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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 An explanation of how important a critical location can be
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows Main Menu
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows Darn, but I wanted to destroy them!

Promo Images

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

Trailer


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

Game Vortex Dec 27, 2005 98 out of 100 98
Gamers' Temple, The Dec 20, 2004 94 out of 100 94
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2004 9.25 out of 10 92
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Oct 22, 2004 A- 91
PGNx Media Oct 12, 2004 9.1 out of 10 91
IGN Sep 20, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
Fragland.net Dec 10, 2004 86 out of 100 86
Game Over Online Oct 31, 2004 83 out of 100 83
Mygamer.com Nov 03, 2004 7.8 out of 10 78
Game Critics May 11, 2005 7.5 out of 10 75

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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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