Warhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War® - Soulstorm™ is the third and final expansion to the genre-defining and critically-acclaimed RTS, Dawn of War. In Soulstorm, two new armies are introduced, raising the total number of playable armies in Dawn of War to an unprecedented count of nine while also adding additional units to all existing...
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (808 reviews)
Release Date: 5 Mar, 2008

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Notice: Does not require the original Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War game to play. Will work with boxed retail or Steam versions of Dawn of War - Gold Edition and Dawn of War - Dark Crusade.

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Buy Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Master Collection

Includes 4 items: Warhammer® 40,000: Dawn of War® - Dark Crusade, Warhammer® 40,000: Dawn of War® - Game of the Year Edition, Warhammer® 40,000: Dawn of War® - Soulstorm, Warhammer® 40,000: Dawn Of War® – Winter Assault

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Includes 26 items: Dawn of War II: Retribution – The Last Standalone, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution Chaos Space Marines Race Pack, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution Eldar Race Pack, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution Imperial Guard Race Pack, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution Ork Race Pack, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution Space Marines Race Pack, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution Tyranid Race Pack, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II Ultramarines Pack, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution - Captain Wargear DLC , Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution - Chaos Sorcerer Wargear DLC, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution - Death Korps of Krieg Skin Pack, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution - Farseer Wargear DLC , Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution - Hive Tyrant Wargear DLC, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution - Last Stand Tau Commander, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution - Lord General Wargear DLC, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution - Mekboy Wargear DLC, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution - Ulthwe Wargear DLC, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution - Word Bearers Skin Pack , Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution: Dark Angels Pack, Warhammer® 40,000: Dawn of War® - Dark Crusade, Warhammer® 40,000: Dawn of War® - Game of the Year Edition, Warhammer® 40,000: Dawn of War® - Soulstorm, Warhammer® 40,000: Dawn of War® II Chaos Rising, Warhammer® 40,000: Dawn Of War® – Winter Assault, Warhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War® II

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29 September

Dawn of War Server Maintenance

We will be performing maintenance on the Dawn of War servers on September 29th at 10:45 pm PDT (5:45 am GMT). The servers will be offline for approximately one hour and players will be unable to access online features during that time.

Thank you for your understanding and support.

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8 September

The new Dawn of War site & forums

We're excited to announce the launch of a new website and community forums for the Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War series. The site will be the home for all things DoW, including an all new set of forums.

Visit the site here.

The Relic community team and members of the development team here at Relic who have been working on the recent updates to the Dawn of War franchise will be active on the forums providing support and taking your feedback.

The forums will be where our primary focus is for technical issues and feedback, so please head on over. We will however continue to monitor the Steam communities, though not as much as we have been.

Thank you for your continued support of the Dawn of War series and we hope to see you at the official site soon!

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About This Game

Warhammer® 40,000™: Dawn of War® - Soulstorm™ is the third and final expansion to the genre-defining and critically-acclaimed RTS, Dawn of War. In Soulstorm, two new armies are introduced, raising the total number of playable armies in Dawn of War to an unprecedented count of nine while also adding additional units to all existing factions. The revolutionary meta-game that was introduced in Dark Crusade is further expanded to an interplanetary scale, allowing players to battle across a star system. Combined with its sister products, Soulstorm makes Dawn of War the largest and most detailed RTS ever released.
  • Two New Armies - Two new armies open up a world of strategic and story possibilities. Raising the total number of available armies in Dawn of War to nine, these two new factions fight with a new resource derived from the souls of the faithful and the fallen.
    • Sisters of Battle - The Chamber Militant of the Emperor’s Holy Inquisition. Limited in numbers but incredibly powerful, the Sisters of Battle are second only to the Space Marines in terms of sheer fighting prowess. Ranging from the Sisters Repentia with their devastating ceremonial eviscerators to the awe-inspiring Penitent Engine, the Sisters of Battle are truly a power to be feared.
    • Dark Eldar - Twisted and corrupt cousins of the Eldar, these terrifying raiders from the furthest reaches of the Webway are feared and hated by all. Their incredible speed and reliance on close quarter combat, stunning and poisoning abilities allows them to quickly strike an enemy and be gone before reinforcements can arrive.
  • New Air Units - Strategic warfare in the 41st Millennium gains a whole new dimension as each army gains new air units to rain death from the skies.
  • Brutal Domination - Wage war across an entire solar system as the metagame map introduced in Dark Crusade is expanded to an interplanetary scale. Liberate, enslave, or destroy entire worlds as you unleash your armies fury across the galaxy. Players will now strive to conquer an entire solar system with multiple planets and moons to be conquered — in total 34 maps are available to the player (25 for DC).
  • Enhanced Customization - Customize your hero’s weapons, items and abilities as he grows in power and personalize your army’s insignias, colors, banners and names. Earn and unlock achievements and medals as you prove your superiority online.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP or 2000
    • Processor: 2.0 Ghz Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon XP or equivalent processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 64 MB DirectX 9.0c compatible AGP video card with Hardware Transformation and Lighting, DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card, 16 bit
    • DirectX Version: Microsoft DirectX® 9.0c (included)
    • Hard Drive: 3.5 GB uncompressed free hard disk space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP or 2000
    • Processor: 2.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM (required for 8-player multiplayer games)
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 3 or equivalent with 64 MB of Video RAM
    • DirectX Version: Microsoft DirectX® 9.0c (included)
    • Hard Drive: 3.5 GB uncompressed free hard disk space
    • Sound: Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ series
Helpful customer reviews
40 of 42 people (95%) found this review helpful
846.1 hrs on record
Posted: 20 November
I played a game against an AI Imperial Guard that lasted around 18 hours,

11/10.
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30 of 31 people (97%) found this review helpful
184.1 hrs on record
Posted: 21 October
This game is just simply badass and awesome. The campaign is good, there is many races and the AI is really challenging on insane. With mods this game shines like gold (especially the Ultimate Apocalypse mod which I really recommend). The gameplay itself is smooth and well done-each unit is important, 1 building, 1 research, 1 Commander can change the tide of battle but you're gonna need a really strong processor for it if you wanna run the game with hundreds of units on the field, otherwise you will get command lag. The game's graphics are great for a game engine that came out in 2004 (you can even use SweetFX, ENB or other stuff like that to improve it even further). I didn't even mentoin that you can improve the game's graphics and detail on units just by typing some simple commands in the Local.ini and the game starts looking SO GOOD. The only real con for this game is that you have to buy first 3 Dawn of War games to unlock all races for the multiplayer but its damn well worth it.
10/10 =====MUST BUY=====
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26 of 27 people (96%) found this review helpful
33.1 hrs on record
Posted: 27 October
I wont discuss the mechanics or the diversity. Look to the other comments for that ♥♥♥♥. I am simply giving a story and some true as Khorne is bloodthirsty observations. As I begin remember that in the future, there is only war. One must choose his battlecry well. For the Greater Good.

One of the best RTS games out there. Nothing quite beats some of the moments the game brings on. The following is a part of a game I did (in skirmish) against the ai with 6 bots vs just my ai partner and I:

As I looked at my minimap, I realized my buddy's base was quickly getting overwhelmed. His outer defenses were obliterated not a few minutes ago, and yet the enemy was closing in around his HQ. He was building guardsmen as quickly as he could but the onslaught of orks, chaos space marines, and necrons were too much. His commander made a valiant last stand, but it was in vain...I was then alone.

I scrutinized my defenses and realized I was lacking. I quickly built many turrets as my first line of defense with some space marines around a pass that funneled the enemy forces down and caused them to lose some of the advantage of numbers. My second line were multiple heavy tanks with melee infantry further behind the pass. The purpose of this line was a bullet magnet while my base spit out as many units as I could for a heroic last stand. The third line was whoever else was left at the time the other two lines fell. As I checked my units upgrades and made sure they had all they could have, then I saw a red tide on the minimap. I realized the Emperor would be seeing us soon in the next life.

As the enemy forces through themselves at the turrets, I couldn't help but realize the corpses of the dead. The game has an option that leaves almost all the corpses on the field, and I recommend to turn it on to the max as it adds satisfaction to the price your men are paying. The turrets and supporting infantry could only hold on for so long. Before the line was breached I was in about a 7:1 kd ratio. After the line was broken, it became a 1:1. I zoomed in close for a final look at these men, and I grinned for I knew we would all be joining him soon. The second line held for about half the time. The third and final line consisted of my commander and everyone else that had not died. I waited until the enemy was within weapon's range, then I lit them up with artillery, orbital strikes, and the last two flyers I had. Then, my men charged. They went down valiantly with many enemies dead in the process.

I knew there was no chance for victory from the very beginning, but I watched as my commander made his final defiant yell, I was sad there was never a chance. I was fighting for time, and I got a lot of time. We fought until the final drop of blood was spilt, until the final breath was exhaled, until the fat ♥♥♥ ho sang, until the bitter end.

These are the moments that define gaming, not the scripted ones that everyone encounters, but the ones that are player-made. The game modes where the goal is to kill the enemy commander, and you are completely surrounded on all sides and you make a final charge to kill him to gain victory, and you see your numbers fall from 30 to 23 to 14 to 6 until all you have left is two guardsmen (they die sooooooo easily) and a tank that has a third of its health left and you win. You win against all the odds, and you smirk at the trail of the men that died for victory. I cannot tell you of all the awesomeness that is this game. Go get it.

IN THE GRIM DARKNESS OF THE FAR FUTURE THERE IS ONLY WAR. AND A METRIC ♥♥♥♥ TON (THAT IS A ♥♥♥♥ING MEASUREMENT) OF ENEMY INFANTRY.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
256.7 hrs on record
Posted: 30 October
I have played over two hundred hours of this game, it can be extremely fun, and at other times stupidly irratating and dull. The random function of this game be it for races or spawns has it quirks, but atleast it's there. The graphic quality isnt really all that bad considering how old it is. Gameplay is great, it isn't laggy at all, you dont need a super computer, and the campaign kicks total @ss compared to the original game. So in the Emperors name, For the chaos gods, be it the greater good you aspire for, or simply to cause violence for your own sake and have the biggest waaaaagh yet, go out there and conquer the galaxy!
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
76.8 hrs on record
Posted: 8 November
Note: I have played 100+ hours on the non-steam version

Couldn't more highly recommend this game

But if you want more apocalyptic battles, I would recommed the Ultimate Apocalypse Mod
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
111.5 hrs on record
Posted: 27 September
spess muhreens
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: 5 November
It's a classic. What else is there to say? This game as aged very well. Lots of content, this game respects the lore of Warhammer 40k and it's awesome. The RTS play of this game might not be the most MLG one, but sure can give you some stressful games where you're on the edge. The battles are absolutly epic with a fairly big scale when played 4v4.

The style of play can be comparable to age of empires, but the units are in squads. Unlike his younger brother, DoW 2, it makes economy and macro gestion really important and battles of a bigger scale.

If you're looking for a classic RTS with a great, already established lore and some epic action, this game would be a good choice.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
72.4 hrs on record
Posted: 8 October
One of the best RTS's ever made.

Highly reccommend buying it and all of its expansions.

Way better then Dawn of War II
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
78.1 hrs on record
Posted: 2 August
WORTH EVERY PENNY!!! you should buy it :)
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: 29 June
10/10 Would witness my doom again
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
47.7 hrs on record
Posted: 2 October
blud for the blud gahd
12/10
ign
goty
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: 6 November
Didn't really like this one as much as DC, but still a must have for any DOW players, added 2 new races and a new campaign.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
105.5 hrs on record
Posted: 29 October
good points: flying units added makes battlefields more challenging, no more dealing with berzerkers when you have to deal with hell talons.
storyline is okish (some races have a better story than other, sisters of battle, space marines and imperial are poor storylines, but everyone else geets a decent storyline)

bad points: campaign can be a bit tricky
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
258.6 hrs on record
Posted: 21 July
Now, I`m not here to write one of those really bad reviews where people say "good game. you should buy it" No. Im here to write one of those reviews to get you playing those RTS games you deserve. Now, this game i have to say is one of the best RTS`s out there because of the range of choices you need to make throughout any type of gameplay. If you want to play a REALLY GOOD RTS game play This because i have played this game now for over 150 hrs and if i am writing this review in this detail, you should get it to.

The Pros:
1) Multiplayer/Skirmish - So far whenever i play this game on multiplayer at least 20 people are always and most of them are very good players because they practise. Noobs - Dont worry, Skirmish is always available for you to practise and this is where the customization part comes in, you can choose who to play and who to play against, You can choose your team mates and team enemies, you can even change the rules of the game to suit you.
2)Campaign - You can choose which race to play between the nine classes (Tau, Eldar, Dark eldar, Imperial guard, Space Marines, Orks, Sisters of Battle, Chaos and Necrons) and fight against the other eight classes for system Domination !!

The Cons:
(imagine a scene in the desert with a weed slowly being blown across the screen :D)

I hope this has made your mind over the fact that this is a great RTS game and that you will buy it in the future.
Thanks for reading.
~Rinthallion
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
70.3 hrs on record
Posted: 28 June
In name of the Holy God-Emperor of Mankind! This is a bless-ant creation of lord and savior's divine holiness, praise be it so his divine majesty's name! It is a game of strategy and intense warfare, heretics charge in massed hordes.. The Faithful of his undying name, ever-vigilantly standing! This game is recommended for all those who like strategy or simply love watching massive battles that take place!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
83.5 hrs on record
Posted: 7 October
Soulstorm is a great RTS game. 9 different races guarantee a significant replayability and its campaign while not as good as the Dark Crusade one (in my opinion) also provides some good play times, especially on stronghold missions. Soulstorm is an extremely moddable game just like Dawn of War and the other expansions and that adds to the replayability of this game. If you ever get bored playing it, with just a few time and dedication you can change the game into something quite different, thus providing you with even more fun play time.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: 24 September
I put hundreds of hours into this game before I had it on steam. It is one of the best RTS games out there. The other expansions and base game are good too, but this is the last of them so it includes the most. Play as the Space Marines, Chaos Space Marines, Imperial Guard, Sisters of Battle, Tau, Eldar, Necrons, Orks, or Dark Eldar. Build a massive army, capture points, and take on the enemy in PVP, the campaign, or skirmish mode against bots. Really an amazing game. I would like to recommend another game within this review that is not on Steam. The Battle For Middle Earth II, along with it's expansion The Rise of the Witch-King. Really excellent games.

http://store.steampowered.com/curator/6340926/
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
118.0 hrs on record
Posted: 5 August
They could have added more from Dark Crusade but being a huge Dawn of War fan, I'm still love it.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.7 hrs on record
Posted: 31 October
If you're down to play a great RTS.

Buy it.
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