Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War II - Master Collection
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Warhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War® II
Developed by award winning Relic Entertainment, Dawn of War II ushers in a new chapter in the acclaimed RTS series - taking players to the brutal frontlines of war to lead an Elite Strike Force on a mission to save the galaxy.
With a focus on fast-action RTS gameplay, Dawn of War II brings to life the science fiction universe of Warhammer 40,000 like never before. Experience the intimate brutality of battle as you play through the epic campaign. Clash with enemies on battlefields ablaze with visceral hand-to-hand and ranged combat. Lead and develop your squads into the most battle hardened elite strike force in the Galaxy.
Warhammer® 40,000: Dawn of War® II Chaos Rising
Your Blood Ravens have saved the sector, but can they save themselves?
In Relic Entertainment’s sequel to the acclaimed Dawn of War II real time strategy franchise, you return to sub sector Aurelia where a long lost frozen ice planet has reappeared from the Warp, bringing with it new secrets to uncover and foes to face.
In Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising you will take command of the Blood Ravens and defend the sector against the Chaos Space Marines of the Black Legion. Purge the chaos filth and hold the chapter together as traitorous forces work from within to try bring down the Blood Ravens.
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution
Command any of the six unique factions in the next stand alone expansion of the critically acclaimed Dawn of War real-time strategy franchise. Choose to build a massive army or lead your small squad of elite heroes into battle and experience a single player campaign customized to your faction. Go online and face off against your enemies and experience the fast brutal combat of the 41st millennium.
For the Emperor!Obsessor | July 31, 2014 | See all Obsessor's reviews »
Here you get three games: Dawn of War II and two Expansions. Lets have a quick summary on the content and why is it so good(or bad)
First of all - Dawn of War II + Chaos Rising. Those games are not real RTS. More like a tactical/RPG with RTS flavor. You lead a few squads of Space Marines into fight. They level up, you get to raise their skills and equip new items that you find during fights or as a rewards for completing missions
The story goes about Space Marines struggling against Tyrranid menace in Dawn of War II. In Chaos Rising you get to import your team from original game, with all the items, the level you got, and this time you fight against Chaos forces. There is higher level cap - 30(in the original game it's 20)as well as new characters, items and enemies.
Now the Retribution puts everything differently. It reverts to more RTS gameplay. You get to build bases, gather resources(but no mining, just taking over points on the map)and recruit units - from infantry to some heavy ordnance like tanks. You still have hero units like in original Dawn of War II, but those are a bit weaker now, forcing you to use a lot of cannon fodder. Heroes now play a support part, like for instance in Warcraft 3. Still they level up, you gear them up, just like in the original game.
In Dawn of War II and Chaos Rising you lead Space Maines, as I said in the beginning. From thee Blood Ravens Chapter. In Retribution you can lead them again, but with some different hero units. Or you can play the campaign as Tyrranids, Eldar, Orkz, Imperial Army or Chaos Space Marines. Alas, the campaign is always the same.
Graphic still good. Not awesome, but quite detalied, even when you zoom the battlefied as close as it's possible. Sounds and music is, in my opinion, great. Lots of shouting, screaming, shooting and explosions with very good music playing in the background.
A bit about multiplayer. Dawn of War II used GameSpy, but when it went down multiplayer became nonexistent. Until Steam started making some moves torward reviving online play. It is now in beta. You can read about it on their forum.
Even without multiplayer(or with just Steam beta as it is now), the three campaigns you get here are sure to bring you whole lot of fun out of this game. It did for me, even though I'm not a great Warhammer 40k fan.