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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III PC

Developed by Relic Entertainment, the third installment of the real-time strategy set in a dark science fiction world. The action of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III once again takes us to the popular universe created by Games Workshop.

Strategy | fantasy | science fiction | RTS | Warhammer 40,000 | multiplayer

PC / Windows
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III cover

publisher : SEGA

Official website

Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: Internet

game language: English

game release date for PC:


Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War III for PC is a real-time strategy game created by Relic Entertainment – a developer behind production of the two previous installments as well.


As the title suggests, the player is taken to a dark world of Warhammer 40.000, which emerged along with tabletop battle games released by Games Workshop. The game offers a story campaign which does not require the player to be familiar with the events from the previous installments.

In Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War III for PC, the story is centered around three factions, namely the Space Marines led by Gabriel Angelo and belonging to the Blood Ravens Chapter; the Eldar led to battle by a farseer named Macha and the Orcs ruled by Gorgutz - an iron-fist warlord. All the three groups invade Acheron, trying to reach a powerful weapon hidden on the planet. To do that however, one faction has to outrun the other two.


Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War III combines the best elements of the previous installments together. Thus the players receive a game focusing on spectacular battles fought on huge maps and involving hundreds of units. The player can also fire at the enemies from gigantic, orbital lasers. A modern-day graphic engine delivers satisfactory results in this respect, for it allows to destroy many kinds of environmental objects.

The mechanics behind construction of bases, known from the first installment, are back. The player is obliged to build energy generators and take control over specified areas, which gives access to resources needed to produce machines and train units. The fans of the Space Marines are going to be glad, for their favourite units can be dropped on the battlefield in capsules, right onto the enemies. Similar to the previous installment, a large emphasis was placed on heros having useful abilities and substantially better statistics. Before the battle, the player chooses three of the so-called elite units. This decision affects the capabilities of the entire army, for elite units are extremely powerful. All of those heros can be developed, because the player unlocks new skills for them and improves their statistics. Once an ability has been acquired, it can be used in subsequent battles. Additionally, the equipment carried by the heros depends on the player as well.

The player can become a leader of one faction, choosing from among the Orcs, the Space Marines and the Eldars. Each group has different units, heros, abilities and buildings. During the battles, a significant role is played also by large rovers, such as Imperial Knights (Space Marines), Gorkanauts (Orcs) and Wraithknights (Eldar). These units also have a large set of special abilities requiring manual activation. The game features a cover system present in several titles developed previously by Relic Entertainment, though it has been simplified here and focuses mainly on visibly marked barricades. The player spends great amounts of time fighting over the barricades, for they provide very effective cover.

Game modes

Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War III for PC offers an extensive story campaign, which casts the player in the role of a different leader in each subsequent mission. This allows to view the conflict from different angles and forces the player to learn tactics effective for different kinds of units, which makes beginning one's adventure in the multiplayer component easier. The players can both compete against one another in the PvP mode and cooperate in fight against AI-controlled armies.

Game score 8.02 / 10 calculated out of 150 players' votes.  
Expectations before the premiere: 8.9 / 10 calculated out of 227 players' votes.  

System requirements

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel Core i5 3.0 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce 770/Radeon 7970 or better, 50 GB HDD, Windows 10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i3 3.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce 460/Radeon 6950 or better, 50 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III Game Guide

game guide 24 April 2017

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III game guide contains a detailed walkthrough of all of the 17 missions of the single player campaign. It also offers a thorough description of all of the factions available in the game – Space Marines, Eldars and Orks.

Dawn of War III will offer 17 solo missions for a 10-hour campaign

News 18 August 2016 12:32

Having tested Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III on this year’s gamescom, we’ve learned that its campaign will consist of 17 missions that should provide at least 10 hours of gameplay. That’s not including the game’s better-than-ever multiplayer, of course

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III E3 gameplay video with commentary

News 07 July 2016 11:49

In this gameplay video Relic Entertainments presents the Space Marine faction - their elite heroes, units, and abilities. The video, first showed off at E3 2016, has now received a proper commentary.

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III: new gameplay details revealed

News 04 May 2016 17:15

PC Gamer has revealed tons of new information on Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III, concerning mainly the available heroes, base development, and the cover system.