strategic battles, appropriately melodramatic voice work, more than decent graphics, and a respectful translation of the tabletop game to a digital format make this a must-have for fans of the franchise, and even appealing for casual strategy fans who are not yet invested in all things Warhammer.

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7.2 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2021

Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector is a solid turn-based tactical game, but also quite generic. That's because the developers did almost nothing to differentiate their game from other titles in the same genre. Recommended if you're a WH40K enthusiast, but demanding turn-based tactics fans might want to look somewhere else.

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8 / 10
Jul 16, 2021

Aside from some doubts about the balance and the AI, and some Warhammer-specific quibbles, Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector is a great Blood Angels experience.

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7 / 10
Jul 21, 2021

A solid turn-based strategy experience that explores the Space Marine power fantasy, marred by humdrum mission design.

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4.8 / 5.0
Aug 14, 2021

To date, 'Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector' is the best digital rendition of the Warhammer 40k table-top miniatures game that I've ever played. The amazing attention to detail and unknowing nature of each mission will resonate deeply with 40k fans and be a good starting point for newcomers to the franchise. Personally, I would have loved to have seen more factions engaged in battle but introducing the Sisters of Battle as reinforcements has been a clever way to expand the list of units available without straying away from the deep lore that the game is set in. Although I wouldn't call 'Battlesector' a difficult game, it does pose quite the challenge for players of all skill levels. I recommend this game to anyone who wants to get into Warhammer or is already a fan. Hopefully more units and factions will become available in the future, further adding to enormous amount replay value.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2021

The tactical approach is smart and well balanced, but we wished for more contents and modes.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2021

Dreadnoughts! Okay, so that doesn't say much, but every time they wade into melee or open up with their Storm Bolter, it's just so cool.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 22, 2021

Still, despite its flaws, Battlesector is nevertheless a good new addition to the ever-expanding library of 40k video games. Whether you are a complete 40k virgin, or a long-time veteran of the tabletop game, you’ll probably find a lot to like here.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 15, 2021

The Momentum concept, designed to shake up a relatively classic turn-based experience, is interesting but does not affect the action enough. Black Lab has already said that they are planning to add more factions to the game, presumably with a focus on extra variety for skirmishes. The downloadable content for Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector needs to expand on the Momentum idea and add more unit abilities in order to make it a classic for the setting.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 12, 2021

Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector surprises with some good solutions, a solid tactical layer, which is not lacking in perfect. A few updates, some extensive DLC and we have a candidate for the broad top strategy this year.

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10 / 10
Aug 4, 2021

This is not a perfect game but in reality, that is something games should only strive for and not one of them will ever reach. With that in mind, Black Lab Games certainly did an amazing job in that pursuit as Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector is the first game of 2021 I felt sad to finish. Just like Red Thirst nudges Blood Angels to want more blood, Battlesector nudges me to crave another campaign.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 16, 2021

Warhammer 40000: Battlesector is another great example of Games Workshop’s hands-off approach with the license working wonders. It’s such a fun game, with a great fast paced take on turn-based combat. Fast, flashy, and both factions play true to form.

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70%
Aug 3, 2021

Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector offers an authentic tabletop experience, except in a much more convenient form. The game major's issue is the lacking hardware optimization, but despite that it should provide you with dozens of hours of fun.

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8 / 10
Jul 24, 2021

Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector is a solid strategy game and an excellent addition to the Warhammer catalogue. Although the game only comes with two playable factions, its variety of units for each faction and original combat mechanics keep the game’s core gameplay fast-paced, dynamic, and interesting. This, combined with beautiful visuals and an immersive story told in typical Warhammer fashion, makes for a fun strategy romp from beginning to end, no matter whether you’re a die-hard Warhammer fan or a total newcomer to the Warhammer world.

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6 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2021

Battlesector may attempt to give Space Marines a human face, but the game ends up being an incomplete suit of power armor.

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