Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor – Martyr Ultimate Edition

Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor – Martyr Ultimate Edition

Wot, no Space Marines?

Warhammer 40k Inquisitor Martyr

Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor – Martyr may be a title that rings a bell with you, as it was actually released back in 2017, but as is the way with modern gaming, no game is forgotten about for too long… This has had a next-gen upgrade to become Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor – Martyr Ultimate Edition.  NeocoreGames are the team behind Inquisitor and it’s safe to say that they may be fans of Diablo, as the game takes that top down ARPG formula and blends it together with the Warhammer’s lore.

You begin by picking one of three different classes to play, as the powerful Crusader or stealthy assassin or as a spell casting Psyher – each with their own pros and cons, so it’s best to play around to find one that best suits your style.  The game sees you playing as an Inquisitor – which is like a hitman of sorts – as you are sent out across the galaxy to despatch those who stand against the God Empires rule. Journeying to the Martyr – a HUGE ship that is thousands of years old, but has just reappeared from being lost – sets the framework of a mystery that plays like an epic Warhammer novel.  Gameplay will be a bit different between each class you choose, but 95% of the time you enter a room, blast, slash and blow up everything in there, grab some loot and then move on to the next room… then do it all over again.

Things are kept fresh by swapping out weapons for new more powerful ones, but this can end up being a number chasing game – in that the highest number wins, and what it is or does doesn’t really have much impact on you.  In an interesting twist most skills are assigned to your gear and not to you, so weapons and armour all have different abilities as well.  Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor – Martyr Ultimate Edition is packed with options as to what missions you will attack, as there is a galaxy map full of jobs to pick from: like custom missions – where you spec the type of drops you’ll find, to an option that will generate missions for you.  This version of the game also comes loaded with all the DLC the base title has had since launch, so that’s an eye watering 25 packs ranging from emotes and pets to missions as well as Prophecy, which was the game’s biggest story DLC and adds a weighty strand to the campaign.

Graphically the game looks the part with a good helping of effects for different attacks and the backgrounds are kept fresh throughout, as you journey from plant to plant.  Soundtrack again carries that grand epic tone you would expect from a Warhammer title and voice acting is solid.  Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor – Martyr Ultimate Edition is a fully next-gen port and as such it also fixes one of the biggest issues the game had first time round.  The last-gen version allowed you to choose between 1080p and 1440p modes, which at times ran… a little rough let’s say.  This time the game finally bridges the gap between them, offering high resolution and an actually stable 60fps across the board.  No more framerate drops when things kick off.  On the downside the gear styles is a bit backwards, as it doesn’t really work as you would think, and some missions need you to wear weaker kit to hit the power level needed to play it.

Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor – Martyr Ultimate Edition is an odd one to get a second bite at the cherry in ways, as I would have preferred Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine to be given the next-gen treatment.  That said it’s an interesting take on the Warhammer universe, although gameplay does get a little repetitive over time, but if you’re looking for a game pack with content and a Warhammer theme you won’t go wrong.

An Xbox review copy of Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor – Martyr Ultimate Edition was provided by NeocoreGames PR team, and it’s available now on Xbox, PlayStation and PC for around £40, depending on platform.

The Verdict

7Good

The Good: Tonnes of content | Next-gen upgrade irons out issues | Fun with mates

The Bad: Lightly repetitive | No real new content

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