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#4) Space Crusade

People who know me will no doubt tell you how much I enjoy playing Warhammer 40,000, I like nothing more than taking my Eldar army down to my local Games Workshop store and playing a few games, and a fair bit of my time is spent painting my army. Through the years there has been many attempts at making video games based on the 40K universe some good like the recent THQ game Space Marine and some not so good like Cyanide’s Blood Bowl.

Blood Angels, killing aliens since 1992

The game which started my fascination with Games Workshop and the 40K universe was Gremlin Interactive’s Space Crusade. First released back in 1992, Space Crusade put you in charge of a squad of marines from one of 3 chapters – Blood Angels, Imperial Fists or Ultra Marines – and gave you a mission basically just to kill all the aliens on board the ship.

it was played from either a top down 2D view or from an isometric view. One of the best bits about the game when I was a kid was the intro, where the Sergeant guy would scream and then shoot his Bolter, and that was it and it sounds really silly now but at the time seeing animation like that got me really excited! Its a game I would happily play now, and for me, goes down as one of the definitive Games Workshop based video games.

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