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Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War II

4 years ago

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Colour & Chaos: Exploring The Art And Mechanics Of Warhammer 40,000 Dawn Of War III

I’ve never seen anything quite as Warhammer 40k as the fire that rains from the sky when Relic’s representative calls in orbital bombardment on an Eldar army. It’s like the finger of an extremely angry god, a column of flame that can be dragged around the planet surface, disintegrating any unit that it touches. Eldar become brittle silhouettes, elevated by the white heat for a…

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9 years ago

The Tau Join Dawn of War 2 , Sorta

Hopefully there'll be a third expansion for Relic's largely (but not solely) fantastigood Dawn of War II, and the usual clutch of new factions and units, but in the meantime a lone Tau unit has snuck into the current version of the game. Specifically, into the Last Stand survival co-op mode, wherein you pick a suitably 40Kian hero and attempt to survive as long as…

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10 years ago

THQ Not Chucked Out of Games Workshop

This is a bit "some men have paid some money to some other men", but given the general tendency towards 40K gonkery around these parts it's worth a nod. THQ have just announced that they've arranged to hang onto the rights to Warhammer 40,000 for a few more years yet. This means we'll see more Only War-based games from THQ (including social and mobile ones;…

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DOW2: So That’s What An Ork Looks Like

Oddly, I have never once thought to question what faces really provide the voices for the Dawn of War games' assortment of space bastards. Did I think there was really an ork behind a microphone somewhere? Did I truly believe there was a man who naturally spoke like Patrick Stewart x1000? Of course not, but a testament to good voice acting is when you don't…

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RPS Verdict – Dawn of War II: Retribution

Last week Alec gifted us with his opinionations on Dawn of War II: Retribution, the latest standalone expansion for Relic's Dawn of War II. When the game was released on Friday Kieron and Quinns, as ever, found themselves in the mood for some bombastic hyper-war. And lo, this very lunchtime the three men gathered and holstered their guns for the official RPS Verdict.

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DoW2: Retribution Gets Tyranids

Yep, the hive-dwelling bio-weaponised ones join Orks and Eldar as the next playable faction - playable in the single-player campaign, that is - for the big Dawn Of War 2 expansion, Retribution, as revealed in PC Gamer's scoop. There's also a trailer of the handsome aliens in action, which I've posted below. Go team 'Nids!

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WH40k:DOWII – Retribution, Eldar Campaign

We've been sitting about for weeks, listlessly bouncing a squig against the wall, waiting for the other playable race to be revealed, and now there's a breakthrough: it seems that Dawn Of War II's expansion, Retribution, will feature Eldar. This is the second race with which you can play through the events of the single player campaign. There's a trailer below, with some good footage…

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Frabjous Day: No More GFWL In 40K Games

Yes yes, oh yes. THQ's announced that the unlovely Games For Windows Live will be dropped from the next installment of Dawn of War II (that'll be Retribution, which includes Orks in singleplayer and a mystery new race) and from Space Marine. Which is great news; not purely because GFWL sucks like a sucky thing born on the first of suck ninety-suckity-suck, but also because…

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11 years ago

DoW2 Hunkers Down In Readiness/Fear

In preparation for the impending Chaos Rising expandaspansionlone due later this week, there's just been a hunka hunka burning patch for the original Dawn of War II. While the price of Chaos Rising might seem a little unfair, given it's primarily an expansion hiding in self-contained form, Relic are going to extreme lengths to not split the player base. The update that's just hit allows…

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Redawn Of War: Hands On With Chaos Rising

Developers do listen, you know. If you thought Relic were consciously ignoring the common complaint that Dawn of War 2 was too lightweight, its maps and challenges too relentlessly similar, you’re wrong. Of course, they might get Chaos Rising, the first expansion (albeit standalone), wrong in new and interesting ways, but by all accounts they’re very conscious that, largely speaking, DOW2 didn’t net the same…

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Blood For The Blood Expandalone

A gory torrent of footage and commentary on the upcoming Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising expansion pack awaits below. Seems as though this one's building upon the admittedly limited scope of DOW2 in a whole bunch of ways, not least in terms of environments. There's even a little Space Hulkiness in there...

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Together Alone: Last Standing In DoW 2

It's been out for a while, but I've only just gotten around to trying out the free Last Stand update for Dawn Of War 2. Chatting to one of the game's producers a while back, he posited it as almost a third game - alongside the already dramatically different single and multiplayer aspects of it. The plan for it is to create a way for…

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Dawn Of Update: The Last Stand

Dawn Of War 2's 1.8 update is out [Later today, Jim - RPS], and that includes the new game mode Last Stand. You can check out a video of that mode below, but essentially it's one hero against many waves of enemies. I believe it can be played co-operatively too, so it could be you and chum versus many waves of enemies. The update also…

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Dawn of War 2: Chaos Rising Announced

There's been rumours around, but it's finally been confirmed in our old comrades at the PC Gamer* podcast. Talking about their forthcoming issue where they reveal that the first Dawn of War 2 add-on pack will feature chaos. And it's called Chaos Rising. It's welcome, but not exactly an enormous surprise - I thought Chaos would be one of the most-likely factions to be in…

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Unlikely Comrades: Dawn of War II – The Last Stand

Friday nights are for playing Champions Online for far too long with Messrs Gillen and Cameron while waiting in vain for grumbly John Walker to join us, instead of getting my posts for RPS done and packing for a camping trip in the wilds of Sussex. Sigh. At least I am cheered by news of an impending update for Dawn of War II, which adds…

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There Is Only Beta (Until The 14th, Anyway)

The latest update for Dawn Of War 2, There Is Only War, is now up on Steam. Instructions for how to activate it are here. The update comes with the "world builder" level editing tools, and there's a PDF instruction document for that here. We're totally expecting an RPS community map. The full list of other changes included in the patch is here, and boy,…

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Dawn Of War II Megapatch Incoming, Battlereport

Balance issues have been making DoW II players frown and cuss, and Relic have been busying themselves making a super-patch to fix it all. It's almost ready, and the guys have released a battle report (below), narrated by designer Jonny Ebbert and balancer Clint Tasker, to demonstrate some of the fundamental changes. You can keep an eye on further developments over on the DoWII devblog.…

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12 years ago

Dawn Of War II, Big Update

The shootiest RTS of all time, Dawn Of War II, has just had a monster update, and should patch automatically when you start the game up. The update includes the 2v2 game mode we were all clamouring for when the game originally came out, as well as a bunch of other surface stuff such as new death animations. There's also two new four-player maps, a…

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Death March: Dawn Of War II Soundtrack For Free

Well, this is terribly gracious. The complete score for Relic's divisive RTS sequel can now be had for no pennies. I can't say it struck me as either wonderful or terrible whilst I played the game, but the track names are certainly spectacular - f'rinstance "There Is Only War", "They Come In Waves And We Push Them Back" and - oh yes - "Show Me…

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Dawn Of War II Demo On Steam

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…

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