Metascore
76

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  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. Jul 16, 2018
    85
    Gladius – Relics of War is a 4X game that relies only on one of those X: eXtermination. The combat is the most polished and deep aspect of the game, offering a war experience that fits so well the Warhammer 40,000 universe.
  3. 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.
  4. Jul 9, 2018
    83
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Jul 12, 2018
    80
    Gladius’s attention to combat goes beyond most 4X games, and it works. In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war.
  6. Jul 9, 2018
    80
    Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War is a solid 4X, with some minor defects, but it is a real pleasure fighting with Necrons, Orks, Space Marines and Astra Militarum.
  7. Jul 9, 2018
    79
    While it didn’t wow me as a competitor to Endless Legend or Civ 6 in the 4X race, there’s a lot of action-saturated, tactically-driven fun to be had when you look at Gladius - Relics of war for what it truly is: a really well-done, turn-based 40K wargame. It’s one of the best turn-based 40K games I’ve played through that lens.
  8. Jul 9, 2018
    77
    Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War is a quite enjoyable 4X strategy game set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, featuring four unique factions, each with its unique campaign, randomly generated maps and an engaging multiplayer mode. With an experience that's focused on war, however, the game can get a bit repetitive after a while, as diplomatic options might have made both single and multiplayer more varied.
  9. Jul 11, 2018
    75
    Quotation forthcoming.
  10. Jul 9, 2018
    70
    A pretty and novel use of the 40K license, brought down by uninspired design and plain bad game balance.
  11. Jul 9, 2018
    70
    As the first 4X on the Warhammer universe 40,000 Gladius - Relics of War could have aspired to somewhat higher goals.
  12. Jul 13, 2018
    61
    A plodding and predictable 4X strategy game that's relaxing in its own way, but rarely challenging.
  13. Jul 18, 2018
    60
    Under-cooked is actually a really good way to describe Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics of War. It’s got all these good ideas, but they’re not combined in the right way. There are loads of bugs.
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  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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