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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 All units can be upgraded over time. Scouts here can gain sniper rifles
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows Wartrukk
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows Mine field
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows Kill eldars!

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

Science Fiction Weekly Nov 01, 2004 A+ 100
GamePro (US) Nov 04, 2004 5 out of 5 100
Gamerz-Edge Oct 20, 2004 9.5 out of 10 95
Gamers' Temple, The Dec 20, 2004 94 out of 100 94
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Oct 22, 2004 A- 91
Gamigo Sep 27, 2004 9.1 out of 10 91
Club Skill Nov 05, 2004 9 out of 10 90
PC Powerplay Apr, 2005 84 out of 100 84
Joystick (French) Oct, 2004 8 out of 10 80 Oct 19, 2004 16 out of 20 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