Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Dark Crusade demo

Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Dark Crusade demo

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 14 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    Not available
  • Total Downloads:
    145,043
  • Date Added:
    September 07, 2006
  • File Size:
    308.51MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    6
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 2000/XP

Editors' Review

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The standalone demo for the latest expansion to the sci-fi real-time strategy game Warhammer: 40,000: Dawn of War throws in new factions and new units for all the factions. The two additions--Necrons and Tau Empire--are at opposite sides of the philosophical spectrum. The former are skeletal warriors bent on death and destruction, while the latter are committed to fighting for "The Greater Good." Even though the demo only allows you to play the goody-two-shoes Tau Empire in two skirmishes against the Space Marines, there's more than enough real-time fun to earn the reasonably sized demo a top rating.

Gameplay will be extremely familiar to anyone who's tried Warhammer: 40K: Dawn of War, or really any recent real-time strategy game. Aside from the new factions, most of the other updates to the Warhammer universe are new units and a new single-player campaign. Battles are basically decided by controlling various strategic points around the playing field, then using that consolidated power to crush your opponent.

The tutorial is adequate but not comprehensive, and the two missions vary greatly in difficulty. The first is a rather leisurely conquest, while the second requires a quick buildup of resources for you to avoid getting crushed by the Spare Marines. All in all, the 300MB download installs easily and provides several hours of enjoyable real-time strategy with the outstanding graphics we've come to expect from the Warhammer: 40,000 series.

 
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User Reviews
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Results 1-10 of 13

  • 3 stars

    "outstanding"

    July 20, 2010   |   By dfmarines

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Its just like the books;plus the strategy and the graphics are great!

    Cons

    scumbags try to dump viruses and break into my pc

    Summary

    Except for the scumbags trying to do stupid stuff,i love this game!OUTSTANDING!!!!!!

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  • 5 stars

    "Outstanding"

    February 19, 2010   |   By theemperorofchina1991

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    If you like DoW,you definitely need to have Dark Crusade in your inventory.

    Cons

    The gameplay is fun but if only they let us play the Necrons or Chaos.....

    Summary

    A must download for RTS fans.

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  • 1 stars

    "doesn't work"

    June 30, 2009

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    nice description by Cnet editors, fun to read

    Cons

    asks for a ****** driver and direct X, although direct was installed. Didn't run

    Summary

    didn't run

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  • 1 stars

    "OH WELL! (again)"

    June 22, 2008   |   By Steevvo

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    DAWN OF WAR is a great game!

    Cons

    The file would not un-zip. WINDOWS detected a problem with the file.

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  • 3 stars

    "k"

    March 15, 2008   |   By gabe13470

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    Pros

    k

    Cons

    k

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  • 5 stars

    "Deffinantly a game for recomendation."

    November 14, 2007   |   By Mattnoodle

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  • 5 stars

    "nice"

    October 18, 2007   |   By power gamer

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    Pros

    nice

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  • 5 stars

    "It was very cool and very giving but pretty big only for 2 fights....."

    August 06, 2007   |   By jarre13

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    Pros

    Evrything..........?

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  • 5 stars

    "Brilliant Expansion"

    November 08, 2006   |   By Azrael1989

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Everything, the crisp graphics, the enveloping sound, it keeps in line with the the actual tabletop game itself. I can not wait for it to come out!!!

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  • 5 stars

    "Its a awsomemist (very best or #1) Dawn of war game ever! =-D"

    October 19, 2006   |   By madcow77

    Version: Not Found

    Pros

    Alot of more choices & things to do.

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    What's new in version
    General
    Publisher THQ
    Publisher web site http://www.thq.com/
    Release Date September 07, 2006
    Date Added September 07, 2006
    Version
    Category
    Category Games
    Subcategory Real-Time Strategy Games
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows, Windows XP
    Additional Requirements Windows 2000/XP, 2GHz CPU, 512MB RAM, 980MB disk space, 32MB DirectX 9.0b compatible AGP video card with hardware Transform and Lighting
    Download Information
    File Size 308.51MB
    File Name DarkCrusadeDemo.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 145,043
    Downloads Last Week 6
    Pricing
    License Model Free to try
    Limitations Two missions
    Price Free
     
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