Warhammer: Mark of Chaos review

Beat down the forces of Chaos in this great adaptation of Games Workshop's tabletop wargaming system

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All that sounds like nirvana for a Warhammer fan, right? Well, it pretty much is. But the developers drop the ball in one key area by not providing enough interesting game options. The two campaigns, told from the point-of-view of the Empire and the Horde, are too linear and feature many routine missions that you can whip through in minutes. For every awesome castle siege, there seem to be a half-dozen dreary expeditions to kill everyone on a map or defend a location.

Even worse, there is no single-player skirmish out of the box. While there is a wide selection of online and LAN multiplayer skirmish maps where you can fill in human slots with AI opponents, you can't directly have at it in one-off solo matches against the computer. This is a shame, because the game has great skirmish features like the ability to build and paint custom armies from three factions within each race.

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DescriptionOur first look at Mark of Chaos treated us to a mass of clanking, bloody action that foretold a game worthy of the Warhammer name - and our imaginations.
Franchise nameWarhammer
UK franchise nameWarhammer
US censor rating"Mature"
UK censor rating""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)