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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade review

AT A GLANCE
  • Thrilling multiplayer
  • Non-linear single player
  • Challenging new races
  • Limited battlefield view
  • Getting slaughtered in multi
  • Steep learning curve

Right now, developer Relic is the veritable schoolyard bully of strategy gaming - stealing lunch money and handing out wedgies to all challengers to its towering Dawn of War franchise and its recent strategy triumph, Company of Heroes.

A bully perhaps, but an incredibly generous one - Dark Crusade is standalone, and doesn't require the original Dawn of War to play. You may lead any one of the seven races in the thrilling single player campaign, and add the Tau and Necron to your lineup for multiplayer beat downs. Dark Crusade is an enormous amount of top-drawer content for $29.99, and newcomers may rightly mistake it for a full blown sequel. Highly recommended.

More Info

Release date: Oct 10 2006 - PC (US)
Available Platforms: PC
Genre: Strategy
Published by: THQ
Developed by: Relic
Franchise: Warhammer
ESRB Rating:
Mature

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