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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 Once you have all the important points on the map, go for the kill
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows the enemy troops try to get the upper hand
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 the bigger the explosion the better, as they say

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

GamesFirst! Nov 12, 2004 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
GamePro (US) Nov 04, 2004 5 out of 5 100
IC-Games Oct 02, 2004 93 out of 100 93
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2004 9.25 out of 10 92
Gameplay (Benelux) Oct, 2004 90 out of 100 90 Oct 29, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Gaming Nexus Nov 02, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88 Sep 24, 2004 84 out of 100 84
PC Powerplay Apr, 2005 84 out of 100 84 Oct 09, 2004 76 out of 100 76


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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