Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector
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.
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.
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.
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.
Review in Polish | Read full review
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.
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.
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.
Review in Czech | Read full review
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.
Battlesector may attempt to give Space Marines a human face, but the game ends up being an incomplete suit of power armor.