Rogue Factor has released their second ever game today and it’s another game based on a Warhammer tabletop game. It’s called Necromunda: Underhive Wars and based on Necromunda, the Warhammer 40,000 gang warfare based game.
Like their previous game Mordheim: City of the Damned it’s a mostly faithful digital implementation of the tabletop game with some changes and the space for tons of DLC to be added in the future. DLC will likely come in the form of additional gangs.
The game seems pretty good but suffers like other Focus Home Interactive published games in that it had a small budget. Animations and menus are average and often slow to navigate. It’s a solid package but it makes you think about what they could do with a bigger budget.
The game seems aimed at consoles (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One), while that doesn’t matter, it means that the PC version is worse to control and navigate with just a mouse and keyboard.
Despite what the developers have said this is a multiplayer-focused game. While it has various single-player modes it’s limited to a thirteen mission campaign for each faction. There doesn’t seem to be a mode where you play forever against the computer and slowly build your gang up. Unless you count Operations but I am still trying to work it all out.
Necromunda: Underhive Wars Tactical Gameplay Trailer
I would recommend people wait for a sale or more gangs as the game could have easily included more than three (Escher, Goliath, and Orlock) included.