Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War II
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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.
Brutal Frontline Action & Tactics:
Get straight into the action and experience intense melee & devastating ranged combat. Use vicious melee sync-kills to obliterate your enemies. Outsmart your opponents - using dynamic and destructible environments to suppress, flank and destroy your foes.
Non-Linear Single Player Campaign:
Command an elite strike force, developing the skills and abilities of your squads and commander as you progress through the game.
Play through the entire single player campaign co-operatively with a friend, at any point in the game, anytime.
Next Generation RTS Engine:
Utilizing Relic's proprietary Essence Engine 2.0 to deliver cinematic visuals, detailed graphics & special effects
Great New Spin on the RTS Genrenoobboy191 | Sept. 29, 2013 | See all noobboy191's reviews »
If you're bored of playing the same old rts then dawn of war 2 is for you. Dawn of war focuses on strategic placement of a limited amount of soldiers, while completely throwing away base building. This allows for more focus and attention on small battles instead of zipping around the map building new units and commanding units for 2 seconds. Some downfalls of the game is the fact that the space marines are the only campaign playable factions, kind of leaving the other 3 in the dust. Other than that this game is a must buy for the rts fans
Finally a competitor to Starcraft IIOblaque | July 23, 2013 | See all Oblaque's reviews »
Dawn of War 2 is an RTS/RPG-hybrid where the player takes control of a maximum of four squads of units. Standard RTS-controls apply. Each squad comes with a squad leader that can level up between missions and equip new items that are looted on the battlefield or gained as a mission reward. After each mission the player will be asked to choose the next mission objective from a star map where they will be able to see how much time is left for a mission, what the rewards are and what kind of assets are available on the planets. The ultimate goal is to stop the Tyranid threat which is represented by a bar that is constantly filling up as time goes by. Focus too much on one planet and you won't be able to save another. During missions there are three types of assets to be captured and each asset gives the player a strategic advantage. Winning the game relies on finding the time to capture these assets but not lingering around for too long as it diminishes the chances of gaining another deployment for that day. The more deployments per day that you secure, the slower the Tyranid threat grows and the more experience your troops gain. When 2 players engage in co-operative play, they will each be assigned two squads and although these are locked during the RTS stage, the players are allowed to both seamlessly control the interface during the RPG/tactical planning phase. As the person whom I played DoW 2 with put it "the Warhammer universe is endlessly repeating itself" so the story is just that; familiar. Sounds and video are excellent, the game looks and plays brilliantly. Although I am not a very big fan of the Warhammer universe, this game is legendary. Most fun can be had in co-operative play with a like-minded friend and my only grievances with it are the fishtank soundbug and the inability to rebind your special abilities and accessories!
Just when I thought WH40k can't get better.WildWest123 | June 6, 2013 | See all WildWest123's reviews »
I just LOVE the Warhammer 40k games,but this one just made me keep wanting to play it ALL the time,the campaign is just amazing.A must have for fans.
Decent RTS strategywildster30 | June 1, 2013 | See all wildster30's reviews »
Overall this is a decent RTS strategy game, the graphics are good, the controls are relatively easy and the gameplay can be fast paced; making a good overall experience. However there is nothing really special about this either. For fans of the Warhammer 40K franchise then this would be a must buy as the game is heavily based around the lore of the warhammer universe, however the single player is quite weak with little in terms of storyline. The multiplayer can be fun however it often seemed to turn into a spam fest to see who could get the most troops in the shortest time possible, that may be due to my lack of skill at the game when I first started playing it however I felt that there are other RTS games that do the job better. Overall, a must for the fans of warhammer, otherwise worth a try if you are a serious strategy fan.