"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.
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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
35 of 39 people (90%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
First things first, it has to be said that there has been furor and controversy over this title, and I feel it important to state something clearly. This IS Space Hulk, if you played the board game years ago you will ADORE this game, it's a massive dose of nostalgia in modern format where the termies even fall over like you toppled the piece and the fact you can jam 3 times in a row, then get mauled to death even though you have a lightning claw is both perfectly feasible and horribly likely at the critical moment. That's honestly what MADE the original board game, and this has been kept as true to canon as possibly COULD be in a video game release.

This is a title for all of you out there who had the board game and lost it, just want to play long distance with a friend (co-op now included btw, awesomesauce) or who those of you who have the board game already, 200,000 points of army for your favourite chapter and just about every game ever released with the 40K banner on it. Fanboys will want this, just because.

However, I also feel a whole new generation of gamers out there, especially those of you who already dig the indie vibe and don't expect AAA UIs as long as the game itself plays well, are also in for a treat. This game, back in the day *points at apartment block and mutters something about fields* pretty much defined a generation of gamers, and we're the ones making the games you play now, so give a moment of your time and you will likely be pleasantly surprised by the tension, frustration and pure gaming experience this title has to offer.

The game is limited, yes. Of course it is, because it IS a board game. To call this a legitimate criticism would be like saying an online game of monopoly should have more realistic money and offer experience upgrades to your character so as to improve your chances of landing on certain tiles....that wouldn't be monopoly then, would it, and complaints would arise I have no doubt. Don't expect a video game reimagining of a board game, if you want that then go for Space Hulk - Ascension instead, there you will find a PC game retelling of an old classic. If you like to immerse yourself in the classics themselves, then buy this game.
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20 of 26 people (77%) found this review helpful
23.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
If there was a 'Maybe' option on recommendations, I would chose that instead of 'No'. Space Hulk is a faithful recreation of the board game for those who have played it. If this is all you require for this to be a buy, then be my guest.

The problem with this title is that it lacks for content. There is one small campaign included in the purchase, which will take you less than 20hrs to complete based on your skill level. The frustration begins when you realise this campaign cuts short and you are welcome to BUY the complete campaign by dropping more money to the developer. To compound this, the multiplayer for this game is extremely clunky and unintuitive. It took me several games to figure out how the turn order would go (mainly because connections are poor and you or the other players will drop, not to mention people simply leave matches). This is all considering you might see 3 or possibly 4 games available on the multiplayer section at a given time.

The only way I would recommend this game is if you are getting a personal friend to play with and can avoid the lack of content and deal with the frustrations of multiplayer.
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16 of 21 people (76%) 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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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
If you enjoyed the boardgame iterations of Space Hulk there is a whole lot to love about this game.

If on the other hand you were expecting XCOM meets 40k - you will almost certainly be disappointed (though the forthcoming Space Hulk Ascension will be more up your street I think.

For what it set out to be this game is a triumph, and I salute the devs for staying true to the boardgame at the expense of being more broadly appealling to the video gaming customer base.

A faithul recreation of the Space Hulk experience. The only thing that lets it down are the below average sfx and the pretty basic combat animations.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
21.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Space Hulk, by internet time standards an ancient boardgame, available as a turn based videogame on steam.

Players are the space marines from Warhammer 40k and enter a space hulk full of genestealers(Aliens with really sharp claws). Simple premise, for a simple game. Space Hulk is easy to learn and has both co-op and versus multiplayer if you want to play it with friends. It does suffer from niche-itis, in that the space marines' oversized armour restricts their movement(This is a key part of the game, positioning them right so they aren't flanked), and the inherrent dice and chance based things as are common in many Warhammer boardgames are not something everyone enjoys playing with. These space marines will die if they get jumped by a genestealer, are slow to move, their guns may jam, and they may miss six times or even more in a row if you just don't have the luck.

But that's part of the fun and gameplay, your goal is to get these marines to do a mission and preferably without them all getting slaughtered, as this is turn based and a most mechanics use chance you will find that tactics and positioning will allow you to win the day more often than just being lucky. Being lucky helps, of course, but if you position things to reduce how much chance is involved then it is only a small factor in leading your squad to victory. This is not too difficult in single player, but becomes a lot tougher when you go online and allow a player to control the genestealers.
In the end, it's pretty good but it is slow, clearly based on a boardgame, and has chance based mechanics. If you do not mind this then it's a fun title to play some rounds with or against friends, complete the single player campaign and just generally enjoy. But if you're not into any of those then you may be better off getting something else
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Word of note, this plays more like a digital board game not a video game (thats not a bad thing).
It is a great game though, full of tactical goodness and has the feel of the old boardgame as much as my spotty memory recalls.
Personally if your into tactical turn based games, then this wont disapoint. It can be nasty and unforgiving in the wrong places, but you can also dominate and slaughter if your luck holds too.

Some nitpics:
I'm not really sure its worth its price tag as games go however, but it comes up on sales fairly often and is worth it if you can get it for around 50%+ off.

It has hard coded controls (like wasd for camera movement) and no hotkeys for actions, which would have been a nice addition so feels like it wasnt exactly designed with a typical PC user in mind.

If you want heavily want a video game I cant recomend it, otherwise I'd fully recomend giving ti a try, especially if you like tactical games.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 18
faithful recreation of the tabletop game I spent too many hours wiling away at.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
I hate Brother Goriel
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 29
"Brothers, my bolter has jammed"

10/10 would jam again



Srsly tho, I do believe that they fixed all the ♥♥♥♥ in Ascension expansion. Go get that one instead.
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7 of 10 people (70%) 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
Okay, so there are a couple things missing that would have made it an instant buy. 1. It's missing character customization, which while not necessary, would have been a big draw. 2. It's missing a good narative. They could have made the campaign feel more continuous by having some cutscenes or something, but instead the game feels very 'instanced', and you kinda have to figure out the story through the mission briefings/missions themselves.

Now, aside from those things I think this is a good, smart game. It feels like the movie Aliens meets WH40K- you root for some of the biggest badasses in the universe to mulch some xeno filth and get out alive, but of course the aliens are smart, agile, and extremely deadly if they get close to the humies. So, the game retains the feeling of dread at finding out exactly how many genestealers are around the corner, and how likely you are to be pressed for AP/CP (the action points you use to command your units to do anything). The game is difficult, but never seems outright unfair. The Terminators and Genestealers feel suprisingly balanced considering one's ranged profficiency, and one's melee profficiency. Providing the map isn't nothing but corridors, the genestealers have plenty of chances to get the drop on you and eliminate your troops one by one. Genestealers actually have some interesting abilities. While their units don't have special attacks, or really any variation (except for the broodlords), they can choose to either be stealthy, or to play the waiting game and build up forces, or to just rush the Terminators every turn so they can't continue through the mission, and pray units get through to cut them in half. This is because the Genestealer player (or AI) can choose to put units at any number of spawn points, can choose whether or not to reveal units at certain times, and can make big moves each turn due to having more AP.

Overall, I feel like the game is a good buy. The Terminators are weighty and have heavy firepower, which looks and sounds great. The Genestealers are appropriately creepy, but could probably have benefitted from some better move animations and dodge animations, but otherwise look like a fearsome foe. The game knows it's theme and keeps to it. Even though the game deals with a lot of hallways which could have been a lot more boring, they find ways to keep them interesting (flickering lights, gore, weird tech, ominous mists and steams, all the usual wrought metal and skulls you love from the Imperium, etc.). The gameplay is fun, with different objectives on each map for the Terminators (rescue, destruction, retrieval, escape, etc.) and so it stays fresh through the campaign.

Finally, the shoulder cam is awesome, the emperor protects, and I rate this game an 7/10.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
Space Hulk is a great game. It is what it is, the digital version of the board game.
Nothing more, nothing less. Well maybe a bit more.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
I feel disappointed with this:

Visuals:
I found the visuals of the game to be very enjoyable and captures the atmosphere well of the brand.

Animations:
Some are great like the some the combat animations others feel a little stiff or unnatural, slow turning springs to mind diagonal movements and genestealer hitting units.

Gameplay:
What is there is okay, its not chaos gate for those who know what i am talking about. But its enjoyable if anything short in length spanning over 3 level tutorials. Before your are required to pull up your wallet again which brings me to next point.

Overpricing:
While the game has some good elements and have lots potential i feel the price way of the top for the amount of content, if its a case of the multiplayer elements or cross platforming taking up all the developers time or not, is really hard to tell but nevertheless the pricing of 22,99 euros at normal price without discounts i feel is to much for 3 playable campaign levels. It feels to me like the game is a microtransaction sink where after 3 levels you are left with microtransaction DLC for about 6 euros per mission.

Multiplayer/cross platform:
I for good reasons have not tested cross platform as i am pc user only and personally have not multiplayer tested it either since i am more a sort of single player kind of person. So to be fair i will leave that out my review so you will have to use your judgement here or look that up elsewhere.

ALL IN ALL:
For a lower price or adding the DLC levels in for about current price maybe i could support a recommend, but at this state i would only remotely recommend it at a really high end discount like the -75% at best.
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14 of 25 people (56%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Slow, plodding, methodical, and boring game. I assume it is faithful to the board game, but the game clearly shows its age. X-Com (any of them) is far superior to this.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
This game brings back all of the excitement and heartache of the real thing! a total must-buy for any true fan!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
27.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
This is a very challenging game not for the faint hearted, it involves 40% and 60% luck. An excellent piece of work well worth the price.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
I don't know why this game got so many bad reviews. Just picked it up on the Steam summer sale and it's been a great tactical thinking game! It's a tough game that you forces you to think, but still much easier than the original Space Hulk video game from decades past!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
41.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 13
I've never played the board game, but after playing Space Hulk I may have to give it a try. I recently started playing the Warhammer games just to give it a shot and I gotta say Space Hulk is an awesome game. A great strategy game, very fun. If you're into Warhammer you'll love this turn base game. Hell, even if you've never read anything about Warhammer I'd suggest playing it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 7
Did somebody say "hardcore strategy"? If they did, they were probably referring to this game. I haven't played the table-top original, but I can say that you need to really think when you play this Steam version of Space Hulk. I mean, REALLY think a few moves ahead as though you were playing Chess, because this has an unforgiving and challenging dice-roll system for combat that does not favour the player as in other Warhammer/Citadel franchise games (i.e. Dawn of War II). In terms of gameplay, it's a top-down turn-based layout that somewhat resembles a table-top game. Your units have a limited number of moves per turn including combat abilities. The menus and in-game controls are fairly intuitive, and there's an in-picture Terminator shoulder-cam that gives you a first person perspective of the map which is very cool (It's a bit like watching "Aliens" when the marines are exploring the abandoned complex). So, if you've an abundance of patience and want to test your strategic skill, play this game. ***
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 28
As a new Warhammer 40,000 player I am enjoying everything 40K themed that I can get my hands on at present. From collecting and painting the miniatures reading the books (The Horus Hersey saga is just fantastic!) and playing the PC Games - Dawn of War was great btw . I didn't know anything about SpaceHulk, either the PC format of tabletop game until a few weeks back when Games Workshop had a new limited release of the coveted Tabletop version. After hearing about it I decided to go with the PC version as all my money is already going in to amassing a Dark Angel army to game with- I am a fan of stratagy games and this hasn't dissapointed. I am not sure it would have appealed to me quite as much if it was set in a different universe but having said that I am glad I gave it a bash as I am sick of FPS and MMORPG's after years of play. This is something different and it gets you thinking- well worth the money IMO especially as I grabbed it while Steam had it (and some it's DLC's ) on a great 70% off-er :)
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