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Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War PC

Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War is a real-time strategy (RTS) embedded in the popular Warhammer 40K universe. The plot of the game depicts the conflict between the mystical Eldar, representing the forces of the Empire, and the biotechnologically modified Tyranides.

Strategy | science fiction | turn-based | Warhammer 40,000 | Games Workshop

PC / Windows
Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War cover

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Game mode: single / multiplayer

Multiplayer mode: local network / Internet, players: 1 - 4

English language game language: English

game release date for PC:

28July1999

The developers from SSI decided to use the success of Panzer General II and based a Warhammer 40,000 game on its engine. It tells the story of a conflict between the forces of Eldar, Imperium and Tyranids. The players get to choose the side they want to support. The action is divided into 24 missions tied together with a consistent storyline. There are 70 kinds of combat units to choose from. They can gain experience in battles and thus increase their abilities, while the players, as their commanders, will distribute so-called glory points that enhance the unitsí parameters. The battlefields hide very helpful artifacts that can be found in cities and forts. The game also offers a multiplayer mode with special maps.


Game score 5.665 / 10 calculated out of 108 players' votes.  

System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Recommended:
  • Pentium 166 MHz
  • 64 MB RAM
Warhammer 40,000 Rites of War for Free on GOG.com
Warhammer 40,000 Rites of War for Free on GOG.com

news 17 July 2020 20:13

Until July 19, we can add Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War, a turn-based strategy set in the popular Warhammer 40K universe, to our collection on GOG.com for free.

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