Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters Reviews

Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters is ranked in the 83rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
IGN
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
May 10, 2022

Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters is an excellent XCOM-like and one of the best 40K games since Dawn of War II. Our review:

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PC Gamer
Top Critic
87 / 100
May 4, 2022

A layered and engaging space opera that triumphs both on and off the battlefield.

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Recommended
May 4, 2022

A brutal but graceful and comprehensible mix of ideas from Warhammer, XCOM and Gears Tactics.

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Polygon
Top Critic
Unscored
May 4, 2022

While there’s enough tactical depth and customization to sustain a playthrough, much of Daemonhunters’ battles feel like vehicles for getting across its great story, and not the other way around. For many, XCOM is as much about the long journey — failures and do-overs included — as it is the destination. And while I don’t think Daemonhunters offers that same kind of obsessive replayability, it does lay a crunchy, thrilling tactical base for its brazen aesthetic and brilliant story to tread upon.

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8 / 10
May 4, 2022

Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters is a great take on the turn-based strategy genre, encouraging front-foot combat with a strike force of empowered Grey Knights at your disposal. It takes a while to get going, the situations and enemies you encounter lack a bit of variety, but this is an accomplished effort that's easy to recommend to fans of Warhammer 40K and XCOM alike.

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8 / 10.0
May 11, 2022

A nice turn-based game, quite similar to XCOM but not a clone: a good use of the Warhammer license.

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Unscored
May 4, 2022

A deep and riveting turn-based tactics game, Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters embraces the mayhem to create one of the most thrilling strategy epics of recent years.

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90 / 100
May 5, 2022

Where so many games in the Warhammer universe feel generic and uninspired, Daemonhunters manages to give us a game with tight tactical combat, a decent story, and a careful balance that is challenging but not punishing. The Emperor demands you pick up this game!

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88 / 100
Jun 3, 2022

Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate Daemonhunters is not only an engaging turn-based strategy game, but one of the best translations of the 40K universe to the PC. With a great story and wealth of options in combat, Daemonhunters also captures the visual aesthetics of the Space Marines and infectious Nurgle. While the interface and some systems could benefit from a bit more elegance and simplicity, Daemonhunters is dramatic, over-the-top, amusing and deeply satisfying. Learning its systems and sticking with the lengthy campaign is a commitment to be sure, but one that fans of 40K should be happy to make.

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7 / 10.0
May 16, 2022

Plagued with technical issues partially resolved patch after patch, Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate Daemonhunters has also problems in terms of balancing and AI. The boss fights are well done, but it's also a little monotonous as you find yourself playing the same dull couple of missions from the start to the very end of the game.

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8 / 10.0
May 4, 2022

Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters manages to successfully separate itself from most other tactics games on the market, while also capturing the gritty spirit of Games Workshop's universe. Daemonhunters' punishing difficulty spikes may turn some away, but hardcore strategy fans looking for an uncompromising challenge will likely embrace the chaos.

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7 / 10.0
May 5, 2022

The aesthetic richness and narrative complexity of the universe forged by Games Workshop have transformed what could risk being a "more of the same" into an experience that is familiar but with peculiarities capable of satisfying veterans of the strategic.

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4.5 / 5.0
May 12, 2022

Suffice it to say though, Warhammer 40k: Chaos Gate – Daemonhunters is a fantastic video game, a game of the year contender, that demands attention in a genre that is now synonymous with XCOM. Daemonhunters’ twist on the formula is unique, and the 40k setting is the perfect backdrop for this kind of game. I look forward to further entries in what I hope is a burgeoning new series, and whatever it is Complex Games works on next.

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8 / 10
May 5, 2022

Turns out it's possible to be a turn-based Warhammer 40k game and still retain user-friendliness and pace. Who knew.

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ACG
Top Critic
Buy
May 4, 2022
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8 / 10.0
May 4, 2022

Warhammer 40K: Chaos Gate Daemonhunters is a very good representative of its genre, a perfect choice for both fans of the universe and XCOM games. After many mediocre games, we finally have a WH40K title worth your money.

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8.5 / 10.0
May 10, 2022

Daemonhunters doesn't just live up to the expectations, but is one of the best tactical games out there.

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8 / 10.0
May 4, 2022

Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters' focus on clarity and aggressiveness allows for a calculated, more active approach to its tactical battles. A varied enemy roster that consistently outnumbers you coupled with the Bloom's effects make each fight feel like a battle against the odds. This feeling extends to the campaign as a whole, your barracks consistently housing Knights recovering from their wounds earned in painstakingly won battles.

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9 / 10.0
May 23, 2022

Daemonhunters isn't just one of the best W40K games of recent years, but also one of the most solid tactical strategy games ever.

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GameGrin
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
May 29, 2022

Warhammer 40,000: Chaos Gate - Daemonhunters made me wish I was a veteran of the genre to appreciate it the way it deserved to. Ultimately, it left me yearning for the game it could have been.

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