Space Hulk: Deathwing Enhanced Edition
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It seems like it will be a very long time before you would find yourself playing the same mission on the same map multiple times. Combining this with all of the new skins, guns and abilities to unlock makes for a compelling reason to jump in and play pretty regularly.
Special missions, better performance and customization options turns Space Hulk: Enhanced Edition a solid title, and especially great for coop fans.
Review in Portuguese | Read full review
If you were to compare Space Hulk: Deathwing Enhanced Edition to many other modern day first person shooters at face value, it’d come up short in almost every regard. It’s clunky, slow paced, stereotypical and corny in the extreme but for those gamers who also have a love for 28-millimetre tall Space Marines and the world in which they wage war, this game offers something more. Space Hulk: Deathwing makes very little effort to be accessible to those who don’t know a foam sword from a power sword, instead opting to attempt to be the most authentic recreation of Space Marine Terminator combat to date.
At the end of the day Space Hulk: Deathwing Enhanced Edition feels like a fairly solid addition to the Warhammer 40k Universe. Its setting and visuals offer a great look at the dark gritty universe and the deliberate choices in combat mechanics will make you feel like a Space Marine. However, those same choices will definitely be a turn off to a lot of FPS players and when coupled with some awkward AI it's safe to say this title won't be for everyone.
A fun gunzerking experience and psychic blasting moments of epic proportions! One that I have enjoyed from start to finish despite the lackluster story and patriotic efforts to the chapter. Dying? No thank you! Stutters and crashes won’t stop me from playing even if I have to crawl my way with the loading times which are rather longer than what I want but not enough to brew some coffee.
All in all, Space Hulk is a really fun and tense shooter that is best enjoyed with friends. Unlike many other similar games, the single player, despite its flaws, has something to offer lone wolves as well.
For those that enjoy the lore and want to experience a 40K game in this genre, then you aren’t going to find it elsewhere, and it’s not a bad game. It is enjoyable despite its missteps, and has improved beyond the original release, with Streum On Studios showing they are/were committed to Deathwing’s idea and supporting it post release.
Fans of the Games Workshop boardgame may find an interesting adaptation, but as a first person shooter, Space Hulk has many flaws: technical and gameplay wise.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Albeit an arguably better version of Deathwing, this enhanced edition isn't able to overcome the faults of the original game. The emperor is displeased.
Review in Italian | Read full review
If you're looking for a science fiction FPS that'll feed your hunger until the heavyweights arrive, give it a go. Despite its flaws there's still fun to be had.