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Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector

Developed by Black Lab Games.
Published by Slitherine Ltd.
Released on 22nd July 2021.

In the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war. Experience every bone-rattling explosion and soul-crushing charge in Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector, the definitive battle-scale game of turn-based strategy and fast-paced combat that takes you to the battlefields of the 41st Millenium.

Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector is a video game adaptation of the tabletop game. It is a fast-paced turn-based strategy game set in the universe of the 41st millennium. In it, you will pick your force, develop your army and with the help of your heroes battle for victory. You will use great abilities and weapons, but without using a great strategy, you will not get far. The game offers a twenty mission single-player campaign in which you will help Sergeant Carleon and his allies to defeat the Tyranid infestation. Besides the story mode, there is also a skirmish mode where you will battle on maps that you will choose, and have the possibility to fight as Blood Angels or the Tyranids. Your army list will be completely customizable and you will be able to pick units, heroes and their weapons and abilities – over fifty weapons and over sixty abilities are available. Battlesector also offers asynchronous multiplayer mode and a hotseat mode in which you will be able to take your friends into battle. The graphics are great and the gameplay is a bit challenging, but still very fun.

ProsCons
+ Cool graphics and atmosphere.
+ Great writing and voice acting.
+ Satisfying combat.
+ One of the best turn-based strategies out there.
– A bit short single-player campaign.
– Repetitive sound effects.

Final Verdict

Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector is as brutal as it gets, but also a very fun game. It is a fast-paced strategy game that comes close to being a masterpiece title. 40K fan or not, you have to try out this one, if you are a fan of turn-based strategy games, as it is very polished and enjoyable.