Dawn Of War Reviews
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I have posted a little list of the many reviews that have been released around the gaming community. Dawn of war really has got some excallent scores here. Most of the reviews have a high score of about 8/10. Thats good news for fans and it means other people that have not got the game yet should go out and get it, right?
Jolt - 8.7/10
Different types of squad can be ordered depending on which buildings you’ve got, but each squad can be customised to a
certain extent once enough research has been carried out. For example, leader units or medics can be attached to units,
and a limited number of special weapons can be given to each squad. This latter ability means you can basically design your
own fire teams to specialise in particular tasks, such as a sniper unit, or a melee unit with their own captain. This
succeeds in making you think a little more about your mix of units instead of just simply ordering a few squads of each
type, and allows you to keep your existing squads up to date as new research is completed, although admittedly some of the
subtlety is lost when you inevitably come to just bunch all your units together and send them on a rampage.
WorthPlaying - 9.5/10
The basis of Dawn of War is just like that of Warhammer: 40,000: the squad. 40K armies are built around squads that you can
tailor with wargear, characters and psychic abilities. Dawn of War allows the same manner of customization to your squads and
each time to requisition a squad you get a group of troopers who maintain squad coherency (a major rule to the table-top
game) as they maneuver and you can upgrade them with a Veteran Sergeant, plasma guns, flamers, heavy bolters, power-swords,
power-fists and attach independent characters to lead a squad. You can do all of these things to your table-top army as well.
Meanwhile, Dawn of War streamlines this whole process and limits you to whatever amount of requisition and power points you
have accrued through the battle.
1Up - 9/10
The amount of background detail in jungles and bombed-out cities is amazing, lending a realistic feeling of scale and
variance in height, while the characters come to life with detailed models and even more detailed animation. Foot troops mix
it up with many different attack and kill animations, while bigger vehicles and units have sharp weapon effects and some
downright gruesome kill animations. Space Marine Dreadnoughts, Eldar Avatars and the Chaos Bloodthirster can actually grab
opposing infantry and do appalling things with them, leaving splattery blood and cracked ground decals where their feet pass.
PC IGN - 8.8/10
The Warhammer 40,000 universe is an incredibly rich one. As they say, in the distant future, there is only war. And the war
in the distant future is the unforgiving, brutal, no-nonsense kind of war with uncompromising soldiers leading the charge.
All of the races in the galaxy want to slaughter each other... badly. Through thousands of years humans have become one with
their violence, adopting a kill or be killed mentality when dealing with these alien races. But along the way, they've also
adopted a kind of religion and spirituality that is neither fluffy nor particularly comforting. Their undying Emperor and his
theocracy is the centerpiece of a human life washed in blood and order. To protect this mighty Imperium millions of men and
women carry weapons as part of the Imperial Guard. On top of that, clans of battle hardened and enhanced soldiers known as
Space Marines float through the galaxy bringing war against the enemies of humanity. Each chapter of the Space Marines gives
complete allegiance to the Emperor.
FileFront - 4/5
At first glance, Dawn of War looks like some kind of bastard child of Starcraft and Warcraft 3. The graphics reminded me of
the Warcraft 3 graphics engine, whereas the game’s setting and some of its characters bear an uncanny resemblance to some of
Starcraft’s, as the Space Marines and Eldar look eerily similar to the Terran and Protoss, respectively, in Starcraft. This
is by no means a bad thing, it’s just kind of eerie to be playing it, and have a sudden flashback to Starcraft and Warcraft 3.
HomeLan Fed - 89%
Part of the reason the game is entertaining is Games Workshop’s long running wargame franchise, which mixes sci-fi action
with fantasy elements in a super brutal game setting. The human Space Marines are at the center of both the franchise and
Dawn of War, where we learn that even though the humans are ruled by a theocratic government that doesn’t mean having
religion means you can’t shoot up lots of aliens.
Games Domain - 8/10
All forces are available for multiplayer and skirmish games, but the 12-mission single-player campaign revolves around the
trials of the Space Marines. In the same spirit as the solo campaign in StarCraft, the Marines are brought into overarching
conflict with the Orks, which leads to difficulties with the Eldar, who are on the scene for their own reasons... which just
happens to involve Chaos... you get the idea.
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Total comments: 11 | Last comment: 07-03-2010 at 02:53
|Guest (188.8.131.52) |
Joined: December 31st, 1969
|Definately one of the best RPG's i've ever played. The attention to detail is amazing and the textures are outstanding. The 360 degree camera movements gives you the freedom to zoom right into the action and get different perspectives. I love the user friendly online multiplayer. What i'd think would make the game even better is if you could select a guy and play as him. Meaning if you select a Space marine for example you control him like a first person shooter. that would be sweet. But all in all i'd give it a 9.5/10. This game is perfect except for the fact that there's only one very short campaign. |
Joined: September 29th, 2005
|This game has to be the best game in the world now that winter assault is out .i think that if they didnt choose gard and the chose necrons or nids it would be 10 times better. hope they bring anougther out.even thougth my brand new computer is crumbling on the presure of the expandtion pack. |
Joined: January 29th, 2006
|1 word MINT |
Joined: July 18th, 2006
|whomever made the first post in the comments...is a dumbass..."definently one of the best RPG's ive ever played" wtf buddy! |
its nt a damn RPG!!!! its and rTS!!!!
Joined: May 15th, 2007
|This game IS THE BEST FRICKIN' RTS EVER Space Marines rock your WORLD. Of course, Chaos is quite good as well, but I find the most strategy comes from the Marines, not Chaos..or the Orks, Imperials have some strategy Eldar as well. |
But, Marines ARE THE BEST.
Joined: April 18th, 2007
|THE ELDAR WILL RULE ALL. |
Joined: January 25th, 2007
|this game is the best thing EVER. the only game thats better than dawn of war |
is a dawn of war expansion. e.g winter assault / dark crusade. if you look at this game in a shop and dont want to buy it , then your a moron.
i give all 3 games 100/10
Joined: July 15th, 2005
|All 4 game are great I hope to see more in time. |
I give all 4 games 100/100 if u dont like the game I will sent my Imperial Guard aftder you!!! LOL
Joined: October 19th, 2008
|i can't stop playing |
ORK ROCK ELDAR ,TAU ,NECRONS, DARK ELDAR, SISTERS OF BATTLE, SPACE MARINES, CHOAS AND IG
Joined: March 20th, 2010
|why don't they release new patches for the |
regular dowcopys, there's not enough of it
for they should fix the los, and otherthings
Joined: March 25th, 2010
|If you don't like this game, the assassin will **** ya! |
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