Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War II - Gold Edition [Download]
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Platform: PC Download | Edition: Gold
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Good Replay mode
I have purchased almost every dawn of war RTS. These games get you immersed into the Warhammer 40,000 Universe. I like that with these two installments more and more lore is getting put into the game making it much more realistic yet still science ficition. Unlike the other games your not allowed to build bases which for me is a dissapointment. I understand that it makes sense to have a mobile army for some of the factions like Space Marines but I didnt like that they focused less on building minature civilization and base defenses. I like the old version (Dawn of War, Dawn of War: Winter Assualt Dawn of War: Dark Crusade, ) of the games because its nice seeing the base explode and have the enemy suffer. In this version of the game your forced to either take cover in the enviroment or hide next to your HQ building which offers only 2 turrets. For that reason it makes defending your HQ nearly impossible in mid game and its annoying becausing your chances of making a counterstrike is limited. This game has a high replay value meaning that every battle feels different and your allowed to chose different paths or weapons.
The first campaign Dawn of War II consists of you the Space Marines battling against several factions. There is limited decision you have to make in battle aside from knowing to take cover and using your special abilities. It is repetitive at times and the objectives are usually the same thing over and over. While the second campaign of Dawn War II: Chaos Rising offered a variety of missions and it picks up right after you've left off on the previous campaign (it includes your weapons, levels, and characters).Read more ›
That said, the protection scheme that Relic went with is at least not as bad as it could be. You have to install Steam by Valve software and there is a CD Key too, but as far as I can tell Steam isn't evil and it doesn't do anything to screw with your system. You do need to have an Internet connection the first time you install the game, but after that you can put everything in offline mode and not connect. While this isn't as bad as it could have been, if you're a US Army trooper stationed in a country without access to the Internet to validate your copy or if you just don't have a connection, you're out of luck. You also have to have a Games For Windows Live account, but you can create an offline one. When playing single player it's slightly annoying to be asked/reminded multiple times if you want to be in online mode.
So, on to the game. The first thing you'll notice is that this is NOT Dawn of War.Read more ›
Oh and the game is fun too! Nice take on the RTS genre. As someone who doesn't particularly like micro-management with base building and resources, this is a fun twist in gameplay. Warhammer Universe continues to be very entertaining.
I am very disappointed in this digital/download only method of getting the game, and in the load time of the game (which has been getting worse with each game in the Dawn of War series). However I like the gameplay and have liked the series since the very first one came out. I have not tried the multiplayer in this game, but I expect it should be the same fun as the other games in the series.
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I wanted a game, not a lead to go through Steam, my fault, should have read more reviews... total regret.Published 11 days ago by Scott734
cant seem to be able to load the game so cant even play it .Published 27 days ago by Amazon Customer
Wasted good money and a lot of time. Put the game in, won't install. Have to have a Steam account. Reactivated account since I don't like Steam and quit using it, have to get a... Read morePublished 1 month ago by wyo-reader
Game installed ok but it will not work due to the fact that the code for this game has already been registered so it will not work....Published 7 months ago by Matthew Herring
I bought the PC Download version, but once I went and actually started installing it, an issue came up. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Solomon4
one of my fave games if you are not a warhammer fan you should at least try itPublished 10 months ago by tomacc