"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, 2014

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:
http://www.spacehulk-ascension.com

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November 3, 2014

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
67 of 73 people (92%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
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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41 of 51 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
23.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 16, 2014
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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21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
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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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2014
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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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
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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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
"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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17 of 29 people (59%) found this review helpful
29.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2014
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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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
30.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 29, 2014
I loved this game for what it was, a faithful no frills recreation of the Space Hulk board game, but some months back when the multiplayer was revamped it totally killed the game (at least for a player like me who doesn't have many IRL friends who are into this sort of thing). Before you could create an asynchronous game, log off, and wait for someone else to join at which point you'd essentially be playing by mail. I was playing the game every day, often with the full alotment of five games going... and it was great, something I could log into when I got home, and before I went to bed (and maybe a few more times depending on the circumstances) and play my turns.

Then the devs introduced a lot of new features, but also changed the games lobby so that games had to be set up in real time... and well damn, I've logged on a few times since then, but never have I found someone setting up a game... and I haven't been able to play since.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
21.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
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 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
54.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
54.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2014
playable but unpolished as hell. Obviously the product of an earnest project manager with a terrible development team.

e.g. there's an exploit where you can shoot, undo last action, shoot, undo last action, shoot, undo last action until you get a hit that the dev promised to fix on the forums 15 months ago.

decent, but Space Hulk deserves better
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 18, 2014
faithful recreation of the tabletop game I spent too many hours wiling away at.
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2014
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 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
25.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
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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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
This is simple. Did you like the board game or are interested in the board game? Then it is 100% must have.

If you have no idea about the board game and are just looking for a turn based strategy game, there are many better than this one.

This game is not the best introduction to the 40k universe, try Dawn of war: Retribution if you dont know what a space marine is.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 3, 2014
I enjoyed the card/board game version but was really disappointed by the video game. The normal animation is slow and boring, the fast animation is ridiculous, and the graphics are about 10 years out of date. The user interface is functional but not elegant, there's no controller support, and everything is dark it is hard to see...I'd really just rather play a board game.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 21, 2014
I am unimpressed. Yes, this is a faithful adaptation of the 1989 board game, right down to telling you exactly what the Space Marines and Genestealers rolled on their six-sided dice each turn. And that's a problem.

Movement grids, turns and six-sider-based combat mechanics are all useful approaches to creating a game that can be run on the limited processing power available in a group of human players. On a computer that could do so much more, it just seems rather pitiful. The grid based movement and action point system make your tactical options very limited while the randomness of the six-sider engine ensures that even an optimal strategy can be overwhelmed in one or two turns of bad (simulated) rolls. (And, conversely, sloppy strategy can still triumph, if the dice favour you.)

In the original game, seeing your squad crushed without recourse because the dice simply turned against you was an accepted part of play. Playing with a group, seeing a friend suddenly get demolished by a run of bad luck could be a source of hilarity. But playing solo, in a computer game that didn't need to rely on something as crude as a handful of d6s, allowing victory or defeat to lie in the hands of virtualized plastic cubes seems inexcusably lazy.

The setting is cool. The graphics and sound are adequate. But the mechanics of the board game needed a major overhaul to make the transition to a digital environment, and they didn't get it.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
23.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 7, 2014
It's impossible to play it!!!
I'm playing it in a wxp machine. I know it's a legacy system. But it says it's supported. But the game continually crushes. At last, I have decided to give up.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Do not pay full price for this game. For two reasons;

1) It regularly goes on sale for $2 on humblebundle

3) A new version came out and you can not upgrade to it. It is almost the same game but better visuals, for the same regular price.
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