Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War focuses on four of the more popular 40K races: The Space Marines, the Chaos Space Marines, the Orks, and the Eldar. Not much explanation is given for all the bickering between these guys, but it seems that they just can’t share a planet without getting into a bit of a row. As I’m not all that familiar with the setting, there’s undoubtedly a great deal of background I’m just not seeing. Truthfully, though, it really doesn’t matter. Relic isn’t trying to tell a grand, sweeping tale here. Dawn of War is about putting a few factions together on a map and seeing who walks off alive, little more than that. Those wanting “plot” need to look elsewhere. The rest of us can enjoy some highly-polished RTS action.