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Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team
Score:6.0 / 10
Warhammer 40,000: Kill team is a third
person shooter whose release was used to promote THQs other Warhammer
title, Space Marine. Kill Team actually has a weapon unlock that can be
used in Space Marine. Released through the PSN, Kill Team is offered for
only $10.00, but is it worth your money?
Long story short, the story of the game sees the human race in danger of
extinction from the Orks and as part of the space marines, itís your job
to defend your people.
Kill Team is a third person shooter played
mostly from a top down/side view. The main premise of the game is to
take on hordes and hordes of enemies attacking you from each direction
while completing a given objective that usually involves blowing
something up. Not to worry though, your characters are well equipped
with guns, swords, grenades and
Kill Team contains four different character classes you can choose from.
Each of the classes plays differently, with each featuring their own
special unique move and weapons. Half of the classes are more suited for
melee combat, while the other two are more suited for long range combat.
In addition the class system, you can upgrade your characters weapons
and abilities as you progress through the game.
The gameís story spans several levels, all of which can be completed in
a matter of hours if patience is one of your strong points. Each of Kill
Teamís levels contain checkpoints, but the checkpoint system is
substandard at best. The problem lies in the fact that the checkpoints
are spread too thin. On top of that, each time you die, you have to
re-watch the same cut scene time and time again. Also, your checkpoints
donít save if you quit a level; meaning whenever your replay a level,
you have to start from beginning of the mission, rather than continuing
at a particular checkpoint. The gameplay itself does seem to grow old
rather quickly too. The game revolves around one premise, go to a
designated point on the map, destroy a certain generator/reactor while
killing waves and waves of enemies. Rinse and repeat and Kill Team
doesnít stray far from this premise.
One saving grace is that Kill Team does
support Coop play in the main story and Survival Mode. Survival Mode
sees you by yourself or with another player fight waves and waves of
enemies with the sole purpose of seeing how long you can hold out for.
Kill Team is a game you will want to play with another person as the
coop does have the added advantage of allowing you to be revived if you
Since the game takes place on an Ork ship, the environments all look
very similar and not well varied. The game runs smoothly given all the
frantic action taking place on the screen. Sometimes when you do kill an
enemy, the camera will zoom in and do a slow motion death, which is a
pretty cool effect.
Kill Teamís campaign is quite short and can be frustrating at times.
Once your done the campaign, there are collectables to be found in each
of the gameís levels, but those alone arenít reason enough to play
through the game again. Even though Kill Team is only $10.00, the game
suffers from too many problems and your money is best spent elsewhere.