In Space Marine, the players assume the role of Captain Titus, a member of one of the legions of the Empire Marines. These big, armored soldiers are famous for their great war skills and brutality. Now they must face an Orc invasion on one of the Empire planets on which the newest war technologies are developed.
A characteristic trait of Space Marine is emphasis put on both shoot-outs and melee fights. During the long-range battles, the players can use various weapons typical for the Warhammer 40,000 universe. Among them, there are bolt pistols, heavy bolters, grenade launchers, and stationary rifles. In close combat, the chainsword becomes very useful. The combat system is balanced – the game lacks complicated sequences, but the battles aren’t limited to a mindless pressing of a single key.
Due to the tactics used by Space Marines – always keep going forward – the game lacks a cover system. It is possible to hide behind the surroundings, but the players must keep in mind that some of them can be destroyed. This forces the players to be constantly on the move. During the missions, the players are accompanied by other Marines, but it is impossible to give them any commands.
Processor: 2.0 Ghz - Intel Core 2 Duo / AMD Athlon X2
Graphics: 256 MB VRAM - Nvidia GeForce 8800GT / AMD Radeon 3850
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Disk space: 20 GB HD
System: Windows XP SP3 / Windows Vista SP1 / Windows 7