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Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War (Windows)

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Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War is the third of SSI's games set in the Warhammer 40,000 gaming universe from Games Workshop. The player takes control of the mighty Eldar to drive the humans from the Maiden World and reclaim the Eldar's long lost artifacts.

Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War is a turn-based strategy game that uses the system from SSI's Panzer General II.


Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War Windows We shall fight them on the beaches!
Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War Windows Before each battle, a "strategy" can be selected for the duration of the battle.
Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War Windows Advancing in force, while Scouts cover my flanks.
Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War Windows Over the mountains or over the river?

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Not the best Warhammer 40k game, but still fun. Grov (646) 3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars

The Press Says

Absolute Games ( Aug 01, 1999 80 out of 100 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electric Playground May 08, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Revolution Sep 01, 1999 B 75
Power Play Sep, 1999 72 out of 100 72
GameStar (Germany) Sep, 1999 70 out of 100 70
PC Player (Germany) Oct, 1999 68 out of 100 68
GamesFirst! Aug 27, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot Jul 30, 1999 5.9 out of 10 59
PC Games (Germany) Aug, 1999 55 out of 100 55


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Some copies of the US release of Rites of War contained two very cool free bonuses. The first was a mail in coupon for a free issue of White Dwarf, the official magazine of Games Workshop (valued at around $5). The second was a full copy (with .pdf documentation) of People's General, SSI's China vs NATO simulation wargame.

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Gene Davison (729) added Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War (Windows) on Sep 01, 2000