Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower Review

Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower is a fun, fast paced adventure game that pits you and group of friends against the sinister Gaunt Summoner as you attempt to unlock the secrets of the Silver Tower.

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With the first release of the revamped Warhammer Quest (previously Hero Quest), the Silver Tower, Games Workshop brings together the traditional rpg adventure and the setting of Age of Sigmar.  Players can choose from 6 different characters based on factions from the Ag of Sigmar setting, who each bring unique skill sets to the group and can be leveled up through continuous play of the game through the accumulation of renown.  Games Workshop held nothing back with the models included in the game.  With the basic game you get all the following models.

  • 1 Fyreslayer Doomseeker
  • 1 Darkoath Chieftain
  • 1 Excelsior Warpriest with Gryph-hound
  • 1 Knight-Questor
  • 1 Mistweaver Saih
  • 1 Tenebrael Shard
  • 1 Gaunt Summoner of Tzeentch
  • 1 Ogroid Thaumaturge
  • 2 Skaven Deathrunners
  • 2 Pink Horrors
  • 4 Blue Horrors
  • 4 pairs of Brimstone Horrors
  • 6 Tzaangors
  • 8 Grot Scuttlings
  • 8 Kairic Acolytes
  • 8 Chaos Familiars

The models are beautifully detailed and though most of them do not currently have warscrolls for Age of Sigmar it’s a pretty good bet that they will be included on future faction releases.  The game itself takes the form of a traditional dungeon crawl with RPG elements a la the Adventure Book which is read from when certain in game events are triggered.  Players can either try and work together to conquer the tower or can split off on their own for all the power and glory and attempt to take down the Gaunt Summoner on their own.  As players defeat the denizens of the tower they gain renown through acts of bravery and courage which can be used to upgrade your hero with skills that increase their power and can be kept for future games.

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The action is constant and relentless, with each new discovery bringing fresh horrors and unbelievable treasures to the adventurers.   Before the game begins the group decides on which trial they will attempt which will be unique and keep the game play continuous and narrative driven.  Once the group is ready they can choose the trial they would like to attempt and start their adventure. When the group is ready they can then take on the Gaunt Summoner itself, which is not a trial to be taken lightly as the model is enormously powerful and will TKO un-skilled players without much of an effort. One of the more unique aspects of the game is that the enemy models are controlled by the players themselves alternatively throughout the game.  Take care if you focus all of the enemy attacks on a hated rival player as the same may happen to you on that player’s turn.

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As I talked about a little earlier in the review, one of the great things about the Silver Tower is that the character you choose continues to level up through the acquisition of skills during your trials.  As long as you use the same character in subsequent trials you keep any treasure and skill upgrades you earned in previous trials.  There is even an app that you can use to track your character’s progress as you complete the trials in the game.  You can download it on GW’s site here.   We tried it out in the studio already and have had a lot of fun with it so far. The very first chamber that I revealed shot by character straight to the room where he languished a full turn before falling back down to the ground and injuring himself.  The visuals on how that took place made for a good laugh to get us started.  If you’re looking for an evolving action RPG I highly recommend Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower.

And remember, order your copy of Silver Tower from Frontline Gaming by Friday, May 27th for that sweet 25% off new release sale price!

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Raw Dogger, aka, Phat J Sleaze (formerly of the Booty Boyzzz) is a highly opinionated, questionably skilled 40k enthusiast. When not working at Frontline Gaming, he can be found down on Jabroni Avenue.

12 Responses to “Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower Review”

  1. Novastar May 27, 2016 7:26 am #

    The last two white dwarfs had pull out section that contained warscrolls for all the minis in Silver Tower

    • Ytook May 27, 2016 7:32 am #

      They’re all in the AoS app now to 🙂

    • Reecius
      Reecius May 27, 2016 7:36 am #

      Sweet! Have to check those out. The Dark Elf is bad ass, I played him and enjoyed it quite a bit.

  2. Reecius
    Reecius May 27, 2016 7:47 am #

    Silver Tower is super fun, no kidding. We all played it yesterday as a warm up game and everyone was having a blast. It’s relatively simple but still has a lot of replayability and enough depth to keep it interesting. We’ll be filming a game play video, today.

    • Beau May 27, 2016 8:18 am #

      Looking forward to watching that vid with my wife Reece. I make her play this with me so far, and she isn’t too reluctant which is a good sign!

      • Reecius
        Reecius May 27, 2016 1:43 pm #

        Your wife’s name is Reece? Seriously? Haha, that’s funny. But yeha, the game is super fun.

        • Beau May 27, 2016 9:57 pm #

          Lol typed rose on my phone but for some reason it came out Reece that was great

          • Reecius
            Reecius May 29, 2016 9:20 am
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            Auto correct strikes again, lol

  3. westrider May 27, 2016 7:55 am #

    I remember having a blast with Warhammer Quest back in the day. This looks to be just as much fun.

    • Reecius
      Reecius May 27, 2016 9:25 am #

      It seriously is really awesome!

  4. Fagerlund May 28, 2016 2:32 pm #

    I will never forget my Wizard in Warhammer Quest. He was terrible at magic and would most likely miscast at the worst possible moment summoning more enemies in already dire situations… but that was okay because he was so badass with his sword he always got the group out of it. Which was lucky because the barbarian was useless and couldn’t hit a wall in front of him…

    Really looking forward to ttrying out The Silver Tower and see if it’s as much fun! Started painting today,and damn those models are gorgeous!

    • Reecius
      Reecius May 29, 2016 9:20 am #

      Yeah, the models really are incredible! We’ve been having good fun with the game so far with much hilarity like you described, haha

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