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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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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

Gaming Target Sep 13, 2005 9.3 out of 10 93
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2004 9.25 out of 10 92
PGNx Media Oct 12, 2004 9.1 out of 10 91
IGN Sep 20, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
GameSpot Sep 21, 2004 8.8 out of 10 88
Gamesmania Oct 08, 2004 86 out of 100 86
Level Nov, 2004 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Sep 22, 2004 84 out of 100 84
Factornews Oct 07, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Super Play Oct, 2004 7 out of 10 70


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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.


  • 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