Summary: The single-player campaign is not very good. The missions are the same but for the different races. It is very watered down and bland. I think you might get a new race or something, but hte main draw is gone, which was the great single player RTS/RPG campaign. Multiplayer has probably had some changes, but you'd be hard-pressed to notice them. I certainly don't. Last Stand might have a few new units.
Summary: The Game itself is a fitting addon to the ever expansive Dawn of War 2 Franchise being the 2nd Stand Alone Expansion. The multiplayer is as solid as ever (adding in the IG and I think a few new units) and the Last Stand gamemode is more fun than the previous version imo. The removal of GFWL and using Steamworks really makes the deal for me but the campaign is a bit of a let down.
Summary: I've always been a big WH40k fan and played a lot of the tabletop version as well as many of the video games. DoWII:R pretty much follows the paradigm set up in the prior titles of small additions without changing the core experience much. DoWII:CR was a bit of an exception to that rule but this game brought the series back to it, for better or worse.
Great Game, Addicting, And A Must For Every 40K Fan
David Nguyen, Amazon
26 June 2012
Summary: Pros: -Great and New Concept to RTS - Instead of building bases, etc, you actually focus on the hero units and your infantry as they can upgrade in items and experience. -Great Same Old Races - You got the typical races, as every 40K fan knows, the Orks, Chaos, Space Marine, Imperial Guards, and Eldar, and a new race but anticipated Tyranids.
Summary: Dawn of War 2 retribution is a good RTS game and a decent addition to the series, However this game doesn't leave a lot of Replay value for the campaign very linear with limited units if you want to play a fun skirmish game I would recommend the Red Alert Series instead of this one.
Summary: 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.
Summary: It's like everybody said. The single player was a nice one time play through, but to attempt again with the other races is a bit dry unless your extremely curious about how the same campaign would play if you just tried something else. The multiplayer is as good as ever, although the imperial guard add a fresh twist. The guardsmen having borrowed some abilities from company of heroes being the most outstanding.