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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...

Screenshots

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows Notice the small plus sign on the bottom right panel. You can add to the squad the instant a member dies
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows You can create your own colour scheme in the Army Painter
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows Fire exchange
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows The more troops you have, the quicker the enemy will fall

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
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Oct 22, 2004 A- 91
videogamer.com Jan 14, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Silicon-Fusion.com Oct 29, 2004 9 out of 10 90
IGN Sep 20, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
GameSpot Sep 21, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
Fragland.net Dec 10, 2004 86 out of 100 86
Game Revolution Oct 08, 2004 B+ 83
Factornews Oct 07, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Strategy Informer Oct 21, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75

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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

  • 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