Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II for PC
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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II

Feb 19, 2009
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Content Rating: Mature


Dawn of War II ushers in a new chapter in the acclaimed RTS series — taking players to the brutal frontlines of war to lead an Elite Strike Force on a mission to save the galaxy. With a focus on fast-action RTS gameplay, Dawn of War II brings to life the science fiction universe of Warhammer 40,000 like never before. Experience the intimate brutality of battle as you play through your chosen race’s epic campaign. Clash with enemies on battlefields ablaze with visceral melee and ranged combat. Lead and develop your squads from raw recruits into the most battle hardened veterans in the Galaxy.

System Requirements


  • OS: Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista SP1
  • Processor: AMD Athlon 64x2 4400+ or any Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM (XP and Vista)
  • Graphics: A 256MB Video Card (Shader Model 3) - Nvidia GeForce 7800 GT / ATI X1900, or equivalent
  • Hard Drive: 6.5 GB of uncompressed Hard Drive space


  • OS: Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista SP1
  • Processor: P4 3.2 GHz (single core) or any Dual Core processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM (XP), 1.5 GB RAM (Vista)
  • Graphics: A 128MB Video Card (Shader Model 3) - Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT / ATI X1600, or equivalent
  • Hard Drive: 6.5 GB of uncompressed Hard Drive space
  • REQUIRED FOR MULTIPLAYER: INTERNET: Cable modem, DSL modem, or 56.6kbps modem for online multiplayer play: Network: TCP/IP compliant network

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Kevin VanOrdFeb 20, 2009
If you were hoping for a similarly dynamic campaign mode, you'll find that the strategy has been mostly stripped away in favor of role-playing elements. This divide may help the game appeal to a wider audience, but it also leads to an identity crisis that Dawn of War II never comes to grips with. Regardless, this is a game that real-time strategy lovers should play, if not for the loot-happy leveling of the campaign, then certainly for the constantly enjoyable online component that will keep you glued to the screen for hours at a time.
Wesley Yin-PooleFeb 20, 2009
Dawn of War II, then, is a curious beast. On one hand it's addictive, polished, satisfying and action-packed. On the other hand the campaign lacks variety and the meta-game has no real bearing on anything. But through it all a tinge of disappointment can't help but be felt - one that nags as you play the game. You miss being able to build a big base, in a real "boys and their toys" way. And you miss having a huge number of units to choose from.
Dave SniderMar 04, 2009
Overall, the only major problem with recommending Dawn of War II is its minor identity crisis. If you normally don't like RTS games but are a fan of light role-playing that focuses more on the combat than the story, you'll likely find much to love in this game's campaign, and that should be enough to satisfy. However, if you're a fan of traditional strategy games like StarCraft or even the original Dawn of War, you might be underwhelmed by the simplified gameplay of the sequel's campaign, and may want to jump straight to the deeper online experience.

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