Gaming Friday: Warhammer 40K: Space Marine

Before this week I could not tell you the last time I was actually excited for a PC game and the last time I purchased a PC game.  Even when StarCraft 2 came out it was sort of meh to me.  I had first heard of Warhammer 40K: Space Marine after someone showed me a gameplay video on YouTube.  After seeing it I went right out and downloaded the demo which was available on Steam.  I played the demo over and over again wanting more action!  The game was released this week and I made sure to get it!  Read on to find out more about this awesome 3rd person shooter!

I wouldn’t say I am a huge fan of the Warhammer 40K series.  But you really cannot go wrong with Space Marines, Orks, Eldar, and Chaos.  Did I mention the story is set in the 41st millennium AD.  I was a big fan of the Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War series of games, but unlike Space Marine they were real-time strategy games.  Space Marine is a 3rd person shooter and is one of the best PC games I have played in a LONG time!  Before I explain everything to you check out the overview video I made below.

As you can see from watching the video the game is very intense.  The premise of the game is that the Orks have invaded the planet and you need to stop them from taking control.  I think the thing I like the best about the game is the action and weapon system.  You are encouraged to not just use guns, but use melee weapons as well.  This is very apparent as the right mouse button is actually set as the melee attack button, in most games that is the alternate fire button for your weapon.  Another thing that really makes the weapon system great is that you can go seamlessly from firing your gun to using your melee weapon.  That fluid movement really makes the game flow well and it does not seem like you keep on doing the same thing.


There are no health packs or regenerating health.  You have a regenerating shield that is it.  So how do you get your health back?  You need to do executions to gain health back.  When an enemy is almost dead they will become stunned.  When that happens go up to them and hit the execution button and see what happens.  The executions are just awesome!  When you complete an execution your health will go up.


The online component of the game is pretty fun as well.  There are a few different modes.  One that is just like a team deathmatch and the other is where you control points on a map.

I am pretty far in to the game and I have yet to get bored or think that I’m doing the same thing over and over again.  The story is actually pretty good too.  You can get the game via steam for $49.99.  I would definitely recommend picking the game up if you enjoy a lot of action!

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