Blood for the Blood God
(Image credit: Focus Entertainment)
At long last, we’ve finally got a proper look at Warhammer 40K: Space Marine 2 with an uncompromising gameplay reveal trailer worthy of the Emperor himself.
What immediately stands out about Warhammer 40K: Space Marine 2 is just how visceral the title is making use of the technological advancements between console generations. That’s because the first game originally dropped over a decade ago, so the violence is truly splendid here.
The environmental design looks to have significantly been upgraded as well. We’ve never seen the Adeptus Astartes look quite this good, and that’s reflected in the gunplay and melee as the chunky boys cut down waves of Orc scum. And yes, Jump Packs have made a triumphant return, too!
It’s just a small taste of what’s been revealed at The Game Awards 2022 so far. We’ve also seen the likes of Ken Levine’s Judas, as well as Death Stranding 2 as well. It’s looking like 2023 will be truly stacked.
Warhammer 40K: Space Marine 2 gameplay trailer
We’ve waited over a decade for the next chapter in the Space Marines story, and what we’re seeing from the gameplay here really doesn’t disappoint. There are war hammers, jump packs, Chainswords swinging, and bodies upon bodies of Orcs to lay waste to!
The real focus from what we’re seeing here appears to be in the mobility of the Space Marines themselves. Everything looks less rigged than in the first title, especially during one moment involving a Chain Axe and the upper body of an Orc who was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
Are you looking forward to getting up close and personal with the hordes of the wider Warhammer 40,000 universe? You’ve got another choice as well in the form of Darktide, which is an equally unrelenting shooter in first person, too.
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Aleksha McLoughlin is the Hardware Editor for TechRadarGaming and looks after all hardware coverage for the gaming vertical of the site. Prior to joining TRG, she was the Hardware Editor for sister publication GamesRadar+. You’ll also find her hardware coverage and reviews for online publications such as Trusted Reviews, Android Central, The Metro, PC Guide, and Expert Reviews. Outside of gaming, she’s also contributed to the BBC and No Clean Singing, too. In her spare time, you’ll often find her at metal gigs and festivals listening to various different shades of black and death metal.