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 (985 reviews)
Release Date: 5 Mar, 2008

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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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13 January

Patch Notes and a Quick Community Update

Hello, fans! I wanted to take a quick moment to address our Dawn of War community and provide an update for you all!

First off, I'm very happy to announce that a minor patch that will be going out today. This update addresses a few technical issues, corrects some statistical anomalies and adds minor button functionality to our automatch completed game page.

In addition to this update, we also wanted to let everyone know that we will be building out our community team this year. We've shrunk in size here at Relic - from three people to one - and recognize that we need more assistance to better serve our Dawn of War community! We ask our fans for patience during this time, and are looking forward to introducing you to new staff as they come on!

Patch notes for today's update are as follows:

Dawn of War 2 Titles

Updated build:

ver. 2.6.10236 Dawn of War 2

ver. 2.6.10236 Dawn of War 2 Chaos Rising

ver. 3.19.1.10235 Dawn of War 2 Retribution




1. WorldBuilder

  • Resolved crash issues with the Worldbuilder when creating user generated maps.
2. Automatch

  • Can now click “continue” after a ranked game is complete.
3. Statistics

  • Corrected issue where stats were only being recorded when a player conceded or ended a game.
4. Statistics

  • Corrected issue where some achievements would not unlock.

    • i.e. Primarch and other difficulty achievements.

    • i.e. Unlocking Last Stand war gear progression items.
5. Pause

  • Pause/Break Key now functions for Single Player.

  • Pause/Break Key during Replays now function.
6. Lobby/Chat

  • Some behavior with Party Chat and General Chat have been adjusted.

    • i.e. Party Chat isn't automatically selected when entering a party/lobby if the general chat is already open.


Dawn of War 1 Titles


Updated build:

ver. 197807 Dawn of War Game of The Year / Winter Assault

ver. 197806 Dawn of War Dark Crusade

ver. 452 Dawn of War Soulstorm



1. Misc.

  • Resolved some server exception issues.

This update will go live at approximately 11am pacific standard time.

We look forward to a bright year for both the Dawn of War 1 and Dawn of War 2 communities!

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29 September, 2014

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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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
165 of 179 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
872.9 hrs on record
Posted: 20 November, 2014
I played a game against an AI Imperial Guard that lasted around 18 hours,

11/10.
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104 of 119 people (87%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
111.5 hrs on record
Posted: 27 September, 2014
spess muhreens
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72 of 76 people (95%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
35.2 hrs on record
Posted: 27 October, 2014
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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61 of 65 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
267.4 hrs on record
Posted: 21 October, 2014
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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50 of 53 people (94%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
93.3 hrs on record
Posted: 7 September, 2014
-Took away... their metal bawkses
-FOUGHT IN THE NAME OF THE EMPERAH!
-FAILED.... THE EMPRAH
-Misplaced 100 Baneblades
-Took possession of a big ♥♥♥ tau cannon
-Kuarava I is the most screwed planet in the galaxy
-Sisters of Battle
-Dark Eldar
-Flying units = Fun!
10/10, would DEEP STRIKE again!
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26 of 29 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
267.2 hrs on record
Posted: 30 October, 2014
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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27 of 32 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
105.1 hrs on record
Posted: 8 November, 2014
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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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
76.1 hrs on record
Posted: 8 October, 2014
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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21 of 26 people (81%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
55.3 hrs on record
Posted: 2 October, 2014
blud for the blud gahd
12/10
ign
goty
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
30.8 hrs on record
Posted: 27 January
Tehre is noh time to beh lohst!


Batul Brothas!


Spehss Mahrens, todeh the enemeh is at oua doar! We know oua duteh and we will do eet. We fight for our honor as Blod Rehvens,
as SPESS MAHRENS, and we fight in the nehme of the Empra!


And if we die this deh we die in gloareh, we die heroes' deffs, but we shall not die, no! It is the enemeh who will tehste
deff and defeat!


As you know! Moast of oua battle brothars are shtehtioned in SPEHSS, Pruhpeared to deep strike! Oua perimeter has been
pruhpeared in the even dat oua enehmies should be so bald and so foolish. We have plehced numerous beacons, allowing for
muhltiple, simuln-tehneous and devashtehting defensive deep strikes


The Codecks astartees nehmes this maneuvah Steel Rehn. We will descend upon the foe, we will ovawhelm them - we will leave none alive!
Meanwhile oua ground fawses will ensue the full defense of oua headkwaters


We are the spehss mahrens! WE ARE THE EMPRA'S FUREH!

This was the original version found at his desk next to a pile of red and black crayons.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: 5 November, 2014
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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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: 6 November, 2014
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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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
70.1 hrs on record
Posted: 20 December, 2014
Incredibly fun RTS classic.

Soulstorm takes place in the Warhammer 40k universe, and you are given 9 factions to play as.

In the campaign, you take part in the Kaurava conflict, where you are pitted against 8 other factions in a long battle to take hold of all the planets and moons. Cutscenes are one of the highlights of the single-player mode- Metal boxes, Commander Boreale, etc. Other than that, single-player is slightly repetetive (you have to fight hourlong battles to take hold of an area on a planet, and take note planets have lots of areas), making it a very lengthy struggle of struggles that include struggles.

Multiplayer is the best thing in the game. Gritty and andrenaline-rush filled battles leave your squads into 1-man militias. Taking hold of a requisition point will leave you battling an opposing enemy for long minutes. Not to mention that constant bugs will annoy you, given how old this game is.

Mods are a boon. Take the Ultimate Apocalypse Mod, for example, where battles are litterally triple the size of their vanilla counterparts. Factions are also balanced, and the Tau are finally weaker than the Imperial Guard.


I rate this game 10 heretic skulls out of 11 Borealum exterminatus devices.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: 24 December, 2014
catholic school girls with rocket rifles and perky 1950's bras = a fun time.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
124.0 hrs on record
Posted: 5 January
All eldar must answer the call
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
45.8 hrs on record
Posted: 31 October, 2014
If you're down to play a great RTS.

Buy it.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
107.5 hrs on record
Posted: 29 October, 2014
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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
375.5 hrs on record
Posted: 11 January
WITNESS YOUR DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
25.2 hrs on record
Posted: 25 November, 2014
Best of best in Dow series and a good old real game strategies as well.
Lack of story but remarkable colorful armies clash each other out in the cold deep of space in the 40K era.

Before i had steam many hour i played this one.

Tau Empire and Biel Tan Eldar rules! :D

Strongly suggested game those who are love commanding armies trough the battlefield.
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