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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War (Windows)

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Description

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...

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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows Some fire
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows Build a HQ add-on to open up further options for your base and teams
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows Build those power outlets
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows Darn, but I wanted to destroy them!

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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The Press Says

GamePro (US) Nov 04, 2004 5 out of 5 100
Game Vortex Dec 27, 2005 98 out of 100 98
Gaming Target Sep 13, 2005 9.3 out of 10 93
Gamigo Sep 27, 2004 9.1 out of 10 91
TGSN (The Gaming Shack Network) Oct 21, 2004 8.9 out of 10 89
Level Nov, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
4Players.de Sep 24, 2004 84 out of 100 84
Factornews Oct 07, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Game Watcher Oct 21, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Thunderbolt Games Nov 17, 2004 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

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.

Awards

  • 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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