Warhammer 40k Tacticus Review (Android)

For this Warhammer 40k Tacticus Review, we aim to bring some of the universe’s most powerful warriors to the battlefield and have lightning-fast tactical skirmishes where you are in full control and only superior tactics can deliver victory. Expand your collection across multiple factions to find new tactical possibilities as you bring your troops to battle and sweep the galaxy clear of all resistance!

Warhammer 40k Tacticus Review

Warhammer 40k Tacticus Review Pros:

  • Awesome graphics.
  • 758MB download size.
  • Own in-game achievements.
  • Free to play.
  • Opening tutorial with 5 opening matches then pop-ups as you play.
  • Tactical battler gameplay.
  • Beautifully detailed character models.
  • Power level is the overall player level that you increase by playing and unlocking new modes and rewards.
  • Character tokens are in rewards and are used to unlock new characters and also to upgrade their star rating increasing stats.
  • Each character that plays will earn exp and level up to unlock new upgrade slots etc.
  • Characters will need particular parts in order to upgrade their overall stats.
  • Guilds are clans where you can send items to each other, do events and take on guild bosses.
  • Online play is against other players’ teams, you get a random group to choose from.
  • Black shards are the premium currency.
  • Free loot chest every day.
  • The stories in each campaign are really good and are condensed down so you’re not just clicking through pages of text.
  • Coins are earned and used to buy some items from the store and also to upgrade characters.
  • Excellent animations.
  • Clear easy-to-use touchscreen controls.
  • Google play integrated.
  • Played in portrait mode.
  • The enemy turns are fast and clear.
  • Damage/heal/effect numbers pop up as you deal it, if it blocks it will say so.
  • Every character has at least one special ability that can be used one time in a match.
  • Bite-sized matches.
  • Salvage run is where you fight waves of enemies but also move around the location collecting resources.
  • The environment plays a huge part, high ground does more damage, low ground less so, burning long grass can have it spread, and obstacles can obscure views.
  • Big boss battles.
  • You can replay matches yourself or pay resources to auto-complete them. You only get a set amount per day.
  • Easy to learn.
  • Despite a lot of numbers and screens popping up and unlock bars here there and everywhere, it’s very easy to understand.
  • Three campaigns – Indomitus, Fall Of Cadia, and Octarius.
  • You can play any campaign at any time as long as you have unlocked the needed characters.
  • Timed daily missions.
  • Quests are plentiful and give out rewards along with always refreshing and churning out new ones.
  • Characters can also equip new weapons you find or craft.
  • Break down unwanted items and weapons to use in crafting new gear.
  • Gets very addictive.
  • It feels like you are always making progress.
  • Onslaught is a game mode where it’s horde mode, face off against waves of enemies. There are 3 enemy types – Imperial, Xenos, and Chaos.
  • Energy is what is needed to play a campaign, it replenishes in real-time.
  • 8 armies to collect – Ultramarines, Orks, Adepta Sororitas, Necrons, Black Legion, Death Guard, Astra Milatarum, and Black Templars.
  • Every match will reward 1 to 3 stars based on performance in the campaign.
  • The player card shows your best lineup, you can change your name, avatar, and avatar border.

Warhammer 40k Tacticus Review Cons:

  • A lot to take in.
  • Sometimes you are not sure what’s going on.
  • The pop-ups for shop items are really intrusive.
  • No Google play achievements.
  • Arena (online) is very mixed due to the RNG, I’ve lost either time or credits to matches I lost for no reason or the opponents are ridiculously overpowered.
  • The energy limits you a lot.
  • There is more stuff to buy than anything else.
  • No settings for the phone like battery power usage or graphics etc.

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Warhammer 40k Tacticus Review

Warhammer 40k Tacticus:

Official website.

Developer: Snowprint Studios

Publisher: Snowprint Studios

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  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Length - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Fun Factor - 9/10


Honestly, this is a must-play for Warhammer fans, it has absolutely nailed the atmosphere of the tabletop games with its immersive storytelling, powerful music, and of course the absolutely gorgeous character models, seriously they are absolute art and I want them framed and on my wall, they even made the grotesque characters of the Orks and Necrons look good! The gameplay is one you have seen before but in many ways, it’s innovated. You play on a hexagonal Battlefield and each character moves in different ways, the environment is pivotal to winning, the higher ground does more damage, you can set a Bush on fire and it spreads, barrels blow up and barbed wire slows and bleeds. After all that you then have character abilities, close melee, and long-range shooting to contend with. I love how it has so many game modes so it mixes it all up, does campaign for some story or goes online and play against others, team up in guilds and takes on the boss, or my favorite go on a Scavenger run and kill enemies and grab resources. Tacticus really goes all out and they are teasing more to come. Yes it’s a mobile game so already that tells you a lot, you get annoying pop-ups saying buy this for real money or buy that for a special price, energy will determine how much time you can play for free and all that. It’s just not only presented well, but it’s also polished and plays smoother than some console games I have played. The addiction has kicked in, as I go for all character unlocks I see my future paint schemes coming at me. To sum it up Warhammer 40k Tacticus was made by Warhammer fans for Warhammer fans and it shows.

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!