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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War (Windows)

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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 Build an armoury to improve attack and defense
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows It's important to build what you can quickly at the start
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows The Space Marines begin as such in each game
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows The base is wide open for invasion now

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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Fast and furious jaXen (19053) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

The Press Says

UOL Jogos Feb 11, 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Gamers' Temple, The Dec 20, 2004 94 out of 100 94
Gaming Target Sep 13, 2005 9.3 out of 10 93
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2004 9.25 out of 10 92 Jan 14, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Plain Games Oct 12, 2006 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
IGN Sep 20, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
ActionTrip Sep 27, 2004 84 out of 100 84
Sydney Morning Herald Oct 21, 2004 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Oct 09, 2004 76 out of 100 76


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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.


  • 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