Reviews for Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War II: Retribution

85

For fans who just can't get enough

taigatsu | Feb. 3, 2014 | See all taigatsu's reviews »

It's hard to believe that after two full length entries in the Dawn of War II series, that the developers would have more to offer. The universe of Warhammer 40K is expansive enough, however, that its not as difficult as it would appear. Taking the same compelling mechanics of the first two games - squad based tactics, skill and loot progression, and a focus on using the unique abilities that each unit has to offer, DoW II : Retribution takes the focus off of the story and gives you the freedom to play through the campaign as each race, including the new addition of the Imperial Guard.

Admittedly, each play through will be relatively the same, as you'll be running through the same missions but with different armies, but getting to play with units that you are used to only seeing as adversaries or in multiplayer adds a lot of longevity to the game. For fans of the original Dawn of War, there is also a compromise : you can easily swap out one of your hero units for a squad of standard units. The Last Stand multiplayer mode is also worth the price alone. It's an addictive co-operative mode that always leaves you with that 'just one more' feeling.

It doesn't do anything significant to really change up the gameplay, but DoW2 : Retribution is certainly a worthy final installment in the series.

90

For Sigmar!

Mscigniew | Jan. 4, 2014 | See all Mscigniew's reviews »

Retribution is final title in DoW II series,and boy a worthy closer it is.Retribution gives you a choice between one of six available races,each with different heroes and units,most important each with a different campaign!Yes,Retribution gives you six campaigns for single player!And each has a pretty decent story,building into a logical whole.If you liked DoW II youll love Retribution.

82

Highly Recommended!

Plasros | June 19, 2013 | See all Plasros's reviews »

Retribution adds a lot to the already exisiting multiplayer in the form of a new faction, new units and overall improved balance. On the cost of this, the single player takes a large hit and is reduced from a story driven tale of heroics, down to simple cookie cutter maps with loot, where the story is just down right bad. But, this is okay. The game instead turns the focus to multiplayer (and the developers are currently busy balancing and tweaking further to make the game better), where Starcraft 2 revolves around a lot of macro-management, Retribution takes that entire part away and fully embraces a focus on micro-management, where you use few units to accomplish great tasks. I won't lie, from a difficulty point of view, this game is a lot easier than other RTS' in multiplayer as soon as you get used to it. However, up until then, you will be punished a lot for mistakes. Overall: Great multiplayer game, great soundtrack, good graphics and well made. + the developers are still working to make it better, which is always a plus

80

A good strategy game

Cavalieroscuro | June 18, 2013 | See all Cavalieroscuro's reviews »

Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War II: Retribution is a good strategy game, branded with the Warhammer franchise. The story is nice, the graphics good, and it has a campaign with all six races.

77

Few strategy

KellinCore | June 14, 2013 | See all KellinCore's reviews »

Demonstrating maturity with this strategy game, something futuristic and bloody but it shows what really is a'' Warhammer 40,000'' in this sequel showing great joy for the creators, with a full season

87

Recommended!

alidj3 | June 11, 2013 | See all alidj3's reviews »

I find this a very good game, glad to see the imperial guard, recommended to previous Dow players and relic rts players

85

All 6 races!

travistravis | June 11, 2013 | See all travistravis's reviews »

This is awesome simply because it lets you play single plater campaigns for all 6 of the races!