"WE ARE THE VANGUARD OF HONOUR. THE CUTTING EDGE OF THE BLOOD ANGELS. WE BRING DEATH." The legendary Space Hulk returns to Windows PC, Mac and Linux in this epic turn based strategy game. Set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, an intriguing story of legendary battles and heroic actions unfolds.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (1,145 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 15, 2013

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November 12

Space Hulk: Ascension Edition Now Live on Steam



Forward to Victory - Space Hulk: Ascension Edition Available Now for Windows, Mac and Linux on Steam

Over 100 challenging levels, New Powerful Enemies, Reworked Mechanics and New RPG Elements Make Ascension a Unique Edition of Space Hulk.

We have added a 10% launch discount, as we had a very short pre-order period. The discount will stack with the 15% loyalty discount that's active for owning Space Hulk here on Steam. So be sure to grab a copy within the week if you want to take advantage of this offer.

Steam Store Page for Space Hulk: Ascension Edition

Features for Space Hulk: Ascension Edition include:

  • Huge Amounts of Content - 103 unique missions spread out across 3 campaign chapters
  • New Enemies - new Genestealer variations for you to face in the depths of the Space Hulk.
  • New Mechanics - a complete reworking of the board game rules and mechanics. It’s still the Space Hulk game you love, reimagined for a new experience.
  • Customisation - RPG-style skill progression and player squad management allow you to create your own tailor-made team of hardened veterans
  • New weapons, more complex maps, combi-weapons and flash missions.
  • 10 times the amount of content of the original game, with a playtime of 50 - 100 hours.

We also created a collection of mini videos to show off some of the main features of Space Hulk:Ascension Edition. Check them out!

Space Hulk: Ascension Edition Feature Coverage

You can find more information about Space Hulk: Ascension Edition at:
www.spacehulk-ascension.com

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November 3

Space Hulk: Ascension Edition Pre-order, Release Date and Dev Diary

Lock and Load, the Emperor Needs You!

Space Hulk: Ascension Edition will launch on November 12th for Windows, Mac and Linux on Steam. Players who pre-order Space Hulk: Ascension Edition on Steam will get a 10% discount, and those that own the original Space Hulk will receive an additional 15% discount off the RRP: a total discount of 25%.

Space Hulk: Ascension Edition is now available for pre-order at:
Pre-order Space Hulk:Ascension Edition

Space Hulk: Ascension Edition is a completely new experience that takes the game to a whole new level. With reworked mechanics and a host of new features, including RPG progression mechanics, new Genestealer variations, new rules, and missions structure, Space Hulk: Ascension Edition has 10 x the content of the original game, with a playtime of 50-100 hours.



Features for Space Hulk: Ascension Edition include:

  • Huge Amounts of Content - 103 unique missions spread out across 3 campaign chapters
  • New Enemies - new Genestealer variations for you to face in the depths of the Space Hulk.
  • New Mechanics - a complete reworking of the board game rules and mechanics. It’s still the Space Hulk game you love, reimagined for a new experience.
  • Customisation - RPG-style skill progression and player squad management allow you to create your own tailor-made team of hardened veterans
  • New weapons, more complex maps, combi-weapons and flash missions.
  • 10 times the amount of content of the original game, with a playtime of 50 - 100 hours.

Space Hulk: Ascension Edition is a 3D, digital, turn based, strategy game, which builds upon the classic board game experience, and adds new RPG style mechanics, additional weapons, enemy types, an all-new chapter and loads of other new features. Set in the isolated corridors and tomb-like chambers of ancient vessels lost in the graveyard of space, players lead a small force of fearless Space Marine Terminators in a ferocious fight for survival against hordes of predatory, alien Genestealers.

To coincide with the release date announcement, the second video developer diary reveals the design, levels and user interface behind Space Hulk: Ascension Edition.

To view the Video Developer Diary on Youtube visit: SHA developer Diary 2

You can find more information about Space Hulk: Ascension Edition at:
www.spacehulk-ascension.com

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Reviews

“I really think they’ve nailed it – both the strategy and the feel, retaining what makes Space Hulk Space Hulk while convincingly turning it into a videogame, not a mere boardgame made from pixels.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

“In every significant way, it looks and feels like the board game I remember from back in the day, fleshed out to match the Warhammer 40K vibe we’ve experienced in other games.”
Venturebeat

“Full Control has recreated the board game in almost perfect detail, from the design on the hulk’s floors to the individually-named First Chapter Blood Angel Terminators of the Sin of Damnation campaign.”
PC Gamer

About This Game

"WE ARE THE VANGUARD OF HONOUR. THE CUTTING EDGE OF THE BLOOD ANGELS. WE BRING DEATH."

The legendary Space Hulk returns to Windows PC, Mac and Linux in this epic turn based strategy game. Set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, an intriguing story of legendary battles and heroic actions unfolds. Play as a small squad of fearless Space Marine Terminators who attempt to reclaim their honor by mounting an assault on a derelict space hulk infested by hordes of vicious tyranid Genestealers.

Take control of the Adeptus Astartes of the Blood Angel chapter and guide them towards glory, while battling fierce Xenos and uncovering ancient relics in the infested confines of the massive Space Hulk named “Sin of Damnation”.

The game is a 3D digital turn based strategy game that recreates the classic claustrophobic board game experience in both singleplayer and multiplayer.

Customers purchasing Space Hulk will receive a free copy of the Deathwing Terminator DLC for Warhammer 40,000: Storm of Vengeance by Eutechnyx

Key Features:

  • The first Space Hulk computer game in 17 years! Available on multiple platforms.
  • Set in the hugely popular Warhammer 40,000 universe! Official license of the legendary boardgame from Games Workshop.
  • Turn-based tactical strategy game! Based on the popular and iconic board game mechanics.
  • Blood Angel Terminators! Fight the ferocious Genestealers with heroes of the mighty Blood Angels.
  • Fearsome Genestealers with challenging AI! Meet unforgiving hordes of Genestealers!
  • Thematic 3D environment! Experience the dark labyrinth of a Space Hulk as never before..
  • Single player campaign based on the "Sin of Damnation" space hulk! Take on the Sin of Damnation campaign, which includes 3 brand new prequel missions and the 12 missions from the classic board game.
  • Multiplayer head-to-head recreating the board game experience against a friend! Get in the hot seat and battle it out with a friend.
  • Cross platform multiplayer between Windows PC, Mac, Linux and iOS! Play asynchronous against friends and foes on multiple platforms.
  • Now with online Co-op mode!

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT / ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT or greater
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2 GHz Dual Core
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9000 series / ATI Radeon HD 3000 series or greater
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: OSX 10.6
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OSX 10.8.4
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 13.04
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 13.04
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 4 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
If you don't know the origins of this game, you might want to stay away. This is quite literally a table top boardgame for the PC (or whatever platform you run on). A VERY loyal and STRICT translation of the game mechanics. Original Space Hulk (tabletop boardgame, not the EA one from '93) fans will find this quite refreshing. This is not a progression game. There is NO XP or progression. If your marine dies, he is simply replaced in the next mission. This is great to kill time, trip down memory lane, and still have fun. This has all the feeling of the table top without the dry cardboard smell. If you are not familiar with the Warhammer 40,000 universe or what it's about, this game will probably bore you. If you like old fasioned turn-based tactical games with a little complexity, this is probably worth a look, especially if it's on sale.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
Great game
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11 of 20 people (55%) found this review helpful
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
It's an ok Space Hulk game, but... And it's a stinking but.

The developers have talked about adding a level editor to the game. The team's website and the official Space Hulk site originally said that the level editor is already in the game. After I brought this up (over a year ago) they changed it to "upcoming". Now they're saying that because of Games Workshop they have troubles adding it. Sorry, but that's not going to cut what you have said in the past.

Now when they're about to release an updated version of the game (you have to purchase it separately) I simply lack any faith they're going to add anything to this game any longer.
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12 of 22 people (55%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Terrible game, and I love Warhammer 40k. It appears they just made a different game to sell "Space Hulk:Ascension" instead of making this one worth playing. The tiny corridors and single file game play suuuuuuuck. Apparently in that new game by the same name they opened it up.

I can't help feeling this developer made a crap game and then rather than fixing it released a fixed version as a seperate game. I will not be buying any of the Space Hulk franchise again.

For turn based combat games Divinity:Original Sin (twenty times better than Space Hulk) or even that Shadowrun (ten times better than Space Hulk) would be better places to spend money.

I didn't really mind how bad this game was until they released another one a year later and left this one feeling unfinished and more of a beta test than a full game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
If you are a fan of the Space Hulk Tabletop or the GW in franchise in general i can only recommend the game, it more or less captures the game experience (with some minor issues that were mentioned in the Total biscuit review - watch that first if you think about buying the game). But from a general point of view (a video gamer perspective so to say) Id say dont get it if its not on sale, because you are not getting enough out of your money. It would have been so great to have a scenario editor for the game, but due to the DLC-whoring you are stuck with a hand full levels that you can play through in a couple of hours with no real replay value (unless you play with some friends online - but then again: why not play the real deal?). And even if you get the DLCs (which are overprized and really not worth mentioning) you wont get more than one or two playthroughs out of them before you get bored again. The devs really missed an opportunity for long lasting enjoyment by not implementing an editor, and excluding the community. Another instance of an OK game that could have been great if it wasn`t for greed. :(
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Been playing Space Hulk board game since it was released. This is a great digital recreation of a board game. Bare that in mind when considering purchasing. If you are a 40K fan and hate Terminators, enjoy this game and watching them die. I prefer this to the old 3DO version. It is especially nice if you don't have anyone to play Space Hulk with. Needs Deathwing. (Just like second edition of 40K, learn to Overwatch.)
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
31.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
This game continues to entertain me, even after all this time. It's a classic. Now, if the same talented ladies and lads would make a Necromunda game...
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
7.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
Haven't played the tabletop, but Space Hulk the PC game seems to follow it mostly faithfully. Unfortunately the game is a jumbled mess, a horrifyingly buggy monstrosity which will kill you not with difficulty, but with crashes, maps disappearing in the void, indefinite load cycles and dysfunctional multiplayer.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
I can see how this would be a fun boardgame. However, as a computer came, it's clearly not as good as XCOM or similar tactical strategy games.
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
So I thought that I was buying a fun little turn based strategy. Something I could play for a while, then save/quit and enjoy the rest of my day. It looked like a deal at about $1.50 on sale. Little did I know that what I really bought was a gateway drug- an intro to the Warhammer 40K universe. Now I'm playing dawn of war and my wife has to watch me like a hawk to keep me from dropping $40 on a new model for my table top army.
This is your brain on Warhammer.
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Got this game first on the IPAD and then was waiting for the Ascension version to come out on the PC. After playing around with that a bit, I found that I liked Space Hulk quite a bit more. I know it’s not totally fair to compare since they are supposed to be 2 different games – but there are enough common elements in the visual components and game play mechanics to warrant comparison.
For me, this is the more polished and refined of the 2 offerings. I sincerely hope they continue to actively develop and support this version and ignore the minority of naysayers that tend to just be loud / flaming - but not the voice of the majority (see the overall Review ratings here and on the Apple Store).
Full Control – develop more for this game line and I will be a returning customer.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
It's a faithful port of the Space Hulk boardgame. Not the Warhammer 40,000 tabletop strategy game - just plain ol' Space Hulk.

If you're not familiar with Space Hulk... It was a spin-off from Warhammer 40,000. It featured Space Marine Terminators making their way through cramped corridors and fighting Tyranid Genestealers. Heavily turn-based. Very slow-paced. Not a whole lot in the line of character development or depth. Think of it kind of like a 40k version of chess

The videogame does a good job of porting that to the computer, while updating the visuals to match what we've become accustomed to with recent Warhammer 40,000 releases.

It's still a slow-paced game. Still heavily turn-based. There's not much you customization or character development. There isn't a whole lot of storyline. You've got Terminators plodding through cramped corridors and killing Genestealers - just like the boardgame.

If you've enjoyed the boardgame and you're looking for something you can play solo, you'll probably be pretty happy with Space Hulk.

If you've been enjoying the other Warhammer 40,000 offerings on Steam and you're looking for your next hit, you'll probably be disappointed with Space Hulk.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
30.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Bear in mind that this is not a triple-A title; is it the most polished game in the world? Perhaps not. Are the graphics going to blow you away ... probably not. Is the voice acting limited? Yup. Now, would I recommend it? Weirdly, for under £20, yes.

This is simply a faithful recreation of the Space Hulk board game, right down to the "oh, you have got to be kidding me" dice rolls, narrow corridors and Storm Bolters that seem to jam more often than a jam sandwich with added jam and a side-order of jam (1 in 6 odds btw); it can be frustrating and fun in equal measure at times. However, if you ever played the original board game, and enjoyed it (which I did), this is a worthwhile little game.

If not, and you feel like trying a fairly slow, turn-based tactical game set in the Warkammer 40k universe, give it a go - but possibly wait until it's on a Steam sale, this game is not to everyone's taste.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
The interface for this game is pretty bad. Its often hard to tell which character you have selected, and once you click on a square to move them to, there is no way to cancel it, or even shift to another square of movement. There is no indication of which characters have already activated unless you click on them, which can result in accidental movement.

The animations and sound effects are cheap and extremely limited and repetitious . The graphics feel really dated for a company like games workshop, who have a lot of money to make this look great. I guess they went with the budget plan instead.

The game itself is pretty boring. The game basically breaks down to moving really really slowly down choked corridors and rolling 5+ over and over again. In the 2 hours I played I found no strategy whatsoever in the choices I was making, and the mechanics being really frustrating and limited. I have contemplated several times buying the board game, and am now really glad I never did. That would have been a $90 mistake. Glad I got this version on the cheap to warn me off.

If you want a good turn based stategy on PC go play X-Com. And if you want a good turn based stategy on the tabletop, the Gears of War boardgame blows this garbage out of the water.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
For hardcore fans only. Takes a lot of effrot to continue. It is wery hard to keep interested in it for a long time (longer than 5 missions) and because it doesn't store automatically saves on a cloud I played through that 5 missions for 5 times already.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
I got this on release paying £30 got close to the end too, even with all the bugs and oddities it was enjoyable, and now i go away a week and the developers have locked everything into dlc for extra cash, well done just like the big boys on console. no longer worth the money.
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5 of 11 people (45%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Wow this game is bad. Its all random luck nothing else, you can have your terminators all die from one enemy or just destroy every enemy that looks at them. Total POS.
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
This Game is a chellenging game. it is base on a board game of the same name.

each playthough is different from the other, this game can be unpredictable sometimes.

if you are looking for a challenge, well this game is up for the challenge
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
Badly drawn pTerran Marines walking on rails. Evil dice.

Feels out of date. The pace is slow and the play is cumbersome. RNG feels fair(?) but stupid, for a game of this sort.

5/10
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
WARNING!!! This is a BOARD GAME put on computer. Perfectly. Lotta fun especially with other players. I bring in my family as I bought them all copies. We happen to like board games so this was perfect. I wish they'd have brought in a game like vengeance of the blood angels or just a map where you tell your guys where to go an hold etc. But this is what it is. If you can pick it up for under 10 it's a steal. I paid a lot more but I again love board games.
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