Heretical thoughts.

The resurgence of old school shooters has given us some corkers in recent times, including the fantastic Prodeus. But to stand out in this new era of DOOM-esque blast-’em-ups, you need a hook — and Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun certainly has that, thanks to its unmistakable Warhammer 40k aesthetic.

You play as a big and bulky space marine, who makes the controller vibrate with every step. Armed with a chainsword and, eventually, a sizeable arsenal of oversized guns, you’re tasked with purging heretics on what is essentially a scrap planet. You go from level to level, massacring all that stands in your way, in what is a dense but fairly repetitive campaign.

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