Originally developed for Company of Heroes by Relic Entertainment, the later versions of The Essence Engine features many new graphical effects, including High Dynamic Range lighting, dynamic lighting and shadows, advanced shader effects and normal mapping. The Essence Engine is also one of the first RTS engines to create detailed faces with facial animations.

In Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, the Essence Engine was further improved to include weather effects, and also added support for DirectX 10 for Windows Vista.

Dawn of War II uses an updated version of Essence Engine (Essence 2.0) which allows for more detailed models and textures; more advanced lighting and shading effects; more complex "sync-kills" than those in Dawn of War; and better support for multi-processor systems.

Essence v1.0
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Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts
Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor
Company of Heroes Online

Essence v2.0
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Chaos Rising
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution

Essence v3.0
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This engine is great

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waz up! i am the dawn of war!! COH also very cool

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Hawt.

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I love this company for bringing us homeworld

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