Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr

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Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr is ranked in the 31st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 40 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

21%

Critics Recommend

Based on 40 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Everyeye.it
Unscored
Unscored
Aug 22, 2018

Inquisitor - Martyr is unfortunately the failed attempt to create a worthy RPG action set in the fascinating world of Warhammer 40,000.

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Scored Reviews

Cultured Vultures
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 11, 2018

Martyr manages to breathe some much-needed fresh air into the action RPG genre.

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Generación Xbox
8 / 10.0
Generación Xbox
Javier Sirvent

Top Critic

8 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2018

Warhammer 40000 Inquisitor Martyr gives us a game that despite not being the best in performance, it does guarantee us a lot of hours of fun through a system of missions that could have no end, and with the possibility of playing them in cooperation with friends.

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SquareXO
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2018

Enforce the will of The Emperor and purge an onslaught of heretics in the latest edition to the catalogue of Warhammer 40K video games in NeocoreGames, Inquisitor Martyr. Unlike recently released Space Hulk: Deathwing, Inquisitor Martyr steers clear of manic, FPS shooter mechanics and instead adopts a Diablo-esque, action-RPG style of gameplay that does the extensive and intriguing 40K universe a far greater degree of justice.

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Softpedia
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 18, 2018

All in all, I think that Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr should provide more than a satisfactory experience. Just don't look too much under the hood or try to find the reasons behind some of the developer's decisions. It's a decent exploration of the Warhammer universe, and it's more than capable of gobbling up your hours, if you're not careful.

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PlayStation Universe
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2018

An engagingly substantial take on the Warhammer 40,000 franchise, Martyr's litany of technical issues tarnish what should otherwise have been one of the better titles from developer Neocore Games. All the same, Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr will provide many hours of chaos blasting fun for fans of the franchise.

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Areajugones
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2018

Diablo meets Warhammer 40K in Inquisitor – Martyr, a game that, despite flaws in the progression system and its missions, offers a quite fun gameplay, good storytelling and tons of content.

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GameSpace
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 13, 2018

Perhaps the greatest challenge of every Warhammer 40,000 game is to capture the scope of a massive universe with fidelity to its rich content which has influenced countless sci-fi titles while adapting to the high expectations of modern gamers. In this regard, Warhammer 40,000 Inquisitor - Martyr fights a bloody battle, emerging victorious, but not unscarred. It is flawed and imperfect, but I adore it for what it is: a solid Warhammer 40,000 game which draws game mechanics from its source material and brings the grim darkness of the 41st millennium into a different medium.

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Video Chums
7.4 / 10.0
7.4 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2018

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr is a fun ARPG with a lot of cool things going for it such as its story and multiplayer features.

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MMORPG.com
7.2 / 10.0
7.2 / 10.0
Jun 15, 2018

I recommend this game for ARPG and WH40K fans. It's not a perfect game, but at nearly 60 hours I'm still having a lot of fun.

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Geek Culture
7.1 / 10.0
7.1 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2018

Finally, a Warhammer 40K title that scratches the action rpg itch. However, it's not the best in the genre but if given time (and patches) Inquisitor Martyr could etch itself as one of the must plays in the Warhammer universe.

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jun 15, 2018

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr's final release feels better than it did in Early Access, through a mixture of added polish by Neocore and likely a dose of Stockholm Syndrome on my part. The dark aesthetic and relatively messy combat will likely turn those who aren't fans of Warhammer 40,000 away, but if you do like the universe and have people to play with, then the procedural generation and promise of ongoing support means that this is a game you can sink plenty of time into.

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Chalgyr's Game Room
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2018

Warhammer 40k - Martyr: Inquisitor has a lot of great ideas and is easy to sink hours upon hours into but there are still some areas that felt rough. The title itself however hasn’t just been left to its own devices and I want to give the developers huge props for the work that they are putting into it, the events that they have ongoing and the general work that keep putting into it. Like The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing, NecoreGames pay attention and work towards making the best product they can with feedback from the fans. Should you check it out? Yes. There’s plenty to do and a lot of “Hack & Slash” Action RPG adventuring to be had.

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Skill Up
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jul 27, 2018
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DarkZero
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jul 19, 2018

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr is mostly a good title that comes with some innovative ideas, but falls short in other areas regarding its performance and level design.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 23, 2018

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr isn't perfect, but it's the first enjoyable WH40K action title to grace the consoles since Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine. While many may write it off as a Diablo III copycat, I believe it's one of its best features, and it has plenty of other elements to set it apart from Diablo. The fact that I felt as thought I was playing out a possible mystery case from the files of Gregor Eisenhorn only added on the glee. It is, without a doubt, the best WH40K game on the PlayStation 4. It's a shame that the unreliable, yet required online connection prevents the praise to reaching beyond that niche audience.

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Digitally Downloaded
Aug 27, 2018

Warhammer Inquisitor: Martyr succeeds in giving players an action RPG experience that manages to combine the action of a 'Diablo clone' with the Warhammer 40K license.

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NoesPaisparaFrikis
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2018

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor Martyr is one of the best Devil-like we have tested in recent times. If you like its setting and the type of game, it is a must. A lot of hours, weapons, objects and improvements, action in abundance, and if you like online you have a game without end. As if this were not enough, the universe has recently expanded with new races of enemies, the Drukhari (former Dark Eldar). Very recommended.

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GamePitt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 24, 2018

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr has many great looking environments which really draws you into its world. You'll find yourself sinking many hours into the game per session with its addictive loot system and the urge to grind for more experience so you can level up. The lore that's within the dialogue is sure to entertain fans of the Warhammer 40,000 series. However, the lack of background information and thorough explanations of what's going on makes the game less appealing/interesting to those new to the Warhammer 40k universe.

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SomHráč.sk
70%
70%
Aug 14, 2018

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr is an interesting RPG with plenty of ideas and an intense atmosphere, that suffers as a result of some underdeveloped gameplay mechanics.

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Wccftech
6.7 / 10.0
6.7 / 10.0
Sep 7, 2018

Being the first action role-playing game set in the universe created by Games Workshop, Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr is a worthy purchase for fans, with a well-crafted campaign deeply invested in the universe's lore. Sadly, the gameplay experience, while functional, is quite derivative, and the few features setting it apart from other action role-playing games are not enough to make it an essential purchase for those who aren't familiar with the Warhammer 40,000 universe or aren't big action role-playing game fans.

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IGN Spain
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jun 20, 2018

Warhammer 40.000: Inquisitor - Martyr is a nice attempt to create an innmersive adventure in its universe. Altough beautiful in its craft it fails to create a smooth ARPG game. Some ideas, and some classes, just feel a bad design choice since the beggining of pre-production.

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GameWatcher
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jun 11, 2018

A pretty, yet ultimately unimpressive Action RPG.

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PowerUp!
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2018

Warhammer 40K Inquisitor Martyr is by no means a bad game, it's just a little misguided in its execution. There's just a bit too much noise for the best bits if the game to truly stand out.

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Xbox Achievements
65%
65%
Aug 22, 2018

Warhammer 40K: Inquisitor – Martyr is a pretty solid ARPG from NeocoreGames with some neat ideas – like procedurally generated dungeons – but it's far too frustrating and repetitive for a mere mortal like myself. If grind is your name though, you should probably change it, but at least you'll like Martyr.

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IGN Spain
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2018

A great proposal if you are a Warhammer fan, but not that much if you aren't and it's a bit uglier than the original PC version.

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God is a Geek
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2018

An enjoyable enough adventure through Warhammer 40K's dark future that never quite manages to exhilarate you.

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ZTGD
6.5 / 10.0
Ken McKown

Top Critic

6.5 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2018

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor Martyr (told you the name was ridiculous) is a solid game that I had a lot of fun with…once I got past its blemishes. A patch or two and this game might be a must-own for ARPG fans. Right now though, it is hard to recommend due to its hindrances.

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The Games Machine
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jun 14, 2018

Neocore offers a fascinating story based on the universe of Warhammer 40,000, but wastes his chance with a heavily imperfect technical system.

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IGN
6 / 10.0
T.J. Hafer

Top Critic

6 / 10.0
Jun 19, 2018

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr gets a lot of things right, but drops the ball where it matters most for an action RPG. We're left with a repetitive, not very tactically exciting combat system and itemization that arbitrarily forces you to gear for item level rather than better stats. Everything else is just a nice house built on a shaky foundation at that point. Even the Emperor can't protect this clumsy shoot-em-up from its own sins.

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3DNews
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jun 24, 2018

Overly monotonous ARPG focused on simple grind, with half of mechanics that does not work properly. Given the balancing problems, bugs and devaluation of role-playing component, there is nothing in "Martyr" to cling to outside the mediocre story.

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Daily Mirror
Aug 23, 2018

The game could be some spectacular with some changes via updates or even an expansion, but right now it misses the mark.

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AusGamers
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Sep 10, 2018

This isn't a tactical shooter, it's an action-RPG, where map design and asset placement needs to promote clear pathing and enable fast-paced motion.

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SelectButton
6 / 10
6 / 10
Sep 4, 2018

Warhammer 40,000 Inquisitor Martyr nails the gothic and grim sci-fi 40K universe, but technical shortcomings and some poor design decisions hurt the overall experience. Online multiplayer, outside of playing with friends, is a nightmare to separate, especially since you'll be randomly dropped into a mission and thrown back to your local hub afterward. NeoCoreGames does have a fluid roadmap on the game's official website complete with seasonal events and content. There is also a season pass that will include new investigations, campaigns, loot emotes and even familiars (pets). Currently, there is a $3.99 servo-skull pet for purchase on the Xbox Store that doesn't appear in-game or crashes your game.

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PC Gamer
59 / 100
59 / 100
Jul 28, 2018

Too much games-as-a-service cruft gets in the way of a potentially decent action-RPG.

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NoobFeed
58 / 100
58 / 100
Jun 17, 2018

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr feels like a collection of ideas that haven't yet matured.

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New Game Network
56 / 100
56 / 100
Jul 2, 2018

Though the idea of a Warhammer 40K themed ARPG certainly seems appealing, Martyr largely fails to capitalize on this potential due to unfocused design, clumsy gameplay and an abundance of technical and performance issues, despite boasting strong audio-visual presentation.

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TechRaptor
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Jul 14, 2018

If you are a diehard Warhammer 40K fan or desperately need a ARPG, proceed very cautiously. Everyone else can safely avoid this title, as it does nothing that hasn't been seen before.

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GameSpew
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Aug 22, 2018

If you're dedicated to Warhammer 40,000's world you may get some joy out of this but Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr is anything but to-die-for.

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Push Square
5 / 10
5 / 10
Sep 4, 2018

There's a clear feeling of Martyr being spread way too thin across all the ideas at play, and pretty much every aspect of the game suffers as a result. If it could've trimmed some of the fat and instead focused on a select few features and mechanics, we might well have had a ground-breaking 40K release on our hands. Instead, what we're left with is a half-baked example of what could've been. Buried under its own ambitions to be everything at once is a solid Warhammer 40K story and a slow-burning, serviceable ARPG experience whose shortcomings may be more easily excused by fans of the source material the developers so honorably follow.

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