Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector shows how a Warhammer game should be made

It’s a great time for strategy games, and one of my favorites in recent years is Warhammer 40,000: Battlesector. Since its release in 2021, it’s gotten even better by picking up two additional features as free updates:

  • Daemonic Incursion, a wave defense mode that pits you against hordes of demons.
  • Planetary Supremacy, a conquest-style “draw the map” mode, and although currently in beta has the potential to become a turn-based version of Dawn of War’s excellent Dark Crusade campaign.

Two additional sections have been added as DLC. The Sisters of Battle became a full playable army, while the other army is new – the robotic necronias that are so much fun to wipe out in the Mechanicus. I only check in on Battlesector every few months, but when I do it’s like I hit the quit button and come back to find a new patch with a new feature. (On the latter, Steam Deck support (opens in new tab).)

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