Percentile Rank

Space Hulk: Tactics is ranked in the 48th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 30 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

71

Top Critic Average

27%

Critics Recommend

Based on 30 critic reviews

Score Distribution

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Scored Reviews

Impulsegamer
4.1 / 5.0
4.1 / 5.0
Oct 25, 2018

A blast from the past rebuilt for current gaming, with enhancements and improvements to gameplay.

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Generación Xbox
8.1 / 10.0
Generación Xbox
Javier Sirvent

Top Critic

8.1 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2018

Space Hulk Tactics take the best of the board game and turns it into a pretty cool game. Game's Workshop title have the perfect atmosphere that dice and board lacks.

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Digitally Downloaded
Oct 16, 2018

Space Hulk: Tactics is the most impressive Warhammer 40K effort I've played in recent memory. Cyanide clearly decided to focus on the atmospherics and worldbuilding in lieu of the complex combat systems that make other 40K titles strategically engaging. Space Hulk doesn't have that, but what it does offer is a visceral, best-played-in-first-person tactics board game that offers up a hefty challenge. Do Hero Quest next, Cyanide!

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GameSkinny
GameSkinny
Sergey_3847

Top Critic

Oct 9, 2018

Space Hulk: Tactics is one of the best turn-based games in the Warhammer 40K universe despite a few power balance issues.

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GamingBolt
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2018

Space Hulk: Tactics is a more deliberate and slower-paced game than its contemporaries but is a solid experience and a definite play for those with interest in the Space Hulk property.

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The Games Machine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 9, 2018

After many years, finally Space Hulk: Tactics represents a transposition as faithful as possible of the original board game.

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FingerGuns
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 14, 2018

I’d heartily recommend Space Hulk Tactics if you’re a fan of Warhammer, or you’ve looking for something to fill that XCOM void, or maybe even both. Or perhaps you’ve not heard of the franchise, in which case you could do far worse than this. Campaign replayability, online play and map creation will make this a worthwhile investment.

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New Game Network
77 / 100
77 / 100
Oct 19, 2018

Though its glacial pace certainly won't be for everyone, Space Hulk: Tactics offers up a substantial helping of enjoyable turn-based tactical gameplay with two distinct and well designed factions in the hostile but compelling Warhammer 40k setting.

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IGN
7.5 / 10.0
T.J. Hafer

Top Critic

7.5 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2018

Space Hulk: Tactics is a wonderfully challenging, asymmetrical tactics game in spite of its poor PC controls.

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COGconnected
72 / 100
72 / 100
Oct 26, 2018

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AbsoluteXbox
3.6 / 5.0
3.6 / 5.0
Oct 13, 2018

Bordering on being a very good game, it just falls slightly sort, but for anyone who enjoys the that world or likes a good strategy game you can’t got far wrong with this one.

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GameSpew
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2018

Nevertheless, taken in reasonable doses, like the board game it's based on, Space Hulk: Tactics is a rewarding and satisfying strategy game, whether you're purging the unclean or punching your extendable jaws through an intergalactic fascist's face

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Gameblog
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 11, 2018

Space Hulk: Tactics is an intelligent strategy game that offers deep and satisfying mechanics. The Warhammer 40.000 universe is well represented and the atmosphere is a beautiful love letter to every Warhammer's fan in the the world. Despite this, the game has some annoying bugs and frustrating loading times...

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Hu3br
Oct 15, 2018

Space Hulk: Tactics is by far the best digital version of Game's Workshop classic, but its uninteresting campaign and the lack of asynchronous multiplayer are two of its biggest sins.

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Cultured Vultures
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 9, 2018

Tactics is almost the tactical Warhammer game of my dreams but a lack of stakes and variety makes it stumble on the finish line.

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
Oct 9, 2018

Space Hulk: Tactics is certainly true to the ethos of the original board game, with some smart card-based additions, a full Genestealer campaign and a full on level editor. That said, it's only liable to be long-serving franchise fans that get the most out of it.

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IGN Spain
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 9, 2018

A good adaptation of the board game. Especially designed for the fans of the saga, but challenging enough to attract new followers.

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Old Man Mordaith
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 11, 2018

The ability to lay waste to complete strangers or engage with friends in private will be a boon to the game. I really think that this game will shine in the multiplayer aspect, and if you are a fan of this universe, this board game (or board games in general) and don’t give a single flying fig about the single-player campaign, or playing against AI, then pick it up. You’ll like it.

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PC Invasion
Oct 12, 2018

Space Hulk: Tactics offers a unique and engaging experience for fans of the board game, however, several issues prevent it from reaching the light of the Astronomican.

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Destructoid
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2018

Ultimately I think fans of the 40K universe and Space Hulk will be satisfied, it just might need some time to iron out the AI bugs. If this is your first go at Space Hulk it is an excellent place to start but you have to be willing to learn to walk again as it takes no prisoners.

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PSX Brasil
70 / 100
70 / 100
Oct 31, 2018

With a nice story, nice visuals and fun gameplay, Space Hulk: Tactics is a good game that fails only on its awful AI and some issues with its controls, but it still offers a good experience for fans of Warhammer 40K and Tactical RPGs.

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Windows Central
Oct 12, 2018

Space Hulk: Tactics is a solid entry to the strategy game category for Xbox One users. The lack of a strong campaign and good progression system are unfortunate, but this doesn't hold the title back from being highly enjoyable. The unique and polished gameplay experience makes it more than worth your time.

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Gameplanet
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 31, 2018

Space Hulk: Tactics is probably the best video game adaption of the classic board game yet, with decent presentation and some welcome additions. But the faithfulness of its adaption only highlights the limited "tactics" offered by the board game's basic setup, and its lower budget makes for a lack of polish in some areas. Strategy buffs may be diverted for a bit, but won't fall in love.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 15, 2018

While it isn't going to be blowing the doors off of the tactical strategy genre, Space Hulk: Tactics is a perfectly adequate game. Thanks to a solid combat engine, good writing, twin-headed campaign, and level designer, players will certainly be getting their monies worth for the forty-dollar price tag. Now gear up and get back out there, brother. You've an entire species to defend!

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GBAtemp
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 20, 2018

I have to say I enjoyed my time with this one. It's yet another "diamond in the rough" kind of title that needed just a little bit more polish to truly stand out. With that said, it's still easily one of the better installments in the series and a solid strategy game, both for Space Hulk fans and new recruits. It's precisely what a Warhammer 40K game should be - a well-thought-out, slow and methodical strategy game with a strong focus on squad-based tactics. If you feel that you can look past its flaws, give it a fair shake - after all, serving the Emperor is not a duty, it's a privilege.

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Screen Rant
Oct 15, 2018

The latest video game in the Warhammer universe has good but poor execution

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AusGamers
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2018

Much like the origins of Space Hulk it feels true to the tabletop roots of the series - but also lacking in its limited scope.

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Jump Dash Roll
5 / 10
Jump Dash Roll
Shaun McHugh

Top Critic

5 / 10
Oct 24, 2018

All the elements of a great game exist here, but they are hampered by poor design choices, and frustrating gameplay. With a little extra polish Space Hulk: Tactics could shine, but in its current state? It's lost in space.

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SECTOR.sk
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2018

Boring adaptation of the board game Space Hulk with a lot of bugs, imbalanced factions and empty multiplayer.

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PowerUp!
4.7 / 10.0
PowerUp!
Jamie Sherlock
4.7 / 10.0
Oct 9, 2018

Ultimately I think Space Hulk Tactics goes down as another Games Workshop video game disappointment. The promise is there, but the execution leaves something to be desired.

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