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Dawn of War II: Retribution Collector's Edition (PC DVD)

by THQ
Windows XP / Vista
 Ages 18 and Over
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows XP / Vista
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B004IEA46O
  • Release Date: 4 Mar 2011
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 10,105 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Ten years after the events of Chaos Rising and the fall of the Blood Raven’s Chapter Master to the forces of Chaos, Sub-Sector Aurelia remains in a constant state of warfare. The pirate Freebooter Orks have arrived to take advantage of this and loot the sector, the vile forces of Chaos continue to spread their blasphemy, the Eldar of Craftworld Alaitoc work to recover key artifacts from their past, and the feral Tyranids remaining from the failed Hive fleet invasion have suddently reestablished contact with the Hive mind.

Choose your race and determine the final fate of the entire sector in Dawn of War II: Retribution, the next installment in the critically acclaimed Dawn of War real-time strategy franchise.


Multi-Race Campaign

For the first time in the Dawn of War II series, choose from 6 different playable races and play through a customized single player campaign for each.

Army Builder Metagame

Upgrade your heroes and unlock new buildable units as you progress through the single player campaign.

New Super Heavy Units in Multiplayer!

Take the battle online once again in 1-6 player matches and field your new Super Heavy Units, unique to each of the 6 playable races.

Collector's Edition includes:

  • Retribution PC game
  • Race artcards
  • Poster
  • Unlockable bonus items

Product Description

Choose your race and determine the final fate of the entire sector in Dawn of War II: Retribution, the next installment in the Dawn of War series.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Dawn Of War Yet 31 Mar 2011
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
For Dawn Of War fans this is an absolute must. Not only does it bring another popular race to the table - the Imperial Guard - but adds a number of new units to the existing races to add to the slaughter. The campaign is good fun (even better with a friend thanks to co-op) but now you can play it with the race of your choosing. Multiplayer is still brutal and unforgiving as ever, so if that's not your cup of tea then there is still the brilliant The Last Stand mode to satiate your online requirements.

It's worth mentioning that the Collectors Edition comes with special war gear for each race, normally available as paid DLC on Steam so it comes at a bargain price on Amazon. Also Relic have ditched Games For Windows Live in favour of the Steam overlay which makes inviting friends a much easier task.

Overall a brilliant addition to the Dawn Of War franchise, crafted with the passion and dedication you'd expect from a top developer. Nice one, Relic.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect! 30 May 2011
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
THQ sticking to what it knows best and, incidentally, THQ at their best.

Lets start with the arrival of the game. Comes in a meaty box with a plastic surround to protect the case. Inside the case is the game disc itself, the manual, a nice big DOWII: Retribution poster and some art cards. Nice.

Inseting the game will bring up steam. Yet another steam DRM game, no bother. For those who don't want to download all the files see below, otherwise allow it to download the files.

STEP 1. DON'T want to download.

- Insert disc and let steam download SOME files, then pause, right click -> delete local content.

- Exit steam completetly, leave the disc in tray.

- Go to Run

- Type: C:\Program Files\Steam\Steam.exe -install E:

NOTE: C: is the letter of your hard drive and E: is the letter of the DVD drive where the game disc is inserted.

For windows Vista and 7 (32-bit and 64-bit) users the path will look like the one below:

C:\Program Files(x86)\Steam\Steam.exe -install E:

- Steam should now restart. Log in and let it install.

- When install from disc is complete it will arrive around 90-95% done. The 10 or 15% accounts for updates or other content not on the disc.

- When complete. PLAY!



The graphics haven't really progressed from DOW II: Chaos Rising and DOW II though you can zoom right in on your units and see almost every tiny detail.


The gameplay is same old same old.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Oh how far we have fallen 16 Oct 2011
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
My summary of Retribution: Stagnant, soulless & without merit. I'm not even sure it has any of the S in RTS left.

Lets' recap. The original Dawn of War was straightforward old-school RTS. You had one or two hero units, but the meat of the game was base building & wave after wave of attacks of disposable peons. Strategic slaughtering unadulterated fun. It was epic in scope if not in story. Even then, the developers made an effort to engage the player and I loved the characters & the glimpses into the W40K universe. Fast forward to the original Dawn of War II. Gone is the epic in scope, but instead we are treated to an in-depth viewpoint on the Space Marines, a tight RPG-like focus on heroes, wargear, upgrades, and tactics, as well as an engaging story. Again, I couldn't help but fall into the universe, and shepherd every marine as though they were my own children, considering it a personal failure if one died (I exaggerate slightly but you get the idea - I got immersed). In short, DOW created a saga, one that kept pulling the player back in.

By comparison, Retribution feels like a game thrown out on the basis that fans will buy any garbage with W40K on it. It lacks the tight RPG focus on heroes, because now you get those same disposable waves of peons to work with should you screw up. It lacks any meaningful story - indeed the wonderful exposition by Gabriel Angelos in the intro ... is about it. There's less pithy back and forth, no sense of evolution of heroes, almost no visible changes in them - it's a thoroughly spartan effort, as though the soul of the game got devoured in Warp transit, replaced with a little points counter & Steam achievements. So, unlike the preceding Chaos Rising which was pretty much more of the same DOWII, it has nothing really going for it.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Dawn of War 2 Retribution 9 May 2011
By David
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Being a big fan of the previous Dawn of War 2's I was really looking forward to playing the other races in the campaign, and im yet to be disappointed! I love how the campaign follows roughly the same story line, and how you can choose 6 different outcomes for the sub-sector! BRILLIANT!!
The new paint scheme editor is really useful how you can take a look at all the units and see what they are like in your colour scheme. And the graphics just make it brilliant!

Overall then, best game I've bought in ages!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A design misfire 13 Jun 2011
By KBurns
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
Apocalyptic battle, the legendary Warhammer 40k setting, successor to two fantastic games (DoW 2 and Chaos Rising), Eldar on wings and Orcs in Pirate hats. It should be fun, but in reality it just misses the mark for me. I've just found the solo-campaign to be unspeakably boring, principally because of the (in my view) foolish decision to apply an interface designed for micro-management to a more traditional RTS scale; it simply does not work.

The tactical opportunities are still there in this game, the problem is that one ends up with so many units to control that tactical finesse becomes more of a chore than an enjoyable part of the game.

If you enjoy DoW II for it's solo-campaign, as many do, Retribution will probably dissapoint. This is a game that, I would venture, has been tailored for the online DoW players; if that's your bag, the huge enhancements to multiplayer and the Last Stand make this title a worthy purchase. Otherwise I would wait until the price drops pretty sharply to satiate your curiosity about the campaign... just wish someone had told me that!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A present but was well recieved
Published 1 month ago by jofri
5.0 out of 5 stars i dont know
I love it but its not the best game if ur bird its more for friends to play with u
Published 6 months ago by oakleygunn117
4.0 out of 5 stars A worthy final chapter
It is a shame THQ went down. But thankfully they were able to give us some truly epic titles in their final years (Space Marine, DoW II Retribution, CoH 2, Metro 2033 etc.). Read more
Published 6 months ago by Griesmayer
4.0 out of 5 stars Bursting with (repetitive) content
First, a confession: I love Warhammer 40k and it was the Dawn of War II that won me over. I had tried the original DoW before but found it derivative, however DoW II charmed... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Vasilis Dimopoulos
1.0 out of 5 stars Kill it
The designers have put in 6 different races all to play the exact same dam maps, exact same missions the thieves basically tried to fatten this game with pointless programming they... Read more
Published 19 months ago by Matthew
4.0 out of 5 stars not as good as chaos rising
love the fact that you can play every faction story. Just the unit building and the lack off story difference with each faction you play the story through makes it a bit... Read more
Published 20 months ago by bram
1.0 out of 5 stars To be avoided
I prefered Dawn of war I, I have all the stand alone which are issued from this game. The only good thing are the graphics. There are the same maps for all the factions !
Published 20 months ago by Damien
5.0 out of 5 stars Great
Spedizione velocissima, pacchetto a prova di bomba e collector senza nessun segno o danno! perfetto!!!!
Numeri uno come sempre!
Published 20 months ago by Roberto
5.0 out of 5 stars very good and big fan of the series.
this game is extremly good and will definatly fill quite a few days of play. graphics were very good and the story line continued on very well from the rest of the seasons. Read more
Published 21 months ago by secret chef 100
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice
Great game and fun.
Really like the last stand mode.
The collector's Edition comes with a poster, postcards and bonus unlockables at a very nice price.
Published on 18 Jan 2012 by Yaure
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