DOS - 1993
Also available on: Amiga
Description of Space Hulk
A fun tactical wargame based on Games Workshop's renown Warhammer 40,000 universe, Space Hulk combines a faithful depiction of the excellent strategic choices of a Warhammer boardgame, including authentic space marines and weapons, with adrenaline-pumping action.
The game is played from a first-person perspective, and offers you the ability to control up to 4 marines simultaneously, each with his own 3D view window, through a variety of missions ranging from the straightforward find-and-exterminate to object recovery.
The best innovation in Space Hulk that sets it apart from other real-time games is the unique "freeze time" feature: you are allotted a limited amount of free time seconds for each level, which you can use to pause the frenetic action to give orders to your marines while the aliens are frozen in place. The hectic pace of the game and the fact that you'll have to the action in 4 windows at once makes freeze time indispensable, but the limited amount means that you must budget it wisely.
The missions are fiendishly complex. With different armaments to choose from, you must utilize each weapon's specific features effectively, or things will become rather difficult. Certain missions require you to enter a Hulk, retrieve an item of historical importance and leave as soon as possible without being killed. Some of these missions have strong puzzle elements to them similar to some Warcraft maps, i.e. there is only one effective way to win the level. But the game's wonderful atmosphere (with creepy sound effects) and solid gameplay will keep you glued to the screen, cursing the difficulty while playing it non-stop.
Space Hulk is simply a must-play for every Warhammer fan and real-time strategy lovers.. especially anyone who likes a good, solid challenge that requires both wit and reflexes. Two thumbs up, way up!
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Comments and reviews
Roenick 2018-02-27 1 point DOS version
PARDONER: you should be okay as DosBox runs under Mac OS. So download DosBox, download game, run DosBox, follow instructions for Mac and it should run ok. Hardware of your laptop is irrelevant, even today smartphones are much stronger than PCs from past :)
The Pardoner 2018-02-19 0 point
Would this work on a fairly recent MacBook Air on Safari? I would LOVE to play this gem. (Sorry for my technical incompetence but I have no experience with anything like this..)
zax 2017-10-31 0 point DOS version
works like charm on dosbox 0.73.
Unfortunatelly gameis horribly boring.
No tension, GS AI absolutely predictable, SM AI nonexistant.
Strong 3 out of 5.
Giant Squidy 2016-02-02 0 point
To further add to my last comment, many games will also crash on the intro movie, after the EA logo. I would also press enter to skip this as well if you are crashing on this as well. However, I have found this game crashes quite often regardless of what I try.
Giant Squidy 2016-02-01 0 point DOS version
Another great old Warhammer game. For those who are having trouble with the game crashing upon the intro (The EA intro with the Games Workshop and Warhammer logo) just press enter to skip the intro. I have not found a fix for this, so unfortunately you don't get to see the intro - but this will allow you to bypass the crash and play the game.
Alex243 2016-01-12 -1 point DOS version
How do I play if the game doesn't load after installing, its just a black screen with a cursor, I'm using windows 8 by the way if any one can help
squibbletoon 2014-08-28 -1 point DOS version
need book ref to start this game namely word on page ?
(paragraph) (line) (word) then press return can't do this with out hand book can you help
admin 2013-09-03 -1 point DOS version
Launched it on Boxer, ran the setup and played the game perfectly, maximum cycles though.
Brother Zael 2013-08-19 0 point DOS version
Keeps crashing every while... Which is certainly unfortunate.
Still worth a look.
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