Abandonware DOS title

Space Hulk

Space Hulk is an abandoned real-time tactical strategy game set in the Warhammer  40000 universe, developed and released by Electronic Arts in 1993 for DOS and Amiga systems. In Space Hulk, the player is tasked with wiping out hordes of aliens by the means of a squad of Space Marines armored and armed to the teeth. Space Hulk is the adaptation of the board game of the same name created by Games Workshop.
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Space Hulk review

Prepare to descend into the darkest corners of the universe with Space Hulk, a chilling video game released in 1993 that stands as a haunting testament to the depths of human terror. Crafted by the twisted minds at Electronic Arts, this adaptation of the infamous board game drags you into a relentless battle between the desperate Space Marines of the Blood Angels and the ravenous Genestealers lurking within the rusted corridors of a colossal, forsaken spaceship known as a Space Hulk. Brace yourself, for this journey is not for the faint of heart.

Visually, Space Hulk thrusts you into a world of unrelenting darkness and despair. The shadowy depths are punctuated only by flickering emergency lights, casting eerie, elongated shadows that dance upon the walls, whispering tales of imminent doom. The meticulously detailed sprites of the Space Marines and Genestealers are hauntingly beautiful in their grotesque design, evoking a sense of otherworldly horror that seeps into your bones. Accompanied by the haunting sound effects of screeching metal and distant moans, the atmosphere envelopes you in a suffocating shroud of terror.

The campaign in Space Hulk is an unyielding descent into madness. Each mission, more perilous than the last, thrusts you into the gaping maw of hell itself. The objectives, ranging from desperate last stands to sacrificial rituals, test the limits of your sanity and strategic prowess. With randomized layouts and a merciless AI, the game ensures that your nightmares are never repetitive, always serving fresh doses of despair and heart-wrenching defeat.

In conclusion, Space Hulk (1993) is a good game that delves into the depths of human terror. Its oppressive atmosphere, gritty visuals, and unforgiving gameplay immerse you in a grim and harrowing sci-fi nightmare. Only those with iron wills and a taste for the macabre should venture into the dark abyss that is Space Hulk. Enter at your own risk and prepare to confront the twisted terrors that lurk within.


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Additional info about Space Hulk

Status: abandonware

Input: keyboard, mouse

Distributed on: 3,5 floppy disk, cd-rom

Also published for: Amiga

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