Percentile Rank

Warhammer: Chaosbane is ranked in the 34th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 60 critic reviews
Fair Man

OpenCritic Rating

67

Top Critic Average

36%

Critics Recommend

Based on 60 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

GameOctane
A-
A-
May 31, 2019

Warhammer: Chaosbane has more depth than I expected. Expect to have hours of fun with this one. Grab a buddy and dive into some massive bosses and epic endgame content. Fans of the genre should be looking seriously at Warhammer: Chaosbane, and it's only going to get better during its life cycle!

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Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
May 31, 2019

Iif you feel like switching your brain off for a bit and doing some serviceable mulching then….maybe? I feel like Eko Software had a chance to bring back some of that dread and foreboding to the Diablo formula that Diablo 3 did away with. Warhammer is baroque and silly but it’s also rich with detail and tragic heroes, and Chaosbane plays the whole thing a bit straight, storywise.

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Player2.net.au
B
B
Jun 13, 2019

If you’re absolutely over Diablo 3 but still hankering for some fantasy action, then Chaosbane will more than happily scratch that itch. Even as I started to tire of certain aspects, I found it hard to put down. Indeed, my coffee went cold several times, which is as good an endorsement as I can probably give!

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Scored Reviews

Shacknews
9 / 10
9 / 10
May 31, 2019

Warhammer: Chaosbane tries to do new and unique things to the dungeon crawler genre. To simply call it a "Diablo clone" would be insulting. The team deserves a standing ovation for their attention to detail.

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SelectButton
9 / 10
9 / 10
May 31, 2019

An unabashedly fun title, Warhammer: Chaosbane slams itself into the nerve center of the hack-and-slash dungeon crawler genre dominated by titles like Diablo III, Path of Exile, and Victor Vran.

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MMORPG.com
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
May 31, 2019

For gamers looking for their next ARPG experience, you would be remiss if you passed this one by. Warhammer: Chaosbane is available June 4th on PC, Playstation 4 and Xbox One.

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IGN
8.7 / 10.0
T.J. Hafer

Top Critic

8.7 / 10.0
May 31, 2019

Warhammer: Chaosbane can stand proudly alongside some of the best games that have used the foreboding, Gothic Old World as a setting.

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GameSpace
8.5 / 10.0
GameSpace
Xevrin

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
May 31, 2019

Chaosbane visually looks great except for some of the character models. The gameplay is a bit slow to start but picks up after completing the first few quests. Progression is a bit slower than similar games on the market but that is not necessarily a bad thing. The game has a good foundation to work from and is a lot of fun to play. If you are looking for a new hack n slash give this one a try, especially if you are a fan of Warhammer fantasy. As an added bonus, it can be played offline.

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Gaming on PC
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 17, 2019

Warhammer: Chaosbane takes all the right cues from the giants of the action RPG genre while at the same time implementing a few neat tricks of its own.

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Windows Central
Jun 3, 2019

Warhammer: Chaosbane is a good game, but it would've been better had it featured expansive environments.

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The Digital Fix
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2019

Despite some controller woes, Warhammer Chaosbane delivers a solid and robust action RPG experience that is certain to delight both hardcore and casual fans of the genre alike.

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The Games Machine
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 3, 2019

It doesn't really introduce anything new to the genre, yet Warhammer: Chaosbane is a nice hack & slash ARPG with a deep and engaging endgame.

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Culture of Gaming
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
May 31, 2019

I don’t believe Eko Software have made an ARPG before, let alone one based on such a storied franchise, so I applaud them for tackling such a project. Luckily for Eko Software and Bigben Interactive they’re onto a winner. The game looks and feels like an ARPG made by an experienced team, and it’s a more than worthy entrant into the top tier of Warhammer games. There are some issues with music and textures, and the “pay to revive” mechanic does make dying a lot less of a problem. One thing to note is the Season Pass. Plans include content that enhances characters, thus making the game easier. There is also additional story content scheduled for DLC four. The first two DLC packs will confer new passive skills and a new skill tree to players. Packs three and four will include new companions and story content. As the Season Pass technically allows players to have an advantage over non-paying players, it warrants mentioning. Nonetheless, Eko Software have done a fine job and should be very proud of themselves.

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Thumb Culture
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jun 2, 2019

The story mode is a fantastic experience with a great mechanic when using your abilities with your character. This can be easily enhanced with future DLC’s and expansions to keep the single-player story going. The online experience is going to really help once you end each storyline to continue the adventure and hopefully have a good end game to keep returning. I can’t wait to pump in many hours into this game with the lore of Warhammer by its side and will give this game a Thumb Culture Gold Award.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 12, 2019

All in all, Warhammer Chaosbane is a fun title that is both enjoyable to play alone or with a few friends. While it won’t be winning any awards for treading on unexplored ground, it’s both a solid experience and a tick in the right direction for the Warhammer series that seem to have one good title in every dozen. Well done!

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CGMagazine
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
May 31, 2019

Warhammer: Chaosbane ultimately is a good game, though, a rather safe one, doing very little in terms of pushing the genre forward.

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IGN Italy
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
May 31, 2019

An overall enjoyable tromp into the fantasy half of the Warhammer universe. Many similarities with Diablo 3 allow Chaosbane to differentiate itself from its other rivals.

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NoesPaisparaFrikis
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Jun 19, 2019

Warhammer fans can be in luck to be able to sink their teeth into a game that is very respectful of the Games Workshop franchise, which knows how to take advantage of the genre's virtues and offers a varied and promising endgame.

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Spaziogames
7.3 / 10.0
Spaziogames

Top Critic

7.3 / 10.0
May 31, 2019

Even if it's not even in the same league of titles like Diablo III (or II, for that matters) or Path of Exile, Warhammer Chaosbane is a familiar but still quite entertaining take on the action RPG formula, marred only by dated visuals.

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PCGamesN
7 / 10
PCGamesN
Iain Harris

Top Critic

7 / 10
May 31, 2019

The mission design and story can grate at times, but this is a devilishly fun homage to Diablo 3 and Warhammer Fantasy you'll want to get your friends in on.Iain Harris

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Worth Playing
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 20, 2019

Warhammer: Chaosbane isn't noteworthy. If you're a fan of the franchise, it might meet your need for Diablo-style beat-'em-up action. If you're not, there's little to recommend it over the horde of other available games, especially since this is selling at full price. Like Diablo III, perhaps Chaosbane can eventually update enough to fix its mistakes, but until then, it's a game for Warhammer faithfuls only.

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Critical Hit
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 11, 2019

Good but not exceptional, Warhammer: Chaosbane is a solid and confident slice of medieval melee action. As Gothic as it is repetitive in the endgame phase, it's still an enjoyable romp in the same vein as many an action RPG from yesteryear.

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
May 31, 2019

Warhammer: Chaosbane is a good, solid dungeon crawling action RPG, but outside of a well executed Warhammer theme it's just not doing anything new. I feel bad for underselling Chaosbane, as I did enjoy my time with it. However, it's standing in the shadow of Diablo III, a titan that's been doing it for a long time and that you can't help but make comparisons with. Warhammer: Chaosbane is good and it could mature into something great, but right now it pales next to its daddy.

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SECTOR.sk
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 7, 2019

Diablo clone in Warhammer universe with repetitive level design and bugs offers decent fun.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
Ofisil

Top Critic

7 / 10
May 31, 2019

Warhammer: Chaosbane takes place in a forgettable world, which is annoyingly repetitive, and has more than a handful of rough edges. Despite that, the arcade-like, fast-paced action it offers, as well as its fresh take on the genre's standard classes, makes it easy to forget its flaws, especially when trying it out along with a bunch of friends - or total strangers. Definitely not a recommendation for everyone, but those who'll like it will surely stick around for more than a few hours.

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Electric Bento
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 3, 2019

It is flawed in so many ways but I just couldn’t put it down. This addictive gameplay is what saves Warhammer: Chaosbane.

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GameSkinny
May 28, 2019

While there are some noticeable limitations compared to other games in the genre, Chaosbane is a worthy addition to the ARPG realm for Warhammer fans.

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GamingTrend
70 / 100
70 / 100
Jun 8, 2019

Warhammer: Chaosbane is a solid first entry into the ARPG genre for the franchise. There are some cool twists on the theme like the God Tier system, but there are equally as many baffling decisions such as the matchmaking system, lack of economy, and decidedly absent customization options. There are the makings of a solid ARPG in here, but it needs a little more time in the oven to bake.

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GameSpew
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 7, 2019

Those who pick up Warhammer: Chaosbane will find that it’s a nice looking game overall. Characters models and environments are detailed, and there are some decent effects on display.

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Gaming LYF
Jun 4, 2019

Warhammer: Chaosbane is a terrific action-RPG that features satisfying combat alongside a superb skill system. The game lacks variety in crucial areas such as the loot, environments and enemies, but it still ends up being a blast to play - particularly in co-op. Over time this could become one of the ARPG greats, right now it's a solid entry to the genre that lays some excellent foundations for the future.

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TechRaptor
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
May 31, 2019

Warhammer: Chaosbane is a fun and satisfying hack-and-slash with enough combat variety and hokey charm to make this casual Diablo-like worth a look.

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AbsoluteXbox
3.4 / 5.0
3.4 / 5.0
Jun 15, 2019

Essentially this really is a Diablo 3 clone with the Warhammer licence slathered all over it, unfortunately it doesn’t have the polish or the depth of Diablo 3

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GRYOnline.pl
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jun 3, 2019

Warhammer: Chaosbane is a pretty casual hack’n’slash for players unfamiliar with the genre. The game looks pretty, but it's far too easy and repetitive, with a rather shallow storyline. Perhaps in time, Chaosbane will become better due to planned DLCs, but it looks like a considerable investment. It's a pity that we received another mediocre Warhammer game, cause it was very promising at launch.

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Niche Gamer
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
May 31, 2019

I think there’s a pretty good ARPG here somewhere, and after a few post-launch updates and tweaks, it might end up being something genuinely really good. As it stands now though, Warhammer: Chaosbane just has too many flaws for me to give it a full recommendation just yet.

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AusGamers
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jun 7, 2019

A great foundation that is mechanically sound and will delight in the early hours. Stick around too long, however, and Chaosbane reveals a dearth of classes, enemies and environments. Also a weak endgame.

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God is a Geek
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2019

If you're after a fairly enjoyable loot-chaser to work out some of that daily stress, Chaosbane is worth a look.

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PlayStation Universe
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
May 31, 2019

Warhammer Chaosbane is a great start to a new ARPG, but it definitely feels like a "start". The skill system feels too restrictive, the loot drops come too slow, and the environments and enemies are repetitive. That said, the game still manages to be fun to play, but more development is needed to make Chaosbane one for the ages.

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GameGrin
6.5 / 10.0
GameGrin
Joshua (Shnook)

Top Critic

6.5 / 10.0
May 31, 2019

Warhammer: Chaosbane is a very fun, addicting games but has a number of minor drawbacks that pile up.

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DualShockers
6.5 / 10.0
DualShockers
Ricky Frech

Top Critic

6.5 / 10.0
May 31, 2019

Warhammer: Chaosbane brings excellent class design and interesting builds, but forgets the variety in enemies, environments, and loot.

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Glitched Africa
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jun 2, 2019

As a mindless ARPG, Chaosbane is great but everything else is just shallow and boring.

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Geek Culture
6.3 / 10.0
6.3 / 10.0
Jun 8, 2019

Eko Software attempts to put a fresh spin on the ARPG genre in the Old World, but ultimately falls short in virtually all aspects. Truly a shame, since the Warhammer IP is replete with a ton of potential for a proper ARPG title

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3DNews
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jun 16, 2019

Warhammer: Chaosbane has a solid gameplay core, but that's not enough to become an interesting game.

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PC Invasion
May 31, 2019

Repetitive, meandering, and streamlined to a fault, Warhammer: Chaosbane lacks the depth to keep you invested well past the shallow endgame. It's a shame given the rich lore and enemy design.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
May 31, 2019

As it is now, it’s a bit half-baked and feels rushed. Perhaps the forthcoming DLC will improve upon it, but it’s too much of a shame that we don’t have a more robust product now.

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Cultured Vultures
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jun 4, 2019

Fun combat and great co-op do their best to mitigate the shortcomings Chaosbane has with its serious lack of variety.

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DarkZero
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jun 24, 2019

In the end, I can't help but feel Warhammer: Chaosbane suffers from being a budget action RPG, taking shortcuts to save cost, which has caused the game to succumb to the issue of being rather unoriginal, uninspiring and repetitive.

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Bloody Disgusting
May 30, 2019

Chaosbane does, however, just about work well enough. If you’re looking for something to plow through with a friend or two, then it’s perfectly serviceable. It just doesn’t have that hook to keep you coming back beyond the endgame. That could change of course with updates, but in the here and now, it’s a dry, if enjoyable, imitation of a superior title.

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Daily Mirror
May 31, 2019

This Diablo-like dungeon crawler is a fundamentally fun experience but lacks some polish in spots

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Video Chums
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jun 16, 2019

Warhammer: Chaosbane is a cool ARPG that would have been better if it wasn't a current gen game but unfortunately, we're not in 2005 anymore.

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Fextralife
6 / 10
Fextralife
Castielle

Top Critic

6 / 10
May 31, 2019

The gameplay, while addicting and fun with others, is bogged down by a real lack of motivation to keep playing.

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SA Gamer
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jun 5, 2019

Warhammer Chaosbane looks every bit like a hack and slash contender but misses too many of the nuances that make other games in the genre fun and addictive.

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PC Gamer
58 / 100
58 / 100
May 31, 2019

Mediocre and repetitive, there are far better options for action RPGs out there.

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New Game Network
57 / 100
57 / 100
Jun 7, 2019

Repetition and a general lack of polish crushes Warhammer: Chaosbane before it has a chance to put up a fight. Although the game has decent visuals and competent action, it is just too stagnant, with the same basic enemies filling poorly-randomized levels.

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Gameplanet
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Jun 25, 2019

Warhammer Chaosbane is a rather pretty, but ultimately shallow Diablo wannabe. By adhering too closely to its inspiration is fails to bring anything new to the table, and end up looking like a poor imitation in somewhat shinier armour and fails to deliver anything with any impact. More whiffle bat than Warhammer.

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NoobFeed
52 / 100
52 / 100
Jun 3, 2019

Although functional, running smoothly and providing ample opportunity to just turn your brain off and hack and slash virtual foes to bits, Warhammer: Chaosbane ultimately remains a thoroughly underwhelming experience in just about every aspect.

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Screen Rant
Jun 14, 2019

Warhammer: Chaosbane is an inferior clone of a much better game

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Push Square
5 / 10
5 / 10
Jun 4, 2019

This Diablo clone shares many of the mechanics with the famous dungeon-'em-up, but scarcely manages to execute them with the anywhere close to the same degree of quality. The moment to moment gameplay is where Warhammer: Chaosbane falls shortest, offering a loop that is neither fun nor addictive by any recognisable measure thanks to dull combat and disappointing loot. There's little reason to recommend Warhammer: Chaosbane in a world in which Diablo III exists – which is the world we currently live in – so we're not recommending it.

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OnlySP
Jun 3, 2019

Warhammer: Chaosbane is a functional though fundamentally unspectacular addition to the Warhammer universe. The number of missions, the multiple playable characters, and the additional modes available after completion give the game a thick padding that could provide weeks of entertainment for the right player. However, the core experience is more bones than meat, which means that that ‘right player’ may be a rare breed.

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SomHráč.sk
35%
35%
Jun 7, 2019

Warhammer: Chaosbane feels like it came straight from the 90s. If you don't happen to be a hardcore Warhammer fan, who needs to play every Warhammer themed video game, feel free to give it a pass.

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Slant Magazine
Jun 5, 2019

Even the few inventive stretches of the game are ultimately driven into the ground by a punishing sense of repetition.

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