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  • Summary: Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 is the new real-time strategy game adapted from Games Workshop’s famous tabletop game that portrays the epic space battles of the Warhammer 40,000 universe.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. Mar 4, 2019
    90
    A nearly perfect RTS in a Warhammer 40k universe, universe that the developers absolutely understand. If you’re an RTS fan, you must try this game.
  2. Feb 8, 2019
    89
    The overall experience is very engaging.
  3. Jan 24, 2019
    80
    While Armada isn’t big on scale, it is big on fun. It is one of the rare good entries of Games Workshop’s liberally licensed universe, and as such, it is a must-try for any fan of the Warhammer 40,000 universe.
  4. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Apr 4, 2019
    80
    A bigger and better version of the first game and a duty for all fans of Warhammer 40,000 and realtime strategies. You will not find a better game in this genre right now. [Issue#294]
  5. Jan 28, 2019
    75
    While not quite a homerun, Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 is a fun, tactical space combat experience with some nice story to boot.
  6. Feb 7, 2019
    70
    Battlefleet Gothic: Armada 2 is a good surprise. It is larger, more varied and more epic than the first episode. The only problem is the lack of clarity of the interface, especially during big battles.
  7. Jan 24, 2019
    60
    It’s a solid but not exceptional middle-of-the-road game with some UI hang-ups but a wide variety of factions and a solid amount of the old 40K charm.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Feb 6, 2019
    10
    It's definitely a good game, especially for warhammer 40k fans. It respects the lore very well and the gameplay is great. It does not deserveIt's definitely a good game, especially for warhammer 40k fans. It respects the lore very well and the gameplay is great. It does not deserve 100% of course, but it clearly deserves more than the 76% it currently has. Expand
  2. Feb 9, 2019
    10
    A good sequel with improved strategic campaign. Different races with different mechanics. Good atmosphere and exciting cutscenes. I didn'tA good sequel with improved strategic campaign. Different races with different mechanics. Good atmosphere and exciting cutscenes. I didn't play multiplayer yet but for single player experience this game is among my best 3 for this year. Any WH fan will love it. Expand
  3. Feb 14, 2019
    10
    For me this is one of the best 40k video games ever right up there with DOW 1 & 2.
    This game has basically the same engin as the first BFG
    For me this is one of the best 40k video games ever right up there with DOW 1 & 2.
    This game has basically the same engin as the first BFG but with tons of extra content a, great campaign, tons of factions.
    I love it!
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  4. Feb 11, 2019
    8
    The game is simply fun, the new races are interesting to play and some mechanics got refined. But the streamlining of the UI resulted in aThe game is simply fun, the new races are interesting to play and some mechanics got refined. But the streamlining of the UI resulted in a very effective, but compared to the first game rather bland UI design. The campaign map is vastly superior. Battle modes could be more diverse, and some features are sorely missing: Like picking which ships to place from which fleet. Right now you can only select the order the game picks the ships for you by putting one of up to three fleets in a fight first. This game is already very good and has a lot of potential to iron out some issues, absolutely recommended. Might be harder to get into than the first game for non-Warhammer fans, but also highly recommended for them. Expand
  5. Feb 22, 2019
    8
    Is a great game, and has lots of content to it. After spending 50+ hours I can say this game is very much worth its price tag. Just hoping toIs a great game, and has lots of content to it. After spending 50+ hours I can say this game is very much worth its price tag. Just hoping to see some new campaigns coming out soon! Expand
  6. Jan 25, 2019
    7
    The battles can be fun once the player controlled and AI controlled (in campaign) fleets become large and complex enough. However, theThe battles can be fun once the player controlled and AI controlled (in campaign) fleets become large and complex enough. However, the campaign map mechanics are very simple and feel unfinished. Some aspects of battle feel unfinished as well (ex: capture points). This is especially startling in comparison to another famous Warhammer entry (Total War: Warhammer 1/2). While the game has 12 factions accessible in the multiplayer (which is pretty awesome), only 5 (3 human factions, necros, and tyranids) are accessible in campaign. This game will probably improve significantly as it is patched, but at its release state I cannot give it more than a 7/10. I would recommend checking out this game in late Spring/Summer of 2019 when it has been patched and expanded. Expand
  7. Jan 26, 2019
    4
    This game has so much potential, but as features from the first game are missing that made it special, it feels like a streamlined version ofThis game has so much potential, but as features from the first game are missing that made it special, it feels like a streamlined version of BFG:A1 for the mass market.

    The good:
    Good campaign with interesting management and strategic choices.

    The bad:
    The multiplayer fleet management is gone. There is no need to protect your ships anymore and the only mode you can play is "ranked". The persistent mode features got dulled down so much it feels like they went from "Fallout New Vegas" to "Fallout 4". Make it simple for the mass market and feel like every other soulless multiplayer.

    The ugly:
    You can only play "domination" in multiplayer, where you have to capture points that don't even have a meaning. You win by "points" and not by destroying the enemy. There is no cruiser clash anymore. With the missing fleet management and no cruiser clash I cannot motivate myself to play multiplayer because players can just grief with escort ships capturing points instead of fighting.

    With this in mind I will only play single player and in hindsight would have waited for a Steam sale instead of buying it now.

    Singleplayer: 8/10
    Multiplayer 0/10
    Resulting in 4/10
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