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Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War: Dark Crusade (PC)

Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War: Dark Crusade (PC)
alaScore 87

39 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 reviews of Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War: Dark Crusade (PC). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other PC Games for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War: Dark Crusade (PC) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Roger Fingas (

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 2


Most sequels tend to remain fairly consistent with their predecessors; continuity is the point after all, why someone is supposed to be interested. Dawn of War II is nearly a complete break from the original game however, to the point that people who...

With that said, the heart of the game is solidly built, never in a position to stagger too far out of line. The campaign is surprisingly lengthy, and the unit balance is quite well-tuned. Since most of the changes are beneficial, in my view, I can...

Mar, 2014

Expert review by : Jeremy (

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine


Warhammer started off as a table top board game and has since evolved into a rich fiction spanning books, a CGI movie, and video games. The previous

Space Marine isn’t particularly a long game and could probably be beaten over a weekend. The game doesn’t really have a whole lot of content to go along with its full retail price but the single player campaign is extremely fun and is worth playing....

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : danielrbischoff (

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Review


It is better to die serving the Emperor, than live serving yourself.

Crushing enemies under my boots; The Glorious Jump Pack; Voice-acting and soundtrack; Respect for the brand; Seriously though, I love killing Orks

in the same way for so long; Not enough of The Glorious Jump Pack; But why can't I use the Titan; And what's up with the online

The only remaining issue with the single-player campaign is the fact that you never get to take control of the Titan (shown above). You simply ride it for a few measly seconds while it's shown firing its cannon in a cutscene. The entire time, the...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : William Abner (

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Rev..


Fan Boy Service.

Offers 40K fans a chance to mow down countless orks in gruesome fashion; fantastic animation, art direction and sound; satisfying, if simple, combat

Weak dialogue and uninspired voice acting for the Marines; save checkpoint reloads are annoying; can grow repetitive; at times frustratingly linear; Co-op mode available in October

William Abner is the Editor-in-Chief of GameShark . He is also co-founder of No High Scores and is a regular on the Jumping the Shark podcast.

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Matt Cook (

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade on PC games


Like a fine wine, Dawn of War just gets better and better over time.

Have a favorite custom army from the miniatures game? You can very easily recreate their color scheme in the army painter and even add in their unit insignia with a little extra effort.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Wytefang (

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade


The Warhammer 40k universe is one brutal melting pot, filled to the brim with warlike alien races and militant humans, each bubbling with their own particularly violent agendas that they would love to Â'share' with their unenlightened foes. But that's...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Brian Beck (

Warhammer 40K Dawn of War: Dark Crusade Review


The Warhammer 40K universe is insanely popular among table-top gamers. Massive armies clashing on terrain that takes forever to put together with nothing more than a ton of dice rolls determining their fate are a mainstay of the universe. Making a...

Dark Crusade, in the end, makes a worthy addition to the Dawn of War franchise. The gameplay is the same with a couple of new races mixed in and the single player campaign is fun (though a bit iffy AI wise). However, that doesn’t keep the game from...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by : Tim_Tackett (

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade Review for the PC


Unholy smokes!

Standalone!; Two new races; And all five old ones; Plus new units

Underwhelming A.I.; Only two races in online play

What's better than two new friends? Two new ones and five old ones! Like a bloody game of Jenga, Relic keeps stacking crazy new stuff onto their already burly science-fantasy pile. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Dark Crusade, the second expansion pack...

Nov, 2006


Expert review by : Allen 'Delsyn' Rausch (

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War -- Dark Crusade


Though recently surpassed by its own creators, Dark Crusade is a fine way to close the book on Dawn of War.

Great new races; revised population caps and stealth; fun single-player campaign; great additions to original races; no-CD play

Single-player strategic AI; animation stutter in new races; Necron vulnerable to rushes; Heavy Weapons Team not as useful as other new units

Oct, 2006

Expert review by : Roger Fingas (

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine


Relic Entertainment has been following an odd progression with itsWarhammer 40,000 games. In the first one, the real-time strategy title Dawn of War, you built bases and controlled dozens of units at a time. Rather than increase that scale in Dawn of...

With multiplayer in tow, Space Marine represents a pretty solid foray into third-person action, particularly for a developer which founded its reputation on real-time strategy. My dire wish, though, is that when Relic next returns to Warhammer 40,000,...

Product Specifications

Under the official moniker Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade, the all-new expansion introduces the Necrons as well as the Tau, bringing the total number of playable races in the Dawn of War universe to an unprecedented seven. Dark Crusade also features an all-new single player campaign centering on the conquest of a "meta-map", with each territory captured giving tangible rewards to the occupying force. A greatly expanded multiplayer component and a completely unique economy model for the Necrons present gamers with the most compelling Dawn of War game to-date.


Context:Fantasy / Science-fiction
Elements:Strategy / tactics / wargame - real time
ESRB Rating:Mature (17+)
Online Play: Yes
PEGI Content Descriptors:Violence
PEGI Rating:16+
PEGI Rating Exception:Finland 15+
USK Rating:Freigegeben ab 16 Jahren gem


Model:Dawn of War: Dark Crusade
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Warhammer 40,000


Package Type:Retail


Distribution Media:DVD-ROM
Game Console Compatibility:PC
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - strategy / tactics / wargame

System Requirements

OS Required:Microsoft Windows 2000 / Microsoft Windows XP