The second video game adaptation of the Space Hulk board game, putting players in control of a Blood Angel Terminator as they work with a squad to prevent a Genestealer-infested "hulk" of space debris from crashing into a heavily-occupied Imperium world.
Space Hulk: Vengeance of the Blood Angels (known in the Japanese 3DO version as Blood Angels) is a sci-fi fantasy first-person shooter developed by Key Game and published by Electronic Arts for the 3DO on September 1995.
The second video game adaptation of the Space Hulk board game (after the 1993 PC game Space Hulk), Vengeance of the Blood Angels puts players in control of a Space Marine Terminator, belonging to the honorable Blood Angels chapter, in the 41st millennium. Like the previous adaptation, this game combines first-person shooter gameplay (with a calsutrophobic grid-based system similar to late-'80s first-person RPGs) with real-time tactical elements.
Along with numerous training "historical" missions (including those based on the original board game and the 1993 PC game), the game features a main campaign where players start off as a lowly recruit in a squad sent to prevent a runaway "space hulk" (infested with Tyranid Genestealers) from crashing into the planet Delvar III. The game starts off with the player taking basic orders from their superiors, and eventually the deaths of the commanding officers result in rapid field promotions that place the player character in control of the entire squad.
It was later ported by Krisalis to the Sony PlayStation and Sega Saturn on August 1996 and to the PC on September 1996. The PS1 version supports local split-screen multiplayer (for up to two players) while the PC version supports LAN multiplayer (for up to 10 players).
You begin the game as a raw recruit. Your superiors give you orders and mark way points on your HUD for you to travel to and defend. After a few basic missions, your commanding officers start to get picked off, resulting in rapid field promotions that eventually place you in control of the entire squad. The game then takes on a more strategic element. You are must then place your squad of Terminators in the best possible position to achieve victory. Special classes of Terminator later become available, such as flame thrower units and heavy assault cannon units. The game also offers "virtual training" missions where you can hone your skills and practice game play elements.