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8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 90 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 78 out of 90
  2. Negative: 5 out of 90

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  1. Dec 25, 2011
    9
    An expansion that's better than the original game! The campaign is engaging and boasts some of the most memorable 40k characters - warboss Gorgutz, general Sturnn and Farseer Taldeer.
  2. Aug 16, 2011
    8
    I rated the original Dawn of War at 9 so I am rating this one at 8. Everything from the Original is here and all the content is as enjoyable as ever but it doesn't add as much as I expected. The new faction does present new challenges and is very enjoyable to master but outside of the campaign the Imperial Guard is absolutely worthless. In multiplayer it is effective if picked against the Eldar but since no one plays the Eldar in multiplayer the IG's only purpose is as a plot device. All-in-all get the Complete Collection of the Dawn of War series and play through the Winter Assault campaign but don't bother getting it as a stand-alone expansion. Expand
  3. Dec 28, 2010
    9
    This game is the best expansion for Dawn of War, it lets you play as the imperial guard in multiplayer and skirmish mode instead of only certain levels of the campaign, it also has a story to the campaign (even if you can play as either good or bad)
  4. Sep 9, 2012
    10
    This expansion is really awesome. The campaign is really good with many funny dialogs of main characters. New race and many new units + better balance of multiplayer makes this a must buy for everyone who liked Dawn of war.
  5. Mar 5, 2014
    7
    The Imperial Army is for me a nice friend and enemy. It's large, has good tanks, rocket launcher etc. and the soldiers are humans, who try to fight against demons, "gods" etc.
Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 32 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. 85
    The Imperial Guard only add to the frantic gameplay in a positive way by allowing a slightly different style of play for the more defensively minded.
  2. 80
    Not since Blizzard unleashed "Brood Wars" on the "Starcraft" community has a developer put such a well-conceived effort into an expansion pack. Relic has rewarded the patience of its fans with an absolute must have add-on, and for any RTS fan that hasn't already picked up the original game...no more excuses.
  3. Winter Assault adds a new playable faction, new units to existing factions, a new single-player game, and some of tweaks and additions that should make most Dawn of War fans very happy, and might win a few converts, too.