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Warhammer 40K: Space Marine is a solid game by all measures, but this is a bit of a personal area for me since I am a big fan of the 40K universe. First and foremost, the game captures what it is like being a small squad of Space Marines, facing a seemingly endless horde of enemies. The variety of the game is a bit bad, but the core concepts stay good throughout the game. You are essentially a task force sent to eliminate the threat of Orks and then discover a bigger threat thereafter. The gameplay is fast and unforgiving; you can die in a blink of an eye. Still, I find myself enjoying playing as the Emperor's Finest.
My only gripe that takes a star away is the fact that Ultramarines are represented in the game. Sure at the end, there were some Blood Ravens and a glimpse of Black Templars, but Ultramarines are overdone to to no end. Dawn of War was great for many reasons, one being that the chapters represented were different. Recently though, everyone seems to hung up on Ultramarines, one of the most bland and boring chapters.
Game Traits applied to Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (X360) by CannonDM