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Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War (Windows)

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Description

Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War is the third of SSI's games set in the Warhammer 40,000 gaming universe from Games Workshop. The player takes control of the mighty Eldar to drive the humans from the Maiden World and reclaim the Eldar's long lost artifacts.

Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War is a turn-based strategy game that uses the system from SSI's Panzer General II.

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Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War Windows A last stand
Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War Windows The Farseer briefs you before the battle.
Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War Windows Main Menu
Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War Windows Unit placement before battle. Not sure why though, you can't move any of your units anyway...

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Not the best Warhammer 40k game, but still fun. Grov (646) 3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars

The Press Says

Electric Games 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Aug 01, 1999 80 out of 100 80
Electric Playground May 08, 2004 7.5 out of 10 75
Game Over Online Jul 25, 1999 69 out of 100 69
PC Player (Germany) Oct, 1999 68 out of 100 68
GamesFirst! Aug 27, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Aug 18, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
GameSpot Jul 30, 1999 5.9 out of 10 59
Power Unlimited Jan, 2000 5.8 out of 10 58
PC Games (Germany) Aug, 1999 55 out of 100 55

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Trivia

Some copies of the US release of Rites of War contained two very cool free bonuses. The first was a mail in coupon for a free issue of White Dwarf, the official magazine of Games Workshop (valued at around $5). The second was a full copy (with .pdf documentation) of People's General, SSI's China vs NATO simulation wargame.

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Gene Davison (730) added Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War (Windows) on Sep 01, 2000