With the Digital Deluxe and Magnus editions dropping today, and the standard edition just around the corner, it’s almost time to venture into Warhammer: Chaosbane’s Old World to take on the Chaos hordes. First, however, it’s time to find out what the critics have to say about the game – and whether it’ll be worth all that gold you’re probably already counting out.
If you’re a stalwart Warhammer fan this game will probably satisfy your every desire to smash out some serious combos and send those gurgly Nurglings back to their dungeonous dens. In our own Warhammer: Chaosbane review Iain said the game “is a devilishly fun homage to Diablo 3 and Warhammer Fantasy you’ll want to get your friends in on”.
He highlighted “Eko Software’s Warhammer-based take on the ARPG genre [which] succeeds in plenty of smaller details – be it the little nods to Warhammer, a streamlined but balanced character progression system, or its devilishly fun power fantasy”.
However, if you’re after something revolutionary, or even just a bit fresher than its closest ARGP rivals, you might want to read the reviews a little more closely. Iain noted that there wasn’t anything hugely new about the game, and that the mission design and story could grate at times.
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Opencritic has set a decent benchmark of 69 – let’s find out if the critics match this and head to our roundup of their scores below.
With the high score from IGN a bit of an outlier, it looks like Iain’s views have been largely reflected across the board. If you’re after some joyful “power fantasy that makes toppling these odds feel like an art form”, you’ll probably be in for a treat – just look out for some repetition and slightly thin story along the way.