DescriptionThe second expansion to 2004's Game of the Year Dawn of War is set in Game Workshop's Warhammer 40,000 universe adds two new races, the Tau and Necrons as well as new units for each of the existing races. Dark Crusade also features a new campaign mode where you choose one of the five past races, or two new ones and compete with the other six for domination of a planet called Kronus. Each race has its own story and reason for being on Kronus adding motivation for players to play the campaign with each race at least once. Along with the campaign Dark Crusade adds some new maps for skirmish, and online play
Dark Crusade is a stand alone expansion meaning that it does not require the original Dawn of War, or its first expansion Winter Assault to play. Both Dawn of War and Winter Assault are required to be installed if you want to use all of the other races besides the Tau and Necrons online.
Part of the Following Groups
- Fantasy Creatures: Orcs
- Gameplay Feature: Fog of War
- Gameplay feature: Recordable replays
- Middleware: Scaleform GFx SDK
- Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War series
- Warhammer 40,000 universe
|WITNESS YOUR DOOM!||Curlymcdom (47)|
|Games Master||Dec, 2006||89 out of 100||89|
|Game Informer Magazine||Dec, 2006||8.75 out of 10||88|
|IGN||Oct 09, 2006||8.7 out of 10||87|
|PC Powerplay||Oct 25, 2006||86 out of 100||86|
|1UP||Oct 17, 2006||8.5 out of 10||85|
|4Players.de||Oct 28, 2006||82 out of 100||82|
|Good Game||Oct 17, 2006||8 out of 10||80|
|Jeuxvideo.com||Oct 25, 2006||15 out of 20||75|
|Good Game||Oct 17, 2006||7 out of 10||70|
|Eurogamer.net (UK)||Oct 28, 2006||7 out of 10||70|
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ReferencesAfter winning a campaign and watching the credits, there is another outro, in which several planets are passed and heavy explosions are shown. There is a fade-out, and the number 2007 is displayed.
It's the first sign of the next Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War game - Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Soulstorm, which was planned for 2007 but released in 2008.
- 2006 – #2 Best Add-On of the Year
- 2006 – #7 PC Game of the Year
- 2006 – PC Expansion of the Year
Related Web Sites
- Dawn of War Planet (English fansite.)
- Steam - Warhammer 40,000: Dark Crusade (Steam webpage for the game)