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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 The Space Marines begin as such in each game
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows Capturing a critical location can turn the battle in your favour
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows Blood raven flag
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows Kill eldars!

Promo Images

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Wallpaper
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Wallpaper
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Wallpaper

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

Science Fiction Weekly Nov 01, 2004 A+ 100
GamesFirst! Nov 12, 2004 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
PGNx Media Oct 12, 2004 9.1 out of 10 91
Club Skill Nov 05, 2004 9 out of 10 90
TGSN (The Gaming Shack Network) Oct 21, 2004 8.9 out of 10 89
Gamesmania.de Oct 08, 2004 86 out of 100 86
4Players.de Sep 24, 2004 84 out of 100 84
PC Powerplay Apr, 2005 84 out of 100 84
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 27, 2004 16 out of 20 80
Mygamer.com Nov 03, 2004 7.8 out of 10 78

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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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