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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade

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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade is a second expansion pack to Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War developed by Relic Entertainment.

The plot of the game revolves around the battle for the planet Kronus. Seven races fight for the colony. This Crusade can only result in the victory of one of the armies and total devastation of all others.

The campaign consists of two parts: Global Battles and Real-time fights. In the Global Battles mode, each race starts the campaign on their main base. They fight for Kronus that is divided into 22 provinces. The movement around the map is resembled by moving the figure of the race leader. Most of the game it is possible to move your army only once and only to the closest province. If the player captures a specific province with a spaceport, the travel to any province becomes available.

Two types of resources are present in the game: energy and influence. Both these resources are unlimited. The players also have to keep an eye out on their squad's morale. If the enemy uses a certain type of weapon, the squad's morale goes down and the soldiers are less eager to fight.

The game also features multiplayer real-time battles.

Release date
Relic Entertainment
Age rating
17+ Mature

System requirements for PC

Minimum: Windows 2000/XP, 2.0 Ghz Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon XP or equivalent processor, 512 MB RAM, 3.5 GB free hard drive space, 64 MB DirectX 9.0b compatible AGP video card with Hardware Transformation and lighting, 16-bit DirectX 9.0b compatible sound card, DirectX 9.0c, Mouse, Keyboard
Recommended: 2.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent, 512 MB system RAM (required for 8-player multiplayer games), nVidia GeForce 3 or equivalent with 64 MB of Video RAM , Sound Blaster X-Fi Series
Required for Multiplayer: Internet: Cable modem, DSL modem, or better for online multiplayer play; Network: LAN or broadband WAN
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Last Modified: Sep 17, 2019

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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Dark Crusade reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
-get free (Gift)-The big negative compared to the classic "Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War-Gold Edition" is unfortunately that Dark Crusade can hardly offer Story Proportions. This means: In the Beginning, you can choose between 7 Factions, or a Hero of Race. Then comes a Cutting Scene, after which you are thrown at a big Map, where we have the Task of taking it completely. The other 6 Factions have the same plan and also have a Headquarters on the Map. The whole System works turn-based. The Fights take place normally, as with a Base build, take Checkpoints, etc. In the middle of the Fight, unfortunately, no Story elements take place. This was different with the above version. No Story results even after the Win. It's Only when you've wiped out a Race on the Map that a Cut-scene follows. Due to the Storyshares in the Middle of the fight, a great Atmosphere has built up for me, which I unfortunately did not feel at all with this Part. (I know I've only played 1 Hour, but I've asked someone if the negative Change continues, and it does)-strategic Points removable-7 Factions are playable like: Chaos (Demons), Eldar, Imperial Army, Space Marines, Nekrons (Undead ), Orcs, Tau. Each Breed plays differently, which has been done well-you can change The main eldat camp commander equipment, create Banners etc.-good Tutorial (Dew)-Full HD Unfortunately I was hoping for a good Campaign in this Game and was unfortunately disappointed because that Game completely distinguishes from the above version, except the Fight itself, which continues to be very good. But without Story, the Game has just become an in-between game for me. WER THE GAME WEGEN OF STORY/KAMPAGNE BUY WILL, SOLLTE A OF OF OF HOLEN!
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The Game is a must for any Real-time strategy fan. It is both gebalanced and very demanding I have played the game before and even after more than 7 Years with the Game I still have a lot of Fun playing with the different Peoples in both single Player as well as Multiplayer. In addition, although this used to be The connecting with the Servers was sometimes problematic, this was super regulated by the steam service. The game is a lot of fun in the Kampangne And the Bots are very entry-level friendly on the low Levels and still a challenge to be a Challenge on the High steps even for diehard professionals. Unfortunately, however, the Game Graphical is no longer up to date and is not patched in this Regard, but this Problem is solved by the Giants Community which offers many Mods that do not even affect the Server connecting. You can also play around with many possible Mods that are even easy to install! If the Parter has the Mods you can even play together. Something I would also like to stress is that it is still Regularly Overcharged, which improves the Fun of the Game and the Balance a lot more. But also bad sides of the Game I do not want to withhold from you, who wants to play The Game seriously online and improve his Rating, who often meets leavers who have won, who disconnect their internet connection just before the Loss, this gives You can win, but this is usually less Valuable in terms of Scoring and the Leavers are not even Punished Sensibly for it. It may also take some Time for you to fill a Lobby, as not too many People are playing the Game on the European Servers. However, When you switch on the American Server, which hosts many more people, you often have a bad Connection to your Counterpart and fly one or The other time out of the Game. Nevertheless, it is worth waiting longer for a Game, because you can play together with up to 6 People! Many different Game Modes extend this Charm and since you can play many peoples in many different Ways you will spend the Game and everything that is in the Warhammer Universe, because there is a huge Story behind it, very long deal. And because I think this Add-On best of all I Rate everyone to test this Game at least!
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