Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War II - Gold Edition [Download]

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Platform: PC Download | Edition: Gold

From the Manufacturer

Enter the grim darkness of the future where there is only war, in the Gold Edition of the acclaimed real-time strategy PC game franchise, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II. Including both the original game, Dawn of War II, and the standalone expansion Dawn of War: Chaos Rising, the Dawn of War II Gold Edition challenges players to use the Space Marines to defend humanity from a variety of ravenous alien factions, as well as the traitorous Chaos Space Marines. The Gold Edition contains two single player campaigns, five factions to command in online multiplayer, a co-op gameplay options and more.

The Games

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Space Marines battling a Tyranid unit in Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
Two epic single player campaigns.
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Space Marine in one-on-one fight with an Ork in Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
Brutal action and tactics.
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In-game large scale battle seen from above in Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II
A next generation RTS game engine capable of persistent long-term goals.
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Space Marine squad in formation in Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising
27 multiplayer maps.
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Space Marine facing a frightening mounted enemy in Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising
Corrupting game altering powers.
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Facing a hulking enemy faction unit in Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising
Five faction options in multiplayer action.
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Defend the Imperium of Man
It is the distant future and the Imperium of Man has spread across the entire galaxy, but our days of expansion are long past. Once, when the Emperor lead in battle, and the Imperium was unstoppable. Those days are no more. The Emperor has withdrawn to Earth to rule from his Golden Throne, leaving a thousand wars of attrition in his name where defenders die by the billions. There is little hope for support from Earth and humanity is losing the battle for survival. The only chance lies with the Space Marines, genetically modified warriors of superhuman ability and the pinnacle of human potential. But the Space Marines are few, the galaxy is large and enemies are countless. The situation is most dire in sub-sector Aurelia. It is from this cluster of worlds on the very edge of the Imperium that came the Blood Ravens, a chapter of the Emperor's own Space Marines. Now savage aliens seek to overrun the sector, and break the Blood Ravens once and for all. Captain Davian Thule and a handful of Space Marines lead the raw recruits defending these worlds. Yet, another Space Marine prepares to join this desperate battle, a newly promoted commander, ready to lead in our darkest hour. You are this Space Marine.

Key Game Features

  • Simplified Entry Point – Whether you're new to the RTS genre or a seasoned veteran, Dawn of War II gets you into the action quickly and easily. Learn the game at your own pace and get ready to save the galaxy.
  • Brutal Front-line Action and Tactics – Get straight into the action and experience intense melee and devastating ranged combat. Use vicious melee sync-kills to obliterate your enemies. Outsmart your opponents - using dynamic and destructible environments to suppress, flank and destroy your foes.
  • An Epic Single Player Campaign – Command an elite Space Marine strike force, developing the skills and abilities of your squads and commander as you progress through the game.
  • Persistent Long-term Goals – Customize your Space Marines with persistent leveling and unlockable special abilities. Equip them with the hundreds of unique weapons and items you earn through mission rewards and battlefield drops.
  • Online Multiplayer – Play through the entire single player campaign cooperatively with a friend, at any point in the game, anytime, or go it alone as any of the four factions against online competition.
  • Next Generation RTS Engine – Utilizing Relic's proprietary Essence Engine 2.0 to deliver cinematic visuals, detailed graphics and special effects.

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Stand Against the Forces of Chaos
Your Blood Raven Space Marines have saved the sector from the ravenous Tyranid hordes, but can they save themselves in the conflict to come? In Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising, the sequel to the acclaimed Dawn of War II RTS franchise, you return to sub sector Aurelia where a long lost frozen ice planet has reappeared from the Warp, bringing with it new secrets to uncover and foes to face. Here you must take command of the Blood Ravens and defend the sector against the forces of the Black Legion. Purge the chaos filth and hold the chapter together as traitorous forces work from within to try bring down the Blood Ravens.

Key Game Features

  • New Single Player Missions – Continue your fight against the enemies of the Emperor and use your Space Marine squads’ wargear, abilities, and experience to battle Chaos in 15 new missions.
  • New Environment and Multiplayer Maps – New ice planet graphics set increases visual diversity and adds 7 new multiplayer maps. Six-player multiplayer support available online.
  • Aspire to Glory – Build your existing squads up to level 30 and unlock even more devastating abilities.
  • Chaos Corruption Mechanic – New single player mechanic allows you to equip incredibly powerful equipment that corrupts your squad and will guide the story towards or away from the corrupting influence of Chaos.
  • Five Multiplayer Factions – Swear loyalty to the Chaos Gods and play as the bloodthirsty Chaos Space Marines or any of the other four factions in multiplayer battles against both Chaos Rising and Dawn of War II owners.
  • New Units – New units for the Space Marines, Ork, Eldar, and Tyranid armies.
  • 2 New Last Stand Heroes – Face off against the relentless horde as either the Chaos Sorcerer or Tyranid Hive Tyrant.

System Requirements

Minimum Specifications: Recommended Specifications:
OS: Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista SP1
Processor: P4 3.2 GHz (single core) or any Dual Core processor AMD Athlon 64x2 4400+ or any Intel Core 2 Duo
RAM: 1.5GB 2+GB
Hard Drive: 5.5GB or more
Video Card: 128MB Video Card (Shader Model 3) - Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT / ATI X1600, or equivalent 256MB Video Card (Shader Model 3) - Nvidia GeForce 7800 GT/ ATI X1900, or equivalent
Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c or 10 compatible
Input Device: Mouse and keyboard
Other: Internet connection required for online Games for Windows LIVE play

Installation Note
Steam account required for installation.

Product Information

Platform:PC Download  |  Edition:Gold
Release date October 20, 2010
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3.4 out of 5 stars 117 customer reviews

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Platform for Display: PCEdition: Gold
Gaming hours on this game: 40+ hours
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.

Campaign(No Spoilers):
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).
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Platform for Display: PC DownloadEdition: Gold Verified Purchase
I've seen a few other reviews about how the purchase and install process went at Amazon so I thought I'd chime in with my own experience. Frankly, it could not have been an easier transaction. I purchased the game from Amazon and didn't even have to bother with their downloader. I input the game key into Steam and it validated my purchase and I was able to download all the game files through the Steam Client. Piece of cake. DoW:2 does ask you to connect to Games for Windows Live to get achievements and play MP, but if you have an Xbox Live account, then you're already set. Just login with those credentials. Amazon provides a great deal, even better than Steam's regular price for this pack.

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.
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Platform for Display: PCEdition: Gold
Since it is the number one consideration I make in choosing if I'm going to buy a game, I have to talk about the copy protection. Yes it's not the game, but it is a part of the overall product. If you can't play the game, then it's of no use to you. Dawn of War 2 is more intrusive than the CD keys of the old days. Those keys were perfectly reasonable and fair, but nowadays I can't understand why companies punish their paying customers with annoying activations. I purchased Max Payne 2 and the protection couldn't recognize my CD drive so I couldn't use it; their response was tough luck. I have almost entirely stopped buying PC games because the protection adds risk.

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.
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Platform for Display: PCEdition: Gold Verified Purchase
In general, this game is pretty kickass (after I finally found out how to play Skirmish against bots). What I really dislike about this game is 1., it needs to be registered through Steam and 2., you need to be logged into Games for Windows Live to do ANYTHING. So, if you planned on playing this offline, good luck, because you aren't. This really hurts a consumer like me who's been living off of Sprint's hotspot for the past year and I really hate using data just to log into Steam and have to sit for a few minutes just for it to log into Games for Windows Live... All of this just to play against bots...

However, if you have the internet capability and buying it to play it online, more power to you.
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