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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.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: 31 out of 51
  2. Negative: 13 out of 51
  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. Stephan
    Nov 2, 2008
    10
    This is an amazing expansion! I got all expansions and the original game and I have to say: that the game is finally nearly perfectly This is an amazing expansion! I got all expansions and the original game and I have to say: that the game is finally nearly perfectly balanced, without too strong necrons and stuff like that. The campaign is great, there were a LOT of multiplayer-maps added. This is a multiplayer game, and one of the best ones! So much action, concentrated action due to the territory system (as in Company of Heroes)! It is a must have for a RTS-Fan! Expand
  3. BradD.
    Oct 17, 2008
    9
    This would have to be the best RTS on the market. The option to select from 9 different races has never been seen before in a RTS. Not only This would have to be the best RTS on the market. The option to select from 9 different races has never been seen before in a RTS. Not only is the attention to detail superb, but game play is seamless, and with the mix of 9 different races keeps you on your toes. I would recommend this game to anyone wanting to purchase a RTS. Expand
  4. Nitro
    Mar 16, 2008
    8
    It's nice add-on to the real big multiplayer game. But anything like SoB bug just can't happen ... especially with SC2 on it's way ...
  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 generalSoulstorm 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. AndyL.
    Mar 29, 2008
    5
    Its an ok game. But I feel that it was somewhat rushed. Its like DC all over again just longer with two new races and some shotty at best air Its an ok game. But I feel that it was somewhat rushed. Its like DC all over again just longer with two new races and some shotty at best air units thrown in. They could have done way better with this but sadly feel way short of the mark. I was really looking forward to this but after only like afew hours play I could already see that there was nothing much new to this game then DC. And its too long with no real goals or anything to look forward to after you get all you wargear except honor guard units. I was very surprised to see this considering how good DC was. Expand
  7. AdrianL.
    Mar 20, 2008
    0
    Terrible. Deserves a zero purely because its Dark Crusade with two rather bad new races which are essentially clones of Eldar and Space Terrible. Deserves a zero purely because its Dark Crusade with two rather bad new races which are essentially clones of Eldar and Space Marines. Despite what the fanboys say 'air units' add no tactical or strategic options and are just land speeders hovering a bit higher Expand

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