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
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.
A strong RTSredpaw99 | July 11, 2013 | See all redpaw99's reviews »
A great game to play with friends. The multi-player repeatability is its greatest strength. Great anamiation and graphics for its time, a really interesting and fun lore. Base building without worrying about to much resource management. Great idea with squads and squad building.
A Warhammer RTSizzy_bond | July 9, 2013 | See all izzy_bond's reviews »
I love this game. While this doesn't play like a turn based game, kicks butt with color schemes, it's the closest you can get to painting the game pieces that you don't have the money to keep buying, lol. If you like other RTS you gonna love this. If you love 40,000, this is your game to get.
Blood for the blood god!kayvaan | July 4, 2013 | See all kayvaan's reviews »
Dawn of War is the first installment of the Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War series and it couldn't possibly be more true to the Warhammer 40k theme. It is grim and fast. Gone are the days of slowly foraging for resources; instead, you want resources? You'll have to fight for them. You dislike fighting? Too bad, there's no option for you to wall up and "turtle".
In DoW you can play as 4 out of the 9 armies available in the series: Space Marines, Orks, Chaos Space Marines, and Eldar. Sadly the campaign is only available for Space Marines but seriously, after one campaign, most would be itching to face their friends...and that is where DoW is truly fun.
Best Warhammer 40k gameDemilisz | July 4, 2013 | See all Demilisz's reviews »
When Dawn of War comes out it was the best RTS released that year. It had everything - stunning graphic, famopus universe, great race variety and it actually require tactics rather than throwing a mass on single unit at opponent until victory. And the single player campaign, although focused solely on Space Marines, has a good plot and missions.
The game aged surprisingly well. Graphics may not be so great now, but are still very good, gameplay defends itself and single player campaign is still as good as back then. Multiplayer may be quiet dead, as community moved to Dark Crusade and Soulstorm, but still the game is worth buying even now. It is better to grab Gold edition with Winter Assault expansion included.