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  • Summary: Take control of one of the most technologically advanced armies in the Imperium - The Adeptus Mechanicus. As Magos Dominus Faustinius, you'll lead the expedition on the newly rediscovered planet of Silva Tenebris. Manage resources, discover long-forgotten tech, plan tactical operations usingTake control of one of the most technologically advanced armies in the Imperium - The Adeptus Mechanicus. As Magos Dominus Faustinius, you'll lead the expedition on the newly rediscovered planet of Silva Tenebris. Manage resources, discover long-forgotten tech, plan tactical operations using the Noosphere technology and control your Tech-Priests every move.

    Your every decision will shape the missions ahead and ultimately decide the fate of the troops under your command. However, choose your path carefully - the Imperium depends on it.

    * Augment
    Flesh is weak! Upgrade your Tech-Priests limbs with mechanical augments made from the blessed metals of the Omnissiah. Customize your team with hundreds of possibilities, creating a squad to suit your playstyle.

    * Difficult Decisions
    Make tough decisions that will forge the future from your Ark Mechanicus, The Caestus Metalican, and send you towards alternate endings for a truly unique playthrough.

    * Experience the Noosphere
    Use the Adeptus Mechanicus' evolved human cognition to scan unexplored tombs for valuable data in order to gain a tactical advantage over your enemy.

    * The Library
    A compelling story written by Black Library author, Ben Counter, specifically crafted to fit the unique personality of the Adeptus Mechanicus faction.
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Warhammer 40000: Mechanicus Brings XCOM To 40K
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Nov 20, 2018
    90
    A spectacular breath of fresh air for the 40K franchise.
  2. Dec 3, 2018
    85
    The game admirably blends dark Warhammer motifs and a wide array of tactical and strategic decisions on the battlefield. Although Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus is not without faults, it's one of the few games in the Warhammer sci-fi setting that I wish it had a sequel. The high amount of customization, the appealing story and narrative, as well as the deep turn-based strategy elements make Mechanicus a must-play title for all Warhammer and TBS genre fans.
  3. Warhammer 40 000 is a great mix of the TBS genre and Warhammer's 40 000 Universe. Dungeon crawling in random maps, lots of customization and story make this game one the best game in recent years.
  4. Nov 28, 2018
    80
    Overall, Warhammer: 40,000 Mechanicus is a solid entry into the 40k universe for fans of the franchise and accessible enough for those who aren't into Warhammer, but are looking for a good strategy title to kill time with.
  5. CD-Action
    Feb 6, 2019
    80
    A highly praiseworthy (although a tad too easy) variation of XCOM 2 with an interesting turn-based combat system. There are two reasons why Mechanicus engraved itself in my memory. The first one is great writing done by Ben Counter, British author of novels and short stories set in the Warhammer 40,00 universe. The second one is amazing audio, including outstanding soundtrack by Guillaume David. [01/2019, p.76]
  6. Dec 21, 2018
    76
    Well executed tactical battles oozing loads of Warhammer atmosphere. It lacks variety though, while the presentation also could be optimized.
  7. Nov 26, 2018
    68
    Overall, Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus isn’t a bad game. It certainly has its issues, especially in the balancing department, but aside from that, the issues don’t tend to seriously hurt what you’ll be looking for if you’re considering playing this game. The game isn’t ground-breaking, but it’s not a step backwards either.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 4 out of 17
  1. Nov 17, 2018
    10
    This one is the surprise of the year for me. I expected a mildly entertaining Xcom clone in the skin of a medicore done Warhammer 40k story.This one is the surprise of the year for me. I expected a mildly entertaining Xcom clone in the skin of a medicore done Warhammer 40k story. Goog god, i couldn't have been more wrong.

    Let's start with the most important thing first....the tech adepts actually SPEAK THE CHANT MECHANICUM *nerd gasm*.

    Ok, now that we got that one out of the way:

    - the story was written by Ben Counter who is one of the better writers in the Black Library. So you can expect a solid story and no lore breaking nonsens.
    - interessting characters that react different to your decision
    - the game is Xcomish, but has more than enough good mechanics to stand on it's own. (the CP system is imo short of brilliant)
    - really neat soundtrack that compliments the overall atmosphere of the game
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  2. Nov 23, 2018
    10
    Я надеюсь, что это не последняя игра по вахе от этих разработчиков. То, как они передали атмосферу - это во истину круто, я никогда такого неЯ надеюсь, что это не последняя игра по вахе от этих разработчиков. То, как они передали атмосферу - это во истину круто, я никогда такого не видел. В плане атмосферы, эта игра является лучшем воплощением вахи за долгие годы.
    Игра имеет крайне малый бюджет и её разрабатывала довольно малая студия, что иногда даёт о себе знать, но в целом, добиться такого, с учётом 2х этих фактов, нереально сложно, я искренне надеюсь, что мы увидим ещё 1 игру по вахе от этих разработчиков.
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  3. Jun 7, 2019
    10
    This is awesome game!
    I like warhammer universe and like tactic RPGs. If you like them too, then this game for.
    For me this game was like
    This is awesome game!
    I like warhammer universe and like tactic RPGs. If you like them too, then this game for.
    For me this game was like undiscovered part of warhammer that you familiar with.
    Usually I can find a lot of thing that could be done better or thing that bother me during whole game, but this one is pretty good. I can't tell that it is really 10 of 10, but I really enjoy playing in it.
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  4. Dec 16, 2018
    8
    It's not a bad game. you will enjoy it specially if you are a die hard fan of the Turn-based strategy games . but don't be fooled by thinkingIt's not a bad game. you will enjoy it specially if you are a die hard fan of the Turn-based strategy games . but don't be fooled by thinking it's another Xcom. the biggest problem is very low budget spent on this game and it shows everywhere. it has very little voice acting, no cut scenes, very simple graphics, animation and etcetera. another problem is at least for me it was too easy. it needs to present a little bit more challenge. overall I recommend it but don't have huge expectations. it's just a small game from a small indie game dev studio. Expand
  5. Dec 5, 2018
    8
    Everything done right here with the 40k license.

    Pro: - Unique, fitting soundtrack - Deep representation of lore, style and harshness of
    Everything done right here with the 40k license.

    Pro:
    - Unique, fitting soundtrack
    - Deep representation of lore, style and harshness of the Warhammer 40k universe
    - Small bits of quirkiness
    - Very well done and strategic turn based combat
    - Nice upgrade and equip system for every tech priest
    - Interesting storyline

    Con:
    - A little bit repetetive
    - Would IMO have worked better with permadeath squads and reserve (like Chaos Gate)
    - Some more cutscene would have been nice

    Will buy all DLC
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  6. Dec 28, 2018
    8
    One of the best indie games in WH40k universe. Devs put some time, love and effort in this product.
    Pros:
    + mechanicus faction (finaly, we
    One of the best indie games in WH40k universe. Devs put some time, love and effort in this product.
    Pros:
    + mechanicus faction (finaly, we have enough space marines games)
    + great customization options (weapons, units, gear & skill trees)
    + atmosphere and lore
    + good story and characters
    + sound design & amazing soundtrack
    + interesting game mechanics
    Cons:
    - graphics is serviceable
    - some OP combos (fixed in the recent patch)
    - maps is a bit small (some weapons have a huge blast radius)
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  7. Feb 15, 2019
    0
    This is yet another result of Games Workshop throwing their licensing to the wind for maximum profits. The game was clearly designed for theThis is yet another result of Games Workshop throwing their licensing to the wind for maximum profits. The game was clearly designed for the mobile market and yanked into the PC market at the last moment. Every aspect of Mechanicus feels "mobile" and unpolished, the graphics, voice acting, dialogue, and gameplay. The lore desecration definitely felt like claws on a chalkboard.

    Developed by Bulwark Studios, a company famous for something called Crowntakers and a couple of unreleased games. So, another unknown/indie developer spitting out a WH40K title with a development time of less than a year, with the knowledge that WH40K fans will lap it up, making them a tidy profit.
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