Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf

Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf 1.0.2

Lead your squad of Space Wolves into battle

Focusing on one of the franchises most popular armies, Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf does a fantastic job creating the feel of an original Games Workshop title with its mix of tactical play and card combat. View full description

PROS

  • Plenty of game for free
  • Great visuals and audio keep with the 40K style
  • Blends a range of strategy mechanics
  • Intuitive touch controls (at least on larger screens)

CONS

  • Additional items and classes take time or money to unlock
  • Selecting actions and movements can be fiddly
  • Learning every card and move takes a lot of time
  • Multiplayer not available yet

Very good
8

Focusing on one of the franchises most popular armies, Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf does a fantastic job creating the feel of an original Games Workshop title with its mix of tactical play and card combat.

Cards and miniatures

Taking control of a squad of heavily armored Space Wolves, you must guide them in battle against the forces of Chaos. Fights are turn-based and take place on an isometric grid.

During your turn marines attack using cards associated with them. Each troop in the squad receives two actions per go, and as these are dictated by their cards. This leads to an interesting mix of skill (depending on the construction of your card deck) and luck (based on what they have drawn), which ensures there is never a fool proof strategy.

Lock and load

Masters of both long and short range combat, the Space Wolves have plenty of options in how they dispatch their foes. Starting with a basic set of cards you unlock more as the game progresses. The rarer the card the more powerful it is, with you able to combine weaker items together to strengthen them and swap cards in your deck though an intuitive interface.

Once in the foray, control of your Space Marine team is straight forward. Each turn cards appear at the base of the screen with a single tap used to activate them. This lets you see the effective range of the weapon and target any unfortunate enemy you want to dispatch. Alternatively, you can choose to use a card for movement, ignoring its offensive powers.

A lick of paint

The isometric map can be twirled around and zoomed in on with ease. Though the environments vary from area to area, and can prove a bit gloomy at times – though arguably given the dire state of the 40K universe this is probably deliberate.

On the small screen though, the character models look fantastic. They perfectly evoke the tiny Games Workshop miniatures as they battle. Each card’s represented weapon appears on the marine as they attack, and as you deal the dramatic final blow the camera will regularly zoom in on the action occasionally even switching to a devastating x-ray view for even greater effect.

Marvelous marines

Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf is a superb interpretation of the Games Workshop ethos. Its mix of cards and tactical position play feels familiar but at the same time fresh as you guide your squad into battle. The great visuals and sound simply top off the package, with each kill giving a rewarding sends of achievement.

***NOTE: Compatible with iPad 3 and up, iPad Mini 2 (Retina) and up, iPhone 5 and up - WILL NOT RUN ON EARLIER DEVICES OR iP

***NOTE: Compatible with iPad 3 and up, iPad Mini 2 (Retina) and up, iPhone 5 and up - WILL NOT RUN ON EARLIER DEVICES OR iPod Touch. An internet connection is required to play.***

8/10, Silver Award. "A tough, violent, strategic card battler, Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf is a sharp-edged love letter to the grim vision of the future" - pocketgamer.co.uk

Lead the Sons of Russ into battle and slash your way through hordes of ferocious enemies with Boltgun fire and Chainsword teeth. Write your own saga in the annals of the Space Wolves Chapter as you hunt your sworn enemies – the Chaos Space Marines.

Savour the atmosphere in this unique combination of turn-based strategy and collectible card game, where events on the battlefield depend on a wise choice of cards and tactics. For Russ! For the Wolftime and the Allfather!

Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf

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Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf 1.0.2