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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...


Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows The Scouts go on patrol
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows Build a HQ add-on to open up further options for your base and teams
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows no need to click and drag in this game. each squad is highlighted in one click
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War Windows Wartrukk

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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Fast and furious jaXen (21609) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars

The Press Says

UOL Jogos Feb 11, 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
IC-Games Oct 02, 2004 93 out of 100 93
UGO (UnderGroundOnline) Oct 22, 2004 A- 91 Jan 14, 2005 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy Sep 16, 2004 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
TGSN (The Gaming Shack Network) Oct 21, 2004 8.9 out of 10 89
IGN Sep 20, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88 Dec 10, 2004 86 out of 100 86 Sep 24, 2004 84 out of 100 84 Sep 27, 2004 16 out of 20 80


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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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Cadorna (190) added Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War (Windows) on Oct 07, 2004