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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...

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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows End Credits
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows A closer look at the crew
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows The Space Marines begin as such in each game
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows out numbered and out gunned

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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The Press Says

GamesFirst! Nov 12, 2004 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Game Vortex Dec 27, 2005 98 out of 100 98
Gamers' Temple, The Dec 20, 2004 94 out of 100 94
IC-Games Oct 02, 2004 93 out of 100 93
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Oct 22, 2004 A- 91
videogamer.com Jan 14, 2005 9 out of 10 90
IGN Sep 20, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
4Players.de Sep 24, 2004 84 out of 100 84
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 2004 83 out of 100 83
Eurogamer.net (UK) Sep 24, 2004 8 out of 10 80

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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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