Warhammer 40,000: Carnage Review
- Lets you feel like a Space Marine
- Lots of character and item customisation
- Classic side scrolling combat
- Floaty jumps
- Arbitrary enemy power-ups
- Repetitive enemy patterns
Warhammer 40,000: Carnage is a solid - if repetitive - side-scrolling shooter which is at its best when delivering a space marine power trip.
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Within the 40K universe, Space Marines are walking tanks. If you are being invaded by hundreds of Orks, all you need is one of the Emperor’s finest to hold back the storm.
This is exactly the feeling Warhammer 40,000: Carnage attempts to deliver. Rather than commanding a squad. you take control of a single Ultramarine ploughing through waves of Orks. Armed with only a bolt pistol and a combat knife you set out to find Captain Tychaeus, a space marine champion that has fallen in battle.
Rather than reference the tactical, turn-based combat of the tabletop game, Carnage echoes classic arcade shooters like Contra and Metal Slug. Similarities go right down to forced scrolling levels that make you run from huge mechanical bosses. But, while Carnage has clearly looked to the past for inspiration, it is missing the pinpoint precision and level design that made these arcade titles classic.
Repetitive enemy distribution and patterns have the unfortunate effect of making even new levels feel familiar. This becomes odd as the stages progress and these same enemies become inexplicably more powerful. The increase in power is annoyingly arbitrary, but does at least provide a reason for you to choose your upgrades with care.
Guiding your armour-clad hero across the war-torn landscape is fairly simple, with directional arrows and virtual buttons doing an adequate job of relaying commands. You may confuse the attack, jump, and fire buttons at the start, and things get a little busy when you unlock the grenade button, but it's all perfectly manageable.
The ability to equip your Marine is a fantastic addition that really helps to invest you in the game. There are six different equipment slots, all with the ability to change your character’s appearance and abilities. For example, if you alter your melee weapons from lightning-claw to chainsword, you will change your character's look, moves, and the effect of his attacks. This personalisation give you a real sense sense of ownership, and will encourage you to push forward in order to strap on the next upgrade.
Warhammer 40,000: Carnage is not a perfect side-scrolling shooter. However, the pleasure that comes from upgrading your warrior's armoury makes it far more enjoyable than it could have been.
DescriptionNEW SALAMANDER CHAPTER PACK!
All New Playable Character, Exclusive Missions and New Flamer Weapons!
New and Improved Fireteams! Easy to find and recruit your Friends.
Run and gun through screaming hordes of frenzied enemies in this fast-moving, high powered, action side-scroller. Jump into the kick-ass Warhammer 40,000 universe, obliterating infernal Orks in this stunning world.
This lightning fast blood bath will push your iPad or iPhone to it’s limits so make sure that you’re running a iPhone 4S, iPad 2, or iPod 5th or better. Roadhouse has brought an incredible console-quality action side-scroller to your Apple device.
Warhammer 40,000: Carnage is built for anyone who loves fast action, and destroying stuff, and lots of it!!
FIVE SPACE MARINE CHAPTERS
Collect, unlock or earn up to five different playable Space Marines. Each character starts with exclusive campaign missions.
BATTLE SUPPORT DRONES
Your Space Marine now has the help of a Support Drone! Choose from over 100 variations of Drones from 4 classes: Melee, Ranged, Blocking, and Healing. Collect Drones through drops, Supply Caches, and new characters. Earn elusive Blood Ore when you complete a mission with a friend’s Support Drone.
STUNNING MISSION DESIGNS AND GREAT REPLAYABILITY
Blast through the ever-changing world of Mithra. Up to 9 diabolically different ways to play each mission. Challenge yourself: experience heavy gravity, corrosive atmospheres, meteor storms and exploding enemies. Take on the epic Boss Battle, the MEGA DREAD.
Simple tap controls guarantee effortless carnage, mayhem and destruction of all you survey!
500+ CLASSIC WARGEAR ITEMS
NEW Flamer Weapons!!! Massive amounts of classic Warhammer 40,000 Wargear, including Power Axes, Chainswords, Thunder Hammers, Plasma Guns, Grenades, and Jump Packs. Customize your Space Marine for maximum destruction.
REGULAR FREE CONTENT UPDATES
Battle through more than 70 missions across 3 maps. 5 more maps to come.
FIRETEAM MISSIONS 2.0!
New and improved Fireteam missions. We’ve made it easy to connect with your friends no matter where they come from. Connect and recruit you fellow battle brothers to complete the challenging co-op ‘Fireteam’ missions. Each mission earns you rare Blood Ore and a chance to get Epic gear.
- IMPORTANT: It is strongly recommended users update to iOS 7 before purchasing Carnage.
- Looks best on iPhone 6’s, 5S, iPad Mini Retina and iPad Air. And it plays amazing!
- Works on iPhone 4S, iPad 2, and iPod 5th Generation and above.
- PARENTS: you can turn off In-App purchasing in the iOS settings.
- Requires online connection to play
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What's New in Version 1.5.1NEW FEATURES!!!
New Salamanders playable character with exclusive missions
New Flamer and Combi-Flamer weapon archetypes available for all your Damage-Over-Time needs. Fire!
New Port Imperatum levels available.
New and improved Fireteam Missions
New account sign-in and cloud saving system
New friends list and invitation system
Players can take their friend’s support units into battle and earn Blood Ore
New global leaderboards
New Blood Ore Supply Caches
New Consumables Cache available to purchase from the store which only drops grenades, enrage vials and health packs.