Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Ultimate Edition – Review
Follow Genre: Action RPG
Developer: NeocoreGames
Publisher: NeocoreGames, Nacon
Platform: PS5, Xbox Series X/S
Tested on: PS5

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Ultimate Edition – Review

Site Score
7.0
Good: Atmosphere, Loads of content
Bad: A bit too grindy at times, Forced to make an account
User Score
8.0
(2 votes)
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Warhammer 40,000 is still a very popular tabletop experience, and the universe is further expanded by books and new games. In 2018, we played through the very gritty and bloody Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr on both PC and PlayStation 4. We quite enjoyed the experience but were sometimes a bit disappointed with the overall grind and some clumsy gear mechanics. On top of that, NeocoreGames immediately forces players to create a game-specific account because otherwise, they will not be able to play the game. Nonetheless, after this annoying hurdle, we did get a lot of bang for our buck in 2018. Now, four years later, the Ultimate Edition for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S has been released and we were given the chance to revisit this bloody space inquisition. As we already have both a PC and a PS4 review for basically the same game, we will only be discussing the relevancy and quality of this so-called next-gen version.

When booting up the game we were immediately treated to the original impressive opening cinematic and we thought the mood was immediately set. We were taken out of the immersion quite quickly when we were forced to make an account to actually play the game. In a day and age where people have more accounts for different platforms they could possibly still count, it’s annoying when you have to add another (useless) account to that list. Nonetheless, we were back in the zone when we created a character, as the game does have very cool character classes to choose from. This new title also incorporates the Tech-Adept class, which wasn’t in the Martyr base game. The Ultimate Edition also incorporates the Prophecy package, which will offer even more content. That being said, the Tech-Adept cannot play through the Martyr portion of the game, and this is also immediately made clear if you wish to create a character of this specific class.

Overall, the game’s controls are quite nice. Key bindings are clearly shown in the UI and you can fairly easily aim most skills. Some skills feel a bit harder to properly aim than they would on a traditional mouse and keyboard setup, but we didn’t have too many difficulties when it came to the controls. Different weapon types provide new skills, as well as certain armor types and other equipable items. There is a bit of freedom within the chosen class, but we would have loved a bit more clarity on what certain skill symbols did. For example, a great sword allowed us to do a Barbarian-esque Whirlwind attack as we are used to from the Diablo series, but when equipping an axe, which offered the same skill, we would simply do one spin attack. The same can be said about the overall comparison system for gear, as some items state they are of higher quality, but generally offer lower stats. This took some time to get used to, and when leveling up we simply equipped higher-quality items without giving it too much thought.

While we quite enjoyed revisiting this title, we do have to say that the overall console inventory management system is very clunky. This is actually true for all menu interactions in the game, and we very much preferred to do everything with a mouse and keyboard setup on the PC version. We do love the inclusion of a local co-op mode in the game, but the second player will be limited to picking a premade character that will not level up or evolve throughout the co-op experience. We would have preferred it if you could pick a second character to actually level up as well. Sadly, you cannot join an online game with an extra local player. We feel like this is a missed opportunity.

Conclusion

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Ultimate Edition will provide you with loads of content to play through and fans of very grindy experiences will absolutely have a blast with this one. Even though the graphics look a bit dated and the inventory management system is a bit clumsy, there is still a lot to love here. We very much enjoyed playing through the dark and gritty campaign of both Martyr and Prophecy, and we see ourselves revisiting this title from time to time to blow off some steam. If you’re into games like Diablo, we can recommend this one.

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Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Ultimate Edition - Review, 8.0 out of 10 based on 2 ratings
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