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Release Date: 8 Sep, 2011

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Includes 14 items: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - Legion of the Damned Armour Set, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - Alpha Legion Champion Armour Set, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - Blood Angels Veteran Armour Set, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - Salamanders Veteran Armour Set, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - Chaos Unleashed Map Pack, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - Iron Hands Chapter Pack DLC, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - Death Guard Champion Chapter Pack DLC, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - Golden Relic Bolter, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - Golden Relic Chainsword, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - Traitor Legions Pack, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - Emperor’s Elite Pack, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - Dreadnought DLC, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine - Power Sword

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About the Game

Step into the armor of a relentless Space Marine and use a combination of lethal and deadly weapons to crush overwhelming alien forces. Immerse yourself in an intense and brutally violent world based on the richest science fiction fantasy ever created.
In Warhammer® 40,000® Space Marine® you are Captain Titus, a Space Marine of the Ultramarines chapter and a seasoned veteran of countless battles.
A millions-strong Ork horde has invaded an Imperial Forge World, one of the planet-sized factories where the war machines for humanity’s never ending battle for survival are created. Losing this planet is not an option, but a darker and far more evil threat is lurking large in the shadows of this world.
With an Imperial liberation fleet en-route, the Ultramarines are sent in to hold key locations until reinforcements arrive. Captain Titus and a squad of Ultramarine veterans use bolter and chainsword to take the fight to the enemies of mankind.

Key features:

  • Storm Into Battle – Step fearlessly into the heart of combat as an unstoppable Space Marine. Never hide, never cower, just purge all that stand in your way.
  • Unleash Visible Violent Death – Using an innovative new combat system, switch seamlessly from high-caliber ranged weapons to devastating close-combat strikes. Taking out an enemy has never been so satisfying.
  • Experience the dark future of Warhammer 40,000 – Jump into a rich universe of awe-inspiring landscapes, deadly enemies, immense battles and ruthless annihilation.
  • Take the Battle Online – Form your own Space Marine squad or Chaos Space Marine warband and face off in 8 vs 8 online matches. Gain experience and unlock new weapons and armor to customize the Devastator, Assault, and Tactical Marine classes.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP1, Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.0Ghz Dual core CPU (any Core 2 Duo or AMD X2 or better)
    • Memory: 1GB (XP), 2GB (Vista), 2GB (Windows 7)
    • Graphics: 256MB Video Card using Shader Model 3 (Nvidia GeForce 8800GT, AMD Radeon 3850 and above)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB space free (10 GB free after install)
    • Sound:
      Laptop and Notebook users will need to download the newest Nvidia 280.26 or AMD Catalyst 11.8 drivers.
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Any Quad-core Intel or AMD Processor
    • Memory: 1GB (XP), 2GB (Vista), 2GB (Windows 7)
    • Graphics: 512MB Video Card using Shader Model 3 (Performance equivalent to an AMD Radeon 5750 or better)
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 20 GB space free (10 GB free after install)
    • Sound:
      Laptop and Notebook users will need to download the newest Nvidia 280.26 or AMD Catalyst 11.8 drivers.
Helpful customer reviews
81 of 85 people (95%) found this review helpful
43.7 hrs on record
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is a third person hack-and-slash set in the beloved Warhammer 40k sci-fi universe. It's a worthy addition to the RTS video games that the franchise is known for. The gameplay is simple and intuitive with easy to control shooting and sword fighting mechanics. The game is linear but not to it's own detriment. It uses the linearity to create a unique action game that puts you right into the boots of a Warhammer Space Marine fighting against the legions of Orks.
The campaign is fairly short, and it has it's quirks some of which can become quite grating as the game progresses. A part from that the game truly delivers in all other fashions that an action game and more importantly a Warhammer game should. Brutal action, satisfying kill animations, and a fairly well developed multi-player experience really makes the game the complete package. It's game that's worth playing, and it's unfortunate that it got overlooked by many people.
The multiplayer with its coop wave based game mode titled "Exterminatus" is one hell of fun experience that will give you many hours of fun.
Posted: 4 May
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83 of 88 people (94%) found this review helpful
24.4 hrs on record
INTRODUCTION:
We have all seen big men, wearing big armor, wielding big guns and doing manly stuff from previous games (like Gears of War or Star Craft), but have you ever wondered who started it all?

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is a Third Person Hack, Slash and Shooter game developed by Relic Entertainment who has constantly delivered quality work when dealing with the Warhammer 40k universe.

You play as Captain Titus of the Ultramarines, along side his friend Sidonus and the newly initiated Leandros, all of whom are sent to the forge world of Gaira with the objective of protecting a Warlord Class Titan from being looted by a full Ork Invasion. Unknown to Captain Titus, however...other forces are at work there.

PROS:
+ Visuals (as a whole): -This game boast beautiful cut scenes, epic scenery, massive buildings and intense combat. Model and Animation quality are very well made which is complemented by its superior sound quality. The violence in this game is extreme and oddly very satisfying.

+ Audio: -From the soundtrack to the footsteps and bolter or lasgun fire, Relic has performed admirably on the sound assets which greatly improves the immersion experience. The voice acting delivered by Mark Strong as Captain Titus is great and complemented by the performance of the supporting cast.

+ Story: -The game offers a linear story progression which contains enough lore to satisfy the old school and long time fans of the Warhammer 40k Universe, but at the same time, is easy enough to comprehend and understand for the new comers. Story is around 8 to 9 hours long, and 6-7 if you have already played it once. The difficulty level of the game does merit a replay.

+ Multiplayer: -I normally don't consider multiplayer because I'm a singleplayer oriented gamer but I was able to substantially play the multiplayer mode of Space Marine and was impressed. Multiple game modes and heavy customization really is a big bonus here.

CONS:
- Texture Quality: -Although I said that visuals AS A WHOLE is good, the texture quality of this game is quite inferior. It may have looked good on the console versions but on the PC on 1080p, one can see that the textures used was only low res. The poor lip syncing was also a minor annoyance for me. The Artstyle is great but it does not excuse low resolution textures specially on the PC.

- Terrible PC Settings: -This game should have had a more extensive PC settings instead of the generic preset of “low-medium-high”. I feel that devs who does not put effort on the settings are not fully utilizing the capabilities of the PC as a gaming platform. On the up side, at least gamers with not so powerful systems can still enjoy the game and have fun.

-Disappointing Boss Fight (NO SPOILERS): -A certain boss fight for me was very disappointing since it was more or less a quick time event and mini-game than an actual fight. The fight in itself was still badass and manly as hell with regards to the story though.

CONCLUSION:
GREAT GAME, extremely fun and satisfying to play with a very enjoyable singleplayer and multiplayer experience. The game is well worth its full price.
Posted: 17 April
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
A well-crafted TPS game developed by Relic. Remember the trailer in which Lance Henriksen says he is a space marine? Gameplay-wise it is a very simple game: Titus, our protagonist, uses melee and ranged weapons alike to eliminate hordes of orcs attacking the marines. You also have a fury meter that is gradually filling up as you get rid of enemies. This allows you to unleash even stronger and deadlier attacks.

The game has excellent graphics, voice acting and sound effects. While the plot is not something we have not already seen elsewhere, it has its great moments. It is unfortunate that the planned sequels were cancelled as THQ went bankrupt.

I do not think multiplayer is played by anyone these days (after all, this is a 3-year old game), but as it is currently on sale (for 10 bucks) you can easily pick it up and spend some quality time with a squad full of ultramarines.
Posted: 22 May
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
For me, THQ nailed the visuals and the sound for the Space Marines, Orks included! I can't stop slow-walking, just to listen to that steady clump-clump of my Marines' boots as he walks LOL! The power of the holy Bolter resonates beautifully, with amazing smoke trails off the shell. I do feel like I am firing a Godwin pattern Bolter. As with the proportions; I'd have liked the scale of MArine - Human a little bigger, but I am not disapointed :)

The background scenery is some of the most beautiful I have seen in a shooter. Grand towers and ornamented architecture that soar high into the Industrial World's air, the sunset and fluffy clouds are very screenshot-worthy. The navigable scenery is very clumpy and I can tell I am playing a console game. No havoc engine destruction, no craters that remain...a PC could handle that, but a console cannot, so I do not like the reminders that I am having to compromise on gameplay yet still pay full price. It does get repetetive. I find myself having to constantly re-try checkpoints for some silly bit that I just can't get past - HOWEVER, after practice, you will find yourself succeeding.

The main problem I find is the complicated controls. For a start, I cannot re-bind them. Secondly, to perform certain manouvers like simply throwing a grenade, you HAVE to read the rapidly appearing and disapearing prompt FIRST TIME, or else you have to play 'let's hit every key till we get it' game as there is NO controls menu (can you believe that???) for anything other than firing the gun and swinging the smashy smashy.

Furthermore issues I have with the controls is that to perform tekken-style moves in order to regain your health is probably THE most annoying feature of this game. I want to conduct myself as a soldier, on a PC, not a tekken or streetfighter gamer on a console. This does smack of streets of rage in places I'll warn you now. But there is something slightly satisfying about taking down 6 orcs in one slash of my Chain Sword. Mounted weapons do not respond to the 'E' interaction move which I actually class as an in-game bug, (you'll see what I mean). However there is the option to tear the mounted heavy Bolter OFF it's mount! >:D This does not mean that you have acquired a new heavy weapon however, as he drops it after about 60 seconds or so. So make the most of them :) The inventory menu is based on 4 slots ONLY, whereby a more powerful weapon type REPLACES YOUR OLD ONE - which I found very upsetting, I cried.

Again, with all linear shooters, this game can be completed in an afternoon <sigh> but I think you all have become accustomed to that eh? My advice, buy this in a sale. It is good fun, and if you want your Ultramarines brought to life somewhat beautifully, it's worth it for that alone :)

If it wasn't for the horrible consolitis that this game suffers from, I'd give it 7/10 but it's gonna have to be a stingy 6/10.
Posted: 6 April
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
134.5 hrs on record
Space Marine is a spectacular game. The graphics beautiful and they clearly show the the people who moddled this game took a lot of time and effort on this game. In the campaign I liked to spend 5 minutes sometimes just to admire the scene. THere aren't many games out their that have been given as much time and effort to make the background so inspiring and so real life. Not only it shows the Imperium of man in the 41st millennium have such skilled builders like described in the books, but also shows how much potential moddlers can achieve when creating the game people are going to play.

The combat system is amazing. When first I heard about a 3rd person shooter for warhammer 40k I first thought it was a mistake and it should of been a first person. But I'm gladly they didn't make it a first person shooter, because if so the game would of been completley different. Not only it allows you to see background the full scale of the war, but also the executions you just can't stop loving. Every close combat weapon have there own executions for different scenarios of combat and for both Orc and Chaos as well as the Chaos deamons.

The campaign is a thrilling adventure which you can't stop playing until you have to force yourself to take a break. Like some books that have such cliff hangers on every chapter you can't stop reading, for example: Percy Jackson. There are scenes which hold your breath because you don't know where the squids will come from (little Orc kamikaze peach dogs that go up to their enemies and explode in front of their face) as your in a tight spaced sewer that the Orcs use to get into places. You don't know if they'l go up behind you or not and if they do then they can make you jump resulting in you getting killed sometimes, (which happened to me a lot in one of the chapters). There are also very happy ending like you finnaly beating the Orc warcheif and stop having to fight with the orcs.
There are two bosses in the game: The Orc Warcheif and The Chaos Prince, who both have their own combat moves which you have to get fiqure out and make a plan how to counter them.
There is only one sidequest in the game: to collect all servo sulls. It's not necessarily quest because no-one gives it to you, but there are to achivements if you collect servo skulls. And each servo skull is reward. Hint: It's something to do with Imperial Guard the and the people when the Orc Invasion struck.

After you finnish the campaign, you really want to go and start playing online. There are 2 gamemodes: Versus and Exterminatus.
Versus contains different gamemodes where there 2 teams against each oother: seize ground, annihilation, capture the flag, and a dlc gamemode: Drednought.
Seize ground is where there are 3-4 control points and both team have to hold and defend control points from the enemy team whilest treing to capture the enemies. Each control point you hold gives you points unless the enemy have captured more control points than your team.
Annihilation is where both teams try to be the first to get 41 kills.
Capture the flag is where both teams have to defend their own flag and capture the enemies flag 3 times.
Drednought is where both teams battle out to be in control of a drednought. At the start of the game or whenever a drednought is destroyed there will only be on capture point. The team who capture it, one of their players will become a drednought. That team has to captaure as many points as possible until reaching 20 points, whilest the other team try to destroy the drednought and dfending the control points.
Versus also contains weapon and armor challenges. Whenever you complete enough weapon points for a specific weapon, you get a weapon perk for that weapon. If you complete enough armour challenges, you get different armour parts available to you for you to use.

Exterminatus is really fun. There are a max of 4 players in a single game, where they need to work as a team treing to survive waves of Orcs or Imperial guard or Space Marines. There are 2 exterminatus gamemodes and 3 maps. Each map contains 4 arenas and each arena contains 5 waves. The 4th arena however has a bonus round.
Classic gamemode is where your team are the Space marines and you fight waves of Orcs. On the Bonus round you fight a wave of Chaos marines and Chaos deamons. There are 2 maps for this gamemode.
The Chaos Unleashed is a dlc gamemode where your team are the Chaos marines fighting waves of Orcs, Imperial guard and Space Marines. The Bonus round is where you fight massive swarm of Orcs who have the help of Killa Kans.

You can customise your own character who can achieve you the maximum level of 41. Each level grants you a reward. The character is either Chaos or Space marine depending on the gamemode. You only have one online character who can equip different loadouts you can customise. There are 3 classes for online: Tacticle, Devestator (Heavy), or Assult. Each loadout contains a class you can pick. The options are yours. Use which ever weapons you like best for different classes and their perks.

You can customise how you Space Marine and Chaos Marine lookes as well. You can choose chapter set, or make your own set. Most armour parts will be locked until you unlock them in Versus mode by completing the armour challenges. But if you want something more Vertren then you can buy some skins, which are very cheap.

The DLC are worth getting. The Chaos Unleashed unlocks new maps for Versus and a gamemode for Exterminatus.
The drednought unleashed gives you extra maps for Versus and a new gamemode for Versus.
There are a whole selection of VErtren skins you can buy and customise your character with.
And there are 3 dlc weapons.
In my opion the whole game is worth the price and all of the DLC's. Although I recommend you buying only one Vertren Skin set for Space Marine and Chaos Marine since you can only use one at a time. But the choice is yours.
Posted: 29 August
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441 of 510 people (86%) found this review helpful
135.5 hrs on record
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