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Warhammer 40,000: Darktide

Fatshark, Sold Out
Nov 30, 2022 - PC, Xbox Series X/S
Strong

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

60%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
Recommended
IGN
8 / 10
PC Gamer
80 / 100
Metro GameCentral
7 / 10
GamesRadar+
3.5 / 5
GameSpot
7 / 10
TheSixthAxis
8 / 10
Shacknews
7 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Warhammer 40,000: Darktide

Much like its endless enemies, Darktide's many small issues add up to a real nuisance - but stupendous atmosphere and vicious action just about prevails.

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Performance issues aside, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide's ferocious battles make for some of the most thrilling co-op action in years.

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Though Warhammer 40K: Darktide needs more time to develop, its core gameplay is the best Fatshark has ever created.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Although it feels more like an early access release at this point, this is a promising start for what should eventually eclipse Vermintide 2 and all the other Left 4 Dead wannabes.

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"As Darktide's levels aren't grouped into acts, it's much harder for Fatshark to tell coherent stories across them"

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Darktide captures the most essential parts of its genre, though it sometimes stumbles when trying to build metagame content on top of that foundation.

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Darktide is an absolute blast. Its heavyweight blend of melee and gunplay ensure that the flow of frantic runs into the hive city just keep on coming.

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Despite the growing pains, Darktide is a solid co-operative action game that’s great for a group of friends to play in spurts. At launch, the experience is limited in progression and variety, but the gameplay is challenging and viscerally satisfying enough to keep your attention. It doesn’t hurt that the soundtrack slaps and, performance issues aside, the graphics pack a punch. Since Fatshark is known for updating the Vermintide series over time with frequent content updates, Darktide is expected to improve as well. It may even deserve a higher score within the next six months, but I can only review what’s available now. So if you’re considering a purchase of the game, think of it as an investment that will likely pay off in a few years. It’s more than understandable, though, if you would rather wait for Darktide to meet your standards for a full release.

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