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Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
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Developer Relic Entertainment
Publisher THQ
Released 6 September 2011 (NA)
9 September 2011 (EU)
Genre Third Person Shooter

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is a video game developed by Relic Entertainment, and published by THQ. It was released on the 6th of September, 2011 and on the 9th in Europe. It is set in the Warhammmer 40,000 universe, and the player plays as Captain Titus, Space Marine of the Ultramarines chapter. The game is a third person brawler/shooter, where the character uses his bolter to engage enemies at a distance until he can get close enough for close quarters fighting, which is where most engagements will be decided.

A sequel, Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine 2, has been announced.


The Forge World Graia has been conquered by an Ork Waaagh led by Warboss Grimskull. Sent to liberate the planet is the Ultramarines 2nd Company. Players assume the role as Captain Titus, commander of the 2nd Company. Titus, alongside two other Marines, Sergeant Sidonus and Leandros, link up with the 203rd Cadian Regiment and locates Inquisitor Drogan. Drogan, alongside the Marines enters the Manufactorum's power reactor searching for a device capable of opening a psychic scourge that apparently could kill the Orks. After retrieving the device, the Marines and Drogan later successfully activated the device on the Spire, an orbital elevator.

Instead of killing the Orks, it opens a warp gate which allows Chaos forces to attack Graia. It is implied that Drogan was killed after sending his distress message; Drogan's corpse is possessed by a daemon that serves the Chaos Lord Nemeroth. As Nemeroth's forces enter the planet, Titus plans to destroy the gates by using a Warlord Battle Titan to destroy the Spire. The Titan destroys the Spire; both Grimskull and Sidonus is killed in the process and the device is stolen. Titus, aided by the Blood Ravens leads an attack against Nemeroth's forces to reach the remnants of the Spire and stop Nemeroth from ascending to daemonhood. Titus defeats Nemeroth and destroys the device.

Graia is liberated, and the game ends with Titus arrested by Inquisitor Thrax on fear that he maybe corrupted by Chaos.

In terms of the larger Warhammer 40,000 universe it has been stated on the game's official website's forum that, "The game takes place on a parallel timeline within the fluff, but the characters are not the same."[8] However, the validity of that statement has been questioned.



The game will feature Orks[2] and Chaos.[4]

Confirmed enemy types so far are:


Players will be able to access a range of different weapons. The player's character has four weapon spots, one fixed and three interchangeable. The fixed slot holds a boltgun. Two weapon slots are completely interchangeable can carry a Stalker Pattern Bolter, melta gun, plasma gun, stormbolter, lascannon or vengeance launcher. In the final slot the player carries a pistol, which has infinite ammunition, and melee weapon. Part way through the bolt pistol can be swapped out permanently for the plasma pistol, while the melee weapon, which is initially a combat knife, can be swapped between chainsword, power axe and thunder hammer. Carrying the thunder hammer comes at a penalty with only the pistol and boltgun useable.

At specific points in the game the player can temporarily use heavier weapons, such as the heavy bolter, plasma cannon and autocannon. While carrying these heavy weapons the player cannot attack in melee and is only able to perform a knock back against opponents.

The player is also able to carry up to five frag grenades.


This game was released on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC.

Art Book

As a bonus in May 2011 there was released the art-book The Art of Space Marine — 56-paged book with a lot of arts from the game.

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