Highly enjoyable but violent action-heavy strategy epic.
Common Sense Media
11 September 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this game is violent and shows blood and gore (namely, body parts flying off some enemy units). While graphic, the view is normally from above (as opposed to a more realistic first-person perspective) and the Warhammer 40,000 universe is very much a sci-fi fantasy universe.
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.
Excerpt: The latest game from the insanely popular Dawn of War real time strategy (RTS) series has had a bit of a re-imagining, and it seems like Warhammer’s creators, Games Workshop, had a lot more to do with it this time. DoW II has a lengthy single player campaign, with 30 – 40 hours of solid fun packed gaming. Even more if you’re willing to commit.
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.
Blurring the Line: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II – Staff Review
25 May 2009
Excerpt: To hear the Warhammer universe tell it, the far future is bleak and brutal. Across the galaxy, humanity lives in constant fear of assault by impossibly huge numbers of aliens. Be they the brutish Orks, the conniving Eldar, or the ravenous Tyranid, there are countless creatures that see humanity as food, pawns, or just someone else to fight.
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.