DescriptionSet 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...
- "战锤40000：战争黎明" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
- "Warhammer 40,000: Los Albores de la Guerra" -- Spanish title
Part of the Following Groups
- Games made into books
- Technology: amBX
- Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War series
- Warhammer 40,000 universe
|Fast and furious||jaXen (22113)|
|GamesFirst!||Nov 12, 2004||100|
|Gamerz-Edge||Oct 20, 2004||9.5 out of 10||95|
|Game Informer Magazine||Nov, 2004||9.25 out of 10||92|
|Game Chronicles||Nov 30, 2004||9.1 out of 10||91|
|Computer Gaming World (CGW)||Dec, 2004||90|
|TGSN (The Gaming Shack Network)||Oct 21, 2004||8.9 out of 10||89|
|GameSpot||Sep 21, 2004||8.8 out of 10||88|
|IGN||Sep 20, 2004||8.8 out of 10||88|
|PC Powerplay||Apr, 2005||84 out of 100||84|
|Super Play||Oct, 2004||7 out of 10||70|
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1001 Video GamesWarhammer 40,000: Dawn of War appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
Blood RavensThe 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.
- 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)
- 2004 – #7 PC Game of the Year
- 2004 – Best Use of License of the Year (PC)
Related Web Sites
- Dawn of War (Official Web Site)
- Dawn of War Planet (English fansite.)
- Developer Interview (Xequted managed to catch up with Jonathan Dowdeswell, the Producer of Dawn of War to ask him a little about their new title. (Oct. 7, 2004))
- Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Walkthrough (A complete walkthrough of Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War with images to assist the viewer along the way.)