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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Game Of The Year Edition (PC CD)

by THQ
Windows XP
 Ages 16 and Over
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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  • 8 New maps
  • Multiplayer Additions inc Observer mode and Friends list
  • All three patches, previously only available online
  • Featuring all the great Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War action inc:
  • Epic single player campaigns employing classic storytelling elements of treason and conspiracy
  • 2-8 Multiplayer via LAN or Internet providing endless re-playability
  • 4 unique races, each with their own unique strategies
  • Resource model that focuses action on the frontline and minimizes the tedium of resource gathering
  • Cinematic quality melee and ranged combat that show battle in detail never before seen in a RTS game

Game Information

  • Platform:   Windows XP
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 16 and Over Suitable for 16 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 16. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 16 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
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  • ASIN: B000AHB1G0
  • Release Date: 23 Sep 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,103 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Product Description

In 2004 Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War took the world by storm, winning '2004 RTS Game of the Year' Computer Gaming World as well as Gamespy's 'Game of The Year'. Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War also had the the privelige to be selected as a title for the prectigious World Cyber Games.

To celebrate, Relic are launching the Game of The Year Edition. The GOTY Edition features 4 new maps unique to the GOTY Edition, 4 maps previously only available online and new online features inc Observer Mode, Friends list and Arranged Teams.


In 2004 Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War took the world by storm, winning '2004 RTS Game of the Year' -- Computer Gaming World

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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding RTS 1 Feb 2006
If you are a fan of Warhammer 40,000 then the chances are you've already bought this. If you're new to the Games Workshop's sci-fi battle game, prepare to be converted...
This is easily the best RTS game on the PC right now. It's rich, detailed, involving and fantastic to look at, if you have the right system. On higher-end systems, you can zoom right in to soil level smoothly, so that you can see the combat as if you were looking through a soldier's eye.
The combat is brutal - pitching you against Orks, Eldar and eventually (no surprises here...) Chaos. You could be picky and ask for different races, such as Tyranids, but this will no doubt be covered in a future expansion pack. You could even ask for a choice of which army to lead through the campaign mode, rather than being stuck with the Blood Ravens space marines, but hey...
Control of squads and characters is intuitive - squads spawn together and stay together, which makes it easy for you to send a fairly hefty army into a pitched battle with only a few clicks. Support weaponry improves as you progress through the game and is a lot of fun, although you'll probably yourself sticking with cheaper tanks rather than more expensive ones, just for the sake of sheer weight of numbers.
OK - The plot in the campaign mode is a bit hackneyed, but really that's not the point. You only want to progress and annihilate after all...
The only other downer is that some of the voice acting is slightly dubious. I'm almost sure it's the same guy voicing all the characters. And some of the "battle-cries" of your troops are borderline hilarious.
But, we can't knock it too much.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Worse Than Class As.. 6 May 2006
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
To be honest, I've never really reviewed a computer game before but this has taken my attention to a whole new level. I've played many role play and wargame tabeltop and convention level games and never before has the right mix been acheived. They either feel stale or are over complicated but this has to be the best version of Epic ever.

Living where there are no GW stores (a rarity in this country) and nobody else plays, my prayers where answered. Although very dubious about this game to begin with, it really does work as well as any Warhammer tabletop game should.

To be honest, the faults I have with this game are basic, the fact that there are no Thunderhawks, Demolishers or Bike squadrons in the game (or titans for that matter) are firmly made up for by the quality of the graphics and the overall playability of the game. Aesthetics aside, the difficulty level of the game could do with tweaking. Orcs are one thing and should be cut down easily but against Chaos marines the tabletop games always go down to the wire, often last man standing.

These small points aside, I wait with baited breath to see what they will come up with next. Hopefully some proper Epic or even a Battlefleet Gothic game and I hope that they keep a simillar game system.

An excellent game that, in my opinion, is more addictive than class a's....
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Get. This. Game.

It got GOTY for a reason.

Having played Warhammer quite a bit in after-school clubs and such, I was somewhat skeptical. The only other Warhammer game that I had played was Chaos Gate, and, needless to say, it lacked quite a bit. Dawn of War, however, is completely different.

This game just blew me away. Even though the tutorial became somewhat annoying after the first fifty little snippets of voice, you only need to play it for about five minutes before you can jump into a mission, with the basics of the game, and win with relative ease. But that's only mission one.

Everyone is true to their own race. Space Marines are a blind boltgun, Chaos is absolutely off it's head with power and corruption, the Imperial Guard have crap Morale but big numbers (Hell, they have a penal legion. The Raven's probably got /that/ regiment.), and the Eldar are all knowing.

On the whole, this is a really well put together game. Even though I am slightly disappointed ot not see all the units available (Bike Squadrons, Terminator Seargant and such), it was a pleasant surprise to see a tabletop game turned into such a polished piece of entertainment.

I look forward to buying the expansion packs, and if you don't have this game, I'll say it again. Get it. You won't be disappointed.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Cowards die in shame! 23 Jun 2006
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Warhammer dawn war offers you the chance of making and controlling an army and empire big enough to destroy the enemy its the tabletop model game right on your computer. It is complete addiction and has many expansions to it, you can play as 4 different types of races although the expansions make extra races every time, in this you can play as the twisted and evil chaos marines, The faithfull eldar, the heroic spacemarines and the mad and ferocious orks. Each race has different units and different builings, each race has a individual technique to destroy the enemy also each race has a boss apart from the space marines for the chaos its the bloodthirster which a demon with an axe, for the eldar its the avatar which is a god with a aztec sword, and for the orks its squiggoth which is a dinosaur with lazer guns and canons.You can play skirmish and campaign mode which is difficult and enjoyable or play other people in the world to experiance more fun. This game has amazing graphics and gameplay, this is truly recommended game to buy it can give you hours of incredible gameplay and fills your head with strategy on how to select squads of units and destroy the enemy with deadly weapons and guns, this is a incredible game.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
My Grandson is an avid fan of Warhammer he has now collected the entire set. He thoroughly enjoys them.
Published 1 month ago by johnfgalvin
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 Stars!
Fantastic, 4 days early, Quick and cheap!

One of my favorite games so cannot complain!

Published 2 months ago by william coleman
5.0 out of 5 stars Addicted beyond repair
Having played Warhammer on tabletop as a kid, this was allot of nostalgic fun from the get go.

The opening cinematic movie is still my favorite from any game past or... Read more
Published 18 months ago by John Jay
5.0 out of 5 stars not too bad
I like the DOW franchise of games. It's worth a punt if you like rts with a funny storyline. Although it's an C$C style game. Read more
Published on 22 Aug 2012 by Doug
4.0 out of 5 stars One of the Best
This game is still as much fun to play now than it was when it came out. Very pleasing graphics, easy to learn resource management, and so much fun when the fighting begins. Read more
Published on 7 Nov 2011 by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT GAME
Includes a large variety of different missions and includes an amazing standard of graphips for a game of its time.
Published on 21 May 2011 by Calcium
4.0 out of 5 stars Dawn of War
A good game but as with most games, for me, spoilt by the constant battle against the clock. I don't want to battle the clock as well as enemies. Read more
Published on 21 Sep 2010 by G. Wright
4.0 out of 5 stars Best of DoW
This is the best of the DoW series of games (including DoW2) for single player and scripted story, I don't do MP with this so can't comment on that aspect. Read more
Published on 19 Feb 2010 by irishjack
4.0 out of 5 stars dawn of war first timers
pretty good for a start but need expansions to get it working at a higher level
Published on 1 Nov 2009 by Mr. James B. Conyers
4.0 out of 5 stars Dawn of War
Dawn of War is a good game. I certainly wouldn't put it up there as one of the best strategy games, but it is definately fun to play. Read more
Published on 12 Aug 2008 by JustAReviewer
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