Game Expansions for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Soulstorm
Strategy 04 March 2008
Another stand-alone expansion for the real-time strategy Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War that was released in 2004. The Soulstorm expansion adds one new story campaign for the game. It encompasses the the entire Kaurava system that consists of four planets and three moons. A conflict between nine factions starts in that area. They all intend to examine the eponymous anomaly. The expansion adds two previously unavailable factions. The first one are the Dark Eldar, corrupt pirates and slavers. The second are the Sisters of Battle who are absolutely loyal to the Emperor. In addition to that, each side of the conflict received new units (including, for the first time in the series, aerial vehicles). Multiplayer was improved as well. Now it has new maps and a reward system based on achievements.
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War – Dark Crusade
Strategy 09 October 2006
A stand-alone expansion for the strategy game Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War developed by Relic Entertainment. The basic novelty introduced in Dark Crusade expansion are the two new factions. The first one are the humanoid robots known as Necron. They are a faction of undead killing machines. The second new faction is the Tau Empire. They are technologically advanced and have remarkable skills in diplomacy. The game takes place on a desert planet named Kronus, which sparks also the interest of other factions known from previous installments of the series (there are seven factions in total). In the campaign mode the player must conquer 25 provinces of the planet. The developers decided not to create a typical, lineal story (except for a few key moments), instead giving the players complete freedom in conquering the whole area. A modified character development system is one of the novelties introduced by the expansion – the faction leader can buy better equipment and skills with special points obtained during the game.
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Winter Assault
Strategy 19 September 2005
The first official expansion for the real-time strategy game that takes place in the Warhammer 40,000 universe and was developed by Relic Entertainment. In Dawn of War: Winter Assault the developers greatly expanded the single player mode by adding four separate story campaigns and many new functions. The expansion takes place on the cold planet Lorn V and focuses on a destructive machine called Dominatus. The machine was created in the volcanic forges of Mars and almost every race in the universe wants to get it and use in their own way. Playing as the forces of Order, the player can lead an Eldar strike force or a regiment of the Imperial Guard. The Chaos campaign allows us to control Orks or the traitorous Chaos Space Marines. Both the new Imperial Guard and the previously available factions received many new units. The visuals of the game were improved as well.