In the Warhammer 40,000 tabletop skirmish game, you play as a group of Space Marines from one of the many factions fighting for survival against hordes of Tyranids. It’s an intense battle where tactical thinking determines who comes out alive. Now imagine that fast-paced action on Quest!
Warhammer 40k: Battle Sister is available now on Quest. You can get it through Oculus or at oculus.com/store. It’s also available on Steam for Rift and Vive with full cross-compatibility between platforms!
The setting is placed in the grim darkness of the far future, where humanity has fallen beneath an unstoppable onslaught…of bugs! The story brings us to a massive ship belonging to BattleSister Anastasia, one of the Sisters of Battle from the Imperium. It’s here where you are introduced to an elite squad of Battle Sisters tasked with protecting their Holy leader, Battle Sister Anastasia.
The gameplay is a combination of action and strategy, where you’ll need to utilize cover and positioning to survive against waves of enemies swarming your position. By moving with both the analogue sticks and teleporting with one (please note: it’s NOT recommended that you use two touch controllers simultaneously), players can quickly move around each level without getting overwhelmed.
You have access to a wide variety of weapons which all feel very powerful in battle. Each weapon has its own unique firing mode and abilities. Some examples include The Boltgun – which shoots a large burst of plasma energy, The StormBolter – which is a machine gun, and the Plasma Pistol – which fires a bolt of incredibly hot energy at whatever it’s pointed at.
One thing I really enjoyed about Warhammer 40k: Battle Sister was the flashy effects associated with each weapon type. When using heavy weapons they feel powerful and deal a tremendous amount of damage to whatever enemy you’re aiming at, but that doesn’t come without consequence! These weapons will become overheated upon firing. This means you’ll either need to let them cool so you can use them again or switch to your trusty Boltgun while they recharge before going back into action.
The Space Marines are trained very well so as long as you keep behind cover and pop out when needed, you’ll be able to make your way through each level. However, there are hordes of enemies coming at you every turn, even behind you! You’ll definitely need to keep your eyes peeled if you want to survive this fight.
As soon as I started playing it felt very natural, though the control layout might take some getting used to for somebody just starting out. There are tons of options in settings that will allow players with any amount of VR experience the ability to customize the controls exactly how they see fit. The graphics are beautifully rendered and give each level a feeling of depth. I also enjoyed the plasma explosions rippling through these corridors along with smoke effects floating around on air currents created by gunfire. All of this really adds to the immersion while playing.
Another aspect I enjoyed was chatting with NPCs in the levels. While some had no real reason for being there, others added lore or backstory that extended Warhammer 40k’s extensive canon into virtual reality! It’s very interesting seeing all of this material come into life through VR technology. This is just one example of many ways these worlds are being brought together across different platforms – showing how powerful cross-platform development can be! Overall it’s a fantastic game and I recommend checking out every Warhammer fan’s dream come true..in glorious virtual reality!