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Are you ready to fight for the Imperium? Well, now you can with the new Warhammer 40k: Storm of Vengeance on Android. This game has all the pieces of Warhammer – space marines, big explosions, and so on. Though, the gameplay isn't what fans were expecting. This is a "lane-based strategy" game.

Warhammer 40k: Storm of Vengeance offers you the opportunity to play as the Ork Waaagh or Dark Angel Space Marines. Each of the 50+ levels is a top-down battle field where you send your troops down various lanes to take out the enemy and push through to their side of the map. Yeah, it's not a traditional Warhammer game, but the early reviews are positive.

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The game costs $4.99 and there are in-app purchases. Though, it looks like they are mostly for unlocking content that you would otherwise get for free just by playing. It's not one of those lame dual-currency systems that bleed you dry little by little.

Ryan Whitwam
Ryan is a tech/science writer, skeptic, lover of all things electronic, and Android fan. In his spare time he reads golden-age sci-fi and sleeps, but rarely at the same time. His wife tolerates him as few would.

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  • jamesfuston

    As an old school 40k fan, I refuse. Just no.

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    This is an utter crap. A damn disgrace to the franchise. Avoid at all costs, 1-star it to hell

  • DanHibiki

    fucking Ninja Cats re-skin. What a disgrace to 40k.

  • Weeeeeee

    What is this, Plants vs Warhammer? Lol

  • h4rr4r

    What the hell is this?
    IAP and some sort of plants vs zombie gameplay?

  • CrazyPaladin

    Jeez, I thought it was the other warhammer game

  • Android Developer

    First "Dungeon Keeper", and now this...
    I wonder if it is possible to make a real, decent RTS game on mobile devices.

    • Cascade

      Absolutely possible. Even under emulator it's possible to run old DOS/PSX/Win9x RTS games with decent speed. Native Android RTS game will even be more performant.

      The problem is developer mindset these days. If you can grab lot of income with just simple/cheap games like [insert name here] bird, plant zombie, etc, why bother make a full-fledged game?
      Dev don't want to risk making high profile games as long as they can get profitable income with low-budget one.

      • Android Developer

        I didn't mean the speed.

        I meant the gameplay and the UX. I wonder if gamers would be able to play it nicely.
        I prefer a mouse and a keyboard for RTS, but I was hoping to have an RTS game even on Android.
        Maybe on tablets it will be easiest to play, but tablets are still not as popular as smartphones.

        Another obstacle is as you said - the money. Most users prefer free over paid apps, even if there are ads or some kind of IAP . If the developers play nicely, it could succeed, but it's probably hard to find the balance. I for one made an app that has ads and if you wish you can donate as much as you wish to remove them:
        https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.lb.app_manager
        But I don't think this approach will work for games, especially no Android games.

        And another one is how to deal with multi-players, since games should be paused when the battery is drained or there is a call...

  • Himmat Singh

    Avoid this game at ALL costs. Look at the cacophony of negative user reviews it has got on Steam (scroll to the bottom of the page). http://store.steampowered.com/app/254650

  • Jim

    If this game was more like Rise of Mythos just set in the Warhammer universe it'd be awesome.