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  • Summary: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War – Soulstorm is set in Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40,000 universe – a dark, futuristic, fantasy setting where armies of technologically advanced warriors, fighting machines and hordes of implacable aliens wage constant war – and is played by millions worldwide. Soulstorm is a complete standalone title and features two all-new armies, including the malicious Dark Eldar, for an unprecedented total of nine playable races. In addition to new units across each of the seven existing races, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War – Soulstorm incorporates air units for the first time and introduce multiplayer medals, adding a whole new level of depth to online battles. The revolutionary meta-game introduced in Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War – Dark Crusade is further expanded to an interplanetary scale in Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War – Soulstorm, allowing players to battle across an entire star system. [THQ] Expand
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  1. Positive: 18 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Soulstorm should have introduced decent air forces, not just these handful of hovering tank-like units. Otherwise a fun expansion as always. [Apr 2008]
  2. Soulstrorm delivers two new factions that are great additions to the Dawn of War conflict.
  3. Soulstorm, like its predecessors, does a great job of providing an intense, war-torn, battlefield for you to play with. But the most important thing is that the game is great fun, and will surely touch the soul of every RTS geek who's ever dreamt of being a Space Marine.
  4. There’s nothing new under the Dawn of War sun. Soulstorm is just a repeat of the Dark Crusade expansion, with two different factions thrown into the mix. It might be worth a look for those who absolutely have to complete the series, but most will get just as much mileage from the previous expansion.
  5. Fun, but not progress. [Apr 2008, p.64]
  6. Right now, the game feels dated. It still has the formula that made the game popular in the first place, but that formula is just starting to show its wrinkles.
  7. 58
    At this point, three expansions and three years after the original game, the factions in Dawn of War feel like the various menu items at Taco Bell: The order in which you pile on the beans, cheese, or lettuce doesn't make that big a difference.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 48
  2. Negative: 13 out of 48
  1. Mar 10, 2012
    10
    Still playing this game on-line. Don't understand why i like it so much, i simply like it regardless of the balance and bugs of game.
  2. Sep 24, 2011
    8
    I had a lot of fun with this game, doesn't get old too fast for me which is surprising because there really isn't much diversity in the game, there's only so much you can do each round so that is why the game gets old, not enough customization. It is too close to starcraft (except starcraft actually has a better progressive system for it's units with the technology system, but I also don't like starcraft as much) and I think it should add in elements of the total war RTS system, kind of mix them, and make it one of a kind. Expand
  3. Jan 14, 2014
    8
    This Game for me gets a 8
    Its based on this game as a stand alone and not comparing it to its previous dark crusade game.

    9 races to play
    with so u got alot of time to discover and try new tactics.
    The pros: Number of races, game play
    The cons: Some people complained about loading times. The game is Buggy so u have to get the 1.2 patch. The AI sucks sometimes, especially your allies when you are being eaten alive by the enemy they sit with their relic unit at some point and dont do a thing. Sometimes the games are good. not EPIC. U can only find epic online with good players.

    This review doesnt take into consideration this was a rushed game and disappointed its fans.
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  4. Jun 13, 2012
    6
    Looks nice, chronically average gameplay. Necrons genuinely feel different to play; Tao play like the retarded love-child of the Necrons and the Eldar, and all the other races are basically the same with different, albeit nice looking skins. *Yawn* of War. Expand
  5. Dec 25, 2011
    6
    Soulstorm does not deliver - the campaign is sub-par compared to Dark Crusade, and 40k cannon is pretty much raped (imperial guard general simply 'loosing' one hundred Baneblades - good laugh, though). The game is, like it's precedessors, ok online, though the new races don't seem balanced enough. Expand
  6. Dec 17, 2012
    4
    A major disappointment after how good Dark Crusade was. The two new races add nothing new (there's already 7 from the previous expansions), air units are basically flying tanks that only ranged units can attack (and there's a lot of melee units so this is kind of a big deal), and the campaign is recycled from Dark Crusade with marginal changes. Worst expansion and not worth playing over the previous releases. Expand
  7. Dec 28, 2010
    0
    This game killed Dawn of War, the introduction of flying units (that never really flew they just couldn't be attacked in close combat by other ground units) and the buggy Dark Eldar and Sisters Of Battle, again the campaign was a risk type control all locations on the system map, but you could play as any race again this ruins the story of it overall the worst expansion for Dawn of War and quite possibly the worst game ever made Expand

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