Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr Ultimate Edition - Review - Xbox Series X/S
It's hard to find someone who hasn't played a Warhammer game nowadays. Spawned from Games Workshops tabletop wargaming miniatures you would spend countless hours gluing together and painting - there seem's to be a glut of games based on the series nowdays, with handfuls of games releasing every year as if Games Workshop has a massive student debt it's trying to pay off by selling the license to anyone who offers them £10 and a packet of quavers. Some of these games are absolutely fantastic, but on the whole the Warhammer name in video gaming is usually associated with mediocrity. I had the chance to play Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor - Martyr from developer Neocore games and publisher Nacon - which end of the quality spectrum would it fall on? Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr Ultimate Edition is an action RPG game set in the dark and brutal universe of Warhammer 40,000. It features a campaign mode as well as various multiplayer options. The Ultimate Edition includes all of the DLC content released for the game, providing players with even more content to explore and enjoy.
One of the strongest points of the game is its world-building. The game's environments are varied and well-designed, ranging from the dark and foreboding corridors of derelict space stations to the desolate wastelands of hostile alien planets. Each environment is filled with enemies, from hordes of cultists and mutants to massive alien monstrosities. The attention to detail in the game's visuals is also impressive, with the various weapons and abilities all having their own unique animations and effects.
The game's combat system is fast-paced and intense, with a variety of ranged and melee weapons available to choose from. Players can choose from three different character classes, each with its own set of unique abilities and playstyles. The game also features a cover system, allowing players to strategically position themselves in the environment and avoid enemy fire.
The RPG elements of the game come in the form of a deep skill tree system. Players can invest points in a variety of different skills and abilities, allowing them to customize their character to suit their playstyle. The game also features a crafting system, allowing players to create new weapons and equipment from the various resources they collect during their missions.
One of the things that sets Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr Ultimate Edition apart from other action RPGs is its emphasis on story. The game's campaign is lengthy and engaging, taking players on a journey through the darkest corners of the Warhammer universe. The various side missions and challenges also provide plenty of content to keep players engaged, and the DLC content included in the Ultimate Edition adds even more depth and variety to the experience.
The controls for Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr Ultimate Edition on Xbox are generally intuitive and easy to learn, although there is a bit of a learning curve when it comes to mastering the game's combat mechanics. The game's combat mechanics require players to use a combination of ranged and melee attacks, as well as various special abilities and skills. Once players become familiar with the controls, they should find the gameplay to be both engaging and satisfying. The game's controls are standard for a third-person action RPG, with the left stick controlling movement and the right stick controlling the camera. The game also features a cover system, allowing players to take cover behind objects and avoid enemy fire. This is done by pressing the left trigger button to enter cover mode and then moving the left stick to move the character in and out of cover.
The game's combat mechanics are a bit more complex, requiring players to use a combination of ranged and melee attacks, as well as various special abilities and skills. The right trigger button is used to fire the character's currently equipped ranged weapon, while the X button is used for melee attacks. The Y, B, and A buttons are used for various special abilities and skills, which can be customized and upgraded through the game's skill tree system.
Overall, Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr Ultimate Edition on Xbox is a must-play for fans of the action RPG genre, particularly those who are fans of the Warhammer universe. The game's immersive world-building, satisfying combat, and deep customization options make it a great choice for players looking for an epic adventure. With the Ultimate Edition including all of the DLC content, there's never been a better time to jump into the game and experience all that it has to offer. TOTAL SCORE: 8/10
Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr Ultimate Edition was released onto the Xbox store on the 27th October 2022. The game is playable on Xbox Series X/S consoles and is priced at £49.99. The game can be purchased HERE. A copy of the game was provided for this review. A big thanks for that.