The Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War Universe
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In the 41st Millennium. mankind has spread its race and glory to over a billion worlds throughout the far reaches of the Galaxy. But Humanity's expansion, in fact, its very existence, has not gone unchallenged. The enemies of Man, including the savage and bloodthirsty Orks, the traitorous forces of Chaos, and the mysterious and powerful Eldar, wage constant war against the descendants of Terra, seeking to destroy them. The lives of untold billions of people, indeed the very survival of Humanity itself, depend upon the protection of the Master of Mankind, the Emperor of Man, and the Emperor's loyal, genetically-perfected and lethal warriors, the Space Marines.
It was ten thousand years ago that the Emperor ascended to the Golden Throne on Terra. Although human, the Emperor was supremely gifted with extraordinary psychic abilities and he used his unmatched power to unite the countless billions of people living on over a billion planets, creating the Imperium. Today the Imperium continues to be ruled by the iron will of the Emperor, whose living carcass is entombed in the strange life-giving machinery of the Golden Throne.
The Undying Master of Mankind, the Emperor, is no longer merely a man. He has become a god, worshipped by billions throughout the Galaxy. As Man's enemies rain endless death and destruction upon humanity's doomed planets, the people of the Imperium pray to the Emperor, begging for his protection. Their desperate prayers are answered by the Imperial Guard, the Emperor's loyal soldiers who are the backbone of Mankind's military, and by the Emperor's elite warriors, the fierce and unrelentingly heroic Space Marines. Together the Imperial Guard and the Space Marines represent Humanity's last, best hope for salvation from their relentless enemies.
Though Man's enemies are legion, the most widespread and constant threat comes from the Orks, a sadistic and barbaric alien race whose passion for violence knows no bounds. The Orks are in a permanent state of war. They live only for the joy of battle and wreaking as much carnage and bloodshed as possible. Although the Space Marines and the Imperial Guard save numerous planets from being overrun by Orks, these victories come at an extremely high cost with devastating military and civilian casualties.
In contrast to the Orks' straightforward and mindless brutality, the forces of Chaos are a far more insidious threat to the battle-weary citizens of the Imperium. Ten thousand years ago, when the Emperor first rose to power, the gods of Chaos sent psychic whispers into the hearts and minds of the Space Marines, promising immortality and limitless power. Many traitors succumbed to the influence of Chaos; indeed, in an apocalyptic civil war known as the Horus Heresy, fully half of the Space Marines renounced their vows to the Emperor and forswore their allegiance to their Space Marine brethren. After bitter losses on both sides, the Emperor ultimately crushed the rebellion through an act of supreme sacrifice. The surviving heretical Space Marines remain unrepentant and continue to follow the Chaos gods, waging endless war on the people of the Imperium and raging ceaselessly against the Emperor's righteous reign.
Beyond the death and destruction caused by the Orks and the forces of Chaos there are still more threats against Humanity. For, beyond the bloodthirsty aliens, unknown daemons and unrepentant heretics there exists yet another enemy, the remnants of an ancient and potent race, the Eldar.
At the core of the awesome Eldar army are the Aspect Warriors, swift and powerful fighters whose deadly skills have been honed to perfection. Using their unparalleled psychic powers and advanced technologies, the Eldar are actually fighting to save the Galaxy, willing to sacrifice any in the process.
It is the dawn of the 41st Millennium. Battles rage, billions die…
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Total comments: 21 | Last comment: 04-11-2010 at 09:44
|Guest (dsl-hkigw4cf6.dial.inet.fi) |
Joined: December 31st, 1969
|nice game :d :d ^^ |
|Guest (82-38-20-131.cable.ubr03.barn.blueyonder.co.uk) |
Joined: December 31st, 1969
|i love this game |
From: (Westlake Ohio)
Joined: January 17th, 2005
|One of the best strategy games in recent memory (although there is really little strategy involved!!!) with killer graphics. It really chalks up another notch in Relic Entertainment's kill record. However, we should probably get a better description - while this is good for basic stuff, you should read the articles on wikipedia.org - okay? |
Joined: September 18th, 2005
| this is a great game i mean com... wot the -----> yeah i could o with one of th..... hmm and a smoke of that dam i need to wot the ok?? o well more beer qare ***** im drunk |
Joined: November 13th, 2005
|i really love this game |
Joined: December 27th, 2005
|This game is the coolest thing to hit RtS games ever!!! We love all u cy's at Relic keep up the great work and bring us an official version of a dreaded Space Hulk!! Here's to you!! |
Joined: January 22nd, 2006
|i love the fact that units actually interact with each other in Close Qauters Combat instead of hacking away at each other they actually get knocked by each others hits its awsome |
From: (A tiny void in space and time: My Mind)
Joined: February 26th, 2006
|dawn of War is one of the best games I've played. I love the new Tau mod and Necron Monoliths are wicked. |
From: (New South Wales)
Joined: April 30th, 2006
| I love this game so much. I have heaps of the mods and saw the trailwe for Dark Crusade yesterdayand it was the sicest movie i have seen in a while. Love Winter Assault with the Necrons and their Monoliths( would not like to meet one of them in a dark allyway ) . An army I would like to see Would have to be the Dark Eldar. There should also be a fully CGI Warhammer 40K movie about the Horus Heresy and others after the Heresy |
The Emperor will Prevail
From: (Lake Ronkonkoma New York)
Joined: May 27th, 2006
|I love this game it has space marines,chaos,orks,eldar and mods of tau,tyranids,necron this game is so awsome |
Joined: May 27th, 2006
|its good to see that theres gunna be an expanstion...but why of races we already have..? |
Joined: August 18th, 2006
|this is the best game ever How can you make it better |
Joined: September 12th, 2006
|I realy have to congratulate the company and the productor of this game... |
it's one of most beautyfull strategy games....since i was very little this game was also in board game
Joined: July 22nd, 2006
|well i have Dark Crusade and its pretty cool. they added two new races: the Tau and the Necrons. i have only seen the Tau in action in that PS2 game called "Warhammer40k: Fire Warrior" and if u guys don't know, a fire warrior is a regular soldier in the Tau Empire. the necrons r pretty easy to explain, they r deathless robots who hate all life and want to exterminate all of it for their god C'tan. well thats wat i have to say. who's up for a drink??? |
(maybe some donuts too)
Joined: September 23rd, 2006
| very very nice dark crusade !!!!!!!great great great..... |
From: (Frisco, Texas)
Joined: June 15th, 2007
|I'm confussed is there a fifth chaos god sleeping or not |
Joined: September 9th, 2007
|This story could have more detail in it, but it's really great anyway. |
From: (mountian ash)
Joined: January 21st, 2008
|what about tau |
Joined: February 5th, 2008
|DAWN OF WAR ROCKS FOREVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! |
Joined: July 10th, 2009
|In the Grim future of Hellokitty, there is only war... |
Joined: March 20th, 2010
|enough s a i d e d ' s ; . |
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