"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 (1,089 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 15, 2013

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August 12

Space Hulk Ascension Edition Announced!

We've just announced a new stand alone edition of Space Hulk, Space Hulk Ascension Edition.

You can find more info and the new Trailer here:

http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2014/08/12/space-hulk-ascension-edition/

Or on our new website:

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

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 and enemy types, an all-new chapter and loads of other new features to both the single player and multiplayer experience.

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May 21

Space Hulk 1.5 Co-op + New Mp lobby

We just added the new co-op feature to Space Hulk as well and smart new lobby system that will make it easier for player to start multiplayer gamers

We've also created a new 5 mission DLC campaign to go with the Co-op release called the "Harbinger of Torment"

Quick Features/improvements:
Coop! Works with all existing multi-squad missions
Completely new multiplayer lobby system.
Added Harbinger of Torment Campaign
Various Bug Fixes

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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

PC
Mac
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 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 16
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Space Hulk was one heck of an experience to have. Looking in the grand scheme of things, you are paying anywhere from $15-25 to buy a virtual game based on a board game that costs well over $90 to sometimes up to $200 in amazing conditions. People interested in buying this product should realize you are buying a scenario based board game set in the WH40k universe. If you like WH40K and enjoy strategy games, this is something you should invest in. If you are thinking this is going to be something like WH40k Space Marine or Dawn of War, you should probably turn away from this game. It gives a clear visual interpretation of the board game Space Hulk, with decent sounds and visual effects. You'll be entranced trying to figure out how to place all of your space marines so that they can cover each other and complete your objective. And with so many missions, DLC, AND Online Multiplayer, this game has a lot of replayability; especially if you have a friend who is just as terminator crazy as you are.
Posted: September 26
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: September 27
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
41.7 hrs on record
A great adaptation of the classic board game. Definitely worth it if you're a fan of Warhammer 40k!
Posted: September 30
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
21.9 hrs on record
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
Posted: October 4
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
Good game.
Posted: October 19
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
iha jees
Posted: October 13
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Space Hulk is a faintly glimmering gem among all other turn-based strategy games. Truly, this game is worth anyone's time for at least one mission (hopefully not the Suicide Mission).
First, heed my warning all who dare to step into the bloodied arena that is "Space Hulk." This game is unforgiving, cold, and calculating. It will judge every decision you make and then show you the error of your ways, in the warm splash of your marine's blood. This is not a game to be toyed with, it is to be respected and revered for its nature. If you, the player, might have a slight tendency to give-up easily, then I warn you this one and only time, and that is to watch someone else play it. Don't let your brain seape through your noggin while you scream in agony as the Gene-splicers overwhelm you with their tenacity. Trust me, I know.

To sum it up, this game is death in digital form. Only the few who pass its trials may overcome it and become its master.

Now, onto reality, shall we?
Space Hulk is a turn-based strategy game based on the notorious table-top game self-titled "Space Hulk." Take note that I have never played Space Hulk and most likely won't in the near future. Although, if the prices are right, I would love to sit down and try a game with a friend if permitting.
There is only one faction to play in Single Player (although I think mods and DLC's may expand that horizon), and that is the Space Marines. Vise versa, in multiplayer, two players can pick between the protagonistic Terminators or the antagonistic "Gene-stealers." Gene stealers were the original Tyranid threat and are pretty terrifying to say the least. Its not their looks, its their tenacity and ability to overwhelm you at every turn. I won't get into great detail about the game, but its based on movement and action. You, the player, get a specific amount of action points alloted every round to every individual marine (4 per character, depending on the type of marine). Command points are granted based on things you do and can help further an action if need be, but would only be wise to use in an emergency. Every time you advance a marine, you use one action point for every square you advance him. Every time he turns, it is one point and so on and so forth. Its strategy lies in making sure you have enough points and resources (uses of flame-throwing technology for specific types of marines) to survive the game and complete the objective. You, the player, are given an objective (and possibly a set of minimum requirements) every mission. Such objectives might include annihilating every gene-stealer in a givern round or destroying a command room with a flame-thrower marine (Suicide Mission) without losing all of your marines. These objectives vary and can add some definite flavor to a given circumstance such as having one marine left and having to kill only three more gene-stealers coming at you from two different hallways. There are random instances where a bolter might jam-up or you miss your shots, generally, if an enemy is in the same hallway and your marine is staring down that hallway, it will see it and most likely hit it. Think of this game as a very limited and tightly spaced (CQB=Close Quarters Combat) X-COM game. You can of course replay missions and I think you may be able to set up your own using some crafty coding possibly (unsure). Oh, I almost forgot to mention, you can customize your banner with achievements. There are always DLC coming out and there is a lot of content (you will be stuck at times, so don't worry if you do not have enough to do). With the new Terminator "Space Hulk" game coming out featuring the infamous "Deathwing" squad, you can grab this game and busy yourself with Gene-stealing killing happiness (with a hint of frustration)

FINAL VERDICT (My own opinion)

Gameplay - 9.3/10
Sounds (Music, Voice Acting, Etc.) - 7/10
Lasting Value - 8/10

Thank you for your time, and have a wonderful day.
Posted: October 13
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
23.1 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 16
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Amazing game, they do the turn based strategy game extremely well. If you're looking for a game like that, this is the one for you!

Also, it may say that's I've only played for a few hours, but trust me I've played it for numerous hours.
Posted: October 15
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.5 hrs on record
Actually very nice game,with high level of difficulty, for hardcore fans of 40k universe
graphics are maybe not the best but it's enough to deliver much fun.I really recommend buying this game

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Posted: October 21
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
extremely boring. i dont like the mechanics. better play it as tabletop.
Posted: October 5
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
64.7 hrs on record
I have absolutely no idea why SPACE HULK got that low a grade. It is 98% true to the boardgame and honour it in every way. The game works very well on PC and game is nothing less than great!

I definately reccomend this to any strategy nerd. So nice to see a properly done turn-based strategy game! :-D

I think this should have gotten atleast 9 out of 10.
Posted: October 2
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Runs very slow, annoying gameplay and of course the key mapping is locked on wsad etc and cannot be changed - unfinished game?
Posted: October 6
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Slow, clunky... Boring...
Posted: October 15
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
The board game had problems, and so does this game
Posted: October 10
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
boring, no depth, everyone dies in one hit. melee = death
Posted: October 9
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3.5 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 15
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21.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: October 15
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7.8 hrs on record
As a fan of tabletop WH40k, I really enjoyed this. Graphics and voice acting are both top-notch and capture the look and feel of original.
Posted: October 11
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