I mean you can download it from other sources, but you'd still need Steam to play it. So you might as well download it on Steam. Of course that only really matters if you haven't already bought and played DoWII anyway, which I know a few of you haven't, because at least one of you has been asking me whether the single player is really worth full-price game money. You'd have hoped our extensive judgments on the game might have counted for something, but this demo now means you can decide for yourself with 333mb of Marines vs Orks.
What do you think, RTS veterans, should Andrew buy Dawn Of War II? (If he hasn't already.)