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

alaTest has collected and analyzed 116 reviews of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War -- Game of the Year (PC). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other PC Games for all reviews. Comments about the single player gameplay and gameplay are generally positive. The price and reliability are also mentioned favorably, but many are critical about the design and story.

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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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War -- Game of the Year (PC) from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other PC Games on People are impressed by the reliability and single player gameplay. The price and gameplay are also mentioned favorably, whereas reviews are divided on the story.

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93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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May, 2018

Expert review by : Lawrence Wong (

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War


Warhammer's universe is set in what's called a dystopia ? the complete opposite of an ideal and desired utopia. This universe is populated by a number of species, including humans, Orks (the green ones we've all come to know and love), an ancient...

However, as a real time strategy game, Dawn of War is not a bad one. Compared to Impossible Creatures, Relic has definitely developed a better title that has less confusion on upgrade/mutation of units and a more expansive story. Yet it cannot really...

Oct, 2015

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,...

Sep, 2015

Expert review by : Roger Fingas (

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Soulstorm


Expansion packs are something of a dying phenomenon. They're still being released of course, but they were really born of an era before downloadable content packs, or even broadband Internet. Now that it's incredibly easy to distribute bits of new...

To be honest, I went into this review expecting to write a more upbeat appraisal. I love the game, I really do, and I'd recommend it to anyone who's still playing Dawn of War. If you're not you may want to wait for the full sequel to the game, which is...

Mar, 2015

Expert review by : Brian Mardiney (

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution


When I first tried out the Dawn of War 2 demo a few years ago, my expectations were low. I knew next to nothing about the franchise, thinking of Warhammer as the alternative to Dungeons and Dragons. In looking at the screenshots, the images of guys in...

Should you buy Retribution? It really depends. Are you a fan of either the previous games or the tabletop game on which they're based? If so, then chances are, you will enjoy this entry enough to justify the modest $30 price tag. For those new to the...

Mar, 2015

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, 2015

Expert review by : Jonathan Gronli (

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

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Joe Sinicki (

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...

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : Samantha Nelson (

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...

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 : Jeff Buckland (

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...

Sep, 2011

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.


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


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


Package Type:Retail


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