"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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Mostly Positive (1,595 reviews) - 71% of the 1,595 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 15, 2013

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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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 13.04
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Ubuntu 13.04
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo (Dual-Core)
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 22
A quite decent tactical game well worth a discounted price. It's not as good as some others (XCOM to give an example), but those who like tactical games should definitely give it a try. Although there basically is no variety in units, especially enemy units, some missions provide a very good challenge, but are not too frustrating if you take a minute or two to think and generally the game is fun, albeit a bit too slow.
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23 of 37 people (62%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
Short review:
If you're really into Space Hulk/ Warhammer 40k, or have a friend you really want to play this with, you might as well get it no matter what.
If not, imagine a tower defense, where your towers can move, but miss all the time and might blow up due to sheer bad luck and gameplay is generally slow. Still sounds fun to you? Well, if you're enough of a masochist, enjoy, otherwise, better keep away.

The experience of the game:
If you play any Warhammer as a tabletop game, with a friend, or fellow players in one room, every move, every single dice roll can build up sweet tension, your strategy vs. your opponents, your luck vs. theirs and every time one of you makes an awesome move or seems to beat the odds, it can be hillarious.
The game might translate the mechanics perfectly, but no matter what, it can not translate this feeling and at least for me, this is doing a lot and seems to turn the whole game into an ok puzzle at best and a boring random number generator at worst.

Sometimes there might be a positive feel to it, if you pull of a good move, strengthening your position, or barely getting out of a tight situation. But, most of the time there is no feeling of achievement, when just another one of the hundreds of generic enemies you encounter dies, nor if you complete a level, really. On the other hand it can be rather frustrating, if the randomness turns against you big time, like a single enemy running down a hallway, all overwatch shots missing, the bolter jamming 4 times in a row and then your unit is dead and the whole mission might fall appart. Bad luck, rinse and repeat?! Meh.

In addition to that, both visuals and sounds are just bad. Again, if it's tabletop, your imagination might fill in cool effects and so far, no graphics engine can beat good imagination. But, if a program shows you, how your unit is shooting the wall, while an enemy in the hallway next to it falls in a weird splash of red, that might be funny the first time, but in the end is just, well, really bad. It's pretty much the same with moving animations, first time it might look funny when your terminator is awkwardly wiggling backwars around a corner, but at some point it's just awkward. Also, it's good that you can crank up the animation speed, otherwise i might've died of boredom just watching unit movement.

So i prefer... playing anything else.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
79.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2015
I recommend both Space Hulk (SH) & Space Hulk Ascension (SHA) because they are different yet covering the same subject matter: Wh40k space hulks assaulted by Terminators. For me both games' exciting parts come in overwatch: will your weapon jam and leave you exposed to the superior melee skills of the genestealers? I am a turn-based board/table-top gamer at heart and I love game mechanics.

The fear that my men will get slaughtered and hence the greater excitement comes from SH due to the fact that only command points can be used to unjam your weapons in overwatch. SHA is easier as weapon jams come from weapon over heating that you can mitigate: (1) by obtaining in game skills gained by experience points (2) by practicing 2 or 3 man fire & movement team tactics (3) by using movement zones to get to killing zones ... (4) by finding a weapon's cache with Storm Bolters that have an additional 5+ heat capacity before jamming (if you are lucky like me} .

SH discussions about great suggested modifications to SH can be found, guess where? ... in SHA! And how do I know that, because I read the discussions silly and I play the games. As a person who has bought over 1200 games on Steam, and has bought more than 1200 not on Steam (I support game developers like I know you support fine art), and when have I been burned ??? When I don't do my home work ... when I don't read the forum discussions ... when I don't check out MetaCritic or do web searches for other reviews ... when I don't look for outside support and mod communities, ... and for me, most importantly the developers web sites and blogs.

And guess what, depending on how you are bent ... you may find a personal gem that has a big o' red thumbs down on Steam with mostly negative reviews with maybe barely 30% percent positive reviews ... I know I have some ,,, and one of them is on sale with Steam keys but not on Steam ... check out out https://www.humblebundle.com/

Final word (and as always a quote), if you are a shooter, platformer, action gamer both SH & SHA may not be your cup of tea. The best game of this type of genre is XCOM: Enemy Unknown using full game controller support right here on Steam or if you prefer on your X-Box ...


Mulder: Scully, I was like you once. I didn't know who to trust. Then I... I chose another path... another life, another fate, where I found my sister. The end of my world was unrecognizable and upside down. There was one thing that remained the same. You were my friend, and you told me the truth. Even when the world was falling apart, you were my constant. My touchstone.

Scully: And you are mine.


The truth is out there....
DuneWarrior
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
I like Space Hulk the board game and this is a mechanically true implementation of it. As such, it will likely be most appealing to individuals immersed in the Warhammer 40K universe and who are familiar with the original game's mechanics. SH uses the Third Edition ruleset and scenarios.

The main weakness, for me, is the Genestealer A.I. The computer is very easy to aggro and will always push ahead with its blips, rather than holding them back as lurkers ahead of the marines' line of advance. This makes the original 3e campaign fairly easy to complete with careful play. The DLC campaigns seem to recognize the A.I.'s weaknesses and work to compensate for it by forcing the marines to be more aggressive through time limits and other stressors.

I found the game to be achingly slow on a non-gaming laptop, but it motors along at quite a nice pace on a dedicated platform. I turned the animations up to the fastest setting and that was fine. Sound effects are decent (storm bolters, in particular, pack a wallop).

Pick it up on sale if you like the original board game and the price is right.

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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2015
Have you ever felt like commanding a small squad of troops that sound like they are wearing refrigerators, then by all means buy this game. Your warriors of the emperor die in battle against what look like horrible 1950's aliens again and again, yet strangely it's so wonderful to hear them shoot away.

So, lets do it:

Pros:

Terminators. If you know your 40K, you know they are awesome.

First person view on the corner (can be toggled off if you don't care, but honestly I love it)

SLLLLLOOOOOWWWWW walk, considering the weight of the units every step feels very purposeful. If it bothers you, there is a toggle where you can turn off this feature and they walk pretty much like a character in CoD (Movement is pretty fast at that point).

A good solid difficulty, worthy of Space Hulk (alot of 40K games give Space Marines way too much epicness... but this game makes you fear melee against genestealers)

If you get the DLC you have 2 sides with quite a bit of variety in strategy.

Cons:

Your troops will annoyingly move in ways you don't intend.

Overwatch is nice, but previous point makes the skill somewhat useless if you get unlucky with placement.

Due to the randomness of dice roll based games, situations where you obviously have the advantage can still go wrong. Not to knock the game per say, just a warning that there will be times where you think 'Oh there is no way that genestealer can run through 3 tiles of flame and melee my captain and win.' But it does. And you cry.



Would I recomend this game? Yes. I love 40K based games, and played Space Hulk on the Sega Saturn way back. I will say this game is much better (god the melee in that game... was horrible...) but something needs to be said for a first person game in this universe. This game is interesting, with quite a ton of frustration and elation... think darksouls the strategy game almost. It is amazing.

LONG LIVE THE EMPEROR!
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