October 15, 2013 5:00 AM | Konstantinos Dimopoulos / Gnome
Back in 1987 Games Workshop released one of its few non-Warhammer boardgames: Chainsaw Warrior. It was a solo offering which tasked gamers with battling hordes of zombies and a devastating entity known as the Darkness in less than 60 minutes in order to save New York. It was a simple, typically beautiful and very random game using both cards and dice and a Games Workshop product I had, somehow, never really heard of until Auroch Digital announced it was remaking it into a video game.
So, supposing the indie gaming crowds are more interested in this new digital version of Chainsaw Warrior than a 25 years old board game, let me inform you that the thing has already been made available for iOS, Android, Windows and Mac (via Steam).
It is apparently a very faithful port of the original game with great visuals, simple mechanics and an overall feel of polish, meaning that everyone who loved the original will love this version too. As for the rest of us, well, it's a lovely little tactical offering with an interesting setting that can be quite addictive and enjoyable, despite being incredibly random and at times frustrating.