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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising


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"An essential add-on!"
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

The Dawn of War series has continued to “show us how it's done” with their approach to tactical gameplay. The original Dawn of War series redefined large scale army battles by taking away much of the tedious resource gathering components of other RTS titles, but leaving in the meat of the gameplay: strategic control of battlefield objectives, and giant encouters between large numbers of foes.

Dawn of War II further refined this formula, making the battlefield more personal. The scale was trimmed down, and units were made more tactical; this was a marriage of Diablo-style gameplay with the now well bedded in strategic control RTS mechanic.

These two game types – DoW, and DoW II – provide a different and valid style of gaming.

Not content to sit on their laurels, the team have been hard at work expanding their DoW II game style. This expansion provides two essential components to your DoW II larder: a new race, and a new game type.

New races are always fun, but often lend to balance problems. The addition of Chaos seems more even-handed in this expansion, less prone to a war of escalating abilities and rebalancing.

The jewel in the crown however is the Last Stand game mechanic. At its core, this is a mix of Gears style Horde Mode, on top of an RTS mechanic. It's fun, it's addictive, and the nature of the gameplay means it's fun to play with friends or random strangers on the Internet. Further extension of the Diablo-style elements are here, with your commander units able to level up and keep their enhancements between game sessions.

Do yourself a favour and check it out :)

4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
"Sweet Game"
4 stars"
Purchased on Mighty Ape

Im a big Warhammer fan and really enjoyed playing the original Dawn of War series, although I found this one a little bit different it certainly grew on me, I love the idea of being able to corrupt your Space Marines, it gets the thumbs up from me.

One word of warning, the game does seem to take a long time to install and update, so be prepared to spend the best part of an hour and possibly longer doing it.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
5 stars"
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CHAOS MARINES! It's here, finnaly people get to see the darkness of Space Marines with Chaos Rising. The story is so indepth, when you start playing, you wont want to stop till you complete the story. With the additon of new Hero's and EPIC items, this expasion pack has given the game a new level of entertainment. And mulitplayer Arena style game gives players a new challenge where you fight waves amongst waves of enemies with other players online!


Your Blood Ravens have saved the sector, but can they save themselves?

In THQ Inc. and Relic Entertainment’s sequel to the acclaimed Dawn of War II real time strategy franchise, you return to sub sector Aurelia where a long lost frozen ice planet has reappeared from the Warp, bringing with it new secrets to uncover and foes to face.

In Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising you will take command of the Blood Ravens and defend the sector against the Chaos Space Marines of the Black Legion.  Purge the chaos filth and hold the chapter together as traitorous forces work from within to try bring down the Blood Ravens.


  • Upgrade your squads with new legendary wargear and unlock new special abilities, as your squads advance to level 30.  Will you remain steadfast to the Emperor or risk heresy to gain new dark and destructive powers?
  • In multiplayer swear loyalty to the Chaos Gods and pit your bloodthirsty warband of Chaos Space Marines against the new units and reinforced armies of the Space Marines, Orks, Eldar, and Tyranids.
Release date Australia
March 12th, 2010
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