There Are Too Many Warhammer Video Games

There Are Too Many Warhammer Video Games
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Back in 2016, Mike wrote a blog called “There Are Far Too Many Warhammer Games”. Now, things have only got worse.

Here is a list of every Warhammer game — both 40K and fantasy — I could find that has been released or announced since 2014, the same year Mike started counting from:

Bet you can’t name what game this is from.

  • Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon (2014)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Space Wolf (2014)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Carnage (2014)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Storm of Vengeance (2014)
  • Space Hulk Ascension (2014)
  • Blood Bowl Tablet (2014)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Regicide (2015)
  • The Horus Heresy: Drop Assault (2015)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch – Tyranid Invasion (2015)
  • Legacy of Dorn: Herald of Oblivion (2015)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Freeblade (2015)
  • Blood Bowl 2 (2015)
  • Mordheim: City of the Damned (2015)
  • Warhammer: The End Times – Vermintide (2015)
  • Blood Bowl: Kerrunch (2015)
  • Warhammer: Snotling Fling (2015)
  • Warhammer: Arcane Magic (2015)
  • Eisenhorn: Xenos (2016)
  • Battlefleet Gothic: Armada (2016)
  • Battlefleet Gothic: Leviathan (2016)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade (2016)
  • Talisman: The Horus Heresy (2016)
  • Space Hulk (2016)
  • Total War: Warhammer (2016)
  • Man O’ War Corsair (2016)
  • Space Hulk: Deathwing (2017)
  • The Horus Heresy: Battle of Tallarn (2017)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III (2017)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach (2017)
  • Total War: Warhammer II (2017)
  • Warhammer Quest 2 (2017)
  • Mordheim: Warband Skirmish (2017)
  • Warhammer: Doomwheel (2017)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr (2018)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Gladius – Relics of War (2018)
  • The Horus Heresy: Legions (2018)
  • Space Hulk: Tactics (2018)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus (2018)
  • Citadel Combat Cards (2018)
  • Warhammer: Vermintide II (2018)
  • Blood Bowl: Death Zone (2018)
  • Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Realm War (2018)
  • Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Champions (2018)
  • Battlefleet Gothic: Armada II (2019)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Prophecy (2019, which is technically an expansion to 2018’s Martyr, but I’m counting it because it was standalone)
  • Warhammer: Chaosbane (2019)
  • Warhammer: Chaos & Conquest (2019)
  • The Horus Heresy: Betrayal at Calth (2020)
  • Necromunda: Underhive Wars (2020)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Dakka Squadron (2020)
  • Aeronautica Imperialis: Flight Command (2020)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Battle Sister (2020)
  • Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower (2020)
  • Warhammer Underworlds: Online (2020)
  • Adeptus Titanicus: Dominus (2021)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Lost Crusade (2021)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector (2021)
  • Warhammer 40,000: Darktide (2021)
  • Necromunda: Hired Gun (2021)
  • Warhammer: Odyssey (2021)
  • Blood Bowl 3 (2021)
  • Total War: Warhammer III (2021)
  • Total War Battles: WARHAMMER (2021)
  • Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Storm Ground (2021)
  • Warhammer Age of Sigmar: Tempestfall (2021)

That is 65 games. In just seven years.

That is too many Warhammer games.

Comments

  • Never. Impossible. There are so many different genres of game, and each one of them should have a Warhammer franchise title from 40K and Fantasy each.

    RTS, turn-based tactics, 4X, FPS/3rd-person shooter (solo or multiplayer), RPG, ARPG, visual novel, dating sim, whatever.

    When you consider that ‘Warhammer’ isn’t just one game but is in fact multiple games (Mordheim, Necromunda, 40K, Inquisitor, Fantasy battles, Epic, Aeronautica, Battlefleet Gothic, Warmaster, Blood Bowl, Man O’War, Fantasy Roleplay, Dreadfleet, Invasion), and each one of those deserves a video game adaptation in every possible genre, quite frankly we’re not seeing anywhere close to enough Warhammer-related games.

    GW have got some catching up to do. We’ve already got RTSes, FPSes, ARPGs, and 4Xs, so I demand to see dating sim versions of every WH property to fill in that gap first.

    • Also, I reject the article’s claim that this many titles within 7yrs is too much. These titles need to be updated for new hardware and audiences on at least that long a cycle, if not quicker.

  • There are too many *shit* Warhammer games. The IP is massive and intricate; virtually endless possibilities.

    Creative Assembly/Sega have done a great job with Total War Warhammer. I wish the 40K universe was getting that kind of love.

    • Dawn of War (the original) was a great RTS based on 40K. Opinions of DoW2 are pretty divided, a lot of the original DoW fans didn’t like it but a lot of other people did. DoW 3 unfortunately dropped the ball by trying to turn it into a MOBA-hybrid thing that just didn’t work.

      • Dawn of War 2 is frustrating if you’re looking for a sequel to Dawn of War but if you can get past that it’s actually a pretty solid game. It’s a shame they didn’t put it under the Kill Team banner where it would have probably thrived.

        • I couldn’t get past it.
          It’s not like I didn’t try, though. I even bought Retribution close to release.

          Fuck I’m bad with money sometimes.

    • I think this depends entirely on whether you liked how Mordheim turned out.
      If Mordheim frustrated and disappointed the everloving fuck out of you like it did me, I’d avoid Necromunda, because reviews (both positive and negative) are that it’s shaping up to be a Mordheim Total Conversion mod.

  • The Warhammer IP is fantastic (old world and 40K… AoS hasn’t gripped me yet).

    I would personally like to see double or triple as many Warhammer games, if only because it means a few of them will be great.

    On a side note… eager AF for Hired Gun 🙂

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