Warhammer 40,000: Regicide is a brutal take on one of the greatest turn based strategy games of all time. Regicide fuses multiple phases of gameplay with dynamic action. Maneuver your army into place and unleash a devastating array of tactical abilities to crush your enemies.
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Release Date: Sep 8, 2015

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July 17

UPDATE: Sale and Free Faction Week



Hey Imperial Citizens!

Just a heads up that users who log in over the next few days will receive White Scars totally free!

This is in celebration of our launch on yet another platform. We're excited to open up a whole new community of players for cross-platform multiplayer.

In this time, we'll also be at our lowest price on Steam, so there's no better time to pick up Regicide for your PC and mobile device.

Our most recent update ensures players can receive content like White Scars via broadcast, and can access multiplayer with players on Android devices.

Thanks for playing, see you on the Battlefield!

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June 29

Patch Notes 2.4.3



Hey all,

Just a heads up that we've made some updates after community feedback for all platforms. These are the currently implemented changes:

Improved Multiplayer Match Stability
Multiplayer match timer now resets correctly when players resume a stable connection
Increased local timeout grace period to 60 seconds
Fixed an issues where live matches would resume a connection with an opponents who left the match
Improved re-connection speeds and sensitivity to opponent disconnection

Campaign Fixes
All Campaign levels are now always accessible after an account has achieved the mission prerequisites
Captures should now award primary objectives on Da Green Tide mission: Da Wrecka
Secondary objectives should now be achievable when also achieving the primary objective in the same turn
Fixed mission and objective descriptions for Da Green Tide:
Da Wrecka
Morgaash
Planetfall
Thievin' Gits
Fist to Klaw
Green Is Best

Translations
Updated French, Hungarian, Spanish, German, Russian & Polish translations


Mobile Only:
Updated memory optimization
Fixed crashes on the iPad 4
Nerfed molten decay on unit death

If your issue is not resolved here, please feel free to send us a bug report to support@hammerfallpublishing.com

Thanks for playing!

Ally | Producer

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Reviews

“This game has no right to be as good as it is”
TotalBiscuit

“As brutal as you’d expect.”
PC Gamer

“Wonderfully vivid animations... It’s a mix that works”
Eurogamer

About This Game

Warhammer 40,000: Regicide

Regicide is a brutal take on one of the greatest turn based strategy games of all time. The game fuses multiple phases of combat with dynamic action. Manoeuvre your army into place and unleash a devastating array of tactical abilities to crush your enemies. The game offers two distinct modes:



Plan the attack and command your soldiers through two phases of combat. Open fire on your enemies, utilise tactical abilities and unleash psychic powers to crush your foes. Fight your way through violent single and multiplayer battles to destroy everything that stands between you and certain victory.



Sharpen your tactics in both single and multiplayer games based on traditional chess rules, executing brutally violent kills in dramatic battlefield terrains. Select your race and go to war online against opponents from all over the world in the fully cross-platform multiplayer mode.



  • 2 unique game modes: Play in both Classic chess and extended Regicide game modes.
  • Online and single player: Test yourself against our AI in both Campaign and Skirmish and bring your new skills to bear against opponents in multiple online game modes.
  • A cunning AI: Sharpen your skills verse 5 different AI difficulty settings in both Classic and Regicide.
  • Local multiplayer: Face off against live opponents in local hotseat matches.
  • Asynchronous gameplay: Take your game with you and challenge your friends to multiple asynchronous matches.
  • Competitive online leaderboards: Compete against your friends and the world with live Classic and Regicide Leaderboards.
  • 50 mission single-player campaign: Join Captain Dracomedes as he fights for Hethgar Prime with the Sons of Sanguinius in the 50 mission, fully-narrated campaign: The Angels of Death.
  • 2 unique races: Play as the indomitable Space Marines or blood thirsty Orks, each with their unique strengths, weaknesses, abilities and strategies.
  • 11 unlockable Chapters and Clans: Requisition one of 11 iconic Space Marine Chapters or Ork Clans to field in multiplayer and skirmish matches
  • 36 exclusive models: Tailor your army's appearance by progressing through Campaign, Skirmish (VS AI) and Online Leaderboards.
  • 45 unique player and unit abilities: Unleash an overwhelming array of player and unit abilities to bring devastation to your enemies. Customise your ability loadouts to match your play style.
  • Localised in 8 different languages: Play in English, French, German, Norwegian, Italian, Polish, Russian, and Spanish.

This is only the beginning. The universe spans untold galaxies to conquer.
This is not just war. This is REGICIDE.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Dual Core (2.4 GHZ)
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT / ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT or greater
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 5 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Broadband Internet Connection required for Multiplayer and User Account functionality. A Warhammer 40,000: Regicide User Account is required to use the game's online services. The game's single player Skirmish mode is playable in offline mode.
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Deios
( 5.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 23
Rather nice chess with a twist.
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Bdan2005
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 21
really really BADDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
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Vitamalz
( 10.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
I suck at chess, so I always get obliterated because of a dumb move I made.

But the way my marines get killed looks so stunningly beautiful, so I don't mind.
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🍒 👻 🍧 👿 😄 🐞
( 16.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
dont buy

This game is Boring

miss miss miss miss miss
miss miss miss miss miss
miss miss miss miss miss

You have to create account

miss miss miss miss miss WOOHOO i hit!!


Very unbalanced. It takes 3-5 turns as a Space Marine to kill a single Ork,
yet the Orks can wipe out a Marine in 2 turns.

I can't recommend this yet.



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Skylgar One Brow
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Game sucks. It takes literally a minute for moves between human players.
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Go Broncos!!!
( 20.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Chess and Warhammer. Redundant, I know, but it is the bee's knees. The cheese that pleases, if you will.

Chess and Warhammer.
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jasonditz
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
When I heard
1. Warhammer
and
2. It's like chess
I was sold. Unfortunately, it's not "like chess," the classic mode literally is a chess game with a Warhammer skin. That wouldn't even be so bad, I like Star Wars Chess as much as the next guy, but the "sets" of humans and Orks are all so samey-looking that it's hard to tell a pawn from a knight or a rook at a glance without zooming in on them. So it's ultimately not even a particularly usable chess game.

Beyond that is a second mode, which seems to be the "game," but which is also just chess with some weird extra powers. It's still a chess board, with chess moving pieces, and the fact that they can shoot and use other "powers" to do damage to the health bars of various pieces is novel, but ultimately harmed by the difficulty distinguishing between types of pieces.

Ultimately, Regicide is a cute idea, but can't seem to decide if it wants to be a TBS with a heavy chess influence, or a Warhammer-skinned chess game. Either way, better attention to making the pieces distinguishable at a glance would go a long way toward making it playable.
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( 7.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
well worth a game its chess with a warhammer twist great job and fantastic game thank you all of the developers and team that made this game a dream come true
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Aids McGuff
( 9.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
As much as I love customization, there really isn't much to this game. You choose your skins and that's about it. You don't allocate stat points, you don't get armor, and the campaign is pretty straightforward.

If those are reasons that you'd hate a game, then don't get this. As much as I'd love to have more customization via stat points and armor, it really isn't necessary. The game plays very well and it's a fun twist on chess.

If you really feel like playing chess, then the standard mode is more than enough to warrant the price. The visuals and gore are great; it definitely feels like Warhammer 40k.

The campaign is really run and gives you a lot of scenarios to play out while having a loose story tying them together. There are currently two campaigns, one orc and one space marine, with two and three acts respectively.

Regicide mode doesn't seem completely balanced between factions, but it's still fun. You have to deal with RNG, but there is more strategy with how you use your units. I think it could do without the hit chance, but I still like it. If you like chess and table top games then I would suggest giving it a try,
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Deathnz1
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 16
Great concept of a game, Seems to be a perfect mix of chess and warhammer 40k.

Although I would not recommend this game as it seems the AI is completely broken, 3/8 missions and the AI couldn't process any moves and the match would freeze.
I once had 3 marines with a 95% hit chance attack a single orc and all 3 missed. Misses seem to happen far to often.

If the Devs did some work fixing the bugs in this game it would be great but considering these large bugs nearly a year after release I would suggest not buying it unless you only want it for the multiplayer.
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84 of 103 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
25.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
I enjoy a good game of Chess every once in a while, and I love the 40K universe. So combining them should be a perfect game yes? Well, I have a few issues.

The gameplay as far as how the chess board looks, and plays is great. The models look astounding, and the animations are almost perfect looking when taking opponent pieces.

What I'm mad at is that 40K is about variety and costom armies and such. I bought this in early access and they only had Space Marines and Orks. You only have a few skins available for the armies, but skins like Space Wolves for your Space Marines are the exact same models as all the rest. That's a problem when an army like Space Wolves have very different features like fangs, and different ornaments for armor, and even different weapons. Instead, the models look just like the others. And I was told that they were supposed to have more races than just SMs and Orks. Love SMs, but again no variety. I want to see some Tau, and Tyranids, and maybe at least some Eldar or Imperial Guard. That hasn't happened, and it doesn't look like it will.

If none of that matters to you, and you just like chess then get it. Good chess game. If you are getting this for 40K reasons, don't give your hopes up. I got it for 40K reasons, so I'm not gonna recommend it.
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31 of 42 people (74%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
18.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 11
I really wanted to recommend this game ...but actually i can't.

The game is full of bugs, sometimes the enemies freeze in their turn and you have no choice but to restart the game, most of the achievements don't work and there are many translation issues (at least in my language) that make really hard understand the objective of the mission. For a multiplayer game you need to wait 5-15 mins and often the opponent crash immediately.
All this is boring but the main reason of the bad review is that you need an external account to play, where all the progress will be saved ...and even with it i lost all my campaign progress, levels and exp (and this is so stupid that i can't really believe it happened).

The game has a good potential, but until they fix all these problems i won't recommend it.
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23 of 29 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
52.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Warhammer 40,000: Regicide

Features

50-Mission Campaign (DLC Ork Campaign for $1)

2 Playable Races (Ork and Space Marines)

Skirmish Mode (Hotseat Multiplayer or Human vs Bot)

Online Multiplayer (Asynchonous and Real-Time)

2 Game Modes (Regicide and Classic Chess)

Multiple Factions (2 Space Marine, 2 Ork Unlocked at start, with more unlockable via in-game currency)

My Take

I personally found this game quite enjoyable, and it actually has rekindled my interest in chess. The combat animations and dialog add a unique flavor to each piece on the board, as well as each army. Kills are bloody, and satisfying, though if you wish to skip the animations of moving or the combat, just press spacebar.

The online multiplayer could definitely benefit from more players though, as sometimes you can find that there are not many people on at certain times of the day. Still, you can occasionally find yourself playing against one of the Developers themselves.

The Regicide Mode is played as a combination of Chess and a turn-based shooter, allowing you to kill units with both chess captures as well as unit abilities. More than once have I been saved by a unit ability in a game where defeat looked certain. Rule of thumb, Space Marines have more armor and more accurate guns, while Orks have more health and deadlier close-range attacks.

The campaign consists of entirely Regicide Mode, with various objectives (and secondary ones for bonus currency and experience) to mix things up. Currency can then be used to purchase more Ork Clans or Space Marine Chapters to play as online or in Skirmish, which have different abilities in Regicide. If you don't want to wait for one of your favorite chapters, they currently cost $0.99 each. (As does the Ork campaign)

Summary:

All in all, this is an entertaining twist on chess that deserves much more attention than it currently has.
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
This game is a nice spin on typical turn-based strategy games, where every unit moves like a chess piece. And with that, comes a side game-mode that is literally chess with Warhammer characters, so you'll always have something to play even after the main campaign mode. Visuals are nice, the game is relatively easy to understand and get into, and if you're already a fan of chess then this game will not disappoint. Although, at full price I think it may leave you wanting for more content, but this game is definitely worth picking up on sale if you're into the genre.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
This is one of few PC games (electronic games) that actually make you think. It's also very entertaining.

The difficulty can always be adjusted so it's not as daunting as real chess.
I'm hooked to it. This one can keep my brain from getting rusty.

There are two modes of gameplay in the game. One is strict chess (with kill animation) and another called Regicide which is loosely based on chess rules. In Regicide mode, your units can fire and use abilities and this makes it a lot easier than strict chess games. The animations and gore are well made. The game is cheap too especially when discounted.

You get the Space Marine campaign with the game along with about 3 different kinds of Space Marine Chapters and two new playable Orc factions. Each one of them has some subtle differences in stats that affect gameplay. While there are micro-transcations in the game, all but two items could be unlocked from playing the game. Those that need money are the Orc campaign and an extra map. They are a dollar each. So you can sell some steam cards for them. Additional Space Marine Chapters and Orc factions can be unlocked by accumulating points from playing the game or by spending a dollar on each. Aside from the campaign you can play skirmish with the AI or online or play in hotseat mode. It supports cross-platform play too. So you get to play with those who have the game on Android and IOS.

Take this game as a chess-inspired tabletop Warhammer: 40K tactical battle game.
You're not making chess movement, you're tactically positioning your troopers on the battlefield.

You must get this if you are starting to learn chess or want to learn chess or if you're a fan of Warhammer:40K lore. I'm surprised this game isn't more popular. Give this one a chance.

I really hope they will add Chaos Marines and Eldars in the future. This game is just too good not to be expanded.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
A++ Battle chess game. Excellent atmosphere and the cut scenes are just great. I found the matches very fun and stimulating, both strategically and visually. As for the bad reviews, as you see most of them are MISGUIDED claims of microtransactions. Yes there is an environment and a cmapign DLC which costs you .99 cents. YES I said .99 cents for some DLC you don't "have" to have. As to the Sub-Factions YES you CAN buy them as DLC (Again for .99 cents) IF YOU WANT TO, or you can play the darn game and over time UNLOCK THEM ALL for free. Can't stand when people either read and or play a game for 5 minutes and jump to false conclusions. Hello, take a look around, like you've not seen games with DLC? Well, I correct that, you may right in that you've not seen nice DLC for FRAKKIN .99 CENTS...i wll give you that...lol

Now back to the games, it's visually very nice and reaqlly really will cure your need for a good battle chess game and being the WH universe it's pretty stunning. Very fun to play. The learning curve is pretty intuative and for the price, this is a great game. (Of course in keeping to my refusal to support Valve's APP scam, I do urge to buy it, but elsewhere. As of this writing 7/2/16 Indiegala has it for barely over 4$. and it's a total steal). Great game, looking forward to new factions!
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
18.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
[ENG]
The concept of this game was good : it should probably combine the best of chess and Warhammer action game .
But what has become of it , is unfortunately neither nor ...

In addition brings EVERY patch a few new bugs e.g. make no online registration possible :

http://steamcommunity.com/app/322910/discussions/0/351660338711153951/?tscn=1467312493

http://steamcommunity.com/app/322910/discussions/0/357287304427253973/?tscn=1464424956

I personally have spent some hours with the game and disappointed uninstall the game .

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[GER]
Das Spiel ist nicht gelungen: es soll wohl das Beste aus Schachspiel und Warhammer-Actionspiel vereinen.
Aber was daraus geworden ist, ist leider weder noch ...
Dazu kommt dass mit JEDEM Patch einige grobe Fehler entstehen die z.B. keine Online-Anmeldung möglich machen:

http://steamcommunity.com/app/322910/discussions/0/351660338711153951/?tscn=1467312493

http://steamcommunity.com/app/322910/discussions/0/357287304427253973/?tscn=1464424956

Ich persönlich habe einige Stunden mit dem Spiel verbracht und enttäuscht aufgegeben und das Spiel deinstalliert.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
I suck at chess, so I always get obliterated because of a dumb move I made.

But the way my marines get killed looks so stunningly beautiful, so I don't mind.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Really smooth. If you are not well versed in chess dont worry! Very easy tutorial, and the 'battle' elements enable the less strategic the chance to win games by employing some good old bolter action! A lot of fun to play and the perfect blend of swift games in Regicide mode with enough tactical nuance. Should be more playing this. Good stuff.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 16
Great concept of a game, Seems to be a perfect mix of chess and warhammer 40k.

Although I would not recommend this game as it seems the AI is completely broken, 3/8 missions and the AI couldn't process any moves and the match would freeze.
I once had 3 marines with a 95% hit chance attack a single orc and all 3 missed. Misses seem to happen far to often.

If the Devs did some work fixing the bugs in this game it would be great but considering these large bugs nearly a year after release I would suggest not buying it unless you only want it for the multiplayer.
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