Excerpt: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II The space marines are back and ready for even more real-time bloodletting. The first Dawn of War game was a visceral affair wrapped up in a fairly traditional real-time strategy shell. This time, Relic Entertainment has opted to challenge some of those RTS conventions we’re so used to.
Conclusion: Now the bad the only problem with this game for some users is that you need to activate a STEAM account and login each time to play the game, this is no problem for most however people without the interenet cannot play any of this game at all. REQUIRES INTERENT ACCESS AND STEAM ACCOUNT TO PLAY THE GAME Hope this helps you all "Good News Everyone" The new add-on to the Dawn Of War 2 game called Chaos rising comes out in march 2010 which will feature a new faction.
Summary: The game has a good base an lots of potential, however the content is just not available with this first release, one has to hope that with future patches and/or releases that they will build on this core release.
Conclusion: Its flaws drag it down, which is a shame, and there’s always the niggling truth that while Relic has perfected the framework, they’re missing out on some of the bells and whistles a game of such inherent quality deserves. It’s in desperate need of some more variation, but Dawn of War II is luscious, visceral and fast-paced.
Excerpt: Since 2004, Relic Entertainment has been an unstoppable force in creating some of the PC’s most endearing RTS games since the likes of Westwood and Blizzard. The original Dawn of War was one of the first licensed Warhammer games that wasn’t just a poor and misguided use of the name, and it actually came out during a lull in the RTS genre.
Conclusion: Dawn of War II is sure to garner a large fan base. Question is: how many of those fans will come over from its predecessor? While DoW II does offer a deeper campaign that incorporates some RPG elements, along with a more thoughtful combat system, it does so at the expense of base building and freewheeling battles. I suspect that gamers who liked the lighter RTS fare offered by the original might be more than a little miffed by some of these changes.
Summary: In this X-Play Review, we take a look at 'Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II' the new real-time strategy game for the PC. Will this highly anticipated title have enough improvements to warrant a 5? Find out.
Pros: Fast-paced RTS action, Involving and entertaining campaign and multiplayer, Solid graphics and performance