Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution Review
16 May 2011
Excerpt: Sub-Sector Aurelia is on the brink of annihilation. Again. After enough bother to fill two games, The Emperor has sent a powerful intergalactic armada to perform Exterminatus on the region and start afresh, wiping the slate clean by snuffing out millions of residents - basically an intergalactic version of getting rid of some kitchen mould with a satchel of C4. Meanwhile, I'm stomping gitz in a bid to get my green hands on a nice new hat. I picked the Orks, basically.
Review: Warhammer 40K Dawn of War II: Retribution (PC)
7 April 2011
Excerpt: I'm generally a big fan of the Warhammer 40k setting (though in game terms, I prefer Games Workshop's other offering, Warhammer Fantasy Battle ). Even though many don't like how its excessive GRIMDARKNESS leads to gaping plotholes and logical inconsistencies, that's part of what I like about it; it never lets logic get in the way of bloodshed and manliness.
Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War II – Retribution (PC)
5 April 2011
Excerpt: Retribution is the third game in the Dawn of War 2 saga. It is the second standalone expansion and, as per all Relic Entertainments previous efforts, this one reeks of quality. Unlike most expansions these days, Retribution is a standalone product, so when you fork out R300 for an expansion you actually get much more than just an expansion pack – you get a great game all on its own.
(PC Review) Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Retribution
The Entertainment Depot
4 April 2011
Summary: For all Retribution doesn’t even attempt to fix, it tweaks, adjusts, and adds so much to the core that the system is still exciting and addictive. The campaigns might not be terribly different and are fairly linear, but they wrap up the storylines nicely and do a good job of getting the player acquainted with the factions for multiplayer.
Excerpt: Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War II – Retribution is a standalone "expansion" for Dawn of War II. I feel that "expansion" needs to be quoted because Retribution is an entirely standalone and complete game in itself, and ownership of either of the prior two Dawn of War games is unnecessary, and, conversely, if you own the previous games you don't get anything extra out of Retribution.