Let’s be honest: A lot of the recent licensed Warhammer 40k games have been pretty naff. Thankfully, Space Hulk: Deathwing seems to be an anomaly in that recent trend. Based on the original Space Hulk tabletop game, it’s being developed by Streum On Studio whose only previous game was E.Y.E Divine Cybermancy, which wasn’t awful, but also wasn’t anything spectacular. So many expect their next project to be another one of the 40k disappointments. Thankfully, it isn’t looking that way.

Space Hulk: Deathwing is a tactical first person shooter where you play as a Space Marine from one of the most feared Space Marine companies: The Deathwing from the Dark Angels. You play as a Librarian, one of the elite Space Marines that can harness the power of psychic abilities such as shock wave which pushes back all the enemies around you, or chain lightning which bounces between foes in your path. As a Librarian, you also experience premonitions about the future throughout the story, often regarding your fate at the end of the current mission.