Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War is a revolutionary science fiction real-time strategy (RTS) game set in the violent, post-apocalyptic universe of the 41st Millennium. Utilizing the exceptional game design skills of Relic Entertainment, Dawn of War provides an immersive entertainment experience of epic proportions. Command hardened troops, deadly vehicles and high tech weaponry with one goal in mind, the complete extermination of the opposition.

Whether you lead Humanity's finest - the Space Marines, the diabolic and villainous traitors of man - the Chaos Space Marines, the brutal and savage beasts - the Orks, or the psychic and technologically advanced alien warriors - the Eldar, you control the action and the fate of your race!

With Relic's revolutionary 3D engine and zoom in features, each game is certain to provide awe-inspiring, visceral frontline combat never before depicted in an RTS.


  • Visceral cinematic melee and ranged combat

    Realistic unit animations provide the most detailed combat depicted in a real-time strategy game.

  • Four Unique Races

    Command one of four race, each with their own unique tech tree, structures, abilities, and research, in epic battles for control of the universe and the eradication of one's foes.

  • Cutting Edge 3D Engine

    Relic's proprietary, robust 3D engine provides close in zooms of unprecedented detail accentuating the carnage and slaughter of frontline battles. Appropriate scaled terrain, vehicle physics, and dynamic lighting contribute to a level of realism never displayed in an RTS.

  • Story Driven Single Player Campaign

    Epic tale of treason and conspiracy communicated through stunning interstitials and in-game dialogue and action.

  • Innovative Resource Model

    Resource model that emphasizes the capturing and securing of key strategic points throughout a map, focusing action on the frontline.

  • Pioneering Tactical Gameplay

    Tactical features such as cover, squad based gameplay, morale, and hero units, which promotes unit strategy over mass assaults while still allowing for large-scale battles.

  • High Resolution Support

    Dawn of War takes full advantage of the new higher RAM numbers on the latest 3D cards while supporting a broad range of older cards. Among the effects supported are stencil shadows on tech trees and environment.

  • Multiplay

    2 to 8 player multiplayer via LAN or Internet supporting game matching and tournament options.

  • New Multiplayer Features

    - Customizable squad colors, banners, badges, insignia and names.

    - Observation mode.

    - Ability to ally with other players.