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. 

Visuals and other features

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.

Release Date

Feb 18, 2009

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Play Time

15 hours

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System Requirements


  • CPU: P4 3.2 GHz (single core) or any Dual Core processor
  • RAM: 1 GB RAM (XP), 1.5 GB RAM (Vista)
  • GPU: A 128MB Video Card (Shader Model 3) – Nvidia GeForce 6600 GT / ATI X1600, or equivalent
  • HDD: 6.5 GB


  • CPU: AMD Athlon 64×2 4400+ or any Intel Core 2 Duo
  • RAM: 2 GB RAM (XP and Vista)
  • GPU: A 256MB Video Card (Shader Model 3) – Nvidia GeForce 7800 GT / ATI X1900, or equivalent
  • HDD: 6.5 GB


  • CPU: 2.0GHz Intel or greater
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • GPU: 512Mb AMD 4850, 512Mb Nvidia GT130, Intel HD4000 (See Notes for more details)
  • HDD: 8 GB

SteamOS + Linux:

  • CPU: 2GHz
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • GPU: 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.
  • HDD: 8 GB


  • CPU: 3GHz
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • GPU: 2GB NVIDIA 9xx series graphics card or better
  • HDD: 8 GB

Interesting Facts

  • It is the sequel to the Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War video game series.
  • Playable armies at the initial release of the game include the Space Marines, Orks, Eldar, and Tyranids.
  • Dawn of War II features a non-linear interplanetary campaign.
  • The campaign can be played either as single-player or cooperatively with another player through an online connection.
  • Dawn of War II includes a skirmish game.
  • There are two game modes in the skirmish game.
  • In online ranked play, players compete in 1v1, 2v2 and 3v3 matches.
  • The Force Commander is a Space Marine veteran assigned to lead an Astartes strike force.

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Essence Engine

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