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Space Hulk

DOS - 1993

Also available on: Amiga

Alt names מתקפת הרובוטים, スペース・ハルク
Year 1993
Platform DOS
Released in Germany, United States (1993)
United States (1994)
United States (1996)
Genre Action, Strategy
Theme Licensed Title, Real-Time, Sci-Fi / Futuristic
Publisher Electronic Arts, Inc.
Perspectives 1st-Person, Top-Down
Dosbox support Supported on current version (works best on 0.70)
4.44 / 5 - 34 votes

Description of Space Hulk

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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!

Review By HOTUD

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Comments and reviews

mobilehead 2024-02-10 0 point

The game is full of great atmosphere but the gameplay is not so great. Sluggish movement, badly responsive controls and very high difficulty level make this game above average title.

ACL Stands 2021-06-22 2 points

Get the ISO version, imgmount the iso and install it.Also you may need to change the soundcard in the install program while in there, i set mine to normal soundblaster because Soundblaster 16 had play back rate issues that could be what is locking up the game for those that having trouble.The DOS version is the superior version graphic and sound wise but i like the Amiga version as well without all the noises, its a bit more creepy when there is more silence.Cool game!

Skorgezagreat 2021-05-07 -1 point DOS version

It seems to keep telling me File Creation Failed: games/HULK/DRV_DIR/BLASTER.DRV

What could I be doing wrong?

raven67000 2019-09-10 0 point DOS version

Still the best game about "Space Hulk" , and i have tried a lot. It's a matter of stress and keep calm , perfectly done here!

Carlo 2019-01-06 0 point DOS version

I finished all the missions at the age of release of the game, 21 years old. Today I'm trying again and I feel he will never make it :-)))

Raeanus 2019-01-05 3 points DOS version

This game is soul crushing. I loved it when it came out because it was one of the first GW games on PC. I never was able to get far, they programmed the Genestealers to be OP, so I don't think you can win.

KC 2018-12-12 -3 points DOS version

I downloaded the ISO version using Boxer, and Boxer claims there is no DOS programs. I have opened the file, and there does not seem to be any DOS programs in the file. How can everyone be claiming how good this game is if it does not work?

The Pardoner 2018-04-13 0 point

Thanks! I'll have to try this out soon. Very excited.

Roenick 2018-02-27 0 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 -1 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

Never mind it crashes after installing

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

Carlo Italy 2014-12-07 2 points DOS version

Best ever game introduction

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.

Eblem 2013-09-02 0 point DOS version

Yeah, the game freezes at the title screen.

Brother Zael 2013-08-19 0 point DOS version

Keeps crashing every while... Which is certainly unfortunate.
Still worth a look.

DeeHammer 2012-10-11 0 point DOS version

Wow, this game freezes pretty badly on dosbox! :/

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