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 (1,100 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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27 April

Space Marine Trading Cards

Warhammer fans, good news!

The Space Marine Collection is on sale for 75% off on Steam from April 27-May 4.
The game has also been updated to now include Steam Trading Cards! Collect cards, earn badges, and do it all FOR THE EMPEROR!

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24 March

Server Maintenance - Today at 3 pm PDT

A quick notice for all of our players: our Dawn of War servers will be down for maintenance from 3 pm PDT until 3:30 pm PDT. This downtime is for maintenance only, and does not include new content or a patch. As always, we have specifically scheduled this maintenance to fall outside of our peak player hours. We thank everyone for their patience during this time!

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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
232 of 250 people (93%) 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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36 of 39 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
287.1 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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40 of 46 people (87%) found this review helpful
3 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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35 of 38 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
109.0 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 http://www.moddb.com/mods/ultimate-apocalypse-mod
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2NWX1V6mQI
The Ultimate Apocalypse mod team proudly presents to the Dawn of War: Soulstorm players and fans, an eagerly awaited and packed with epic content game experience, the Ultimate Apocalypse mod! Imagine a mod featuring massive Warhammer 40,000 battles where all 9 races in Soulstorm (and more!) have a chance at epic victory. A mod where there's no shortage of all new units, buildings, abilities, and even titans! A mod where there's nearly no limits holding you back. It's all about all out, massive war. Wanna nuke your enemies? You can. Gloriously epic titan duels are your thing? Ultimate Apocalypse has you covered. Not only that, but Ultimate Apocalypse is continuously tested to ensure the epic battle experience it delivers remains unique while being completely awesome. Thanks to you (yes, you!) and everyone playing, Ultimate Apocalypse has been steady within the top 20 ranked mods for years.
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16 of 16 people (100%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
278.8 hrs on record
Posted: 1 April
You can have 3 Squads of Space Marines Massacre 100s of Orks.

10/10 Best Ork Genocide Simulator Ever
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24 of 31 people (77%) 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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15 of 17 people (88%) 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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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
380.1 hrs on record
Posted: 11 January
WITNESS YOUR DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM
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19 of 25 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
124.5 hrs on record
Posted: 5 January
All eldar must answer the call
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14 of 16 people (88%) 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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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
70.6 hrs on record
Posted: 20 December, 2014
I hate the Tau.
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
36.8 hrs on record
Posted: 15 March
Stop reading this, buy all the DOW games. Look don't ask just buy it, you won't regret it. In particular buy the master collection, i'll explain why below:

Why buy Master? Master comes with all the factions fully playable in multiplayer and single player skirmishes, that's why. Simply download, install and play all of them at least once and you have full access to everything. You get 9-10 factions all together, 9-10 factions that all play /very/ differently with their own fun and unique tactics.

so look i'll do a review just for fun, but hurry up and buy it, you won't regret it:

Pros:

Fun open campaign: None of this boring DOW:II campaigns where its "OH LOOK ITS THE SPACE MARRINES WE'RE SO SPACE MARINEY"

Diverse factions: Space Marines, Imperial Guads, Necrons, Tau, Eldar etc don't play alike, at all. They each play very differently and are relatively balanced. Try them out they're also all flavoured differently so if you're into BDSM I suggest playing Dark Eldar. If you're a pyromaniac who loves girls with big guns, may I direct you to the Sisters of Battle. If you're a ♥♥♥♥♥ I will direct you to the Space Marines. If you're a ♥♥♥♥♥ with some angst I would direct you to the Chaos Space Marines.

Multiplayer: By gaming standards this game is old, but there is still an active multiplayer community, thats more then DOW:II can really say.

Army Painter: Ever look at your GLORIOUS IMPERIAL GUARD WITH BALLS OF ♥♥♥♥ING STEEL and say, gee they look stupid, they NEED TO BE ♥♥♥♥ING PINK, well guess what: You can customize the colour schemes for your army, if you want to create an army of Pink Necrons or Imperial Guards from the Planet majesta then go on ahead and do it.

Replay value: This game has a lot of replay value in multiplayer and campaigns.

CONS:

Graphics are a bit dated, but thats okay, it means it can run on your rig.

the multiplayer can be difficult at times, i've lost sometimes very fast.

NO Tyranids. I think there are mods that fix this but I don't bother with them, I hated the Tyranids in DOW:II OP AS ♥♥♥♥. This might be a pro, idk.

Guides are currently "Meh" on the steam community section, most of them being troll guides.

Some SPESS MEHREENS (Space Marines) chapters are not represented beyond some pre-made skins for them. So if you're expecting to bring out some Space Wolves the best you'll get is some light blue power armour for your SPESS MEHREENS. But, who cares they're SPESS MEHREENS.


Final notes: IF you're still reading this you're wasting your time when you could be burning the heretics and slaying the Xenos in the name of the EMPRAH. But in all seriousness Soulstorm is a recommended one to buy along with any other expansion as soulstorm is where peep's go to play multiplayer. But Soulstorm only comes with Dark Eldar and Sisters of battle. See other expansions for their factions. Or buy the Master collection.
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15 of 20 people (75%) 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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
26.3 hrs on record
Posted: 23 January
WITNESS YOUR DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: 26 March
As of today still THE best Warhammer 40,000 game.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
160.3 hrs on record
Posted: 25 March
Only when I play this game I feel something strange..
What is this feeling?
I...I... I think it's the warp...
I can feel the warp overtaking me...
...It is a good pain!!!


10/10 would offer my soul to the chaos gods again!
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9 of 12 people (75%) 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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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
17.3 hrs on record
Posted: 17 March
TAU EMPIRE-For teh gurter gud!

SISTERS OF BATTLE-Felluw meh inte bettle sastrs!

NEKRON-*silence*

ORCS-rks is bilt fer fightin!

SPACE MARINES-spash mureens, ardvernce!

IMPERIAL GUARD-irf it is teh ermperererors wiww!

CHAOS-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

ELDAR- strk quicry, whiw r enemy srumbers!

DARK ELDAR-*rambling about pain and death*

Das' bout it
10/10
would deep strike again
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
72.6 hrs on record
Posted: 29 March
One of my favorite RTS-games. Sadly, the campaign is not as epic as the one from Dark Crusade but you don't care about that. Maybe you're like me, and asked yourself "Dark Crusade was fun and all - but where's the flamers at?". Luckily, your prayers were answered in Soulstorm by introducing Sisters of Battle. Have you ever wanted to burn the enemies of the Imperium? Have you ever wished you could wield a tank with spinning flamers? Have you ever said to yourself "I wish there would be a race that would be EXTREMELY devoted to the God-Emperor of Man! Even more than the Space Marines!"? then you'll love Sisters of Battle. Wield flamers on your troops, flamers on your tanks, flamers on your open-topped walkers, flamers on your turrets - all while God-Emperor boosts your units' health and makes their ammo deadlier thanks to Acts of Faith exclusive to SoB.

10/10 would flame for Emperor again.
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6 of 7 people (86%) 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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