Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War - Master Collection

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Description

This collection includes:

  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Game of the Year Edition

  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Winter Assault

  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade

  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Soulstorm


  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Game of the Year Edition

    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.

  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Winter Assault

    Winter Assault promises one of the biggest expansion packs ever including the introduction of an entirely new race, The Imperial Guard.

  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade

    Deep under the central desert of Kronus, a vast honeycomb of skull-lined tunnels and funereal chambers house the awakening mass of the Necron plague. Eons ago, these were the boulevards and squares of a great necropolis built to house the bones of the races who had fallen to the Necron purge, and ultimately for the Necrons themselves to retire to. Over millions of years, sand and rock had covered it all until ill-fated excavations awoke the deathless again. Play any of seven races, striving for control over Kronus. Take other races' strongholds by winning challenging battles on various maps individually associated with the respective Strongholds.

  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Soulstorm

    Warhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War® - Soulstorm™ is the third and final expansion to the genre-defining and critically-acclaimed RTS, Dawn of War. In Soulstorm, two new armies are introduced, raising the total number of playable armies in Dawn of War to an unprecedented count of nine while also adding additional units to all existing factions. The revolutionary meta-game that was introduced in Dark Crusade is further expanded to an interplanetary scale, allowing players to battle across a star system. Combined with its sister products, Soulstorm makes Dawn of War the largest and most detailed RTS ever released.

Customer reviews

95

Warhammer or not, an excellent RTS with innovation

cptmold | March 10, 2015 | See all cptmold's reviews »

Well, this one was a surprise. I never really understood what was so great about DoW2 and yet my older brother loved it. The Warhammer 40k setting only made it even less appealing to me. One day, he got me this (the first game with its expansions) so we could play it in LAN. Guess what? It somehow became my favorite RTS, even above C&C! I still don't care for the sequel, but this game's an excellent purchase even for those who aren't Warhammer 40k fans.

Dawn of War's an RTS from the same people who made Company of Heroes. It involves, unlike your usual RTS, a take-and-hold point capture system that determines how quickly you'll get your first resource, Requisition. Your other is simply Power, which you get through Power Generators (seems legit). The units are built as squads, and you can both reinforce them with more units and/or arm them with better weaponry. Assuming you're playing Dark Crusade or Soulstorm, you'll have 7 or 9 (respectively) different factions to choose from, each with their own playstyles.

The learning curve isn't very harsh. It's got a decent tutorial and multiple campaign difficulties, and the UI is rather easy to navigate. You won't have a hard time getting into this if you've played Age of Empires or a C&C game before.

The singleplayer for DC and Soulstorm involve a map of the world (in Soulstorm's case, the galaxy) wherre you take any of the factions and play as them in an attempt to conquer the map. Any attack on a faction will bring the game onto a predetermined map for an RTS battle, though unlike in multiplayer the winner will keep his base set up for when the next attackers come. It's a very entertaining mode that makes DoW 1 and Winter Assault's decent linear campaigns look like rubbish.

The advantage to having the whole collection is being allowed any faction in multiplayer, as Dark Crusade and Soulstorm were only meant to be expansions but simply had a standalone option. This means you'll have the full roster.

On the topic of multiplayer, this is where the game truly shined for me. You get to paint your own armies and import your own 64x64 TGA badges and 64x96 TGA banners for multiplayer, and everything will show up for your opponents (go, thou legion of the middle fingers, unite the lands under the banner of Bill Clinton's face!). The best part? Multiplayer works! After the THQ crash, Sega picked up Relic. Before GameSpy shut down, Relic was able (with Sega's resources) to bring the entire franchise off of GFWL/GameSpy and onto Steamworks. This is why the Steam DRM is necessary-- it's better than not having multiplayer. Aside from Steam's servers, your other options are LAN and Direct Connect.

Must have, get it, $30's a steal. The latter two even support up to 1600x1050 (something like that) resolution.

89

Magnificent compilation for all lovers of RTS games

eduardXD | Nov. 19, 2014 | See all eduardXD's reviews »

Warhamer 40.000 is one of the best franchises in the RTS genre. From the developers of the glorious Company of Heroes, Relic gives us a pack with the first 4 parts of this franchise. With each expansion, the game have mores races, with more types of units and constructions and a non-linear story mode, where you must choose a faction and start to invade enemies' territories to your choice while you must defend your own territories from enemy counterattacks. I recommend this pack because you'll have the best of the franchise, and you can enjoy some of the best strategy games ever made.