• Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War: Screen zum Spiel.
  • Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War: Screen zum Spiel.
  • Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War: Screen zum Spiel.
  • Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War: Screen zum Spiel.
  • Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War: Screen zum Spiel.
  • Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War: Screen zum Spiel.
  • Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War: Screen zum Spiel.
  • Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War: Screen zum Spiel.
  • Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War: Screen zum Spiel.
  • Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War: Screen zum Spiel.
  • Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War: Screen zum Spiel.
  • Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War: Screen zum Spiel.

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Über das Spiel

Aus archäologischer Sicht war der Planet Gladius Primus für die imperialen Gelehrten äußerst interessant. Im Zuge seiner Kolonisierung wurden uralte Reliquien gefunden, die es den Gelehrten ermöglichten, einen Blick auf eine nahezu unerforschte Vergangenheit zu erhaschen. Aber das waren nicht nur Reliquien. Etwas wurde zum Leben erweckt – ein unfassbarer Schrecken einer längst vergangenen Zeit. Und so gerieten die Bewohner von Gladius Primus unausweichlich in einen entsetzlichen Krieg ums nackte Überleben.

Gladius Primus war einst ein Planet des Friedens. Nun herrscht dort nur noch Krieg.

Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics of War versetzt Sie in eine Welt voller Schrecken und Gewalt. Vier Fraktionen kämpfen in einem erbarmungslosen Krieg um die Kontrolle der Rohstoffvorkommen auf dem Planeten.

Führen Sie im ersten rundenbasierten 4X-Strategiespiel, das im Universum von Warhammer 40,000 angesiedelt ist, eine der vier im Spiel enthaltenen Fraktionen an: das Astra Militarum, die Space Marines, die Orks oder die Necrons. Jede Fraktion spielt sich anders und verfügt über ihre eigenen Technologien, Einheiten und Helden.

Stellen Sie sich der herausfordernden KI oder spielen Sie mit Freunden und anderen Spielern auf der ganzen Welt. Ziehen Sie Seite an Seite in die Schlacht oder bekämpfen Sie sich gegenseitig.

Befehligen Sie eine von vier legendären Warhammer-Fraktionen (Astra Militarum, Space Marines, Orks oder Necrons) und machen Sie sich die individuelle Spielweise sowie den einzigartigen Technologiebaum Ihrer Fraktion zunutze. Erkunden Sie eine zufällig generierte Spielwelt voller Besonderheiten und nehmen Sie sich dabei vor der lebensbedrohlichen Flora und Fauna in Acht, damit die Moral Ihrer Truppen nicht gebrochen wird. Sichern Sie sich die Kontrolle über uralte Artefakte und verschaffen Sie sich so gegenüber den rivalisierenden Fraktionen einen Vorteil.

Errichten Sie Gebäude, Befestigungen und ganze Städte, um zu expandieren und eine Armee auszuheben, die dazu imstande ist, Ihre Feinde zu vernichten. Bauen Sie Rohstoffe ab und erforschen Sie neue Technologien, um Ihre Kriegsmaschinerie am Laufen zu halten und zu verbessern.

Schreiten Sie in der Spielgeschichte voran und erfahren Sie, was das Schicksal auf dem warp-gebeutelten Planeten Gladius Primus für Ihre Fraktion bereithält. Wenn sich die Stürme gelegt haben, wird letzten Endes nur eine Fraktion triumphieren können.

Nutzen Sie ein breites Spektrum an zerstörerischen Waffen, erlassen Sie Stadtverordnungen und geben Sie taktische Doktrinen vor. Rekrutieren Sie Heldeneinheiten, die über individuelle Spezialfähigkeiten verfügen und mit Gegenständen ausgerüstet werden können, darunter fortschrittliche Granaten, aber auch mächtige Reliquien aus der Vergangenheit. Mit jeder Stufe werden Ihre Helden stärker und entwickeln sich zu beispiellosen Verfechtern Ihrer Sache.

Systemanforderungen

  • Setzt 64-Bit-Prozessor und -Betriebssystem voraus
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 or equivalent
  • GFX: OpenGL 3.3 compatible with 1 GB VRAM (NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450 (1 GB) / AMD Radeon HD 5750 (1 GB)) and up-to-date graphics drivers
  • RAM: 4 GB RAM
  • Software: Windows 7 / 10 (64-bit)
  • HD: 2 GB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
  • LANG: Englisch
  • Setzt 64-Bit-Prozessor und -Betriebssystem voraus
  • CPU: Intel Core i5 or equivalent
  • GFX: OpenGL 3.3 compatible with 3 GB VRAM (NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 (3 GB) / AMD Radeon R9 270X (4 GB)) and up-to-date graphics drivers
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM
  • Software: Windows 7 / 10 (64-bit)
  • HD: 4 GB verfügbarer Speicherplatz
  • LANG: Englisch

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Verfasst: 04.03.20 21:01
Nach nun schon einiger Spielzeit würde ich dem Spiel 7,5/10 Punkten geben. Das Spiel ist der 1. Titel im WH40k Universum der 4X ist, aber der Wirtschaftsteil ist sehr rudimentär ebenso Forschung und eigentlich auch Entdeckung. Dafür ist der Augenmerk halt wie es zu WH40K halt auch passt sehr auf den Krieg/Kampf bezogen und da brilliert das Spiel auch. Vorallem weil sich alle Völker vollkommen unterschiedlich spielen,
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Great orc genocide simulator
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Verfasst: 15.03.20 17:52
Ansich ein schönes Spiel aber pure Abzocke durch die DLC-Politik. Eine Rasse kostet extra nochmal 12,49 € ? Einfach extrem überzogen. Schon bei Paradox stößt das übel auf. Leider nun auch hier bei Slitherine. Es geht bergab mit den Spiele-Schmieden ....
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Verfasst: 28.04.20 21:54
Sehr gut umgesetztes und kurzweiliges 4x Strategiespiel im Universum von Warhammer 40k. Von meiner Seite uneingeschränkte Empfehlung. Nur zwei Kleinigkeiten trüben den super Gesamteindruck:

1. Fehlende Kurzkampagnen mit Geschichte (Nein, die Quest reicht mir nicht) und kleinen Zwischensequenzen zu den einzelnen Fraktionen.
2. Fehlende Spezialisierung auf die einzelnen dunklen Götter mittels unterschiedlicher Techtrees bei Chaos

Sehr gutes Spiel. Ich hoffe noch auf weitere Fraktionen. Insbesondere Eldar und Dark Eldar.
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Verfasst: 09.04.20 20:29
On one side it is a great game ... on the otherside the devs made several DLC´s but are not able to fix this fucking multiplayer!!! Friends are not able to join my game or I can´t join them, sometimes a miracle happens and friends can join but the next time you reload a game it doesn´t work and you can´t connect again ... It´s a round based strategy game ... and the multiplayer system is that bad ...
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Verfasst: 09.06.20 09:51
Good game, comparable to Civ, the resource management and the tech-tree are not that deep, the factions play varied and there is no diplomacy, only war and slaughter, because in the universe there is only war.
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882 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17.09.20 01:40
Civ und TW können ihre Koffer packen, jetzt kommt Gladius!Neben Dawn of War 2 ist dieses Spiel eines der besten Strategiespiele im 40K Universum.Ich freue mich auf weitere Updates und DLCs, überkrasses Produkt für Erwachsene :D
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also ist schon geiles game
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Verfasst: 27.10.20 16:29
Spiel macht echt Laune und was ich wirklich toll finde ist, dass es spürbar schneller ist als Civ. Die Fraktionen spielen sich gut unterschiedlich. Es fehlt zwar etwas die Tiefe da es halt keine Diplomatie oder Handel gibt (WH 40k halt) aber tolle arbeit von den 3 Entwicklern.
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Verfasst: 25.02.21 10:31
Man nehme Civilization, entferne jegliche Diplomatie, Handel, Schiffahrt und verkleinere die Karten um die Hälfte. Anschließend schichtet man die freigewordenen Ressourcen zu einhundert Prozent in den militärischen Aspekt, garniert es mit dem Setting und den Völkern von Warhammer 40,000 und voilà - heraus kommt Gladius - Relics of War.

Interessanterweise ist dieser Titel der erste 4X-Ableger im Warhammer-Universum. Das ist insofern verwunderlich, da gerade die Tabletop-Vorlage einen riesen Anhaltspunkt für zu entwickelnde Strategiespiele darstellt. Dies kann sehr gut gehen, wie man an Titeln wie Dawn Of War sieht, bietet allerdings auch das Potential, mittelmäßige Games hervorzubringen. Ein solches ist Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War.

Was das Spiel gut macht, ist das Schaffen einer dichten Atmosphäre. Das dunkle, grimmige Setting von Warhammer 40K wird optisch auf dem Planeten Gladius Prime herrlich eingefangen und durch eine raue, unwirtliche Umwelt, die mit feindseligen Kreaturen, alten Necron-Ruinen, zerfallenen Imperiums-Bastionen und vielem mehr präsentiert wird dargestellt. Der Soundtrack ist passend und fängt auch nach einigen Stunden nicht an zu nerven. Grafisch ist der Titel nett anzusehen, allerdings weit davon entfernt, die Speerspitze anzuführen. Zu verwaschen wirken Einheitenmodelle, zu abwechslungsarm ist die Landschaft gestaltet.

Die Variabilität der Fraktionen gefällt da schon mehr. Im Basisspiel haben wir die Space Marines, das Astra Militarum, Orks und Necrons zur Auswahl. Da der Fokus von Gladius - Relics Of War komplett auf dem Krieg zwischen den Fraktionen liegt, bekommen wir militärisch fast alles geboten, was das Tabletop hergibt. In genreüblicher Manier bauen wir also Städte, erweitern diese um immer mehr Hexfelder, expandieren und bauen Ressourcen ab. Dies alles zum Zweck, die Militärmaschinerie weiter auszubauen und stärkere Einheiten produzieren zu können.

Als Spieler haben wir zwei Möglichkeiten, um eine Partie zu gewinnen: Entweder fegen wir alle gegnerischen Fraktionen vom Spielfeld, oder wir spielen eine durch fortschreitende Quests und in Textform erzählte Story, von der jede Fraktion eine eigene bietet. Diese sind tatsächlich spannend und fordernd gestaltet. Mal müssen wir gefangene Einheiten unserer Fraktion befreien, an anderer Stelle eine Invasionswelle überleben, ein Opfer an die Chaosgötter erbringen oder verborgene Artefakte bergen.

Was Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War abwertet, ist die fehlende Abwechslung und die DLC-Politik. Kann man bei Spielen wie Civilization auf viele verschiedene Arten gewinnen, gibt es hier nur eine Art: Krieg, Krieg und noch mehr Krieg. Denn auch wenn die Storys nett gemacht sind, dreht sich das gesamte Spielprinzip um ebendiesen. Keine Diplomatie, kein Handel, Forschung auch nur, um das Militär weiter auszubauen. Natürlich ist das dem Franchise an sich geschuldet. Space Marines und Orks, die Handel treiben, sind schwer vorzustellen. Das sorgt leider auch dafür, dass man sich als Spieler nach einigen Spielstunden ob der immer gleichen Aufgaben langweilt und Eintönigkeit vorherrscht. Dazu kommt, dass man, um das Spiel in seiner Gesamtheit spielen zu können, eine Menge DLCs kaufen muss. Vier Fraktionen im Basisgame, von denen man nicht einmal den gesamten Forschungsbaum zur Verfügung hat, da Teilaspekte hinter DLCs versteckt sind - da kann man nur mit dem Kopf schütteln.

Gladius - Relics of War ist kein schlechtes Spiel. Der erste Vertreter des 4X-Genres im Warhammer-Universum begeistert durch actionreiche Schlachten, authentische Fraktionen und spannende Storys. Leider kann der Spannungsbogen durch den alleinigen Fokus auf den Krieg nicht über etliche Spielstunden aufrecht erhalten werden. Zusätzlich sorgen die stellenweise altbackene Grafik und die unfaire DLC-Politik für Missmut. Fans von Warhammer 40K und 4X-Spielen können mit dem Titel Spaß haben. Durch seine Schwächen wird er innerhalb des Genres leider zu einem mittelmäßigen Vertreter, der von Spielen wie Civilization oder Endless Legend Meilenweit entfernt ist.
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Verfasst: 22.02.21 12:34
Erster Eindruck nach ca. 2 Std. Spielzeit: Ein durchaus gelungenes Strategiespiel, das allerdings deutlich überteuert ist. Es hätten mehr Fraktionen im Startpaket enthalten sein sollen (verfügbar sind: SpaceMarines, AstraMilitarum, Orks und Necrons) und ich vermisse einen Kampangenmodus (vielleicht habe ich den bisher übersehen).

Vermutlich findet man ein ähnliches Spielkonzept mit vergleichbarem Umfang in verschiedenen AppStores deutlich günstiger. Für 34€ erwarte ich mehr.
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Verfasst: 26.04.21 13:26
Bei Gladius - Relics of War handelt es sich um ein 4X Spiel mit Warhammer 40k Lizenz. Wobei die Spielmechaniken allerdings auf ein Minimum reduziert wurden, z.B. Diplomatie sucht man vergebens. Wie bei einem Warhammer Spiel zu erwarten, steht der Krieg der Fraktionen im Vordergrund. Zu Beginn wählt man sich eine der Fraktionen aus, wobei es die ein oder andere schwerer am Anfang hat. So hat das Astra Militarum kostengünstige Infanterie, die im Kampf insgesamt aber er durchschnittliche Leistungen zeigt. Die einzelnen Fraktionen spielen sich etwas unterschiedlich, z. B. was die Fähigkeiten betrifft, und bringen viele der Einheiten, die man aus dem Tabletop kennt, mit. Je nach Kartengröße wird es einige Runden dauern, bis man auf die anderen Fraktionen trifft, aber schon die ersten Schritte bei der Erkundung der Umgebung können fatal sein. Viele neutrale Einheiten bewegen sich ebenfalls und greifen gerne auch an. Gerade zu Beginn kann der Verlust einer Einheit schmerzhaft sein. Auch beim Aus- und Aufbauen von Städten dreht sich alles um den Krieg, es gibt nur Gebäude die Einheiten produzieren oder Ressourcen einbringen. Das Forschungsmenü ist eher zweckmäßig, pro Stufe gibt es einige Projekte zur Auswahl, hat man 2 der aktuellen Stufe erforscht, schaltet man die nächste frei. Um zu gewinnen gibt es 2 Möglichkeiten: Entweder vernichtet man sämtliche andere Fraktionen oder man folgt der Kampagne, wobei die Kampagne in ihren 6 Kapiteln immer recht gleich abläuft, man muss etwas erforschen/bauen/einnehmen und sich dann über mehrere Runden gegen feindliche Einheiten wehren, die um die eigenen Städte auftauchen. Wirklich spannend ist dies leider nicht. Was das Thema DLCs betrifft ist es schade, dass 4 Fraktionen nur verfügbar sind, wenn man entsprechend dafür bezahlt. Auch ein paar Einheiten gibt es nur via DLC. Ob man dafür Geld ausgeben möchte oder nicht, muss jeder für sich entscheiden. Eventuell gibt es in einem der nächsten Sales das Komplettpaket stärker reduziert. Aber auch nur mit dem Grundspiel und den darin enthaltenen Fraktionen (4 Stück), bietet das Spiel eine gute Unterhaltung, gerade wenn man sich eher auf den Kampf und Strategien konzentrieren möchte.
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[h1]Ich finde das Spiel: [/h1]

[strike] (Super) [/strike]
(Gut)
[strike] (Spielbar) [/strike]
[strike] (Nicht mein Fall) [/strike]
[strike] (Fehlt noch einiges) [/strike]

[h1]Grafik finde ich, für das Spiel: [/h1]

[strike] (Super) [/strike]
(Gut)
[strike] (Passend) [/strike]
[strike] (Ausreichend) [/strike]
[strike] (Schlecht) [/strike]

[h1] Ich finde die Geschichte oder die Spiellänge: [/h1]

[strike] (Super) [/strike]
(Gut)
[strike] (Passend) [/strike]
[strike] (Ausreichend) [/strike]
[strike] (Ungenügend) [/strike]

MFG Keeper
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Verfasst: 25.02.20 18:07
The DLC prices for this game are ridiculously overpriced for what they provide. It's a bit like if Civ shipped with only 3 factions and then you had to pay £11.39 to unlock individual civs that should have been included in the base game.
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Verfasst: 10.03.20 16:01
This game has hit me like a ton of bricks, and I'm struggling what to say about it without creating a ramble too long for anyone to read. I think it's best to start with the fact that I'm not a big W40k fan, and even though I have been conscious about the universe, rule sets, merchandise etc. since the late 80's it hasn't really made a big impact on me.

I had previously purchased W40k - Sanctus Reach, which is a purely tactical take on the franchise, and found it very much to my liking. Gladius on the other hand I was eyeing for a long time, and had it briefly on my wishlist, until after reading some of the negative reviews I decided it wasn't for me and removed it. Then I saw it one Slitherine sale a couple of weeks ago and decided to get the base game after all, which I am now quite happy about. I have also since got all but one expansion DLCs.

When you look at the pictures about the game, it looks quite Civilization-esque and sure there are a few things in common. Similarities like the strategic map (that also kinda serves as a tactical map in combat) that has different biomes and resources on it and you can found cities on, construct buildings and units and do research. This is however where it ends; in my opinion this game is very different from Civ-series. In addition to being placed in W40k- universe, there are so many differences that I feet all my hours spent in Civilization games didn't take absolutely anything away from enjoying this game.

The factions play extremely different from each other, and I really do mean that. The unique units, tech trees, buildings, resource needs, strengths and weaknesses - the whole package is just so as different from faction to faction as you might guess if you know about the W40k lore.

Now if you are a true W40k fan who doesn't particularly hate the 4X game setting, I can see no reason why you wouldn't grab this in a heartbeat. And vice versa, if you are a 4X game fan who knows very little about W40k but doesn't hate it, this has potential to be a real treat for you.

I think I have babbled on long enough, Time to go and play the the Orks now. Which remainds me of just one post scriptum especially for anyone very familiar with the franchise. I recommend you play Space Marines (and possibly Astra Militarium, I'm not sure) first, and really pay attention to the intros before playing as the Orks. There's a hilarious (in my opinion ofc) twist included in the Orks intro related to Imperium intros that only da dumbest boyz in da universe can be responsible for.
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Verfasst: 26.02.20 05:28
This game was a bit of a surprise for me. I was looking for a new 4x game to play way back and I did a search. Talk about synchronicity: this game was released that day. I knew nothing aboout the WH universe but it was a Matrix game and they usually do wargames with reasonable AI. Boy, this didn't disappoint. So what's it like then?

It's not like Civ at all for starters. Further, it has no diplomacy. It's just war, war, war and that's kind of refreshing for a change. You can set a game up so that you have allied teams but if they're not in your team, they're your enemy.

It's more like Endless Legend with respect to each faction is unique and has its own distinct style of gameplay which really affects how you play the game, unlike Civ factions which usually get a unique bonus, unit and skill but otherwise play the same.

Also, like Endless Legend, the tech 'trees' are simple: you pick from a number of techs in a tier and once you have researched two, you can choose techs from the next tier. It is a good system and requires you to think about what you want/need.

A word about the wildlife (barbarians) in this game. It is LETHAL and there are some truly nasty horrors lurking in the FoW which can really ruin you day.

Graphically, it is very good. the unit models are nicely detailed.

The sound is fantastic. The music is suitably and muscularly macho. I particularly like the musiic for the Necron faction. The new T'au faction has similarly macho music. The sound effects are satisfying as well.

So, should you get it? If you don't mind the lack of diplomacy and just want to fight, yes, it's fantastic. You can play a single map in about 6-20 hours depending on size, the number of factions and, most importantly, the amount of wildlife you have. I've gotten a LOT of pleasure out of this and anticipate a lot more in the future.
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Verfasst: 26.02.20 18:33
Genre - 4X Strategy in the Warhammer 40K Universe

Great strategy game, with enough customisation to make an enjoyable game for all levels of gameplay. This is the way strategy games should be built (please take heed).

Games can be quick and super fun depending on your chosen setup and the strategy can be more in-depth than first appears. No diplomacy though, so original teams are unchanging.

Most races are represented by DLC now, except Elder (expected at a later date, or call me Larry) and a few more niche races (I'd love to see Squats personally).

Easily worth the asking price, and if you don't like paying for the DLC, then don't...
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Verfasst: 28.02.20 17:47
Overall a solid and very playable 40k turn based strategy game. The city building is well implemented. I requires thoughtful planning, but not so much so that it takes the focus off of combat.

Pros:
-Decently balanced game play.
-Attractive graphics
-Continued support from devs

Cons:
-Many iconic units are missing from their factions. For example the Imperial Guard lack standard infantry officers as well as their ubiquitous chimera APCs.

-Limited ability to interact with game map. I understand that the devs didn't want to focus too much on the economic side of game play, but there are some obvious features that were left out. Building roads, mine fields, trench networks and observation posts would have added a lot of depth to the game. Having tiles that see heavy combat transform into crater scared hellscapes would have been a nice touch. Also it is possible for significant portions of the map to be covered in water. As there are no naval units in the game this limits the playability of such areas.

In summary while this is by no means a bad game it fails to live up to the potential of what a 40k 4X game could be.
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Verfasst: 06.03.20 11:55
Great 4x game!
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Verfasst: 02.03.20 22:56
Vulkan errors constant. Can't play more than 5-6 turns. You've known about this for ages. Maybe use some of the money you've gouged out of us on the ridiculously overpriced DLC and freaking fix it.
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Verfasst: 17.04.20 07:05
I enjoyed playing this game for a few hours, but I feel that it is too lacking in certain content that would have made this game amazing. That content being voices, better UI design, and more factions in the base game. I also have an additional problem with how the DLC is handled, and some design decisions. I'll first go over my issues, then I'll comment on what I really liked.

To understand why this game needed voices, just imagine playing dawn of war without the unit dialogue. The unit dialogue really sold the feeling that the game was going for and this game only goes half way. The dialogue is there but only as text that pops up above the unit that you can miss. The main sounds that you will hear for the entire game are units attacking or moving. The UI is functional and easy to understand, but it lacks personality. The screenshots don't show it but it is all black and white square boxes with color being reserved for resource icons and unit icons. Again, look to dawn of war for what they should have done with each faction having a custom UI. They already gave every faction unique mechanics, city and unit design, custom quests, custom techs, etc, but for some reason stopped at the UI. This just adds to the bland feeling that the lack of unit dialogue already gave. Lastly, and this is the main reason I stopped, there are only four factions in the base game. Those factions are Space Marines, Necrons, Orks, and Imperial Guard. Given, they all have unique mechanics and looks, but this limited selection almost guarantees that matches will start feeling similar after the first couple. I can't stress enough the lack of replayability this limitation causes. However, what irritated me the most about this issue was the fact that the developers are charging $14.99 (US) PER FACTION. As of writing this review, there are three: Tyranids, Chaos Space Marines, and T'au. The base game needed about 8-10 base game factions in order to not feel repetitive after only a few games but instead of adding these to the base game, they are sold as overpriced DLC.

This goes into my issue with the DLC in general, they are all either overpriced, or have not enough content to justify as being DLC in my opinion. As mentioned earlier, one new faction is $14.99 (US) and this is too much. The price should be closer to about $5 - $7 each, and maybe bundle them into a single package of $15. But, I personally think they should haven been in the base game. Fortification Pack (6 units), Reinforcement Pack (5 units) and Lord of the Skulls (1 unit) should have been content updates. None of these have enough content to justify being a DLC in my opinion, especially the Lord of the Skulls which charges $2.99 (US) for ONE UNIT that is neutral. Some people may be fine with these prices, but I'm not. This seems like the devs are trying to cash grab with these DLC that should with be cheeper or a part of the base game.

There are also some other issue with the game that should be noted. The balance is bad at times, some factions feel stronger than others and some neutral units, mainly Enslavers, are too strong for how plentiful on the map they are. The quest system is a bit broken and also unbalanced. An example being that new powerful neutral units may suddenly spawn near you city or units when going to the next quest without warning and make you lose the game. The city building is a bit boring and confusing with some of the design choices. It is interesting that you can build multiple units at the same time if you build multiple unit factories, but there are some tiles in which you just can't build anything on making them terrible since they still cost resources to gain and maintain. The game map is also dark,which fits a little, but combined with the white and black UI makes the screen always look bland.

With all of that out of the way, I want to comment on part of the game that I thought were really good. My highest praise goes to how each faction has their own unique mechanics that really affect their playstyle. This isn't Civilization style difference where one civilization has a buff and another has a different buff, these differences are real and aren't easily ignored. Some examples being how Necrons can teleport units between cities, or now Space Marines can only settle one city. Aside from the Warhammer 40K theme, this is what really drew me in. I think more games of this genre should embrace this design. I also enjoyed the descriptions written in various places since they help make me feel like I'm playing a Warhammer game. Personally, I also liked how early game units are given upgrades throughout each match to help make them still useful in the endgame. Lastly, I'm not sure if I should call this a positive or negative, but you are able to kill all of the neutral units on the map and never have to deal with them again. On one hand, this eliminates another factor to consider when moving units through an area that has been cleared out, but on the other hand, this start to make the world feel empty since there will now be open areas with on one in them.

I wish I could have given this a positive rating, but it had just too many bad or lazy design decisions for this to be pushed into a positive rating. There are aspects of this game that are really good, but it's bogged down by the seeming lack of personality, and DLC that I felt were over prices or should just be content updates.
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2506 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15.04.20 20:03
This game overall is fantastic. However they pushed out an update that broke the game for many people and made it unplayable. They will provide the bare minimum of support of try updating your drivers, failing which they basically say sucks to be you. The fact a company would release a patch that breaks everything to make a game unplayable is unacceptable.
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1652 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22.04.20 02:54
This is great if you want a Civilization style game that is focused heavily on combat. I personally don't really enjoy other victory types in games, so for me this is a hit. It is missing a few things but and knowing how units behave can take a bit of learning as you go. If you accept this for what it is though it is a great game. It really works for me. I love fighting a long battle with new units coming to the front as the battle continues.
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1018 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19.04.20 08:29
Imagine civilization, but all the resources used for developing diplomacy and civics were put into improving combat and making factions play differently.

This is my very first dip into anything Warhammer, but I feel this is a very good TB wargame.
Every faction has a different playstyle and there seems to be the right variety of units without too much overlap between them.

AI is also a plus. It makes decisions players would and I am defintely challenged in most cases. I find myself really trying to out think the AI.

Grab Gladius+ and the Expanded setup off the workshop to really improve things aswell.
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149 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 04.05.20 12:26
I sure love learning to play a new game, only to have the AI attack me with units that I'm not allowed to build because they're DLC.
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1229 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25.04.20 16:44
For me this game is a solid, fun 4x warhammer title HOWEVER it is fairly limited in scope once played through a few times. Playing the different factions is fun and spices it up, and when I first started playing I liked that war was the only option because it made it fast and easy to pick up and put down. You can feasibly dominate a single enemy on a small map in a few hours, so it's a decent time sink without being a 3 day commitment 'a la civ' but after playing through a few times I do wish there was more depth. All in all, I would get it on sale.
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515 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 02.05.20 02:00
Civilization but in the Warhammer setting.
I saw this a few times on my reccomended page but screenshots didnt really make me excited about it. Just got it from May Humble Bundle and decided to try it....hooy boy. This game is awesome.
My 1st tutorial campaign was great and if they add some story missions and more voice over work to hype up the battles it would be great.
Right now its in sandbox mode the tech tree is deep and rewarding. but unlocks very slow.
Id like more options to grow my Space Marine city...in the lore most human worlds grow to crazy sizes and everything is consumed. So maybe down the line in tech tree something to uncap the tiles.
It might be OP against AI but who cares its about fun.
And vs human ...2 empires splitting the planet and fighting for control .... even more FUN!
Either way this game seems like the closest thing to tabletop Warhammer on PC for a fan of the universe like me who does not want to spend 2,000$ on miniatures and paint.
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577 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25.05.20 04:51
Short and sweet review:

Base game enjoyable, what is there anyway. Overpriced for 4 factions. Its not a 4X its a strategic turn based war game. You just work to eliminate your enemies on the map just like panzer general etc.
Stupidly overpriced faction dlc, Stupidly overpriced unit dlc, guaranteeing mediocrity instead of popularity.

When will they learn.
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48 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 31.05.20 12:43
When you after 1 hours play need to buy a DLC to get a necessary armored vehicle, you either bail or put your credid card next to the computer. I choosed the first option. It may be a good game, but what you buy is a skeleton.
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1426 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 31.05.20 23:46
Like a god damned clown I pre-ordered this game, foolishly thinking that it wouldn't bite me in the ass. If I had known that they would lock critical factions, like the Chaos Worhippers, behind DLC, that they would charge you money for units you require to finish your roster, I never would have spent a penny on this piece of shit.
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1676 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29.05.20 12:33
I want to like this game. I really do. Its like PanzerGeneral + Civ. There is no diplomacy, only war. The economy take some getting use to because it can be really weird. The game has a habit of not being clear with some information of what stuff does exactly (tutorial is extremely weak).
But I've learned how it works now and beaten the game with two factions.
So whats the real issue here? Price. Wow this game is expensive. I think the base game (on sale for $14 right now) is good, but I won't pay full price for it.
The DLC is even worse. It is all way overpriced in my opinion.
This is NOT a polished game by any means. It is full of jank. I had a game file corrupt and repeatedly crash so I just had to start a new game.
Units don't even voice lines.
Important units cut from the roster for DLC (can be used against you though); and factions are hella expensive.

So if it was cheaper, I'd say putting up with jank would be fine and the game would be fun enough. But not at this price point. Not even with the current 'sale'
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295 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30.05.20 16:25
I got this as a random gift, i at first when i glanced upon this game tought it was bad and complex, but after playing it instead of looking at it, it was really easy to get into. Its nice to say the least. the turn based style is mostley not my cup of tea as i like heat of action... but this game knows how to push that heat on even without it being a rts. all i can say.. Try it and don't judge the book by its cover.
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340 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 31.05.20 22:34
Game is ok, but for the amount of DLC they have for the base factions, I give it a negative score.
Almost feels like you have to buy DLCs to fully enjoy the base game.
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3649 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20.07.20 02:40
this is my favorite 4x because it's got a streamlined economy and tech tree, and focuses much more on the tactical combat side of things, which will be constant and bloody through your whole playthrough. they do a good job of capturing 40k lore and spirit as well
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3829 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26.07.20 21:06
It may look like a Civ type game, but don't let that fool you. This is closer to being a pure wargame as the only way to interact with other players is through war. This is a fun strategic TB game based on 40k branch of Warhammer. This is also my very favorite 40k game. Has a good variety of factions with more being added constantly. AI is surprisingly good at utilizing the strengths of the different factions so be prepared for a fair challenge if you can't play it online. There is, however, an active online community as well if that's more to your liking.
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1068 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 05.08.20 10:46
If DoW Dark Crusade was turned into a turn based version of an RTS. Remember seeing all the expensive warhammer 40k miniatures you couldn't get? Just get this game and you can bask in the glory of having your own moving miniatures rampage across the screen. City building mechanics are very stripped down. Take away all the resource collection balancing act and the only purpose of cities is to act as unit factories. This is all good though, as diplomacy doesn't really work in this setting. After all, in the grim darkness of the far future, there is only war.
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1509 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24.07.20 18:12
I love civs and I love 40k.
This marries the two of them together and tweaks the playstyle to focus mostly on combat with a little bit of focus on resource management.
For those who prefer conquer-victory in civs games, this is your 40k fantasy mashup you never knew you needed.

However, the copius amount of early-stage DLC and the higher price tag on it is a MASSIVE turn-off. The game only has 4 races in the base game and if you want to unlock a single additional race, you have to pay 1/3 the price of the original game for it.
If you're bothered by the pay wall, just go play dawn of war dark crusade/soul storm, because the pay-wall to gaming is fierce with this game.

I love civs and I love 40k, but I also love base/empire and resource management and those two factors feel like an after-thought in this game.

I do not recommend because of the poor choice on micro-transactions and the one-dimensional gameplay with little-to-no story/Campaign.
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5293 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28.07.20 16:23
It's like Civ, if Civ focused on war and was fun, and it's 40k. Buy it.
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11373 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 31.07.20 07:16
Theoretical, a turn based Warhammer 40k game that gets the source material and does it justice with awesome battles and terrific visuals. Practical: TAKE MY MONEY!
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Verfasst: 12.07.20 02:33
I've just looked at my hours played and thought, it may be time to give it a thumbs up. Playing with friends, having a blast... or many blasts, depending on the point of view. Give it a try, one of the best TBS and 40K games of recent years, no single review does justice to the many different ways Gladius is brilliant. :-)
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446 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12.07.20 23:10
I really want to like this game. It's like 40K Civilization. But unfortunately, even on the EASIEST DIFFICULTY, the game is brutally difficult. If you're the type of person who likes lots of deep strategy and punishingly hard games like Dark Souls, maybe this is for you. It is not for me, and I'm a huge 40K fan.
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8293 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30.08.20 07:05
Not bad, a little shallow. But thumbs down for the expensive DLCs.

I normally don't complain about DLCs- buy them or don't. Here though, the DLC model is outrageous- $15 for each additional faction (you get 4 with the base game), plus more $ to unlock techs that are already listed on the tech tree.

$15 to unlock the remaining factions? No problem. $15 EACH? GTFO.
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1151 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 04.09.20 00:04
Super bad DLC policy, with in-game DLC ads in the tech tree for upgrades that are pretty 'essential' while costing way more than they're worth ($5 for a single unit for each faction).

The game itself is alright. It's nothing terribly special unless you're an obsessive Warhammer fan. Combat is competent, if a bit bland. It suffers heavily from research upgrades coming quickly, but production and movement taking forever, meaning your front line units will be _at least_ two tiers behind your production, with no way to upgrade units in the field.

The AI is absolutely terrible, with them happily sacrificing units when they're outgunned. If they attack, they attack with a small fraction of their force, then retreat after two rounds. It's really odd behavior. Higher difficulties just mean they churn out units at an ungodly rate, so have fun trying to root them out. Makes it way more tedious than fun/challenging.
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12 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 03.09.20 05:24
$15 per race DLC. Not a chance.
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456 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12.09.20 16:05
Too much of the game is locked away as paid DLC.
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340 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12.09.20 17:25
Civ meets Warhammer 40K

There is only war.

For fans of both Civ and Warhammer this one. There are a few things that may bug you, but still it's an enjoyable 'Just one more turn' game.
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49 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29.08.20 17:45
Looks like I have a graphics bug that they can't or won't be able to fix. Have new video card, so the vulcan issue is not just for older cards. Pretty disappointing
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1153 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16.09.20 19:56
The best game I never got recommended. The atmosphere is spot on and the game is fantastic.
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894 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 04.10.20 14:20
A solid, clean and well designed, even though for me excessively flavourless, military 4X game based on W40k lore. The game plays exactly as it promises to play, very well. While the lack of a campaign kills a lot of the enjoyment for me (i don't count those in-game tasks and texts as a campaign), the gameplay is near flawless. Strongly battle-oriented, it just has enough research and development to feed the 4X-er in me, while the whole bulk of these fast turns relies on combat itself. Enemies AI, even on easy and intermediate level, offer a solid challenge, and the Heroes, even though at first seem to be immortal, are interesting, well balanced (a tip: they are not immortal) and fit well the lore. Not much more to say if not that it's a pleasure to battle on the deadly surface of Gladius! Gets a 75/100 from me.
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61141 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22.10.20 17:11
Look at my hours played. Do you even need to know more. Seven playable races, each with a different style. Turn based combat. Kind of game you can come back to any time and play for long stretches, then put it away for a while till you get hungry for it again.
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10361 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 07.10.20 01:58
killing heretics all day long. The emperor is pleased.
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419 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22.10.20 21:26
I'm super upset that this is actually the first game I've ever regretted buying, I even bought the Tyranids pack since you so rarely get to play with that race in 40k video games. This is honestly just a slow, tedious and boring version of dawn of war without any of the positives. The availability of races would be a pro, but the cost of them and the fact that nearly every race needs to be bought as dlc, stacked onto the lackluster gameplay has honestly made this my least favorite game of this genre.
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6924 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14.10.20 03:51
Is it the great game no.
Is it a Fun 40k game yes.

If your a 40k fan, I recommend it if not a fan of 40k but like to dabble in strategy games pick it up when on offer.
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35 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13.11.20 16:52
Imagine someone stripped down any depth Civ 5 had, slapped a 40k skin on it, and then asked £100 to be able to play as all of the factions.

I love 40k, and this game is charming to look at, but it honestly isn't worth the price and the DLC packs are a joke.
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1315 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16.11.20 05:47
TL:DR

While it lacks the depth of other 4X strategy games, Gladius: Relics of War is a streamlined 4X game in the Warhammer 40K setting. Like other reviews, I would recommend this to Warhammer 40K fans but if you're looking for a deep 4X game, you can do better elsewhere.

The developer has released additional races since the base races of the initial game.

Current List of Races below
- Necrons
- Astra Militarum (Imperial Guard)
- Space Marines
- Orks
- Chaos Space Marines (DLC; Chaos Undivided)
- Tyranids (DLC)
- Tau (DLC)
- Eldar (DLC)

The game itself has alot of gameplay customization (AI difficulty, Team Setup, In-Game Items, Neutral Spawn rates, etc) to appeal to veterans of the genres and newcomers.
For newcomers, would recommend setting up a game with an AI Partner as you slowly learn the commands, game mechanisms.

I have bought in on sale pricing but would gladly pay it in full pricing based on the content available.

Warhammer Fan Perspective

The game itself is focused on the city expansion and war mechanisms of the 4X game type. The races play mostly true to the individual races found in the Warhammer universe but there is no in-depth splits within them. (i.e. Space Marines = Generic Space Marines; Chaos Space Marines = Chaos Undivided; Tyranids = No specific brood; Eldar = No specific Craftworld or Faction)

This may put off most fans but i think the approach plays just fine but may disappoint players who wish to play specific chapters or regiments in each races (Khrone/Slaanesh; Dark Templars/Salamanders: Catachan/Cadia, etc)

Most of the unit types (Infantry, Heavy Infantry, Light Armor, Heavy Armor, etc) are included in the mix but do not expect 100% representation of all available unit types in this game. You may find details of the unit types available on YouTube videos where others have covered extensively what's available and what's not.

The developers have been pushing out additional races and hopefully we can see races such as Dark Eldar or Sisters of Battle being added in as future content.

4X Fan Perspective

There is no diplomacy or trading mechanic that is found in other 4X games. You may form teams during the initial game setup but that's pretty much it. The main and only win condition is via conquest and elimination of all opposing forces in a given match.
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12915 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12.11.20 22:24
Think Sid Meier's Civ, but throw out the stupid diplomacy and you have nothing, but war. Four factions to start with and the rest you have to pay for, but they are worth the price as they are all different in every aspect unlike Civilization.

The game is easy to get the hang of and you can control both the difficulty and the different seeds that spawns the world you play on. It actually gives you different biomes to fight in from desert, swamp, tundra, forest and even ocean if you want to have dogfights with fighters you can produce.

So I say this is money well spent.
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349 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13.11.20 04:27
In short, it lacks depth. In some ways its nice because each turn doesn't take a million years like some 4x games, but ultimately it just feels very shallow and simple. I only ever played single player, maybe the game shines in multiplayer. But the fact that they try to nickel and dime you on the DLC for certain units/races also leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

DEFINITELY do not pay full price for this one; I got it 65% off and still feel like it wasn't worth the buy.
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558 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20.11.20 06:23
This is like the really good Wesnoth that all my Linux people have been praying for, oh and you get to play your favorite 40k faction.
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3101 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 09.11.20 02:48
This is a game I'd wait to buy on a sale. In my personal opinion, I would say the game should be priced around 14.99 - 19.99 USD in terms of price. Also, the DLCs are highly priced as well. I just don't play the game enough for it to be worth so high.

In the end, it depends if you are going to play this game for hours and enjoy it. If you can sit around and play this game for hours on end despite it being much more simple than a CIV game. Good for you!
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36918 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 06.11.20 15:32
The simultaneous turns co-op is brilliant, if you liked rites of war in the old days, and you play with friends, this is the best.
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1044 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20.12.20 00:28
There is a lot to say about this game, both good and bad. The game mechanics aren't all well balanced or well thought out, for example the sacrificial rites of Chaos seem a bit underpowered due to being linked with specific buildings instead of total output, and the whole pops consume food, buildings consume energy, city tiles consume influence, buildings need building slots, cities and pops consume loyalty - scheme easily leads to VERY bad cities that grow and grow but aren't able to really increase their output due to all the different upkeeps if you don't get good bonuses for your tiles, and on the other hand if you do manage to get good features and terrain for specialized cities, your surplus production will be INSANELY good, making for very unbalanced starts. Oh, and the AI simply can't handle playing certain factions, such as the Aeldari.

Those are all minor gripes with the game, but the overall feel is still solid. There's no diplomacy, which is befitting a 40k game, no peace, just war. All the different factions have their own unique feels and the only one I personally have found distasteful to play are the TAU. The soundtrack is simply amazing and all in all this is a very fresh take on the Civilization dominated 4X genre. Games are also faster because cities can't be captured, just destroyed and everyone is fighting all the time.

All in all, a very solid game that breathes fresh air on the genre. Thumbs up.
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70 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28.12.20 22:25
There's no campaign--just bots or multiplayer . Wasn't what I was expecting.
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17336 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18.12.20 22:18
Fantastic game. Proxy Studios has done an outstanding job with this game. Definitely better than Relic Studio's money grab attempt with Dawn of War 3. The models in this game are very artistic. I do wish that the models would show the damage that they received during battle and maybe even some smoke plumes of exhaust off of vehicles. Overall, it is a great game.
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5087 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28.12.20 14:53
Went in expecting a 40k 4X, got Australia simulator. It's great.
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735 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21.12.20 09:03
Very boring and slow paced. You can spend 3-4 hours building up only for you to lose to the AI and its ability to produce more units than you can. Balance is bad too as Astra Militarum units are so pathetic in the early game that your expansion is severely hampered. Why no Auto cannon weapon teams or lasgcannon teams? I tried to like this game but after several rounds the pacing, the balance of units, and the frustration of losing after 2 plus hours of game time. Additionally so many units that should be included for free for the base factions are paid DLC.
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2730 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 08.12.20 18:36
I love this game. I recently bought it in the sale with all DLC and so glad I did. Game isn't the easiest so be warned but the turn based explore/combat is fun and rarely feels unfair (I say rarely as doing the story missions are meant to be unfair as you win the game via completion). Had I the money, I would be very happy to pay full price. Looks beautiful, easy controls, challenging (especially harder difficulties against Necrons. They OP) and an AI that helps you if you team up. 10/10 for me.
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3229 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27.12.20 00:22
Pretty decent strategy game, can become a little 1 dimensional and repetitive after you've played a couple games with each faction, could really benefit from a single player campaign, or maybe some different objective-based game modes to eliminate the feeling of a tedious game where you have to purchase other factions to try and break up the tedium. That said, my friends and I quite enjoy it so far.
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676 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 02.01.21 12:31
This is actually really good. The immediate turnoffs are the production values and the price, but the visual Gladius+ mod and its associated voice pack on the Workshop are of excellent quality and help immensely, while a realistic 40-60% discount on the game and any DLC you're likely to use brings it to reasonably competitive value.

The store page's screenshots appear relatively ugly after using those two mods, though it's not a world of difference — the base graphics and sound, though slight, are a good effort considering the small size of the development studio. The devs seem to have wisely focused more attention on the less resource-intensive fiction that draws people into 40k to begin with. Lore text is packed into this wherever it could fit, and all of it so far has matched the quality of the best 40k books, in my opinion. Even the reasoning behind how all these different factions/species ended up fighting over the same planet is handled well enough to be believable.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=2346314901
I completed the Space Marines' intro/tutorial mission and started a game as the Tyranids, a much more involved faction. Most mechanics other than the fundamental nature of combat are modified to fit the race, faithful to the fiction as far as practicality allows; the Tyranids aren't a StarCraft Zerg, but I doubt the design of a Civ clone (or this game's engine) would support such extremes. Designing with absolute dedication to an external ruleset regardless of your genre is part of what hindered Space Hulk: Deathwing, and the restraint against that impulse works here, however intentional it was.

It is indeed 40k Civ, except in that it's much more creative with the factions, and it lacks diplomacy, which I believe is generally considered the most useless mechanic Civ has to offer. This, to me, equates to a version of Civ that's tolerable — in which the world isn't a perpetually sunny realm of bouncy Pixar characters, and humanity isn't necessarily a fountain of hope and rainbows using war as a vehicle for utopic enlightenment, but instead there are mechs the size of small communities fighting self-modifying aliens made of guns and machetes for supremacy over a hell planet, because they're on a hell planet.

I think the only issues I've had have been screen tearing despite G-Sync (fixed by enabling some combination of G-Sync, V-sync & triple-buffering all at once) and the UI being badly enlarged and ugly at 4k (made tolerable by reducing the UI upscaling as much as I can stand). Other than that it's really fun, very 40k indeed, and while there are regular optional quests in-game that serve as combined tutorial/mission/story/reward vectors, there's no formal campaign, so the story and lore are accessible without having to sit through a separate mode of restrictive campaign missions.

So, ~50% discount, download two Workshop mods, and you finally get to play a modern Civ game without feeling like you're being waterboarded with jam.
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17168 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21.12.20 21:26
Each faction feels unique and plays a lot like their lore would suggest. Game features broad range of each faction's more iconic units. While some unique aspects, such as space marine chapters, chaos space marine legions, etc. are missing, overall the game is good and entertaining representation of 40k world
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12148 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17.01.21 16:41
Its fun and gives me tabletop vibes.
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6569 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26.01.21 19:47
Fuck Slitherine, get it on sale.

(The game itself is incredibly fun. Good job, Proxy.)

As for a review of the game: imagine if Civ weren't entirely designed around faffing about wasting your time.
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1846 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22.01.21 20:51
aside from lack of voice acting the gameplay is really solid I really enjoy the play cycle, every faction can be fun. The space marines play how you'd expect. As do the Orks. wildlife actually is formidable and the A.I is pretty good. 8.510 woulb buy again
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1792 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30.01.21 17:39
Very good lite 4X game best fit for those who are true grognards. Niche intellectual property licensing cost makes it very very pricey though and only suitable for those who are true Warhammer 40K fans or those with lots of money to burn.
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987 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25.01.21 16:29
Total War + Civ
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9211 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16.01.21 12:11
I play a lot of total war, & this is a nice break from RTS genre. Well paced hex/turn based strategy. All set in Warhammer 40k world, what more could you ask for.
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2773 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22.02.21 22:11
This game receives a negative rating only because the developer/publisher decided to allow research on the technology tree only if you purchase their DLC. This tells me that they released an unfinished game and that, unfortunately common with some developers/publishers, is a poor business model to build customer loyalty. Other than this poor lapse in judgement, the game is a fun but simple, combat focused version of Civilization with limited replayability.
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892 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12.02.21 01:34
The game is a very, VERY, basic rip-off of better 4X games. The few races you have are super generic, as in there are no different sub factions like Space Marine Chapters or Orc Clans, the gameplay is super repetitve and the DLC Policy (which i expect to be shit for GW licensed Games at this point) is among the worst i've seen so far. Lucky i got it on sale for like 12 bucks and somehow I still feel like I didn't get my moneys worth. Just get Space Marine, slap a funny Mod on or play DoW with Ultimate Apocalypse... Garbage.
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21 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28.02.21 21:11
Believe the negative comments about DLC pay walls. Was looking for a Dawn of War/Civ 5 fix and I can't even build the first vehicle in the Introduction/Tutorial section without making another purchase. There's nothing fun about having to spend more money on top of the initial purchase in order to have fun. Imagine that.
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766 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26.02.21 09:51
This is a very .... decent/okay game. I would give it a neutral rating if possible. After a few hours I pined to play something more interesting and ended up loading up Civ 6 again. But this game has its place. If you want to play something that's essentially Warcraft 3 in 4x form, this is pretty good. Asymmetric races and a focus on combat, units and war. Even the hero level up system feels exactly like Warcraft 3, which is a plus for me.

It's just that a game of Warcraft 3 is over in half an hour, whereas this game drags for what feels like millennia. And after a while it's just back and forth combat that for me began to felt a bit stale. This could be better with friends. It feels like it needs .... more. More .... something? Warpstorms, random events, some interaction with enemy leaders perhaps. Anything to add a twist and some texture. This is absolutely commendable for a small team, though.

It's a shame that the DLC model is as it is, because some of those DLC could certainly make the game more interesting but they've chosen not to give anything away for free to entice players. Like a neutral roaming unit that costs 2 bucks? That ... just feels like something other games would release in an update. I assume Warhammer charges a lot for the license, which is why these Warhammer games release a lot of overpriced DLC, but it nonetheless hurts the game and I think they might actually make more money if the base game included some of these things. But I'm sure the Warhammer fanatics who spent hundreds on models aren't phased by these prices, and so it's probably the better financial decision.
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2267 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16.02.21 22:30
If you loved Civ 5 this game is a good investment, Friends i play with didn;t know Warhammer and since they loved Civ this game was a great introduction to the Universe, while also being a familer yet refreshing game(please exscuse my spelling, im actully an idiot)
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220 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28.02.21 15:24
As others have pointed out it's like they were about to release the full game and then cut it up into little bits to hand out as dlc. Can't recommend something like that.
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1377 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28.03.21 23:22
Warhammer 40K: Gladius is a 4X turn based strategy game similar to Civilization, set in the Warhammer 40K universe, where different factions will fight over control of a planet. You’ll need to explore a randomly generated map, create and upgrade cities, and train armies to fight other factions while managing a few types of resources.

[h1]The Good[/h1]

• There are four playable factions in the original release – Space Marines, Astra Militarum, Necrons and Orks. Four more factions are available as DLCs (which I haven’t bought yet) – Tyranids, Chaos Marines, Tau and Craftworld Aeldari.

• Each faction has their own unique infantry units, ground vehicles and aircraft, which have interesting visual designs.

• Each faction has a different playing style, for example Space Marines can only build one city but it quickly grows to a massive size, Necron units can heal quicker to stay in the fight longer, while the Orks build up a Waaagh! meter as they attack enemies, which increases damage dealt.

• You’ll also encounter the planet’s native wildlife, which will attack both the player and AI factions. Expect to see lots of strange looking creatures like giant wasps and scorpions, and floating squids who can mind control other units.

• Construct various buildings within your cities to generate different resources, including minerals to produce units and buildings, research points to unlock more powerful units and tech upgrades, and every building needs energy to function. A city’s population determines how many buildings can be active, but high population causes disloyalty which reduces how much of the other resources are gathered.

• Each tile has a bonus to production of specific resources based on the terrain type. You can choose which tiles to place each building on to maximize production, and you can spend influence points to acquire more tiles. Resources are managed on a faction level instead of each city being separate, which means that one city which specialises in production of a particular resource can compensate for another city having a shortage.

• The biggest difference compared to Civilization is that Gladius has absolutely no diplomacy. No trading, no peace treaties. These factions hate each other, and in the 41st millennium there is only war.

• Combat is turn based. Only one unit can occupy each tile, but ranged weapons can attack enemies a couple of tiles away, melee units can move several tiles each turn, and some units can fly or use jetpacks to get around water tiles or other obstacles, so I didn’t have many problems moving a large army around the map.

• Each faction has a storyline to follow where you perform objectives such as research and build a certain unit or city upgrade, investigate a location on the map, kill a specific enemy, or survive a massive wave of enemies, eventually leading to winning the campaign. Victory can also be earned by simply eliminating all enemy factions.

• The campaigns that I’ve won so far took around 7 hours each to complete on a medium size map.

• I haven’t had any problems with bugs, crashes or framerate, and the controls work fine with mouse and keyboard.

[h1]The Bad[/h1]

• The combined value of all the DLCs is actually higher than the base game. I’ve played other strategy games (for example Total War) where new factions appear in the game as AI controlled opponents even if you don’t own the DLCs, which provides more variety of enemies to fight against, and you only have to buy them if you want to play as those factions. Sadly Gladius doesn’t work like that. If you don’t own the DLCs, you won’t see those factions at all.

• Some units and upgrades for the original four factions are locked if you don’t own the Assault Pack and Fortification Pack DLCs, but they still appear on the tech tree in game, which is basically advertising the DLCs while you play.

[h1]The Recommendation[/h1]

Gladius is a fun game if you’re a fan of Warhammer 40K and turn based strategy, but the total cost of owning all the content is high, so I recommend waiting for a sale.
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1133 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 02.04.21 12:29
[h1]This game is absolutely good value for money IF:[/h1]

  • You buy the main game + all the DLC on sale for ~40 bucks or less.
  • You are somewhat familiar with the Warhammer 40,000 setting.
  • You install the Gladius+, Gladius+ Unofficial Terrain Scaling, TooManyVoices and Red Lasguns mods.


The Mods listed above are essential for immersion/HD textures/actual unit voices. Install them even before a first time playthrough.
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2168 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28.03.21 00:41
Very nice turn based strategy. Thumbs down because AI is very limited and it is not possible to connect to any multiplayer game. Buy to enjoy for 2-3 games, then youll get bored.
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7608 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22.03.21 05:53
Not recommending this game because the developer literally broke the game for some people via a graphics patch and hadnt addressed the problem since.
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1415 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13.04.21 15:08
OK game, no bugs experienced either.

DLC prices are just dumb. This really lowers ones impression of the game.
The fact that even in-game you get reminded of not owning a DLC, is also a BIG minus.
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4372 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 07.04.21 07:44
is good
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6454 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18.03.21 12:42
100 hours in now. Mainly play with my gamer friends - we all choose Marines, and pitch off against a mix of enemy types on a large match. We really enjoy it, few beers over an evening, it's a long game with multiple players. Game looks great, runs well, reasonable layer of strat to it, nothing too deep - it's a lot of fun. I do Dreadnought and Term drop pod spam, mate does air, another loves Pred's for some reason - we make it work. Some great games holding a combined line against Tyraflids trying to batter us down. Recommend if you like 40k and Strat.
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3138 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15.04.21 08:50
This game has had multiplayer issues since launch that STILL ARE NOT FIXED. This is ridiculous and should not be tolerated.
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109 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28.04.21 15:00
Game is fine, good even.
Content for this game on the other hand is devolved into a forced disaster by the developers.

Race packs are fine as an idea.Price wise though you are asking 1/3 of the game's base price for a single race.Even for races who are vital for the games immersion like chaos.That's unacceptable.
What is also not fine even just as an idea regardless of the price is that i need a dlc to build a simple razorback as Space Marines.I have not checked its price,i don't care if it costs 0.01 cents,which is not the case i can divine that already.That's unacceptable.
Half the races are in extremely overpriced race dlc packs and bits of the races you already supposedly own are behind dlc as well.
I love wh40k but if this is how you want to treat us i'll be on the lookout for your content on cheap key retailers cause you don't deserve a dime.
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1163 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 01.05.21 19:42
Finally a 4x game that does diplomacy perfectly.
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501 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 09.05.21 10:52
Fun game, DLC model is brutal. Don't buy unless on big big sale.
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14410 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25.04.21 15:35
This is a solid 4x Warhammer themed strategy game. The play style for each of the eight races feels unique and satisfying, with a decent tech tree that allows for different build paths. There are also numerous custom difficulty settings that allow you to make the game as pleasant or as brutal as you would like. What makes this game really attractive, though, is the multiplayer. If you have friends who enjoy this type of game, then there are countless hours of xeno bashing fun to be had.
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376 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17.05.21 15:12
I'll admit, it might just be my experence, but the game just isn't fun. It felt like a slog the whole time. Its only hitting on like 1 of the 4X's
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2353 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22.05.21 15:14
The game is ok, but after spending 39 bucks for this most of the options are greyed out pending me buying DLC. This game feels more like an advertisement for its own DLC than a complete game. Don't get this unless your willing to spend 70 dollars to buy all of the pieces to make it whole...... Unfortuately once I saw how stripped out it was I was past the point where I could return it. I like warhammer so I enjoy the ambiance of this game, but honestly the gameplay is pretty blah.... more or less just ok at best.
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4149 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 03.05.21 15:14
Basicly 40k civ, lacks so much and vanilla versions are pay walled to high hell, if you want all your factions troops then you will have to buy 2 DLC's not enough that they charge £30 for the game. also the other 4 races at start are also locked behind a pay wall with each one costing about £15 this is double the price of games like KOTOR, this studio has obviously learnt how to rake money from fans direct from GW, i wouldnt recommend buying it, just buy civ they atleast dont view you as nothing more than a walking cash pile.
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9846 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 07.05.21 00:02
This little pearl isn't the greatest at what it does, but it does it good enough - what makes it great is how easy it is to play with friends!
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5347 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26.06.21 08:26
I wanted to love this game as much as I love 40k but I can't. The base game is decent and worth it to buy on sale.

However. Every time I open the research menu I see parts of my army locked behind a paywall. I can stomach an entire faction like Tau being DLC but the Chimera? or the Landraider? You gotta be @#$% me! Here is your spaghetti but the sauce and cheese cost extra! Get that outta my face!

Oh its just 1 DLC to complete your army. NO! its 3. Reinforcement, Fortification and Assault. Nearly $6CAD each.
I don't mind that there are only 2 ways to win a game. Kill everyone else or quests. I can't recommend a game that splits your army and puts part of it behind a pay way.
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Verfasst: 04.06.21 17:16
THis is BS I own the complete edition but it wants me to pay for DLC!!!!
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2461 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 04.06.21 03:38
It's basically a turn-based RTS, as in if you made Dawn of War turn-based, this would be it. You build your bases, find your enemies, and kill them all. It's not really a 4X game, but it's very close.

That being said, there's nothing quite like it and I've enjoyed my almost 40 hours with it so far. Coming back to it recently and I think I'll be sinking even more hours into it in the near future. Proxy Studios is really coming into its own and I'm excited for them!
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84 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28.06.21 21:02
Way too expensive with the DLC for what you get.
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167 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 06.06.21 20:54
Nice game for £8 in the sale but even after 2 hrs got very boring to play. no where near as good as civ or other purn based games, even though its 40k which i love i found the gamplay boring and lacking any substance. graphics are nice but by no way amazing, just dont know how they could charge £30 for the base game normally and then the addons its such a rip off only die hard fans for 40k that have no concept on a good game for all would play this for more than 20hrs.
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4833 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 21.06.21 21:34
Good fun. DLC's are a little too pricey and numerous for what they give.
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1448 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 02.07.21 04:50
This game is minimally OK. What they've done is taken a list of the most generic 4X characteristics, created a game from it and applied a coat of 40k paint. If it wasn't 40k, *nobody* would play it. If you stripped the 40k IP it's just the most generic of generic genre clones.

I bought it for £8 and for that price I can't complain. Definitely isn't worth any more than that.
Mostly it's just uninspired. It's a 4x game stripped of economy, diplomacy, trade, intrigue, and everything else that makes a fleshed out title like civ 5 so compelling. They've not bothered to try and build on the genre at all, so once you've stripped everything away you're just left with constant combat that starts on turn 1 and continues until the end of the game. That's not as fun as it sounds, because there's not much to the combat. You have two to four types of resources depending on which faction you're playing, and even on a really big game on very hard difficulty you'll struggle to set up more than three or four cities before the game ends. City positioning is basically irrelevant. There's no networking, road systems, complementary positioning of cities, none of that. Just a global pool that cities all contribute to. Cities eventually become huge, and you'll always have so many tiles and building slots available that every city can be good at everything.

Visuals are pretty poor, frankly. The game tiles are ugly, drab, dark and there are only four or five types. Unit models have shoddy textures even on highest settings. There are only three kinds of tile blockers - forests, imperial ruins, and wire weed. There are five? six? special tiles you can find on the map that you can capture to get little bonuses. None of them are particularly important and there's no real reason to fight over them. In other 4x games, for example, there can be certain tiles that are so valuable they can be worth starting a war over. What I'm saying is that there's just not a lot going on across the map. Once you've seen one map, you've seen them all.

Music is generic meh. Sound effects are generic meh. e.g. I remember building a necron doomsday ark and looking forward to seeing the massive main gun fire... it's just a muted little *ploop* and a bit of green snot comes out the front of the gun. Gladius is a game that amazes in its ability to adequately tick a box with minimal effort.

Given that you don't do anything besides combat, that's pretty limited as well. Move with unit, shoot with unit. Nothing can move after shooting which limits your options a lot. Overwatch ends up aggroing a load of powerful neutral mobs when you want to just mind your own business which gets annoying.
Special abilities can be useful but aren't hugely interesting. Mostly I find myself using heal and repair actions and forgetting the rest.

The early game is reasonably fun when positioning and the odd heavier vehicle have smaller skirmishes, but the late game is really tedious - The quantity of units on the field becomes completely overwhelming. Almost all units have a range of 2-3 and move a similar distance, the result is the equivalent of mashing your toy tanks together when you were a kid.

The DLC policy is really belligerent. Seeing locked units blocked out each time I open the tech tree doesn't make me want to buy the DLC, it just pisses me off. There are a few important choices that are particularly offensive - Chimaeras, landraiders, etc. You'll also need to buy many DLCs in order to get all the units. It's just a scummy way to do it.

Overall, it's a 3.5/10. I hit the recommend button at 4/10.
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4549 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14.07.21 14:09
Basic stuff that should be in game are locked behind DLCs.
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10994 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 01.08.21 19:56
Turn based 4x. Its awesome.

I have no idea why this isnt being raved about more.
The races feel unique, the action is well paced, and the wildlife makes a welcome change to just build up & charge gameplay.

I struggle to find anything wrong with this game, it just needs more content for me to buy tbh.
If you've ever seen another of my reviews you know how rare this is xD
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186 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 05.08.21 09:35
If you like Warhammer 40k, you will enjoy this game. If you like games like civilization you will also enjoy this game. If you like both its a must have. Though I do wish there was some voice acting.
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3191 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17.07.21 10:41
The game is a straight forward 4X focusing on combat. It's not super deep, but it does scratch that itch if you feel like teching out tons of units and outsmarting your opponent with tactical genius positioning. In my case it was the perfect fix after taking in too much 40k lore from books and wikis. I like the wide selection of units to play with.

The price point is the biggest issue, the complete package is priced too steep for the amount of game you get (AA budget game with AAA price). Best to wait for a sale there.

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2863 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14.07.21 20:05
Gladius has won me over. I was fully prepared to uninstall the game, but I'm 27 hours in now and honestly I am really enjoying myself. I originally bought it because I was a 40k fan, and I guess I didn't realize how much city management there was going to be.

When I found that out I was discouraged because I didn't want another Civ game, with a 40k skin. But after forcing myself to give it another chance... and I'm glad I did.

It feels punishing. I like that. The game IS hard, particularly at first. But unlike a Civ game, the city stuff is much much lighter. The game DOES however put a lot more focus on the war, and it feels satisfying. The sight lines in particular, are jarringly difficult.

But after I completed my first playthrough, I found myself immediately wanting to jump into another faction.

It's not perfect, but it's a good game.
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8550 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30.07.21 02:39
The game is alright. But the company who owns it is pretty terrible. I cannot support the greed and terrible treatment of the fanbase that this company, Games Workshop, has chosen to endorse. As a fan of Warhammer 40K, and of games similar to this, I have to give a negative review, and warn others that, supporting this game and anything else like it, is supporting the death of warhammer.
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319 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 25.07.21 12:38
Too difficult for me to enjoy. Got the game through Humble Choice so no biggy.
I thought it would have like a co-op campaign or something but there does not appear to be a campaign at all, just skirmish games.
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2245 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 08.08.21 04:51
Bought it for my wife to play with me a while back, worked fine for a few months until we got bored of it and uninstalled. Went to reinstall because we got the itch to play again and no longer will function on her PC, and we cannot get a refund. System requirements changing two years after release date is really lame. Wasted $40.
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4409 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 06.08.21 20:51
The game isn't bad. However, with Games like Planetfall and Beyond Earth in play, it quickly gets out matched.
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343 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 31.08.21 17:32
I get the base game and half the factions are blurred out DLC only. Play the game and parts of the tech tree are blurred out DLC only. I feel like I am playing bare bones. I'm good.
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1031 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15.09.21 17:07
I like the game a lot and I'm not even a huge fan of the WH 40k universe. Seems really well done.
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3804 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 17.09.21 20:15
I've really enjoyed playing this game, but it would be really nice to be able to buy a whole game at release, and not have to buy the extra bits to finish it off, at double (at least!) the cost of the game in the first place.
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2274 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18.09.21 10:51
A great game. The combat ai is strong and acts logically. It retreats damaged units and does not attack in a stupid way. The Warhammer 40k atmosphere the game manages to create is also great.
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1486 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 07.09.21 03:09
Do you like 4X games? Do you like more combat than diplomacy and city building? Do you like WH40K? Then this is the game you’re looking for. Take the combat from Civ and strip away alllll that religion and diplomacy. This is straight warfare. The base game gives you 4 factions and does a great job of teaching you how to play each one, the game isn’t very hard to learn depending on who you play. I recommend starting with the Space Marines then go from there. This game also has a host of great mods that just put the sprinkles on it. Being a modest fan of the WH40K hobby myself, I really enjoyed this installment into the Codex of Games (yeah, I said it). If you want the tabletop scale and you want some voice lines that are like Dawn of War (almost) then get Gladius+ and Too Many Voices respectively. As with most strategy games, you can lose track of time very easily as all my time in this game is really in like 3 or 4 sittings with obvious breaks in between but nonetheless.
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6938 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 02.09.21 03:42
This is Civ without the diplomacy. Each race is different and the DLC's for races are worth it. This is one of my new faves. Note that if you are running addon's from workshop everyone in a multi player game should have them if not it can cause connection issues with players you dont have them.
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183 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 24.09.21 21:41
Last I played, Imperial Guard Regs were equal to Tactical Marines as well as Necron Warriors.

I refunded this ages ago, all of the factions played exactly the same and felt like reskins of each other.

What a letdown.
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16203 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 14.11.21 17:12
Cons: cost.

Pros: everything else. This is THE BEST 4X combat game. No diplomacy, simpler than in Civ city management, and huge variety of units and sides with real tactical options and paths. The combat mechanics is interesting and more complex than in any 4X game.

But! While the base game is good, the game shines with all the expansions. And it becomes costly to buy all of them. Therefore, we come back with the biggest drawback: Cost. But in some sense you get what you paid for. If they release one more DLC, I would buy it without thinking. I love this game that much.

I play it periodically - play couple of games - break for couple of month to play other games. Then I always come back to this game.
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1773 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22.11.21 17:44
This game is grand. The base version is really good and worth the money on its own.
BUT the cost of the DLC's is overpriced for sure! Rich people only it would seem. Even when discounted the DLC's factions are never less than £7.40 :(
Shame. Hope there is a complete bundle one day.
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5326 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23.11.21 21:24
Round based Warhammer 40k PC game for single players - what's not to like?!
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1673 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27.11.21 09:36
Good game, fun, gets stale. Imbalanced to hell with factions (Tau is overtuned, the overcharge on many characters fires the normal shots but damages them and vice versa), Space Marines are straight forward and good, the same campaign victory stuff plays out every time. Game needs more randomization or better tech. I did enjoy it - but it's not $60 on sale for all the dlc and other stuff enjoyable.

Get Dawn of War or Battlefleet Gothic Armada 2
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4078 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23.11.21 00:17
This is not a good game , It is fun for a few hours , But it gets repetitive fast .
And i wish they did not pushed the 4-X title so hard to sell the game ,
For me any game there is only combat and nothing else is not 4-X.
But if you like turn based battles you might like this , but unless you spend the money you will encounter a lot of dimmed out options on the screens that is locked for you .
And the full game is 130 euro or so , And counting , (not counting sales )
pretty sure they can squeeze out some more money from this stone .
But again it will never ever be worth 130+ euro
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1098 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 18.11.21 01:42
a lot of things to manage but its still is one of the better 40k games
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2334 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 29.11.21 07:52
An unkind review would suggest it's basically Civ with only military victories allowed and a 40k skin... which wouldn't be entirely inaccurate but would miss just how much the devs clearly *get* 40k.
The factions, which keep getting added, are all very distinct and just feel right. If you enjoy the aesthetic or play style on the table top you won't be disappointed with their presentation in Gladius. Yes some things work differently, but of course they do!
Seriously, this is one of a very small number of Games Workshop IP video games that, in my humble opinion, successfully capture the source material.
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1244 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 30.11.21 13:09
Gladius is a fantastic 4X sandbox environment with mod support and was an amazing introduction to the Warhammer 40,000 universe for me. Got a lot of time with the various unit types and the mechanics involved with them that seem to copy across to the tabletop really well.

Whilst the game is complex with it's various mechanics it is still open to novices like myself that can play the approachable races like space marines and still feel competitive. There is even a co-op multiplayer option in which you and your friends can experience your individual campaigns together.
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1469 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22.11.21 18:17
Shooty, good, diplomacy;s not broken because there's no diplomacy o/
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1491 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15.12.21 21:00
This is a fun game.
It's a simplified 4x with a focus on combat.
The factions feel pretty unique and each of them have a variety of units and strategies to play around with.
There's a surprising amount of mechanics and complexity to the game without being overwhelming and over complicated.
I enjoyed my 24 hours greatly and I found the game challenging yet fun on the normal difficulty.

I do not recommend this game however UNLESS you get it on a huge sale because of good old GW greed.
Half the factions in the game are locked behind DLC paywalls. It feels like an early access game. They even show you DLC units in the tech trees that you don't have access to just to rub it in your face. Unless GW decides to put up a reasonably priced bundle for all the content, I would avoid buying this game as there just isn't enough content on the base game to make it worth your time.

I got this game through a contest for free so i'm very happy with my time on it but i've been looking at this game for a long time and never would have bought it and played it without a good bundle discount.
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1615 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 01.01.22 13:01
[h1] Exterminate, Exterminate [/h1]

Even though this is a 4X game (explore, expand, exploit, exterminate) Warhammer 40 000 Gladius heavily focuses on the last X while lacks in the previous ones. There is not much to explore, expand possibilities are limited (or rather it comes very costly), exploit system is I would say generally good, but nothing special. But extermination is something that you have to put your entire focus on, this makes sense hence in harsh environment of W40K there is only war and only the strongest survives. In the game this means you have to quickly produce as many unit as your production can sustain and attack as fast and as often as possible or you lose. This is actually pretty good mechanics because it drives your attention to the battlefield, strategy and tactics. I would actually love it if it didn't require so much micromanagement - unit die quickly (or heal slowly) so you have to make up this in quantity and when every turn I have to move 10,20,30 or more units it makes every turn exhausting and unnecesarily long. Don't get me wrong, the game is good, really good, if you have patience, for me this is something I play once or twice and get on with it, I enjoyed the game but I'm not interested now in playing again (or buy dlcs) if there are much better games in the genre.

[h1] Summary [/h1]

Pros

Smart AI
High diversity among factions
Neutral faction is also challenging
Well crafted hero concept for this type of game
W40K universum and it feels like it!

Cons

No campaign - what's in the game is just some story aspect added to skirmish
DLC policy - cost highly exceeds marginal utility
Unbalanced factions
Heavy focus on combat / exterminate aspect of the game
Narrow research tree

Slightly over average score of 5.5 /10

I can recommend this game only for either W40K enthusiasts or very patient players with love for turnbased strategies. If you are casual player like me go rather play Civilization V or if you want to play on extraterrestrial worlds Civilization: Beyond Earth.
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Verfasst: 05.01.22 02:20
Thumbs-down because the DLC should have been included in the game. It is a bit obvious that it is intended to be part of the full game, but was split into parts to suck more money out of the people who want to play it. What's more, you can't complete the achievements without buying all the DLC. It is just a skin of Endless Legend which makes it irritating when they get you to buy the game, and then need to spend 6x the cash to play the full game. I'll wait until the DLC is $2 a pop then MAYBE.
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1999 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11.12.21 15:09
I have held off buying this for quite a while, based upon the fact that quite often the 40K branding is an excuse to develop and present a mediocre or sub par game. Well... Gladius turned out to be something fantastic. If you like turn based tactical combat this game is an absolute must.... its fantastic. What it does not satisfy is any strategic itch you might have. It is a title that does beautifully what it sets out to do....... in offering a tactical unit based 40K combat fest.
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3168 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12.12.21 23:38
The game itself is good. Looks nice, no major bugs, UI, tech trees, and balance are all great.
But...
There's 9 available races and 5 of them are locked behind expensive DLC. To unlock everything you'd have to shell out well over $100, and that's just for races and some moderately useful tech tree unlocks. It's not like you're getting some AAA new campaign content or something, the game play is just randomly generated maps. This isn't FFXIV or Borderlands, where each xpac gives you a LOT, this is basically Civ, and asking that much for each nation to be unlocked is greedy and insulting.
I'm not complaining that there's DLC, I get it, it's a business - but the prices for all of it are ridiculous.
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132 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 01.01.22 07:25
An empire management game without the empire management aspects. Its heavily focused on combat. If you like to watch sprites shoot at trees for hours on end you will love this game. Super boring.
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1030 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 07.01.22 21:25
Lots of fun and a great addition to my collection of W40K games.
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41 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 31.12.21 20:50
You need a DLC to do anything on this. I'm surprised I didn't need a DLC to uninstall this
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11211 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 08.01.22 13:04
Excellent turn-based strategy game. Looks like a Civ clone, but is more of a wargame than 4X. It is completely focused on combat with no diplomacy. Has some great mods, too.
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798 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28.01.22 04:24
So I like this game, but I'm gonna have to say don't get it because it unfortunately suffers from Paradox syndrome.

The core gameplay is solid and it's cool seeing all the units in it, along with lore writeups and other little details. It also goes to lengths to include a lot of units that you see on the tabletop but that don't see in other games... Or it would, if not for DLC.

The base game has 4 available factions, with FIVE locked behind individual DLC packs. It's not even like in Total War games where you can interact with the factions, just need the DLC to play them (Not that I like this practice at all), but they flat out cannot be used in your game if you do not own the DLC. The fact that over 50% of factions aren't even included in the base game is ridiculous and totally unreasonable.

On top of this even in the base factions, a number of units are locked behind DLC paywalls too. Just using Guard as an example as they're my favourite faction you can't even make Chimeras, one of the most ubiquitous and common vehicles in their motor-pool without DLC. The Guard roster has 4 units locked behind DLC (Chimeras, Ratlings, Scions and Void shield generator) where EACH ONE requires a different DLC. So you're telling me to play one of the base factions to the fullest, I need 4 separate DLCs? Hard pass. Other games would just put in new units for free as updates to reward their fan-base for staying with the game. Instead you get a company that's decided to package updates as paid content.

The way that DLC is handled for this alone should make it a hard pass. I don't think you should buy this game even if it's on sale as you're very much paying for half a product and this kind of marketing shouldn't be encouraged.
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672 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23.01.22 11:00
[h1]In the grim darkness of the far future, there is one more turn.[/h1]

Warhammer 40,000: Gladius - Relics of War is a perfect representation of the familiar quote with which most of the Warhammer 40k content starts since the ultimate goal of nearly every playthrough is to eliminate your enemies not by diplomacy nor cultural advancement or building a wonder, but by wiping them out entirely using everything at your disposal. After all, there is only war.

Gladius gameplay basics will be familiar for everyone who ever played any 4X turn-based strategy game like Civilization. However, it is much less complex than other titles since, as I've said earlier, everything here is focused on war. Every city upgrade, every building, and every technology is here only to make your units more effective on the battlefield.

Despite having the same ultimate goal, each faction uses quite different ways for achieving it. In the base game, you're allowed to play as Space Marines, Necrons, Astra Militarum aka Imperial Guard, and Orks, and it might seem too few for a grand strategy game, however, each faction is truly unique in its approach. Space Marines and Necrons are both pretty well-rounded, beginner-friendly factions with quite straightforward mechanics and tactics, while Imperial Guard is heavily focused on various artillery, tanks, and specialists since their regular troops are mostly just cannon fodder, and Orks usually outnumber everyone on the map and have to fight almost nonstop to achieve maximum profit and combat buffs.

While being turn-based, Gladius still manages to be quite an intense experience at times, especially in the mid and late game when there are almost no blank spots on the map and all you have to do is to place all your units properly and use their abilities effectively to cause maximum possible damage to the enemy lines while avoiding unnecessary losses in the never-ending encounter. I won't dive deeper here into the gameplay, but believe me, every faction's mechanics is quite diverse so at least your first playthrough with each of them will be unique.

There are also a bunch of DLCs available, which is a common thing with strategy games. Some of them add several new units, and the others add playable factions like Eldars, T'au, Chaos Space Marines, Tyranids, and most recent Adeptus Mechanicus. However, even the base four playable factions are more than enough to sink a few dozens of hours into the game. You can customize your playthrough with a bunch of different settings, just like in any other strategy game, like wildlife population, biomes density, spawn of unique creatures, and so on. As far as I've noticed, difficulty settings only increase or decrease buffs given to the AI rather than making it smarter but it's okay since the computer players will always be equally aggressive towards you or the other AI opponents. And you can always jump into the multiplayer PvP or create a hot seat game if you want something more challenging.

And there is also a story mode that you can enable with each faction while creating a game. It basically allows you to achieve victory by completing a chain of quests during a regular map, which is a nice option if you're tired of killing everything.

So overall, Gladius is a decent 4X strategy game, with a heavy focus on the last X - exterminate. If you're eager to play something Civilization-like but don't want to bother yourself with politics, culture, and other complex mechanics, then you should try out this one. Despite being oversimplified in comparison to other genre representatives, Gladius in my humble opinion is very good in what it provides - a near-perfect representation of Warhammer ground warfare.
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116 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 31.01.22 02:38
Gameplay feel shallow. It's more like a turn based RTS than a 4X games. It's not a bad game, it's just not for me.
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1619 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28.01.22 09:25
Game was given to me as a gift and ngl, it'is fun. Enjoyable. But I wouldn't recommend it unless you're getting it as a gift, AND you're used to spending your life savings on DLC, aka Paradox/Total War, since they paylocked some INCREDIBLY basic mechanics and units that any sane studio will have in the base game. Doubt it will change, too, so, tough shit, there's always pirating the game as an option since it doesn't have a demo or some shit. I can only assume it's GW giving them the license for such a high price they're forced to make ya buy DLCs and shit

TL;DR Don't buy it cos you have to pay twice the game's cost in DLC to have content other games put in basegame.
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1019 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13.02.22 11:45
This is an interesting and fun game, finally a decent turn based strategy game in the warhammer 40k world. The problem is that most races and units are sold separately as a DLC. I'm not spending 100+ euros for gladius.
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1993 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12.02.22 07:46
about 150 turns into the game if you can make it that far anyways they dump an army twice the size of my entire armed forces litreally right infront of my capitol to rip any of the fun from the game as you watch everything you just worked on die and burn. The game is fun until they put an unsurmountable chalenge and you watch helplessly as everything dies, extremly frusterating
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1362 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 15.02.22 02:51
This game is very satisfying. My one complaint is the enslavers, they're incredibly annoying and the game would be almost perfect without them. Other than that, great game.
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3097 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 10.02.22 03:18
Was not expecting it to turn out as well as it did, very pleasantly surprised. Willing to say (since I haven't tried battlesector yet) that it's the Dawn of War of the turn based. Base I'd say equal to the first game, and if you get the races and the rest on sale, then it's equal to Dark Crusade. (I very much enjoy all of the original dawn of war games, but dark crusades campaign was my favorite.)
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21 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26.02.22 05:44
A Warhammer 40K game where Space Marines are dlc, where to even have the basic Chimera vehicles, the first vehicles available in the game and teased to the player, for the Imperial Guard faction requires dlc. Multiple dlc packs required just to have a single complete faction is downright absurd.

I have no problem with factions being locked behind paywalls, there are other games that do this. What bothers me is that every step of the way in my very first game, it keeps showing me things that require dlc. The game itself seems to be kneecapped, made for the sole purpose of selling overpriced dlc for basic units when games like Soulstorm from like 16 years ago had 8 complete factions in the base game. Similar games like Alpha Centauri had 6 complete factions. This thing grays out the first vehicle in your faction and in red letters shouts that you need DLC to get the single most common and basic mechanized unit in the Imperium. It shows you precisely how many factions you can't play as and locks research in the tech tree but suggests you merely pay more than you paid for the game itself to unlock partial factions.

If I wanted to watch commercials, I'd watch tv. When I buy a game, I expect at least a functional experience, not several reminders per minute that basic parts of the few factions available are locked. This might have been a decent game, before they chopped it up.

Refund requested. Avoid if you like your games to have even one complete faction without DLC.
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528 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 13.03.22 01:45
Great game and i really like the concept. All the wrong stuff are DLCs with single units, forts, races... Developers are hired from Electronic Arts or wut? XD
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1010 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 10.03.22 01:52
i hate wire weed
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Verfasst: 27.02.22 04:11
Maybe there's a good game here but I'm not going to bother to find out for two reasons - the tutorial and the DLC.

Where the tutorial really goes awry is it fails to explain any concepts. For instance, it tells you you can deploy a city but just one city. However, it fails to mention any considerations about deploying that city. Like when you should do so or what terrain would be favorable for a city. Should I drop it in an open plain? Next to a river? An ocean or mountain? How about a special tile? Can I expand the reach of my city? While a competent tutorial won't go in depth in all of these areas, it would mention at least some of these things and provide a player with some sort of guidance. And since you only get the one city, a new player will be hesitant to deploy the city in a substandard spot which will lead to their defeat very quickly.

And that's just one example. Conceptually nothing is explained. This makes the tutorial fairly useless. In all honesty, it appears the devs put about 15 minutes into making it and that's going to put off many people.

2. The DLC policy for this game borders on abusive. Actually, scratch that. It crosses that border and this is coming from someone who has happily purchased a lot of DLC.

More than half of the civilizations are only available via DLC. Buy the base game and you get a measly 4 factions. That's it. The other 6 are DLC. Units in the very first row of your tech tree are DLC. No kidding. We're not talking about special units, we're talking about stuff you can build 15 turns into the game as DLC. And there they sit, on your tech tree and you can't research them.

I've seen plenty of opportunistic DLC but this just about takes the cake. This isn't cosmetics (horse armor) or expansion of gameplay mechanics (Paradox). This is stuff that appears to be stripped out of the base game to try to make consumers pay more. A friend of mine said he had to turn off his DLCs if we were going to play co-op together since I didn't have that DLC. Maybe he's mistaken but if not that's just insane. Either way, the DLC for this game leaves a very bad taste in my mouth.

Between those two factors I have no real desire to learn to play this game. I know that I'm going to have to struggle with no direction whatsoever to learn the game itself because the devs though it was more important to strip the game for DLC than to put any kind of useful tutorial in their product. I also know that if I put that kind of time into it, I'm also only getting half a game with over $100 of DLC intruding in virtually every screen just begging to be purchased. This is what awaits me? No thanks.

So consumers my advice is to stay clear of this one. Avoid.
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8777 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28.02.22 20:19
Why can't other players use host DLC?

I just want to let my friends play with all the toys without them having to buy it themselves.
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2603 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 01.03.22 09:04
just 1 more turn...
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9124 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 05.03.22 19:15
It would be great if half of the base game was not locked behind dlc. It feels incomplete.
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679 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 06.03.22 05:45
Like warhammer civ
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357 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 11.04.22 11:08
TL;DR mixed review, decent 4X game but a pretty awesome 40K game, feels kind of incomplete without DLC

+ Great combat that relies heavily on terrain
+ Good amount of unit types
+ Mod support
+ Exploration is really fun; lots to discover and lots of danger
+/- Pretty simple in every aspect besides combat, not the greatest 4X out there
+/- The simplicity could be nice for 40K fans unfamiliar with 4X's, but 4X vets may not like this
+/- Strange UI choices
+/- No diplomacy
- VERY pricey, I only recommend this if you're a big 40K fan
- Lots of the cool stuff locked behind DLC, likely the majority of the cool stuff

Would not recommend at full price; If you're on the fence make sure to look into level of simplicity in the research tree, city-building, and resource management. This may make or break it for you, but personally speaking the great combat makes up for it and it's refreshing to be able to focus on the exploration and extermination while only making a few clicks to manage your empire. Just keep in mind you're paying for the setting here as there are a ton of 4X games that are much better than this one, this is a decent 4X game that you likely would not enjoy unless you're into 40K

Buying the game on sale with all the DLC is the best route unfortunately, but once you have all that content it's a solid game. You can get the complete edition on sale for a reasonable price
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71 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23.04.22 00:12
18$ per faction is too expensive + 45$ for the initial game = super greedy
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409 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12.04.22 03:10
One of the best warhammer games on pc.play with gladius+ mod and too many voices mod.
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3205 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 20.04.22 22:15
Good game, but extremely overpriced DLC. All in all game+dlc costs about twice the price of any AAA title, over 100 euros. And while playing the game it gets obvious that the DLC content got stripped from the base game, they do not add up and the base game itself feels incomplete which is frustrating.
So i can't recommend this at all until you can get a complete version for a reasonable price.
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9088 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 23.04.22 23:55
This is more than a 4x game. I would classify it as a Great Warhammer game not a 4x game. This game goes so fast with the action and the War. Just trust me try it for 2 hours and then u will kno. I think this is a great game.
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Verfasst: 14.04.22 04:23
Got a bit too high and leaked my duo team's strat in the all chat.
Great 40k game
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Verfasst: 10.04.22 23:02
Great game for Tactical and wargame enthusiasts. If you like Warhammer at all (even if you not a fanboy) it makes it that much better. Game has light 4x Civ like Elements and a little study is required to get better at the game (learning each Factions strengths and style of play is required). Pricing structure is a bit steep - but if you look around and wait on sales you can get it on a budget. I paid Less than $50 dollars for everything (haven't gotten the latest expansion yet). With 100's of hours of gameplay that is a fair trade-off.
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Verfasst: 17.04.22 09:55
It's a nice developed Civilization-like game. Focussed only on WAR ofcourse.
No diplomacy or culture to find here. Fight it out to the end.
Heavily enjoyable to play hotseat via Remote play together, works like a charm. My wife even enjoys it!

My recommendation would be to use mods though. Especially the Too Many Voices mods to bring some life to the troops. Also Gladius+. Well worth your time if you like 40k.
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Verfasst: 16.04.22 00:29
Great game, I have thoroughly enjoyed it.
I am not a fan of WH. I mean to say I haven't read the books or played any other games, I don't mean to say I dislike WH.
The factions in Gladius are very distinct. I never felt like I was playing the same reskinned faction.
The rules can be a little complicated, but complicated is what TBS does. A better wiki explaining unit abilities and rules would be nice.
There are plenty of customizable options for the world you fight on, as well as the faction difficulties.
I disliked the quests as they can be disruptive if you are not familiar with them and expecting them. It is a simple matter to turn them off.
The DLCs for this game are stupid expensive. You can pay $15 for a SINGLE additional faction and there are at least 3 that are not included in the base game. I have not found any good sales on the DLCs either.
Overall I recommend if TBS is your thing. Enjoy!
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Release:12.07.2018 Genre: Strategie Entwickler: Proxy Studios Publisher: Slitherine Ltd. Engine:keine Infos Kopierschutz:keine Infos Franchise:keine Infos
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