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Set in the Warhammer 40,000 Universe, this RTS puts you in charge of the Imperial Space Marine Chapter "Blood Ravens" as they try to contain rising numbers of Ork invaders on the planet Tartarus. Leading your forces through an epic single-player campaign with eleven scenarios you discover the true reason for their presence on this world, and find out which roles the evil Chaos Marines and the mysterious Eldar play in this affair. And when the struggle is over, endless challenges await in the multi-player mode...


Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows Pink orc.
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows Darn, but I wanted to destroy them!
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows no need to click and drag in this game. each squad is highlighted in one click
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows Kill all orcs!

Alternate Titles

  • "战锤40000:战争黎明" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Warhammer 40,000: Los Albores de la Guerra" -- Spanish title

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Critic Reviews

Science Fiction Weekly Nov 01, 2004 A+ 100
GamePro (US) Nov 04, 2004 5 out of 5 100
Worth Playing Oct 05, 2004 9.5 out of 10 95
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2004 9.25 out of 10 92
Gamigo Sep 27, 2004 9.1 out of 10 91
GameSpot Sep 21, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
ActionTrip Sep 27, 2004 84 out of 100 84
Joystick (French) Oct, 2004 8 out of 10 80 (UK) Sep 24, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Sydney Morning Herald Oct 21, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80


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1001 Video Games

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Blood Ravens

The Space Marine chapter that features in the Campaign, the Blood Ravens, were originally created for Dawn of War. They have since been integrated into the Warhammer 40K tabletop.


  • 4Players
    • 2004 – Best PC Multiplayer Game of the Year
  • Computer Gaming World
    • March 2005 (Issue #249) – Strategy Game of the Year (Real-Time)
    • March 2005 (Issue #249) – Best Opening Cut-Scene of the Year (Real-Time)
  • GameSpy
    • 2004 – #7 PC Game of the Year
    • 2004 – Best Use of License of the Year (PC)

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Cadorna (190) added Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War (Windows) on Oct 07, 2004