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Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior (Windows)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
2.1
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 2.2
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 1.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 1.8
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 1.8
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.5
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.0
Overall MobyScore (6 votes) 2.1


The Press Says

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74
Jolt (UK)
A score of 74% leave Fire Warrior falling wide of the mark. While this may be a top FPS on the Playstation 2, PC gamers have come to expect something a little more from their shooters. Warhammer 40,000 license or not, the game is patchy in quality and never particularly thrilling or mentally engaging. It almost seems as if some parts have just never been polished. There is multiplayer, but it's not that great by PC standards. This one is mainly for Warhammer 40k fans and FPS enthusiasts.
69
PC Zone Benelux
Het is heel gemakkelijk om Fire Warrior tot op het bot af te kraken, want het bordspel heeft een staaltje strategie waar de digitale vakbroeders veel van kunnen leren. Als je Fire Warrior vergelijkt met de bordvariant, dan ga je geheid nat. Maak je deze vergelijking niet, dan is Fire Warrior een redelijke game. Punt.
68
GameStar (Germany)
Das Warhammer 40k-Universum dient als Szenario für den Ego-Shooter Fire Warrior. In 16 geradlinigen Missionen ballern Sie mit Laser- und Projektil-Waffen sowie Granaten eine Gegnerwelle nach der anderen über den Haufen. Leveldesign, Gegner-KI und Hintergrundstory sind zwar ordentlich, lassen aber Neuerungen oder Eigenständigkeit komplett vermissen.
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PC Zone
Compared to the likes of No One Lives Forever 2 and Medal Of Honor, it comes away looking dated and shallow. Had Kuju the time, money or inclination to tailor the game more for PC tastes, it might have been a different story. As it stands, however, we can only recommend it to those game-starved fans who've had to wait an eternity to see the models they pore over brought to life in 3D for the first time.
61
PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Door z'n toegankelijke gameplay is dit voor groentjes een ideale kennismaking met het genre. Andere gamers blijven best ver uit de buurt!
60
IGN
Fire Warrior takes a standard first-person adventure and does a good job of providing a continuous adventure in an established world. The look and feel of Warhammer 40,000 and solid design combine for a fun, if a bit brainless, bit of FPS action. Hardcore FPS fans will find little new here, but it's perfect for fans of the original game and others looking for a quick shoot-em-up. Since all of the options that normally accompany a FPS title have been stripped from the game, this is definitely for the casual gamer or an extreme fan of the original strategy game.
55
PC Games (Germany)
Was jedoch nach dem martialischen Vorspann folgt, regt eher die Lachmuskeln an als die Adrenalinproduktion. Als außerirdischer Tau-Krieger kämpfen Sie gegen die Unterdrückung der Terraner. Mit Sturmgewehr und Granaten bewaffnet schießen Sie sich Ihren Weg im Alleingang durch 20 Levels frei - gegen schwer gepanzerte Space-Marines, kettensägenschwingende imperiale Offiziere und allerhand niederes Fußvolk.
55
JeuxVideoPC.com
Pour sa première adaptation au genre du First Person Shooter, le monde de Warhammer 40.000 s'intéresse de près aux Tau, cette race extra-terrestre qui aime le jaune et les gadgets technologiques.
50
Clubic
Vous l'avez compris, Fire Warrior ne révolutionne pas le genre, pire il n'en est même pas un bon représentant. La réalisation graphique est moyenne, ce qui n'empêche pas le moteur de ramer terriblement lorsqu'une grenade explose. Les niveaux sont linéaires, à tel point qu'on a l'impression de passer sa vie dans des couloirs, et le gameplay qui reprend des vielles recettes sans rien ajouter de son cru est aussi surprenant que l'arrivée de Noël au 25 décembre. Bref, on peine à prendre son pied. Le jeu pourra tout au plus séduire les gamins un peu rebelles qui se diront en voyant le gros « 16+ » sur la jaquette qu'ils vont transgresser un interdit. Bof, bof, bof...
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Joystick (French)
Trop limité techniquement, Fire Warrior se défend comme il peut mais ne fait vraiment pas le poids face à la concurrence sur PC. A réserver exclusivement aux fans du genre, et encore, s'ils n'ont vraiment rien de mieux à faire.
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GameSpot
Warhammer 40,000 has long deserved a shooter. A veritable cult has grown up around Games Workshop's combat miniatures franchise over the past two decades. Popularity aside, the gritty 41st century universe "where there is only war" is a perfect fit for first-person action. It would be hard to mess up a game that features forces like the Imperium, Dark Eldar, Orks, and Necrons, who are all eternally locked in battle. Yet that's exactly what Kuju Entertainment has done. The British developer, best known for 2001's Microsoft Train Simulator, has exchanged all of the depth and dynamism of the Games Workshop franchise for a shooter-by-numbers approach in Warhammer 40,000: Fire Warrior. This cheap PlayStation 2 port carries none of the punch that can be found in the tabletop game due to a positively antediluvian design that sees you running down an endless succession of corridors hunting for keys.
40
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
The Warhammer universe should provide a rich environment for a shooter; Fire Warrior provides only a been-there-done-that setting and story line. An online multiplayer mode is available, but with Unreal Tournament 2004 out now, there’s really no need for it.
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Withingames
FireWarrior ist zwar kein schlechtes Spiel, sondern ein sehr solider Shooter. Sein einziger Fehler ist, dass er eben einige Jahre zu spät auf den Markt gekommen ist. Kuju und THQ hätten sich meiner Meinung nach sehr viel mehr Mühe für die PC-Umsetzung geben müssen. Mit so offensichtlichen Schwächen gegenüber den Genrekonkurrenten kann man von den Spielern nicht verlangen, teures Geld für den Titel auszugeben. Sogar Genreeinsteiger werden durch den viel zu hohen Schwierigkeitsgrad abgeschreckt und so ist das Spiel wohl nur für Hardcore-Shooter-Fans eine Alternative bis das nächste Highlight erscheint.
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Jeuxvideo.com
Bon tout ceci pour dire que Fire Warrior saura à n'en point douter contenter les amoureux du jeu de plateau mais les amateurs de FPS risquent d'être déçus. Le jeu est en effet quelconque, il propose bien le minimun syndical demandé mais vu que nous n'avons que l'embarras du choix sur PC, je ne vois pas vraiment ce qui vous pousserez à jeter votre dévolu sur ce titre plutôt que sur un Medal Of Honor : Débarquement Allié : L'Offensive ou un Battlefield 1942 : Arsenal Secret.
40
GameSpy
It's not all bad. The graphics are pretty good and convey the grim setting of Warhammer. There's also a lot of game here in the form of 24 missions that each last at least 20 to 25 minutes. By today's standards, 8+ hours of single-player gameplay (not counting reloads) isn't too shabby. The story is also very well-done, and fits perfectly with the overall theme of Warhammer 40K; it's obvious that the designers at Kuju are familiar with the 40K universe. So, if you don't mind the repetitive enemies with bad AI, the poor save-game options, and a lack of weapon variety, then the Warhammer flavor might be enough to warrant a look. For most people, however, Fire Warrior is simply a mediocre shooter at best.
19
ActionTrip
On the whole, Fire Warrior is a frustrating experience that treats you to many bug-infested levels, freakish AI, monotonous plot, and a tedious atmosphere. Quake gamers might find it fun (that is if they still believe it's 1996 - 2Lions), but only if they manage to finish the first half of the game. Even hardcore Warhammer 40,000 fans should steer clear of this one. I haven't had the "pleasure" of trying Fire Warrior on the PS2, but somehow I doubt it would change the verdict. Let's hope and pray they don't plan to make a sequel.