Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War II Chaos Rising
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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. Upgrade your squads with new legendary wargear and unlock new special abilities, as your squads advance to level 30. Will you remain steadfast to the Emperor or risk heresy to gain new dark and destructive powers?
In multiplayer swear loyalty to the Chaos Gods and pit your bloodthirsty warband of Chaos Space Marines against the new units and reinforced armies of the Space Marines, Orks, Eldar, and Tyranids.
New Single Player Missions – Continue your fight against the enemies of the Emperor and use your squads’ wargear, abilities, and experience to battle Chaos in 15 new missions
New environment and Multiplayer Maps – New ice planet graphics set will increase the visual diversity and adds 7 new PVP maps
Aspire to Glory – Build your existing squads up to level 30 and unlock even more devastating abilities
Chaos Corruption Mechanic – New single player mechanic allows you to equip incredibly powerful equipment that corrupts your squad and will guide the story towards or away from the corrupting influence of Chaos
New Multiplayer Race – Swear loyalty to the Chaos Gods and play as the bloodthirsty Chaos Space Marines in multiplayer battles against both Chaos Rising and Dawn of War II owners
New Units – New units for the Space Marines, Ork, Eldar, and Tyranid armies
2 New Last Stand Heroes – Face off against the relentless horde as either the Chaos Sorceror or Tyranid Hive Tyrant
A good add-onsergebelanger22 | Feb. 15, 2014 | See all sergebelanger22's reviews »
Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War II Chaos Rising is an expansion for Dawn of War II. The menu is the same, as it is also the case for the in-game interface. If you played the original game, you will be able to start and make your way trhough the game in about 8 hours. Each missions take around 20-25 minutes. except for the last one who took me over an hour.
A new addition in this expansion is a corruption/redemption effect. What this means is that there is some gear or mission objectives that will either corrupt you or lower this corruption (named redemption). There are 5 different endings on all depending which way you play the game. I don't really know if the ends really worth redoing the whole game, but still, this is a plus.
The geaphics look correct nowadays, however the sounds is sometimes horrible. It is scratchy when there is a lot of action going on the screen.
Other than that, the cursor sometimes get lost and I have to press ESC and quickly find it back when I'm in the middle of a combat. This is really annoying.
Otherwise, the game is great. If you like the Warhammer franchise, do not wait and buy this game.
Better in every way than the originaltaigatsu | Feb. 3, 2014 | See all taigatsu's reviews »
Fans of the Dawn of War 2 will definitely appreciate this expansion. Almost every aspect of the original game is iterated upon, adding up to a richer, fuller experience. In terms of game play it is still the same game, but inside you will find more units, more loot and more mission types to whet your appetite. The story line is stronger with the added Corruption mechanic, which gives you an incentive to play through the game a second time to see how differently things can turn out. Facing off Chaos Marines is exciting and forces you to approach familiar challenges in new ways. The attention to detail from the original remains - each unit type in the game is rendered with loving detail and has their own unique character. For a fun, squad based tactical level strategy game, this expansion has a lot to offer.
After you finish the original,you feel sad,but this cures it.WildWest123 | June 6, 2013 | See all WildWest123's reviews »
You finished the main campaign and you are down because its so amazing and you wish you had some more? there you go,MORE.another great campaign for the amazing game,also,Multiplayer so you wont run out of things to do.
More is betterwillfosnot | June 4, 2013 | See all willfosnot's reviews »
This game expands the Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War II base game and adds new missions, new heroes, new weapons, and new mechanics to the gameplay. It is still a RTS game, so you are controlling you units and fighting. Play solo or with a friend on Games for Windows Live. I am not a fan of GFWL, compared to just using Steam networking, but it works. Visually the game looks great. You can zoom in and watch the battles (but that is more for specific fights) - RTS is best played from afar so you can see as much as possible. Missions are broken into smaller story pieces, so you can play for short periods and still progress (nothing worse than an RTS battle lasting over an hour and having to quit in the middle with no save feature).