Ten thousand years have passed since the treasonous acts of Chaos toppled the Golden Age of mankind. Fires burn brightly throughout the galaxies, illuminating carnage and slaughter as mankind defends itself from ancient enemies. Hardened forces collide with one goal in mind, the complete extermination of their opposition. ‘Game of the Year’ developer, Relic Entertainment, brings the world’s most successful tabletop war game to the PC. Control one of four unique races in head-to-head or cooperative multiplayer action, where faith, skill, and strategy are requisites in ruling the universe.
* Visceral cinematic melee and ranged combat
* Realistic unit animations provide the most detailed combat depicted in a real-time strategy game.
* Four Unique Races
Command one of four race, each with their own unique tech tree, structures, abilities, and research, in epic battles for control of the universe and the eradication of one’s foes.
* Cutting Edge 3D Engine
Relic’s proprietary, robust 3D engine provides close in zooms of unprecedented detail accentuating the carnage and slaughter of frontline battles. Appropriate scaled terrain, vehicle physics, and dynamic lighting contribute to a level of realism never displayed in an RTS.
* Story Driven Single Player Campaign
Epic tale of treason and conspiracy communicated through stunning interstitials and in-game dialogue and action.
* Innovative Resource Model
Resource model that emphasizes the capturing and securing of key strategic points throughout a map, focusing action on the frontline.
* Pioneering Tactical Gameplay
Tactical features such as cover, squad based gameplay, morale, and hero units, which promotes unit strategy over mass assaults while still allowing for large-scale battles.
* High Resolution Support
Dawn of War takes full advantage of the new higher RAM numbers on the latest 3D cards while supporting a broad range of older cards. Among the effects supported are stencil shadows on tech trees and environment.
2 to 8 player multiplayer via LAN or Internet supporting game matching and tournament options.
* New Multiplayer Features
Customizable squad colors, banners, badges, insignia and names
Ability to ally with other players.