developer: Relic Entertainment
publisher: THQ Inc.
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: local network / Internet
game language: English
game release date for PC:
Dawn of War II is a real-time strategy game, set in one of the most popular future universes, the gothic world of Warhammer 40.000, where over a dozen factions wage a bloody war with one another. The humanity lives under the protectorate of the immortal Emperor who is artificially kept alive by machines. He sends his fearless legions to fight against the forces that threaten his holy reign.
This time around, the single player mode allows the player to lead brilliantly-trained Space Marines into battle. Contrary to the previous installment of the series, we have a much greater influence on the order of conquest. Our units are onboard a spaceship that orbits around the planet we fight for. Each mission is concluded with a fight against a so-called boss, which is a more resistant and powerful enemy. As we progress, our Space Marines’ experience increases and so does their battle performance.
In Dawn of War II, we command units that consist of several troops most of the time. The developers decided to personalize them in order to make the player identify with them easier. Therefore, each soldier has his own name and a leader named not only by his rank but also full name.
Dawn of War II is the sequel of the series which was launched in 2004 and received three expansions thus far. The game is powered by a new version of the Essence engine used in another hit by Relic Entertainment – Company of Heroes. The technology not only provides better graphics and support for DirectX 10 but also almost unlimited terrain deformation.
Game score 8.04 / 10 calculated out of 2241 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 9.5 / 10 calculated out of 425 players' votes.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Core 2 Duo 2.8 GHz, 2 GB RAM, graphic card 256 MB (GeForce 7800 or better), 5.5 GB HDD, Windows XP SP2/Vista SP1