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

Expansion packs get redefined with this brilliant add-on

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Compared to the high-tech Tau, the Necron offer a completely different approach to battle. Sluggish, but forgivingly sturdy, they automatically repair themselves on the run and may spontaneously bounce back up after being killed altogether. Furthermore, slain armies can be resurrected en masse by the Necron Lord. The Necron’s resurrection ability made for last-minute reversals of fortune on the battlefield that often left us awestruck.

We’d frequently leave a squad of weakened Necron for dead, attend to other skirmishes and find later that they were still pounding away at our enemies. Indeed the hearty Necron are like a steam train: slow to get going, but nearly unstoppable once they’ve achieved momentum on the battlefield.

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DescriptionThou Shalt Kill: the incredibly faithful and detailed Warhammer real-time strategy sensation gets an expansion treatment fit for a sequel.
Franchise nameWarhammer
UK franchise nameWarhammer
US censor rating"Mature"
UK censor rating""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)