Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War II Retribution [Download]

by Sega
Platform : Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Rated: Mature
DRM: Steam
3.9 out of 5 stars 77 customer reviews
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Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard

Command any of the six unique factions in the next stand alone expansion of the critically acclaimed Dawn of War real-time strategy franchise. Choose to build a massive army or lead your small squad of elite heroes into battle and experience a single player campaign customized to your faction. Go online and face off against your enemies and experience the fast brutal combat of the 41st millennium.

  • Multi-Race Campaign: For the first time in the Dawn of War II series, players will be able to experience a single player campaign for any of the 6 available races.
  • Build your Army: Upgrade your heroes and unlock new buildable units as you progress through the single player campaign.
  • 6 Playable Races: Choose from 6 multiplayer races, each with their own unique super heavy units.

  • System Requirements
     Minimum Specifications:Recommended Specifications:
    OS:Win 7, Vista and XP
    Processor:Pentium IV 3.2Ghz, or any dual core processorAny Core 2 , Athlon X2, or better
    RAM:1GB (XP), 1.5GB (Vista), 1.5 GB (Windows 7)2GB RAM or higher (XP, Vista, Windows 7)
    Hard Drive:8.5 GB 
    Video Card:128 MB Video Card using Shader Model 3 (Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT / ATI X1600)256 MB Video Card using Shader Model 3 (Nvidia GeForce 7800GT or any Nvidia GT200 series or better, ATI X1900 or any HD3600 series or better


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    Product Details

    Platform: PC Download | Edition: Standard
    • Downloading: Currently, this item is available only to customers located in the United States.
    • Note: Gifting is not available for this item.
    • ASIN: B004NBZBM4
    • Release Date: February 12, 2011
    • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (77 customer reviews)
    • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #27,448 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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    Platform for Display: PC DownloadEdition: Standard Verified Purchase
    AS noted in another review, the campaign is short, but you can play it with 6 races. The "Last Stand" mode is not for novices. You should be familiar with the DoW "Last Stand" scenarios and have some virtual "combat" time under your belt with other DoW series games before playing (not required, but it is a steep learning curve for those without experience). If you want tips for Last Stand, use "Steam News" and it notes best heros with specific equipment that have been successful.

    Don't bother using Amazon's downloader for this game. Tried for a whole day to download 8GB... left it overnight and the download continues to get interrupted. Finally, was so frustrated, I logged on to "Steam" and used the game validation code (from Amazon) - it finished the entire download in an hour. Amazon has to do better with their downloader. Hope these notes are helpful.
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    Platform for Display: PCEdition: Standard
    The second expansion to "Dawn of War 2", Retribution offers a new faction and a new campaign. It's more of the same, but that's hardly a bad thing.

    The main new feature in "Retribution" is the addition of the Imperial Guard faction. Unlike their elite counterparts, the Space Marines, the IG relies on massive numbers and vehicle support to get the job done. There's a lot of concepts brought over from Dawn of War 1 and the tabletop game, but they don't really seem to fit as well. DoW2 has a much tighter squad focus with more enclosed maps, so the IG's traditional tactics don't seem to fit as well as they used to.

    Still, there's some interesting potential. The basic IG unit is the guardsman squad, which focuses on improving its numbers rather than making soldiers more effective. Other guardsmen units include the stealth-based Catachan Devils, the specialized Stormtroopers, and the brutish Ogryn. Their heroes show the most diversity - the Inquisitor is focused on targeting enemy heroes, the Commissar Lord combines melee damage with inspirational bonuses, and the Lord General relies on more tactical options like troop drops and battlefield commands.

    The game's other factions have gotten some attention, too, in the form of a new unit for each one. Space Marines get a mighty Land Raider tank, Orks get a massive Battlewagon, the Eldar get a powerful Autarch, and so on. I wasn't particularly enthralled by any of the new units, but it at least gives them some new options instead of ignoring them for the new faction.

    The other new feature in Retribution is an expanded campaign mode - specifically, there's a campaign for every single faction, instead of just the Space Marines.
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    Platform for Display: PCEdition: Standard
    To start off I only play single player. Ever since the first Dawn of war two I haven't really had any interest in multiplayer. It's possible that extend the value of the game for you, but it didn't really for me.

    What I like about this game is that it allows you to treat some of your hero units for a larger quantity of lesser units. By lesser I don't necessarily mean week, as the generally they lack the special attacks and have no benefit from armor and such that you get with the main hero units. This means that you can choose either double small squad or if you go all in you can have a semi-large army.

    The graphics and voice acting in this game are good. I have no complaints there. The levels are well laid out and I found them all the fun. A lot of cases you have to take advantage of cover and be strategic with your units or they'll all get slaughtered. You're also able to play the single player campaign with any of the factions. The best thing out of the game to me though, is it FINALLY ends the story of the first Dawn of War game way back when this was more a traditional RTS. I'd been waiting for that resolution ever since I played Winter Assault and was disappointed it didn't carry on the story.

    So there so many factions and you can play single player, why do I say short? What problem is that each race plays in almost identical campaign. Sure they're sometimes different dialogue, some of the races don't play every level, every race gets their own blurb at the start, and their own ending, but the levels play pretty much the same and you only have a short period of time the level of any of your characters so the whole thing feels abbreviated.
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    Platform for Display: PC DownloadEdition: Standard
    If you are a Dawn of War 2 fan this is a must have. The new map for "Last Stand" is very challenging. The campaign is too short but you can play through it with all six races. Oh and the new Imperial Guard units are a blast (pun intended).
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    Platform for Display: PCEdition: Standard
    Dawn of War 2: Retribution has been a blast to play, and I've really enjoyed it thus far. I had a number of friends playing the sequels and when this version came out the developers announced that it would be able to run stand-alone. With this running stand-alone and being able to play with the older expansions, I decided to pick it up.

    Well, this game is hard, almost brutally so at first. The community that plays it doesn't seem very large and as such the match making can be a bit....off at times. You'll see yourself getting paired up against much stronger opponents (as indicated by their "Army Level" or relative experience with their chosen faction) and wondering why the match making would do such a thing. Later on things even out, but it is not kind to the beginners. Luckily you can play the computer to hone your skills, but don't be surprised when humans pull strategies and moves you never saw coming.

    To remedy this Relic has thrown in a cooperative game mode as well as the single player expansion, both of which are very fun. The coop play pits you and two other humans against waves and waves of enemies, and although that may sound uninspired, the variety and pacing of the game is addicting and fun. The campaigns are for the most part very well thought out, and other than the Imperial Guard (the newest faction) having a few glitches at first very enjoyable. The story lines are coherent and engaging enough that you might just end up playing every race's campaign through to the end, and leveling up your hero in said campaigns is very fun.

    Overall I'd say that Dawn of War Retribution is a very enjoyable game, especially if you can find a friend to play some Last Stand and 2v2 battles with.
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