The Warhammer universe is timeless, and through the years, these well-known games developed by Games Workshop have been played out on many different platforms. But the marines will always be sexy, and that’s why we’re still attracted to games set in the 41st millennium. This is especially true if it’s a turn-based strategy game like Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf, a Free2Play based on one of the most iconic chapters in the saga, which is finally available on Android after arriving on iOS several months ago.
The logic is simple: if you like Warhammer, you definitely like board games, and Space Wolf is inspired by board games. It has a turn-based gameplay where you manage an expanding deck of cards that represent the actions you can make each turn. In fact, this is what hooks you, along with managing units and improving their abilities. You also want to improve your own hand so you have more options in combat, which you can do by getting improvements as you play or going to the in-game store.
Those who are familiar with the 40k universe already know about the Space Wolves from one of the chapters about the most memorable space marines in the empire. In this game, they fight the hordes of Chaos in 3v3. You have to decide your moves strategically, using different actions: advancing a certain number of squares, choosing between distance attacks or melee, saving a turn for the next round, or using special items. It’s complicated enough to be interesting, but it’s still playable on mobile devices.
It seems as though Games Workshop is betting on the freemium model for its new games, such Drop Assault, which is a Clash of Clans clone set in the The Horus Heresy, one of the most interesting stories in the 41st millennium.