Back in 1989 I was living in a small provincial german town called Berlin. These were exciting times indeed for us ‘Berliners’ (which, incidentally means ‘donut’ in german). It was exciting mainly because there was this game called ‘Space Hulk’, and my friend had a copy.
We would play into the small hours, terminating and genestealing to our hearts content, and life was good. Time moves on, and twenty years later I am sat at ZombiePirateXXX’x dining room table with the very same game, albeit the new edition.
It is stunning. That’s it, really. The original was awesome, very tense, very exciting yet very simple. Space Hulk always was one of GW’s greatest games. The new edition brings this out superbly. A few minor rule tweaks, but the original fun is all there straight out of the box. The quality of the models and boards is very good. They are well crafted and excellently detailed, making the game even more atmospheric. Yes, thats right, atmospheric. The tension during play can be cut with a knife, and a game that has that is very rare indeed.