That’s pretty much all the ‘lore’ I will share in this review, as it’s not relevant to enjoy the just-released WARHAMMER 40,000: Armageddon - Da Orks (WDO). Set in the absurdly grim Warhammer 40,000 universe it is, of course, a very popular destination and the site of three planetary wars. It’s all a bit inconsistent. But there aren’t very many wargames that are this easy to dip into, either. In Warhammer 40K: Armageddon, Slitherine delivers a strong wargame that acts as a great introduction to the universe for the uninitiated while also being a treat for the Warhammer 40K faithful. The mathematics of unit stats, puzzles of range and mobility and the navigation of the strategically interesting maps – these are Armageddon’s strengths. Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon is out now. Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon is a bit skinny for a wargame. This is by no means a bad thing, however. Maps are bland and aesthetically repetitive. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. In 2014 there is no excuse for something so. Range is king in Armageddon. Everyone wants a piece. They took one of the most famous battle - first battle for armageddon and made out of it mediocre strategy at best. In this hex-based, turn-based game developed by Flashback Games and The Lordz Games Studio, players will lead the Imperial forces of the Armageddon Steel Legion and Space Marines from a variety of Chapters against the Ork invasion through over 30 scenarios, on the hostile terrain of the planet and its gigantic Hive Cities. A turn after they are purchased and plonked onto the map, they can join the fray. There is, unfortunately, a lot of repetition. Game is basic TBS strategy in line with the classic panzer general. Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon review Armageddon, a planet so unpleasant it was named after the end of the world. There are no logistics to fret about, no supply lines creating worry lines, no massive stretches of land to slowly traverse; just men, machines and Orks going at it, chainsword against big choppas. Mixed or average reviews Is it disappointing that units in Warhammer 40,000 are so simple in presentation? It’s a wargame, and as simple as a wargame can be. Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon is an interesting mobile specimen that takes what made the PC release so memorable and translates it to your iPad in a way that makes perfect sense. If it plays like this on the iPad I would score if 5/10 but on a modern PC this is a bit of a joke, Only die hard 40K gamers, desperate for a gaming fix will enjoy it. This game will be very attractive for lovers of Games Workshop's products but it will be almost unnoticed by the rest of strategy gamers. What a wasted opportunity. A disappointing game that if it had been released 15 years ago would have received a 6/10. Waaagh!, in the case of Armageddon, takes place on neat little hex-based maps, with individual units taking turns to wallop each other. It’s got a focus and simplicity that’s often lacking elsewhere, and it could be indispensible for anyone looking to dip their toes into the genre. Reviews “Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon is an interesting mix of the complex universe created by Games Workshop and the mechanics of the Panzer Corps which should offer fans of either of the two products hours of fun tactical engagements.” 75/100 – Softpedia “This should please the 40K fans and tactical gamers alike.” The Wargamer Given this example, if the grim future of Warhammer were only (or mostly) wargames, I’d be rather pleased. They’re often loaded with multiple weapons, too, effective at different ranges. The graphics and sound are worse than most iOS games, and the gameplay is simplistic turn based strategy. Your eyes, hovering over the screenshots slapped onto this review, will already have told you that Armageddon is an ugly game. It’s a continual march across maps – unless the mission tasks the Imperials with standing still and defending – with nothing to do but fight and occasionally spend a turn standing on a golden hex to capture a victory point. They took one of the most famous battle - first battle for armageddon and made out of it mediocre strategy at best with dull story (I just wonder how is that possible since there is beautiful fluff already in existence for years). Units, though capturing the basic look of the models they are based on, are essentially tokens, lacking any animation, sliding along the map to the tune of low quality sound effects. Generally speaking, Panzer Corps is a better game, but Warhammer 40K nerds will be able to look past the balance problems and enjoy one of the few true wargames based on the GW lore. In Warhammer 40K: Armageddon, Slitherine delivers a strong wargame that acts as a great introduction to the universe for the uninitiated while also being a treat for the Warhammer 40K faithful. The fun’s in the tactics. Armageddon neither plays like the Warhammer tabletop game, nor the physical wargame, Battle for Armageddon. Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon is a good turn-based strategy experience, but in the future Slitherine should try to innovate a little more and introduce more unique mechanics that suit the nature of the universe it is working with. Armageddon is a fine use of the property and brought back memories of those codices and the mad beauty of the Hazardous Enviroments PDF linked on this page. In 2014 there is no excuse for something so primitive. Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon is a title that feels like it’s about 10 years older than it actually is. Warhammer 40,000 : Armageddon is a remarkable adaptation of the rules of Warhammer 40K but is quite overshadowed by its poor technical quality and its inability to show all the interesting information on screen. Mixed or average reviews- based on 40 Ratings, Idiot Prayer: Nick Cave Alone at Alexandra Palace. The humans have it, the Orks want it, so this means Waaagh! Warhammer 40K: Armageddon is a simplified Panzer Corps in a classic and beloved sci-fi world. As an Imperial Commander, armchair generals get command of hundreds of units – though how many can be fielded at once is dictated by the scenario – from the Imperial Guard’s meatshield conscripts and stalwart tanks, to elite Space Marines and impressively powerful Titans. Warhammer 40K: Armageddon - This game is Amazing. The core force is persistent, though the loss of a veteran unit is not completely devastating.