Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War (Windows)

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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 the bigger the explosion the better, as they say
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows Kill all orcs!
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows the more strategic points you have under your control, the faster and higher your resources will become
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows The Space Marines begin as such in each game

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

GamePro (US) Nov 04, 2004 5 out of 5 100
Science Fiction Weekly Nov 01, 2004 A+ 100
Gamerz-Edge Oct 20, 2004 9.5 out of 10 95
PGNx Media Oct 12, 2004 9.1 out of 10 91
Gamigo Sep 27, 2004 9.1 out of 10 91
games xtreme Nov 11, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Gamesmania.de Oct 08, 2004 86 out of 100 86
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Sep 22, 2004 84 out of 100 84
GamingIllustrated.com Oct 09, 2004 76 out of 100 76
Thunderbolt Games Nov 17, 2004 7 out of 10 70


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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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