Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War - Game of the Year Edition

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The Game of the Year Edition features eight additional maps, additional online modes, and all the patches previously released online. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War builds upon the most exciting, visceral, front-line battlefield ever seen in an RTS game.

Dawn of War Game of the Year Features:

  • Single-player campaigns employing classic storytelling elements of treason and conspiracy

  • Two to eight multiplayer via LAN or Internet providing endless re-playability

  • Four unique races, each with their own unique strategies

  • Resource model that focuses action on the frontline and minimizes the tedium of resource gathering

  • Cinematic quality melee and ranged combat that show battle in detail never before seen in a RTS game

  • Eight additional maps

  • All Dawn of War patches

Customer reviews


For the Imperium of Man!

KingTed | Oct. 6, 2014 | See all KingTed's reviews »

It took ages to bring the Warhammer 40k franchise to the world of PC Real Strategy Games but it was worth the wait!

Contrary to other RTS games, Dawn of War is more focused on guerrilla tactics than building your base and gathering resources. Sure you have to keep an eye on your energy supplies and requisition, but to get them, you just have to capture some targets on the map. So the game is more about controlling the area than just gather things and obliterate your foe.

Campaign is good. It's a shame that only the Space Marines are available. You have to get the extension to play other factions in Campaign Mode.

The game was quite impressive for its time and the music score is great.

One last thing : you can even paint your army like in the real tabletop wargame! How cool is that?!


Great strategy.

Furrek | Sept. 11, 2014 | See all Furrek's reviews »

What I remember from gaming few years ago is that there was many great strategy games. Is Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War one of them? SURE! First of all, you don't need to be fan of Warhammer universe - but if you are one, then you will have even more fun. As for strategy game, Dawn of War is really well made. You can play missions in campaing mode, select how "hard" you want the enemy to be, or play just simple skirmish mode. Also, if you have a friends, you will sure have fun playing this game over internet. What's really also great (for fans mostly) that you can paint your own units in this game. You will have great times playing Dawn of War, even after many years this game is still playable and more fun than many new games.


Dark millenium of mankind

RakuPL_Markolf | May 14, 2014 | See all RakuPL_Markolf's reviews »

Step into the world where man, creatures of chaos, orcs and eldars fight for their lives.

Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War is the first game from the strategy series. And probably the best due to traditional story telling campaign. You control Space Marines and need to overcome hordes of Orcs in a world full of brutal war. There is no other option beside war. Prepare to spare your life for Emperor!!! Blood Ravens advance!!!!


Old school glory

link2498 | Feb. 12, 2014 | See all link2498's reviews »

I don't know if Warhammer is the first to do an almost entire in game cinematics but it is one of the old games I know that does that. The game play is still very good for how old it is, but hard to get used to if youre used to current RTS style games. The game does not have the comedy that made warcraft so much fun but in a way the really cheesy cinematics and how they serious they are take it makes it that much more hilarious. Great game new or old players


Good for its time, still decently fun.

ExtinctThings | Sept. 2, 2013 | See all ExtinctThings's reviews »

Warhammer 40k is a gigantic franchise and one that's great to jump into. This game is the best Warhammer 40k so far, as a fully-featured RTS. It has many unique features, like units having both ranged and melee attacks and infantry being squad-based. However, it is hurt by some physics and terrain bugs and poor AI, as well as a relatively short campaign. Furthermore, the balancing of the factions is completely off, making it very hard to play multiplayer without immediately being frustrated. Lastly, there is no campaign for my favorite faction, the Eldar; this is a personal con, but still, I would have liked to see that.