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Chainsaw Warrior from Games Workshop is the classic nail-biting game for one strong-nerved player! It's the year 2032 and spatial warping has opened a hole into another dimension in the midst of the old municipal buildings at the heart of Manhattan. Bizarre and dangerous creatures are flooding into our dimension, intent on destruction.
Releasedatum: 7 okt 2013
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Chainsaw Warrior Competition Results

16 september

Huge thanks to all who entered our Chainsaw Warrior video competition. We’ve had fun looking though the results and it’s time to share those with you all. See http://aurochdigital.com/2014/08/23/chainsaw-warrior-competition-results/ to see how people did.

Stay tuned as we've got more cool stuff coming!

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Win a copy of the original, 1987, board game!

31 juli

Ever wanted to own a piece of Games Workshop history? This is your chance, folks! We're giving away a rare copy of the original Chainsaw Warrior board game, first printed way back in 1987.

All you've got to do to win is to record your best playthrough and send it in to us before the 17th of August, so get recording!

You can find all the details for the contest at our website: http://aurochdigital.com/2014/07/29/copies-of-classic-1987-board-game-chainsaw-warrior-up-for-grabs-for-best-playthough/

Good Luck!

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“Chainsaw Warrior offers excellent value for money, and delivers a faithful reworking of a classic board game.”
8/10 – http://www.game-debate.com/articles/index.php?a_id=2262&game=Chainsaw%20Warrior

“…everything you want in a digitised version of the Games Workshop classic…”

“Perfectly judged, brutally demanding and almost impossible to put down...”
The Guardian

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Chainsaw Warrior from Games Workshop is the classic nail-biting game for one strong-nerved player! It's the year 2032 and spatial warping has opened a hole into another dimension in the midst of the old municipal buildings at the heart of Manhattan. Bizarre and dangerous creatures are flooding into our dimension, intent on destruction. Behind their actions is a controlling intelligence known as 'Darkness', who intends to drag New York back into the warp – destroying it utterly!

Air strikes, ground assaults and WMDs have all failed to stop the swarming forces from beyond. All that remains is a single hope: a shadowy ex-special forces soldier, enhanced for combat and known only as 'Chainsaw Warrior'. Equipped with all the latest high-tech armaments, he must battle his way through to the trans-dimensional ground-zero and defeat Darkness. Not only are there swarms of zombies, mutants, traps, Chaos Agents and other twisted denizens between him and Darkness, time is the enemy too! Only an hour remains to save New York before it is torn from our world forever.

First published as a solo boardgame in 1987, it has been updated, translated and re-engineered for the digital generation. In Chainsaw Warrior it's just you against both the clock and a tide of evil! Can you prevail where all others have failed? You only have 60 minutes to save New York!


    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: Intel 1.6GHz Processor or equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 300 MB available space
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual Core 2.0 or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB Card or above.
    • Hard Drive: 400 MB available space
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44 van de 56 mensen (79%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
0.9 uur in totaal
This is a game which must sell entirely on nostalgia value.

I've never played the original - I bought it because I'm a fan of Games Workshop's non-core lines (Blood Bowl and Necromunda in particular are favorites), but I'd never even heard of this.

The game is a series of dice rolls with no real strategic decisions to be made. The largest amount of influence you have is to decide what gear you buy at the start of the game, after that a Choose Your Own Adventure novel allows more player agency. You get to decide whether to try to shoot before engaging in melee with enemies. That's the full sum of your available decisions in at least 90% of the average game.

I suppose if you are really bored it might be worth it at 50% off. Do not buy this expecting the Games Workshop magic, though. This is one of their earliest offerings and it shows.
Geplaatst: 30 november 2013
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24 van de 29 mensen (83%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
18.4 uur in totaal
Chainsaw Warrior was an old board game by Games Workshop, back in the day before the company focused completly on the Warhammer franchise. This version is a direct adaptation of that game. For this reason, it may appear overly simplistic for many computer gamers. Beings from another dimension threaten to destroy New York and you, the cybernetically enhanced (think 6 Million Dollar man meets Snake Plissken) have 60 minutes to get in the quarantine zone, fight your way through zombies and mutants and reach the big bad "Darkness" and hope you'll be able to kill it.
You roll 6-sided dice to create your chainsaw warrior, pick up some starting equipment and start searching the municipal buildings for your target. The game comprises of you turning over cards froma deck, each card being one room you search. Once the first 54 card deck is done, you proceed to the second one which includes Darkness. But the clock is ticking: each turn of a card, each round of combat, each other action are 30 seconds and there are 108 cards to turn. So you have to move through the building as fast as possible, conserving ammo and trying not to die of radiation or poison or zombie bites. In the end, when you finally get to darkness, it may all come down to one stupidly lucky roll of double sixes. But that is what suicide missions with only a remote chance of success are all about.
Geplaatst: 10 oktober 2013
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22 van de 28 mensen (79%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
3.3 uur in totaal
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Chainsaw Warrior The Board Game

The Good:

A quick pick-up & play game that can be played and beaten in 15 – 40 minute bursts (depending on how well you roll your starting stats)
Due to the board game it is replicating, all the mechanics are in the open and based off six-sided dice rolls
Opening comic is very slick and sets the scene for the upcoming game-play
Artwork is well drawn and retains the original board game’s motif
A high difficulty level that rewards diligence
Card descriptions are straight-forward and easy to understand
Very rewarding to finally beat the game, on any of the three difficulty settings

The Bad:

Tutorial is lacking for those not familiar with the original board game from 1987
Unexplained abbreviations are common and some important game-play mechanics aren’t fully explained (I’m looking at you, guns)
Moderate level of chance present with every play-through, which can cause frustration when having a lengthy play session
Admittedly this is less of a problem for the Easy mode, which allows you to pick your equipment before heading forth to save the world
The difficult-to-beat ending was anti-climactic and gone after a mouse click. It would have been nice to have been treated with another interesting comic
Voice acting during the comic is a little monotonous, which doesn’t fit with the well produced comic animations
This is very minor, but I must have sat through 20 “how to play the game” tutorial iterations before I noticed the “Replay Tutorial?” button in the options screen
The tutorial was quite helpful the first time around, but maybe after that it should automatically switch the option to “NO” in the options screen

Can you play it while the children are awake?:

I felt like the artwork was a little too gory for them to be taking in.

Though the gameplay is pretty tame (virtual dice roll across the screen in place of “actions”), I feel the zombie pics on the cards would be a little too much for younger ones.

Did I make time to complete it?:

I felt compelled to beat the game on Easy mode. The learning curve was steep in the beginning (not having played the original), but I persevered and became victorious! A little achievement pop-up hasn’t felt so rewarding since beating Super Meat Boy.

Recommended Purchase Price:



100% of full retail price of $4.99



Geplaatst: 3 december 2013
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30 van de 43 mensen (70%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
2.8 uur in totaal
Single player card game where you dig through two 54 card decks on a time limit to defeat the very uniquely named big bad, "Darkness". Most card games have enough randomization because of the shuffling of cards, luck of the draw, and so forth, but for some reason Chainsaw Warrior feels the need to add die rolls to almost every action, including stats during character creation. On Hard difficulty the game can be over before its even begun because of bad die rolls for stats or bad card draws for equipment (because you're only allowed to chose catagory, not specific items). [Quick anecdote: Mark Rosewater at WotC noted that the main reason the Star Wars CCG failed was because fans hated having to roll dice for everything in a card game.]

Even if you perfectly pick your loadout and get decent stats, many cards in the play decks have incredibly gamebreaking abilities. For example, one card makes you reshuffle all the cards in the deck and start over, another will break your sole win condition weapon, and another will make you lose several turns (randomly decided how many, of course). The most frustrating part is these cards might as well say "You Lose!"... but they just tease you into playing an unwinnable game. Many cards also have stat debuffs (zombie venom or radiation) that stack over time and are difficult to remove, providing yet another way for you to lose the game.

Of course, being a cheap, direct iOS port also brings a slew of other issues. A touch screen interface with gigantic oversized buttons, "click-click-click to play" gameplay, and worst of all, savescumming. The decks are shuffled at the start of the game and are never reshuffled unless you trigger a certain trap. While this is realistic, it makes for bad video game gameplay. To put it simply, you can save the game every card and reload if you make a huge mistake or if you want to redo a fight (even the end boss!). This removed all of the challenge and distilled the game down into simple die rolls and restarts. While it is ignorable, you will still probably restart the game when you pull one of the previously mentioned "almost game-ending" cards.

Chainsaw Warrior was probably a lot more fun to play sitting on the couch on a weekend afternoon but is a huge headache in its poorly ported video game form. Only recommended for nostalgic value or for owners of the original game.
Geplaatst: 19 april
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18 van de 23 mensen (78%) vonden deze recensie nuttig
10.3 uur in totaal
Okay, time to show off just how much of an old-school, dyed-in-the-wool, sad-♥♥♥♥ nerd I really am: I used to own this board game back in the day, and it's a SINGLE PLAYER BOARD GAME. That's how sad I am...er, WAS (I would never do anything like that nowadays, except for innumerable recent games of Arkham Horror by myself...but apart from that, NEVER!!!!)

This is the first time I've tried one of these literal board game conversions, and I must say I do find it all a bit odd as a concept, but that aside this is about as successful as something like this could ever have been. And I've just spent a solid few hours trying to conquer all three difficulty levels, so there's obviously something a little bit compelling about it all. Having said that...I suspect there's a not a great deal of replayability once one has gained all three - count 'em, THREE - achievements, and I'm already two down, so how much this is worth the measly five buck asking price is up to you.

My advice would be wait til it's on sale, and then the heck with it...how much playing time do you expect for two or three dollars? Skyrim won't be that cheap anytime in the next decade, so by all means, if you're as big a nerd as me, and want a taste of what we old ♥♥♥♥ers used to play BEFORE the Playstation 1 even existed, then it's surely worthwhile as a curiosity piece if nothing else. By the time I conquer all three difficulties I probably will have wasted five hours of my precious life, so that's about a buck an hour. Only the cheapest of cheapskates can balk at that kinda logic, surely...

Verdict: 7.5/10.
Geplaatst: 11 oktober 2013
Was deze recensie nuttig? Ja Nee