The 17 Best Warhammer Games for PC in 2017: Page 4 of 6

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

7) Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf

Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf Gameplay

The Space Wolves are among the fiercest and most savage fighters in the Imperium of Man, and they are much beloved by the 40k fandom. In Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf, these feral warriors go on a mission to defeat one of their oldest foes, the Chaos Marines of the zealous Word Bearers Legion. The game has a unique card driven turn-based play style that features RPG elements, allowing players to choose the class of their characters.

The story campaign follows a Space Wolf captain as he leads his warriors through a Chaos infested jungle planet, using tactical decisions to make sure you triumph over your heretical foes. The game also features an online multiplayer mode that lets players test their skills against each other. A recent update also added a survival mode, giving players the ability to test their strategies’ endurance against insurmountable odds.

The Space Wolves, Sons of Leman Russ and Protectors of Fenris

Space wolf makes use of a card-based, turn-based mechanic that was carried over from the mobile game it was based off, though all Free-to-Play elements were removed to give players a fuller experience.

Space Wolf features card based gameplay mechanics

Space Wolf pits the titular heroes of the Imperium against the corrupting powers of Chaos, from cultists to traitor marines.

6) Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon

Warhammer 40k Armageddon gameplay

The industrial world of Armageddon has suffered through three major wars, the last two of which being instigated by the infamous Ork Warlord Ghazghkull Thraka. This legendary conflict within the Warhammer 40k universe is the subject of the hex-based, turn-based strategy game Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon, pitting multiple forces and heroes of the Imperium of Man against the Orks of Ghazghkull Thraka. The game features large battles, and players will be able to carry their favorite units across multiple scenarios to turn them into conflict hardened veterans.

Warhammer 40,000 also features a long story campaign, giving them command of the heroic Commissar Yarrick as he fights to save the planet from the beastly machinations of the Orks. Through the campaign players will be aided by space marines of multiple chapters, including the Salamanders, Blood Angels, and the Ultramarines. This shows remarkable attention to detail, as these forces were all involved in the story of the Armageddon conflict in Warhammer 40k lore.

Battle for the world of Armageddon

While the graphics aren’t as impressive as some of the other Warhammer titles, it allows the game to create large scale conflicts with vast numbers of units.

Bring the might of the Imperial Guard against the Orks.

The game features a number of factions from the Imperial side of the conflict, including the Imperial Guard and multiple Space Marine Chapters.

5) Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach

Warhammer 40K Sanctus Reach gameplay

Sanctus Reach is a 3D turn-based strategy game that tries to bring the models and strategies of the tabletop wargame Warhammer 40k to the PC. The game gives players control of two sides, the bloodthirsty Orks, and the equally savage space marines of the Space Wolves Chapter. Players can play against the Orks in standalone  missions or in two story-driven campaigns, Stormclaw and Hour of the Wolf.

The game is very tactically rich, reflecting its source material. Different units have different abilities and advantages that players can use to outmaneuver or counter the enemy. Players will also need to factor in terrain as they march across different maps, affecting their unit’s effectiveness in combat.

Sanctus Reach space marine forces

Sanctus Reach gives players command of the Space Wolves in two separate story driven campaigns, exploring the nature of this feral ice world space marine chapter.

Sanctus Reach Ork forces

Sanctus Reach is a highly detailed tactical strategy game, making players account for terrain and other factors as they wage war across multiple maps.

4) Eisenhorn: XENOS

EISENHORN XENOS gameplay

Eisenhorn: XENOS is an adventure game set in the grim future of the Warhammer 40,000 universe, as well as an adaptation of the Black Library series Eisenhorn, written by Dan Abnett. Eisenhorn follows the adventures of the titular Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn, a member of the Ordo Xenos, the Inquisitorial branch that focuses on alien threats to humanity. He begins the game hunting down a dangerous heretic, and soon finds himself thrust into a conspiracy that will put him at odds against eldritch foes.

The game allows players to explore the settings of the novel in fully realized 3D, making use of a number of game mechanics to discover clues and items. It also makes use of a party system, allowing players to access different members of Eisenhorn’s retinue to fit certain situations. Each character, whether playable or NPC, is fully voice acted with a talented cast of professionals, bringing the words of the novel to full, vibrant life.

Bringing the classic Inquisitor novel to life

Eisenhorn: Xenos brings famed author Dan Abnett’s novel of the same name to life, allowing players to explore the world behind the battlefields of the 41st Millenium, uncovering crimes and conspiracies across a myriad of Imperial worlds.

Fully realized 3d settings

The game explores many of the settings of Dan Abnett’s novel, revealing the remarkable diversity that Imperial worlds have, and the many horrors lurking in their darkest recesses.

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