Warhammer 40000 Chaos Gate Daemonhunters Review (Steam)

For our Warhammer 40000 Chaos Gate Daemonhunters Review, Lead humanity’s greatest weapon, the Grey Knights, in this fast-paced turn-based tactical RPG. Root out and purge a galaxy-spanning plague in a cinematic, story-driven campaignWarhammer 40000 Chaos Gate Daemonhunters Review, using the tactics and talents of your own personalized squad of Daemonhunters. Armoured in faith, shielded by devotion, the Grey Knights’ very existence is rooted in mystery, enforced with mind wipes and executions. Experience life in the 41st millennium and follow the journey of these elite warriors in a narrative penned by acclaimed Black Library author, Aaron Dembski-Bowden.

Warhammer 40000 Chaos Gate Daemonhunters Review Pros:

  • Decent Graphics
  • 17.79GB Download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Six save slots.
  • Full controller support.
  • Graphics settings – resolution, screen mode, brightness, v-sync, motion blur, bloom, graphics preset, anti-aliasing, texture/model/shadow/decal quality, far clip distance, and debris.
  •  Can rebind controls for the mouse and keyboard buttons.
  • Officially licensed.
  • Four difficulties – Merciful, Standard, Ruthless, and Legendary.
  • Grand Master mode – disables manual save and you only get a single autosave slot.
  • Duty Eternal DLC – adds in all the content like Dreadnoughts, etc.
  • The Codex section acts like a help and tips menu.
  • Powerful voice acting.
  • Excellent cutscenes.
  • Set within the Warhammer 40k universe.
  • Can skip cutscenes.
  • Hard-hitting and impactful soundtrack.
  • Decent loading times.
  • RTS style gameplay.
  • Action points dictate what and how many actions you can take per round.
  • Handy icons and grids to help show where you can move and attack.
  • In-game cutscenes can happen and action shots of things like movement or reinforcements arrive.
  • Cinematic style presentation.
  • Turn-based combat.
  • X Com like game.
  • Highly detailed and excellent-looking character models.
  • The environment is an ally and an enemy as you can knock down pillars and walls for cover or to deal damage.
  • Full 3D camera control including reset position.
  • Clear easy to understand icons, text pop up and menus especially when in battle.
  • The World, the locations are jaw-dropping and look like they fell straight out of the Tabletop game.
  • Massive boss encounters.
  • Plays well with the controller.
  • Characters in your team will earn exp and level up, granting skill points to put into a massive skill tree that unlocks many benefits and abilities.
  • Your ship is where you deal with upgrades, level-ups, star maps for travel, etc.
  • Before a mission, you can assemble your team and change their armor and weapons.
  • Vakir is your scientist who will research new abilities and rewards for you.
  • Your ship the Edict will need to be maintained and upgraded as you play. Lunete will assist you with this and Carry out orders.
  • All actions on the ship take X amount of in-game days to complete.
  • You can advance time within the Star map.
  • Your goal in the game is to stop the spread of the Chaos plague.
  • Save and load when you want.
  • Every member of your team can be customized.
  • Character customisation options – name, surname, crest, skin color, hair color, head, head detail, headgear, chest, left pauldron, right pauldron, left greaves, right greaves, loincloth, lettering, and voice.
  • Gets very addictive due to the story and the gameplay being so fun.
  • You don’t have a percentage chance on hits.
  • Execution moves.
  • The combat is a lot more melee based.
  • The DLC adds new environments that are just as cool as the base game ones.

Warhammer 40000 Chaos Gate Daemonhunters Review Cons:

  • Cannot rebind controls.
  • No benchmark test for the graphics setup.
  • The camera controls are still a bit clunky.
  • A lot to take in initially.
  • A lot of hard cuts and silent sections in the cutscenes.
  • The DLC made you think you have Dreadnaughts as standard but you only have them in set missions.
  • Audio quality especially with voices is very up and down.
  • Cannot fast forward your movement turn.
  • No UI scale sliders or ways to increase the font size of the text.
  • The pacing at times can feel up and down.

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Warhammer 40000 Chaos Gate Daemonhunters:

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Developer: Complex Games

Publisher: Frontier

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  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Sound - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Accessibility - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10


I have played me a lot of X com and even more Warhammer tabletop so seeing this being a combo of both I was ready. Turns out I wasn’t prepared enough as it is more than just a Warhammer X com, it’s an RTS-style game that instantly grabs you with its ultra-realistic environments and even better cutscenes. Now I’m still new to doing all the lore and story of Warhammer but this story grabbed me from the off and is just one of the main reasons why every time I boot it up I lose hours, I look forward to the next encounter, the next twist and its never let me down. They have added in new DLC that adds in a new class and Dreadnaughts, a bit of a sore subject with the latter as you can only use them in certain missions, and whilst I kind of understand, it still hurts. Right the core gameplay is just as solid as other games in the genre but being Warhammer you get more emphasis on the melee combat and environmental hazards. You don’t and won’t understand the joy of watching your marine shoulder barge a pillar down onto a group of Chaos and kill them, blowing up ammo drops to detonate a makeshift bomb is next-level bastardry that I approve of. The flow of the game can be a bit up and down as you need to still move so far ahead in order to trigger enemies, the randomness of enemies can also be a pain but it’s honestly not that bad. Being like X com is not a bad thing as it adopts a lot of what that series got right and then adds a twist and addition to the formula. I’m thankful that they got rid of all the RNG nature of shots and instead have enemy attacks and tactics being the random thing to potentially mess you up. You can have men go down and you have X amount of turns to revive them before they are lost forever. The ship you command is its own type of character as you upgrade and repair it, use it in certain scenarios, train up new recruits, use the ever-expanding star map, and research new abilities all in the name of science. It’s just how the game plays and is presented that is so welcoming despite the dark tones of it all that keeps me coming back time after time, the voice acting and music are commendable. The DLC is a nice addition of newness but you can still get a lot of band for your buck with just the base game. I need a bit more time with the DLC to assess the true value of it but even this early on I love having it. Fans of Warhammer are in for a treat and RTS X commers are getting a different take on a genre they love. Warhammer 40k Chaos Gate Daemonhunters is another smash hit for the Warhammer license.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!