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Dawn of War

a.k.a. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War / DoW / 战锤40000:战争黎明 / Warhammer 40,000: Los Albores de la Guerra

published by THQ in 2004-09-20, developed by Relic Entertainment, running on Windows
type: strategy
genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy
series: Dawn of War
setting: Future, Warhammer 40,000
perspective: bird's-eye
player options: LAN, Internet, single player
languages: chi eng spa
3.5/5
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Personal review
A squad RTS who heavily relies in micromanagement and special abilities of the ample selection of units.

Pros:
-Squad upgrading and special units.
-Fast ranged and melee combat.
-Orks and their special tech tree and morale system.
-Customizable faction aesthetics.

Cons:
-Badly optimized for contemporary computers (specially for graphics and resolution)
-Crashes frequently.
-No map editor.
-Sometimes your units don't follow your orders about stances/modes.

6 of 10

# 2015-09-26 11:59:32
Official description
Ten thousand years have passed since the treasonous acts of Chaos toppled the Golden Age of mankind. Fires burn brightly throughout the galaxies, illuminating carnage and slaughter as mankind defends itself from ancient enemies. Hardened forces collide with one goal in mind, the complete extermination of their opposition. "Game of the Year" developer, Relic Entertainment, brings the world's most successful tabletop war game to the PC. Control one of four unique races in head-to-head or cooperative multiplayer action, where faith, skill, and strategy are requisites in ruling the universe.

Features:

* Cinematic quality melee and ranged combat that show battle in detail never before seen in a real-time strategy game.
* Improved resource model that focuses action on the frontline.
* Tactical features, such as cover, squad-based gameplay, morale and hero units, which promotes unit strategy over mass assaults while still allowing for large-scale battles.
* 4 unique races, each with their own unique strategies.
* Epic ‘Single Player Campaign' employing classic storytelling elements of treason and conspiracy.
* 2-8 player multiplayer via LAN or Internet providing endless re-playability.
* New multiplayer features, including customizable squad colors, banners, badges, insignia and names, and the ability to ally with other players
Relic - # 2008-04-02 19:36:35 - official description - source
Technical specs
display: textured polygons
Minimum:
* Windows 98SE, ME, 2000 or XP
* 1.8 GHz Pentium III or equivalent CPU
* 256 MB RAM
* 32 MB VRAM
* 2.5 GB free HD space

Recommended:
* 2.4 GHz Pentium IV or equivalent CPU
* 512 MB RAM
* 64 MB VRAM
Sanguine # 2008-04-02 15:09:21
Editor notes (3)
EAN-13: 4005209104876 (Complete Collection)
# 2009-07-31 10:09:21
Factions:
- Eldar
- Space Marines
- Chaos Space Marines
- Orks
# 2008-07-17 14:42:12
First game in the Dawn of War series, starting with only one campaign for the Blood Raven chapter of Space Marines. Other races included, but not playable in single-player, are Orks, Chaos Space Marines and the Eldar.
# 2007-05-01 01:14:32
External reviews (2) - average: 87%
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IGN2004*8.8/1088%
Metacritic2004*86/10086%
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