Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun

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Load up your Boltgun and unleash the awesome Space Marine arsenal to blast your way through an explosion of sprites, pixels and blood in a perfect blend of Warhammer 40,000, frenetic gameplay and the stylish visuals of 90’s retro shooters.
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About Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun

About this game

Load up your Boltgun and plunge into battle headfirst! Experience a perfect blend of Warhammer 40,000, classic, frenetic FPS gameplay and the stylish visuals of your favourite 90’s retro shooters.

Play a battle-hardened Space Marine on a perilous mission across the galaxy, as they battle against the Chaos Space Marines and daemons of Chaos.

In glorious boomer shooter style, unleash your devastating Space Marine arsenal as you blast through an explosion of sprites, pixels and blood. Run, jump and charge across huge levels to shoot, shred and slice the worst heretics across the galaxy!

  • Dive into a visceral combat experience, complete with viciously satisfying gunplay, high mobility and buckets of blood to reward your skills
  • Dominate the battlefield with the awesome firepower and heavy metal of a Space Marine’s devastating arsenal
  • Experience the ultimate homage to retro shooters, blending stylish visuals with fluid, modern FPS gameplay

Game Details

Release Date:
May 23, 2023
Developer:
Auroch Digital
Publisher:
Focus Entertainment
Supported Languages:
English +
Franchises:
Warhammer
Warhammer 40000
Genres:
FPS
Shooter

Action

Arena Shooter
Themes:
Retro
Violent

Pixel Graphics

Old School

1990s

Demons

Sci-fi

Fantasy
Play Styles:
First-Person
Singleplayer
Features:
Steam Achievements
Full controller support

Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 / Intel Core i3-2120
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1 GB VRAM, AMD Radeon HD 7770 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system, 30 FPS, 1920x1080 in low.

Recommended:

  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 1500X / Intel Core i5-8400
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 3 GB VRAM, AMD Radeon RX 580 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system, 60 FPS, 1920x1080 in ultra.

Critic Reviews

75

We Got This Covered

40 / 100
"Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun belongs in every game dev's syllabus, filed under "why encounter design is a pillar of any retro shooter."

God is a Geek

80 / 100
"Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun is a game that knows exactly what it wants to be. It sets out its stall early and rarely deviates from the plan."

TheSixthAxis

80 / 100
"Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun is a brisk, brutal boomer shooter and another great reason for a visit to Games Workshop’s science fiction theatre."
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Relax & enjoy! 47.62%  of players consider this game to be Just Right

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Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 33 ratings
77% of users would recommend this.
4.6

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1 - 8 of 11 Reviews

Modern game with a retro skin. Reccomended

Reccomended for the old school
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Warhammer 40K: Boltgun is something of a tribute to the classic shooters of the late 80s and early 90s. Simple encapsulated levels, a quick story explanation at the start of a level, no regenerating health, no limits on how many weapons you can carry, no cover system. Just pure run and gun action. Explore the level, find the secret areas and shoot down anything that so much as looks at you funny.- in this case looking at you funny meaning immediately opening fire at you. Enemies often come thick and fast and every one of them is out to get you! But not to worry, you are the Emperor's Chosen and you have the means to bring his wrath to these heretics. Not only the eponymous boltgun, but a variety of other weapons to turn your heretical foes into a gory mess, and when all else fails shoulder chrage them or unleash your mighty chainsword to finish them off. Audio wise, there's nothing outstanding in the effects department, but there's a glouriously thumping metal soundtrack completely in keeping with the action. Graphics wise, gone are all those shiny effects that many modern games rely on. Instead, the visuals are a pure retro delight of hard corners, jagged edges and classic feel. The whole look evokes many of those old classics like Doom, Hexen and Shadow Warrior and it plays like an absolute joy. Lots of fun and every battle feels like a challange. Totally reccomended.
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Non warhammer fan

STRANGER
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I dont know why i shoot the enemies just that i enjoy it
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Recommended

Musketeer
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This is the best boomer shooter I have ever played.
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Overall a fun shooter in the Warhammer universe.

Chris
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I enjoyed Doom and many 90s shooter. Boltgun brings me back to those times with sharp stylish pixel graphics and plenty of action. Currently, several levels in, the boltgun is the only weapon that feels impactful and fun. The levels become mazes with identical looking corridors after a while, but I didn’t mind so far as I found the needed keys and exits before becoming frustrated. The game runs well on the steam deck which made me buy it.
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Recommended

Ivy
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boltgun go brrrr chainsaw sword go brrrrrrr
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Boomer shooter of the year!

Not the black sheep!
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I remember these! Everything about this game is fun and exciting. Great gameplay and fantastic level design!
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Recommended

Reefer Sutherland
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Overall pretty fun. Really captures the spirit of Warhammer 40K and 90s first-person shooters. I generally play fpss on the mouse and keyboard, but playing this on a controller with force feedback really gives the gun some punch.
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YoWombat
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Boltgun wears its influences on its sleeve. Early in the first level you run across an homage to E1M1, the first map from the original DOOM. However, despite being a clearly retro-inspired game, the design does have some modern influences too, which bring the old-school gameplay into the modern era the way we remember it, rather than the oft times clunky way it actually was. For folks who are not so nostalgic, a lot of the more retro stylings, such as the pixelated filter can be adjusted in the settings, or turned off completely. The Warhammer 40k setting is handled well, and it is clear the developers are fans. If you are a fan of the 40k setting, you will no doubt notice lots of little references, however I must stress that one needn't be a fan to enjoy this game, and it certainly doesn't require any level of understanding beyond the fact that you are a Space Marine and your job is to purge daemons and heretics. The feel and power fantasy of being a powerful Space Marine is captured well, and the fact that there exists a button with no mechanical or gameplay purpose other than to call out enemies and taunt them with one of many excellently voice-acted lines, is testament to the spirit of FUN that has been imbued throughout this game. No microtransactions, no games-as-a-service, no grinding, no XP, no RNG unlocks, simply good old fashioned mindless fun. Heartily recommended!
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Frequently Asked Questions

Somewhere in the middle. 14% of GameFAQs users said Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun is Simple or Easy. 48% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 38% of GameFAQs users said Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun is Tough or Unforgiving.
Yes, Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun is Steam Deck Verified.
Minimum:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: AMD Phenom II X4 965 / Intel Core i3-2120
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1 GB VRAM, AMD Radeon HD 7770 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system, 30 FPS, 1920x1080 in low.
Recommended:
  • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
  • OS: Windows 10
  • Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 1500X / Intel Core i5-8400
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 3 GB VRAM, AMD Radeon RX 580 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 5 GB available space
  • Additional Notes: Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system, 60 FPS, 1920x1080 in ultra.
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 18 hours. 53% of users played Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun for over 12 hours.
72% of critics on Metacritic recommend Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun. The Metascore is 75 out of 100.
77% of Fanatical users recommend Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun. The average review score is 4.6/5
Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun was released on May 23, 2023
Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun is published by Focus Entertainment
Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun was developed by Auroch Digital
Fanatical users tagged Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun as FPS, Shooter, Action, and Arena Shooter
Fanatical users tagged Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun as Retro, Violent, Pixel Graphics, and Old School
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun as FPS
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun as Shooter
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Warhammer 40,000: Boltgun as Action

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