It is the 41st Millennium in Sub-Sector Aurelia, a cluster of worlds on the edge of the Galaxy, and a battle of epic proportions is about to begin. Ancient races will clash across the planets that dot this section of space, battling for the greatest of stakes - not only the claim to the land and its bounty, but the fate of each race.

Review RSS Feed midsummersnow says
7 midsummersnow

Nov 15th, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

What did Relic do to this game? CoH was nearly perfect and DoW was near perfection too. All they had to do was combine the best bits of both games and they could of a winner.

Rodman49 says
9 Rodman49

Aug 29th, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

Dawn of War II features the best campaign for any Real Time Strategy (RTS) game ever. It has addictive RPG elements, semi-random loot, epic characters, engaging storyline, beautiful graphics, and solid gameplay. The campaign can be played co-op too, so you can even experience all this with a friend. No RTS has even compared to the campaigns quality, and it’s possible that no game ever will.

The campaign alone makes it worth a purchase. Which is good considering its lackluster PvP (player versus player multiplayer). If you want to experience the best RTS campaign ever, this is a game you need to have. If you want to play a multiplayer RTS, go pick up StarCraft II.

legion9 says
10 legion9

Jun 24th, 2011 0 people agree 0 people don't

lok tar ogar
victory or death

putoconcarne says
7 putoconcarne

Dec 23rd, 2010 2 people agree 2 people don't

The game feels so incomplete.

Cool features from CoH were removed such as the need to connect territories with each other and doctrines, which in my opinion is more flexible and more 40K lore-friendly than the Commander Selection feature we get prior to a game. Also, not much new combat features have been added.

Another thing that bothers me personally, though probably unimportant, is how weapons don't seem to have cooldown and accuracy multipliers depending on the range. I think there is a damage modifier though but that seems to be only present in a few weapons such as shotguns.

The much whined-about inexistent base-building and the over-simplified teching system pretty much removes the strategic aspect from what is supposed to be a real-time STRATEGY game.

I haven't completed the campaign myself but so far, the missions feel so repetitive and hence boooring. The general pattern of the maps feel uniform, the missions objectives and the types of units I face at a time are mostly the same, so it becomes predictable and feels like a routine rather than a mission that I feel there's great need to accomplish.

Also, (read in a whiny voice) the environment reverts to its original state when I deploy in an area that I've already done a mission on. Had they made it so that the destruction I left behind in that area would persist in future missions, they might have created a more realistic and unique feel to every mission.

L0K says
4 L0K

Aug 9th, 2009 0 people agree 1 person doesn't

Not an RTS so should not be marketed as one.

Emperor of Mankind says
1 Emperor of Mankind

Jul 29th, 2013 1 person agrees 2 people don't

Very HORRIBLE!!!

auel2667 says
6 auel2667

Oct 4th, 2012 1 person agrees 2 people don't

I'll give it OPTIMAL value>6/10.
Dow 2/Retribution is a good game in terms of Graphics and engine.Aslo destroyable enviroment was cool. BUT there are several problems that truly ARE an eyesore for DOW fans.

1-DOW2 has ONLY 6 races > wtf RELIC where did Necrons/Tau/Sisters/Dark Eldar/IDH go????? Ah half of Mother F*cking game is MISSING here!!!

2-Really really limited unit choice for any fraction usually up to 10 units ONLY!! WTF again Relic??? DOW Apocalypse has 11 units FOR Space marines only in BARRACKS!!! And overall over 35!!!

3-Relic removed all buildings and left ONLY 1- HQ. Now that is stupid.

4-MOST annoying feature relic added in Dow 2 /retribution (i really want to kill all those motherf*uckers for this) it is TADAAAAAH the RETREAT BUTTON/Ability. Man that is simply idiocy.(Facepalm)If you want to retreat just move your forces back and forth. But with this 'Magick' button squad starts to run so fast no one can catch them LOL and long range fire form enemy units is decreased times 2.I know that melee also increases times 2 but man its the dumbest idea of them all. I cant imagine SM say : FOR DA EMPERROR!!! and next second retreat >_> total bullsh*t.SM could never ever retreat.

RT2... says
2 RT2...

Oct 1st, 2012 1 person agrees 2 people don't

Dissapointed.

HEROAGASTIN says
7 HEROAGASTIN

Nov 7th, 2010 1 person agrees 2 people don't

Graphics:6
Technology:6
Innovation:7.5
Gameplay:7
Sounds:8
Other:dawn of war 1 is better
Total:7

Sovietskiy_Partizan says
9 Sovietskiy_Partizan

Dec 1st, 2014

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