Thursday, July 14, 2011

40k Kill Team

Released just yesterday is this pretty cool 40k based game called Kill Team. I downloaded the demo and played through one level of it and I can safely say it's worth the mere ten bucks to download the whole thing. I'm on the Xbox, but it's also available for you PS3 owners out there.

It's not going to give you a deep immersion into a world full of 40k goodness, but it is going to give you a fun romp mowing down hordes of Orks with a heavy bolter arcade style. The action is frenetic as you run around dispatching enemies with gun and sword alike, collecting power ups and health tokens old-school Gauntlet style.

I was pretty impressed at the game beginning where you can pick between Sternguard, Librarian, Vanguard, Techmarine, and more for character options (each one offering their own attacks and such). Also they gave you about half a dozen chapter choices to boot, I recall: Ultramarines, Blood Ravens, Blood Angels, White Scars, and Salamanders. They lose points in my book for not having Dark Angels in there, but so be it.

The coolest part of this 'mini' game is that it is a prequel to the full, robust, power-armored title Space Marine coming out...soon (but when?!?!?!). Kill Team takes place before the Ork Kroozer hits the Forge World spilling out its marauding greenskins on the surface. All of the adventure takes place inside the Ork's ship while it is hurtling that way.

It's a fun game, and if you enjoy the 40k franchise and universe, it will be nice to step into the boots of a real Space Marine doing what they do best. Even if you know nothing of 40k, it's a fun sci-fi shoot 'em up. The game itself is more of an action platformer, its controls will take some getting used to, but from what I played it was certainly enjoyable. Also, if you're into such things, achievements you unlock in Kill Team can carry over in Space Marine when it comes out, the power sword, for example, is one such item.


  1. I might have to take a look but I am still in the middle of Halo ODST and just got Gears of War 2.

  2. I love, love, loved ODST, it's my favorite of the franchise so far. GoW2 was very good as well, pretty much the same as the first one but longer, which was nice.

    On the plus side, if you don't buy the full version Kill Team is a free demo and it will take you all of ten minutes or so to play through.

    If you haven't checked out Assassin's Creed II (followed up by Brotherhood) I would recommend those as well.