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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II (PC)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 523 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the action and gameplay are on the whole positive. The design and graphics are also appreciated. The size and story get less positive views.

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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 II (PC) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II (PC) from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other PC Games on


100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II (PC)


Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II is a fun and fascinating game with a bit of an identity crisis. In one corner you have an explosively intense multiplayer real-time strategy experience, brimming with savagely satisfying competition. In the other, you...

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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising


One of the unavoidable flaws of anyWarhammer 40,000 PC game is that it cannot possibly please every fan. There are 14 different factions in the boardgame universe, each with its own roster of units. Each army has to be rebalanced in the transition to a...

Chaos Rising is not an essential buy then, but it is easy to recommend. It might even be a good way of getting into DoW2, although it makes just the tiniest pretense at teaching gameplay, for obvious reasons. I suspect there will be at least one more...


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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...

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Warhammer 40:000: Dawn of War II: Retribution


The Warhammer 40K universe is a pretty rough place. You've got Nazi like Space Marines trying to ensure humanity's survival by purging all Xenos, the extremely expendable Imperial guard allied with the Space Marines (for the most part), the Ork hordes...

Retribution is a solid stand alone expansion that I would have no problem paying $50 for... and it retails for $30.

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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution


Despite being a stand-alone expansion, with each faction's campaign ostensibly being self-contained, Retribution might be fine for newcomers but is really for fans of the series. Like the original Dawn of War, its sequel has spawned its own mini...

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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution


The Dawn of War series has consistently been a high point in the RTS genre, and Relic's latest stand-alone expansion is no different. Dawn of War II: Retribution once again dives back into the rich Warhammer 40,000 universe, perfectly wrapping the...

With a great single-player campaign including six fully-playable races, Retribution once again scores a win for the venerable series.

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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II -- Retribution


Relic dials down the difficulty to excellent effect.

More accessible and less punishing; logistical elements enhance tactical gameplay; still one of the most interesting properties out there

The engine suffers from frequent slowdown problems; not different enough to attract Dawn of War non-fans

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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution Review


This stand-alone expansion is the best iteration of Dawn of War II yet.

Orks, Tyranids, Chaos, and Eldar finally playable in a campaign ; More diverse gameplay than its predecessors ; The Imperial Guard faction is a great addition

Some factions' stories are poorly fleshed out ; Bugs mar the Imperial Guard campaign

Though the campaign is generally excellent, it suffers from a few bugs that occur almost exclusively while playing as the Imperial Guard, the new side introduced in this expansion. Lord General Castor, the chief hero in the Imperial Guard campaign, is...

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Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War 2 -- Retribution Review


Dawn or War 2 returns, but is one new playable race and a campaign worth the cash?

Dawn of War 2 – Retribution is a great strategy game, and at its price point of $30 there’s simply no excuse not to pick it up if you’re a fan of the series or have been curious to check it out. It makes warfare into something violently beautiful, and...

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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising


Chaos Rising picks up where Dawn of War 2 left off, with the crisis of the Tyranid invasion held at bay for the moment. Trouble always seems to be around the corner, however, as the Rift spits out a new planet in the sector. Yes, that's right, an...

A solid expansion for continuously strong series. Although the campaign is a touch short, there's a lot of fun for the entire ride.

Product Specifications

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II transports players into Games Workshop's vast Warhammer 40,000 universe, where an intergalactic war between ancient races has raged on for countless millennia. Featuring vicious front-line combat, destructible environments, a fully cooperative multiplayer mode, four unique playable races and a non-linear single-player campaign with branching storylines, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II delivers the ultimate science fiction fantasy RTS experience. Disposable units will become a thing of the past as gamers feel the intimate brutality of war and develop a personal connection with fully customizable squads.


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


Model:Dawn of War II
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 XP SP2 / Microsoft Windows Vista SP1