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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II

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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 2 is a tactical RPG in the science-fictional setting. The sequel to Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War, the game follows its tendency to simplify strategy aspect and focus on battles. So, base building is removed; instead, you can explore locations and kill various monsters.  The game's story places you in the middle of the war on the desert planet Calderis. While helping another group, your Space Marines squad is attacked by Orks. This battle starts a whole string of missions, which the campaign mode consists of. The plot had several endings; unlike in previous games, here you need to pick units up before the fight and can't change them later.  Dawn of War 2 extends the series’ role-play features. You can choose from four races and form armies of six different squads. Every race and squad has its own characteristic. The game also places a heavier focus on weapons and cover with improved physics, additionally making the experience more realistic in a way fights between huge mechs can be.
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Metacritic rating
85
Release date
Feb 18, 2009
Developer
Relic Entertainment
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Feral Interactive
Publisher
SEGA, Feral Interactive
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.dawnofwar.com/

System requirements for Linux

Minimum:
  • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 or Steam OS 2.0 (64 bit required)
  • Processor: 2GHz
  • Memory: 4GB Memory
  • Hard Drive: 8GB HD space
  • Graphics: The game requires a 1GB NVIDIA 6xx series graphics card or better, a 1GB AMD 6xxx series graphics card or better, or an Intel Iris Pro series card or better.*
  • Other Requirements: NVIDIA cards require driver version 367.35 (tested), AMD and Intel cards require MESA 11.2 (tested)
Recommended:
  • OS: Ubuntu 16.04 or Steam OS 2.0 (64 bit required)
  • Processor: 3GHz
  • Memory: 8GB Memory
  • Hard Drive: 8GB HD space
  • Graphics: The game requires a 2GB NVIDIA 9xx series graphics card or better*
  • Other Requirements: NVIDIA cards require driver version 367.35 (tested).

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: 10.10.5
  • Processor: 2.0 GHz
  • Memory: 4GB Memory
  • Hard Drive: 8GB HD space
  • Graphics: The game requires a 512mb NVIDIA 1xx series graphics card or better, a 512mb AMD 4xxx series graphics card or better, or an Intel HD4000 series card or better.
  • Other Requirements: The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI 2xxx series, Intel GMA series, Intel HD3000, Intel HD5300, Intel HD515, NVIDIA 7xxx series, NVIDIA 8xxx series, NVIDIA 3xx series.
Recommended:
  • OS: 10.11.6
  • Processor: 2.4 GHz
  • Memory: 8GB Memory
  • Hard Drive: 8GB HD space
  • Graphics: The game requires a 2GB NVIDIA 7xx series graphics card or better, a 2GB AMD 6xxx series graphics card or better, or an Intel Iris Pro series card or better.
  • Other Requirements: The following graphics cards are not supported: ATI X1xxx series, ATI 2xxx series, Intel GMA series, Intel HD3000, Intel HD5300, Intel HD515, NVIDIA 7xxx series, NVIDIA 8xxx series, NVIDIA 3xx series.

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista SP1
  • Processor: P4 3.2 GHz (single core) or any Dual Core processor
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM (XP), 1.5 GB RAM (Vista)
  • Graphics: A 128MB Video Card (Shader Model 3) - Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT / ATI X1600, or equivalent
  • Hard Drive: 6.5 GB of uncompressed Hard Drive space
  • REQUIRED FOR MULTIPLAYER: INTERNET: Cable modem, DSL modem, or 56.6kbps modem for online multiplayer play: Network: TCP/IP compliant network
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista SP1
  • Processor: AMD Athlon 64x2 4400+ or any Intel Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM (XP and Vista)
  • Graphics: A 256MB Video Card (Shader Model 3) - Nvidia GeForce 7800 GT / ATI X1900, or equivalent
  • Hard Drive: 6.5 GB of uncompressed Hard Drive space
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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
To this day, The best Warhammer implementation in the Genre. I still play now and then above has 5 Years under my Belt. Hope the Sega Relic Finally lets you develop a Sequel. Too bad to let a successful Series lie Brach. Still playing it after 5 years, ' cause its still fun to play and best Warhammer Game in this Genre. I only hope Sega is going to let Relic Develop a new one. Sad to see such a good Studio and Series would not have a within continuation Sega.
Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
This Continuation has little to do with its Predecessor, which we must not be allowed to do here, as it has a really good Concept. You have your "Heroes" and they have their own strengths and weakens and you can level everyone up at will. The Missions are very challenging On higher Difficulty and make a lot of fun, I would recommend this Game to anyone! There is also something from back then, besides the Campaign you can also build your Base as in the Predecessors and spam your Opponent with Units to death. There is also a little survival mode by having to survive 20 Waves. Here you can also make your own Hero together to get better, take Friends with you, sun-Sunst it's just a little Fun!
Translated by
Microsoft from Deutsch
Successful and entertaining Strategy game with Role-playing Elements. The Video Sequences are typically Warhammer-like very epic. Unfortunately, the short Sequences are repeated more often, which disturbs a little. Who likes Image recycling. In addition to the Multiplayer PvP Part, which I only briefly alluded to, as it didn't really inspire me (And therefore not really into the Standings), there is a PvE Multiplayer in which you can use 3 Comrades-in-arms and only with your Hero against becoming more and more Neats to endure Waves of the Enemy. An entertaining but still very entertaining Mode, because you have different Heroes and can also play your Hero on different types. The Campaign is, to my opinion, the strongest Part, even if the Diversity of Missions leaves something to be desired. Some of the Maps are visited several times, which makes Sense for storytelling (reclaiming its Facilities), but unfortunately diminishes the Level Diversity. I would have been better affected by new Lvl throughout. Or maybe just Sections that are taken over and then new Parts that you can explore. Very well implemented is the Coop mode, where someone can play regardless of Campaign Progress and take over Half of the Units. Anyone can upgrade and equip their Units individually and send against the Opponents and the imposing (but unfortunately straw) Bosses. Worth a Look at the Sale for Strategy friends or Coopfreunds.
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