Space Hulk (2013 video game)

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Space Hulk
Developer(s) Full Control
Publisher(s) Full Control
Engine Unity
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, iOS, Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita
Release date(s)

Windows

  • WW August 15, 2013 (2013-08-15)

Mac OS X

  • WW August 15, 2013 (2013-08-15)

Linux

  • WW August 15, 2013 (2013-08-15)

iOS

  • WW December 5, 2013 (2013-12-05)

Wii U

  • NA January 14, 2016 (2016-01-14)

PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita

  • NA September 1, 2015 (2015-09-01)
  • EU October 23, 2015 (2015-10-23)
Genre(s) Turn-based tactics

Space Hulk is a turn-based tactics video game developed by Full Control and released on August 15, 2013.[1] It based on the tabletop game of the same name by Games Workshop.[1] It features the Blood Angels Chapter of the Space Marines battling grotesque aliens known as Genestealers.

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Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
Metacritic 58%
Review scores
Publication Score
GameSpot 6/10[2]
IGN 6.7/10[1]
The Guardian 3/5 stars[3]
The Huffington Post 4/5 stars[4]

Space Hulk has received mixed to average reviews. Review aggregator Metacritic has estimated an average score of 58 out of 100 based on 22 reviews, with most reviewers citing a lack of polish and a too stringent adherence to the tabletop game rules.[5]

Eurogamer's Dan Whitehead viewed the game as an exercise in nostalgia, faithful to the design of the original board game without innovating in any way, "more awestruck tribute than actual adaptation."[6]

Rob Zacny of IGN said that the game's main problem was that "its designers couldn't let it deviate from or build on the simple rules of a board game experience that lacks tactical depth." It was considered, nevertheless to be "a fine game, a pleasant diversion."[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Zacny, Rob. "Space Hulk (2013)". IGN. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  2. ^ Todd, Brett. "Space Hulk Review". GameSpot. Retrieved 7 March 2015. 
  3. ^ Stanton, Rich (20 August 2013). "Space Hulk – review". The Guardian. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  4. ^ Rundle, Michael (16 August 2013). "'Space Hulk' Review: Games Workshop Classic Returns, Dice And All". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 21 August 2013. 
  5. ^ "Space Hulk for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 20 August 2013. 
  6. ^ http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2013-08-30-space-hulk-review
  7. ^ http://uk.ign.com/articles/2013/08/30/space-hulk-review

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