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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War (Windows)

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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...

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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows The more troops you have, the quicker the enemy will fall
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows Blood raven flag
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows Main Menu
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows Before the war loading screen

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

Game Vortex Dec 27, 2005 98 out of 100 98
Gaming Target Sep 13, 2005 9.3 out of 10 93
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2004 9.25 out of 10 92
videogamer.com Jan 14, 2005 9 out of 10 90
IGN Sep 20, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
GameSpot Sep 21, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
PC Powerplay Apr, 2005 84 out of 100 84
Factornews Oct 07, 2004 8 out of 10 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Oct 19, 2004 16 out of 20 80
Mygamer.com Nov 03, 2004 7.8 out of 10 78

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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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