Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War Image
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  • Summary: Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics of War brings you to a world of terror and violence. Four factions will engage in a brutal war for dominance over the planet’s resources. In the first 4X turn-based strategy game set in Warhammer 40,000 you will lead one of four unique factions.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Jul 9, 2018
    87
    A great addition to the 4X offer. There are only four factions, but each of them is well thought out and offers a unique playing experience.
  2. 84
    Proxy Studios has done subtraction work from the 4x genre and, for every element of this vein that has been eliminated, greater depth to the strategic components has been infused. Some technical limits are still there, but W40k Gladius - Relics of War remains a great game.
  3. Aug 27, 2018
    80
    Too many strategy games mistake detail for design, activity for gameplay. Gladius knows better.
  4. Jul 11, 2018
    75
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. 70
    Relics of War may not play like other 4X games that you’re used to, but it treads a perfectly acceptable path of its own that fills the stomach, albeit not quite to satisfaction.
  6. Jul 9, 2018
    70
    A pretty and novel use of the 40K license, brought down by uninspired design and plain bad game balance.
  7. Sep 13, 2018
    50
    An interesting premise ultimately let down by poor execution and a lack of depth seen in most every other game in the genre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Jul 17, 2018
    9
    What more did people want from this - Did you actually intend to negotiate with NECRONS? Fools!
  2. Jul 15, 2018
    8
    A Játék teljesen jó, a Multiplayer-ben kifejezetten tetszik, hogy az emberi játékosok egy időben real-Time mozoghatnak és cselekedhetnek,A Játék teljesen jó, a Multiplayer-ben kifejezetten tetszik, hogy az emberi játékosok egy időben real-Time mozoghatnak és cselekedhetnek,

    Negatívum.
    Nincs Voice Act ami minden 40K egy fontos alap köve.
    Nincs Replay mod.
    Nincs Ladder es ranked mod.
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  3. Aug 21, 2018
    6
    I love Warhammer 40K. And I played the predecessor of this game named "Pandora", which got way more mixed reviews, despite being a somewhatI love Warhammer 40K. And I played the predecessor of this game named "Pandora", which got way more mixed reviews, despite being a somewhat better game. That's right, the core gameplay didn't get better, but tuned down to incorporate a lot of Warhammer units and different type factions just to get them in the game. Is there a balance? It's basically like this, Space Marines win either early on when they steamroll anything else, or they lose if they fail to obliterate other players early on. As multiplayer game its tedious, as single player game its tedious and has actually less depth and appeal than their earlier game "Pandora", which I would rate as a 7. I will rather read some more Warhammer 40k novels in the meantime or play Battlefleet Gothic Armada and soon the upcoming Armada II, I have doubts if they manage to improve the game to a 7/10. It's looking good on screenshots without UI. Even the older Pandora had a way prettier UI, especially a not so hideous font. Expand