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Every 'Warhammer 40K' Game, Ranked Best To Worst

Updated July 27, 2020 1.4k votes 111 voters 2.2k views43 items

List Rules'Warhammer 40,000' games only.

Harking all the way back to the late '80s, the Warhammer 40K franchise has seen its fair share of video games over the years. While some have been great, others have been far more mediocre. Set in the distant future, 40,000 blends the worlds of science fiction with fantasy to create an enormous universe of its own. And with dozens of video games released over the last three decades, Warhammer's lore is larger than ever.

A big part of what initially made this miniature tabletop board game so fun was all the intricate details — collecting the various figures, painting them, setting up your army — all helped elevate Warhammer from a traditional tabletop board game to something else altogether. And while the video games aren't able to contain the same type of collectible experience (unless you're collecting all the games), they do cover a range of different genres, including action, strategy, and more. What do you think is the single best Warhammer 40K game? The "Dawn of War" games are often contested as being one of the greatest, but the "Space Hulk" installments also have a heavy-handed fanbase.

From modern Warhammer 40,000 games on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One to bite-sized mobile Warhammer games and even all those retro DOS and Commodore 64 releases, check out all the 40K games released over the years and vote up all the titles you love(d) the most. 

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    DeveloperRelic Entertainment

    Genres (Video game)Real-time strategy, Strategy video game, Science Fiction

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, IBM PC compatible

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    DeveloperRelic Entertainment

    Genres (Video game)Real-time tactics, Tactical role-playing game, Real-time strategy, Role-playing video game, Strategy video game

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows

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    DeveloperRelic Entertainment

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Action role-playing game, Action game

    PlatformXbox 360, PlayStation 3, Microsoft Windows

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    DeveloperRelic Entertainment

    Genres (Video game)Real-time strategy

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, Linux, macOS

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    DeveloperNeocore Games

    Genres (Video game)Action role-playing

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

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    DeveloperRelic Entertainment

    Genres (Video game)Real-time strategy

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, Linux, macOS

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    DeveloperElectronic Arts

    Genres (Video game)Real-time tactics, Action game, Strategy video game, Wargaming, First-person Shooter

    PlatformMS-DOS, Sega Saturn, NEC PC-9801, Amiga, IBM PC compatible

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    DeveloperBulwark Studios

    Genres (Video game)Turn-based tactics

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, MacOS, Linux

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    DeveloperHolistic Design, Inc.

    Genres (Video game)Turn-based strategy, Turn-based tactics, Strategy video game

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows

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    DeveloperTindalos Interactive

    Genres (Video game)Real-time strategy

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows

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    DeveloperRandom Games Inc.

    Genres (Video game)Turn-based strategy, Strategy video game

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows

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    DeveloperKuju Entertainment

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Action game, First-person Shooter

    PlatformPlayStation 2, Microsoft Windows, IBM PC compatible

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    DeveloperDreamForge Intertainment, Inc.

    Genres (Video game)Turn-based strategy, Role-playing video game, Strategy video game

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows

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    DeveloperGremlin Interactive Limited, Imagitec Design Inc.

    Genres (Video game)Turn-based tactics, Strategy video game

    PlatformZX Spectrum, Atari ST, DOS, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC

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    DeveloperKey Game

    Genres (Video game)Action game, Strategy video game, First-person Shooter

    Platform3DO Interactive Multiplayer, DOS, Sega Saturn, Personal computer, PlayStation

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    DeveloperFull Control

    Genres (Video game)Turn-based tactics

    PlatformWindows, Mac OS X, Linux, iOS, Wii U

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    DeveloperHoplite Research

    Genres (Video game)Board game adaptation, turn-based tactics

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 4

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    DeveloperRedLynx

    Genres (Video game)Turn-based tactics, Strategy video game

    PlatformNintendo DS, PlayStation Portable

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    DeveloperTHQ Digital Warrington

    Genres (Video game)Shooter game, Action-adventure game, Action game, Role-playing video game

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360

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    DeveloperPixel Toys

    Genres (Video game)Space adventure

    PlatformAndroid

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    DeveloperFlashback Games

    Genres (Video game)Turn-based strategy

    Platform Microsoft Windows, macOS

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  • 22

    DeveloperRazorback Developments

    Genres (Video game)Turn-based strategy, Strategy video game

    PlatformN-Gage

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  • 23

    DeveloperProxy Studios

    Genres (Video game)4X, turn-based strategy

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows, Linux

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    DeveloperRodeo Games

    Genres (Video game)Turn-based strategy

    PlatformMicrosoft Windows

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    DeveloperCyanide

    Genres (Video game)Turn-based tactics, deck-building

    PlatformPlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

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