|Release date:||26 September 2003|
The battle-scarred universe of Warhammer 40,000 makes the leap from tabletop warfare to first-person firefight
Games Workshop is THE name in tabletop wargames with its Warhammer Fantasy (elves, orcs, etc) and Warhammer 40,000 (space elves, space orks, etc.) brands. In WH40k (as it's known in the trade) the silence of space is torn asunder by the heavy gunfire of the warring races of the destructive Human Imperium, the elf-like Eldar, the barbaric Orks, the insidious Chaos and the insectoid Tyrannid armies. In Fire Warrior, you play Kais, a young warrior from a newly encountered race - the Tau. The Tau's quest for peaceful galactic exploration is ruined by Imperial intervention, kidnap and murder. The humans cannot be allowed to get away with their unprovoked actions - slip on your intelligent body armour and power up your Pulse Carbine. Your trial by fire is about to begin.
Your mission will take you across 21 deadly levels, ranging from the trenches of a battle-scarred planet to the gigantic Imperial mothership - a veritable cathedral in space. The WH40k universe comes to life before your very eyes with Imperial Guard, Space Marines, Imperial and Tau vehicles and aircraft all battling it out as you progress through your missions. Utilise your skills as a Fire Warrior to overcome the human threat, all the while employing the elegant weapons of the Tau, including the Pulse Rifle and Carbine. You can also salvage the clumsy but deadly human weapons, such as Lasguns, Bolters, sniper rifles and Plasma weaponry.
For a real challenge, take on your friends via the four-way split screen mode. Deathmatch, Team Deathmatch and Capture the Flag all await you across a selection of multi-level, multiplayer maps including trench warfare, open arenas and even a hangar for the gigantic Titan war machine. For those of you looking for the ultimate challenge, fire up your Network Adaptor and head online for some essential fragging with up to eight players. Employ the skills you learnt in Kais' single player story and refined in split-screen combat as you face all comers in your battle to be the ultimate Fire Warrior.
- First-person combat set within the Warhammer 40,000 universe
- Tau, Imperial Guard, Space Marines and more (in)famous WH40k units fight alongside or against you
- Arm yourself with Tau and Imperial weaponry such as the Autogun, Laspistol, Bolter and Shotgun
- Fight against the human oppressors across war ravaged planets, repel boarders on your mothership and infiltrate an Imperial 'space catherdral'
- Singleplayer, splitscreen multiplayer for four players and eight-player online mayhem all await