The 17 Best Warhammer Games for PC in 2017: Page 3 of 6

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A look at some of the best Warhammer games, old and new.

10) Dawn of War 3

Dawn of War 3 gameplay

Dawn of War 3 promised to be the best of both worlds, taking successful elements from both its predecessors. As such, it brought back the base building mechanics that the second game dropped, and maintained its terrain and tactical mechanics. One unique aspect of the game that previous installments didn’t have are the unique war machines that players have access to, unleashing godlike destruction on the battlefield.

Dawn of War 3 only had three factions upon its initial release, the Orks, the Eldar, and the Space Marines. This allowed the developers to give more depth to each of their units and abilities, and each faction reflects the visual style of the lore very well. Combine this with the massive and visually spectacular units that each has access to, and the game is a truly unique and visceral experience.

Dawn of War 3 available for PC

One of the main features that makes Dawn of War 3 stand out from its predecessors are the giant war machines that each faction has access to.

DoW3 brought back the large scale battles.

Dawn of War 3 brought back the large scale conflicts that made the first game in the franchise so popular.

9) Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

Warhammer 40K : Space Marine gameplay

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is an action game with a cinematic single player campaign, following the harrowing exploits of an Ultramarines captain as he battles against hordes of Orks and Chaos worshippers. Space Marine, like its title suggests, gives an exciting depiction of how Space Marines function on the battlefield, meting out high amounts of carnage on enemies and standing above the common soldiers of the Imperium. It also gives players the chance to use a wide range of different Imperial weapons, from chainswords to power axes.

The game also has an online mode with RPG elements, giving players access to different classes that can access different types of equipment. The online mode gives players the option of playing as Chaos Marines, and allows them to customize their character with different weapons and cosmetic features. While it isn’t as detailed as the single player campaign, the combat in the online mode does prove to be dynamic and entertaining.

Space Marine, available for PC

In the lore, Space Marines are capable of taking down hordes of wild enemies. Space Marine, as a game, did its best to depict this in detail.

Online gameplay from Space Marine

Space Marine’s online mode allowed players to take the weapons of the single player story and use them to take on others in team skirmishes.

8) Battlefleet Gothic: Armada

Battlefleet Gothic : Armada gameplay

One aspect of the Warhammer 40k universe that has rarely been explored in PC games is the massive space battles that frequently take place in the lore. Battlefleet Gothic: Armada addresses this, giving players control of large fleets in real-time battles. The game is beautiful to look at, and fully depicts the awesome destruction that these massive machines unleash upon one another.

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada’s story campaign details the story of the Gothic War, a key event from the lore of 40k that follows one of Warmaster Abaddon’s early Black Crusades. With awesome fights and a lore heavy story, the game has proven to be very successful on steam. It already has two DLCs, giving players access to Space Marine and Tau fleets.

Battlefleet Gothic: Armada, the game of Warhammer space battles

The battles in Battlefleet Gothic: Armada are highly cinematic, with realistic damage being done to vessels as they wade through enemy fire.

Ork ships are massive hybrids of scrap metal and firepower.

The base game has four factions with vastly different play styles; the Orks, Eldar, Chaos, and Imperium of Man.

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