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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.

Screenshots

Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War Windows The true enemy is revealed.
Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War Windows A last stand
Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War Windows While the main force tries to take down a massive Carnifex, some Gargoyles are assaulting the rear.
Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War Windows The encyclopedia has some nice images and info on all the units. Here's the Whirlwind.

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

Eurogamer.net (UK) Oct 07, 1999 8 out of 10 80
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Nov, 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electric Games 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Revolution Sep 01, 1999 B 75
Electric Playground May 08, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
PC Joker Sep, 1999 72 out of 100 72
PC Player (Germany) Oct, 1999 68 out of 100 68
IGN Jul 30, 1999 6.1 out of 10 61
GamesFirst! Aug 27, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot Jul 30, 1999 5.9 out of 10 59

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Trivia

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