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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War -- Game of the Year (PC)

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War -- Game of the Year (PC)
alaScore 88

87 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the AI and gameplay are on the whole positive. The graphics and multi player mode are also mentioned favorably. There are mixed comments on the controls and story.

single player, multi player, graphics, gameplay, AI

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PC Games the Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War -- Game of the Year (PC) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 87 reviews)

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Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine (PC)

 

If you're a Warhammer 40K fan, you've dreamed of taking up a chainsword and carving Orks into bloody chunks of flesh and bone. Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine plants you in the heavy boots of an Ultramarine and lets you do just that. The viscera fly in...

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Review: Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

 

Space Marines in the Warhammer 40,000 universe are awesome. They're stronger than normal humans, better armed and more armored than regular soldiers. They also border on immortal since they age far slower than normal humans and are far harder to kill....

simple controls, story is pretty good, gorgeous visuals, solid RPG-style multiplayer, high level of customization in the multiplayer

Hit detection can go weird, Chaos really just seems kind of tacked on in the story, very linear and ultramarines again

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Warhammer 40k: Space Marine

 

THQ and Relic have done a great job recreating the look and feel of the Warhammer universe. Filled with a well done soundtrack and the amount of cheesy voice acting you'd expect, this is the same universe you've known for decades.

I rate this game at most at 7, no more... this game is way too decent & I believe, Relic should make another exp for DoW2 to add Tau + Necrons + Dark Eldar + Daemonhunter instead wasting their limited budget for many so so projects like Space Marines...

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Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

 

A new computer franchise launch for the miniatures game pumps up the action for newbies and old hands alike.

While it certainly has its weaknesses, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is well-done overall. The animation is sharp, and the autosave and lack of load-screens keep players engaged and pumped-up. The voice acting is solid, but the sound effects are...

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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...

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Warhammer 40K: Space Marine Review

 

When it comes to sci-fi franchises, few are as criminally under-appreciated by mainstream nerd-type culture as the Warhammer franchise. After years of Relic Entertainment's excellent Dawn of War RTS games on PC garnering only decent (but not amazing)...

Space Marine gets off to a sluggish start and it never really reaches the lofty heights that long-time fans of the tabletop games probably hoped for, but Relic has still done an admirable job in making their first AAA-level action game - and the online...

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Review: Space Marine Is All Out of Bubblegum

 

Relic's latest isn't a disappointing game, it's just an uneventful one.

I'm rather limited in my understanding of the Warhammer 40K universe outside of the miniatures at my local comic book store and the excellent Dawn of War strategy games from Relic Entertainment (who have also worked on this title) -- Space Marine is...

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Warhammer 40k: Space Marine Review

 

It may not be the best game you'll ever play, but it's not going to disappoint any Warhammer fans.

Space Marine may stumble here and there, but manages to remain entertaining from start to finish. For every moment where a character gets stuck on part of the environment, has an animation that breaks, or just randomly pops into the world, I’m left...

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Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine Review

 

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine is on the shallow side, but it still serves up plenty of "waaagh!"

Captures the brutality of the Warhammer 40K universe ; Entertaining mix of shooting and melee action ; It's fun to don a jump pack and stomp on Orks

The mindless slaughter lacks variety ; Dull story, dull characters ; Lame final boss

And so you put an end to the masses of meanies threatening the Forge World you protect. And it's fun, due in large part to your arsenal. You always have your bolt pistol (or its plasma equivalent) and its unlimited ammo when necessary, but it's better...

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Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine

 

We get hands on with THQ's manly shoot 'em up...

Product Specifications

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.

Game

Elements:Strategy / tactics / wargame - real time
ESRB Rating:Mature (17+)
Max Number of Players:8
Online Play: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:THQ
Model:Dawn of War Game of the Year
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Warhammer 40,000

Miscellaneous

Package Type:Retail

Software

Category:Games
Distribution Media:CD-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 98 / Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition / Microsoft Windows XP
Platform:Windows
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