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8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 260 Ratings

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  1. Feb 3, 2012
    3
    The multiplayer is dead and it uses windows live. The campaign is fun but beyond that there's really nothing past that in this game. thank god i bought it on sale!
  2. ThomasP
    Mar 14, 2010
    4
    The multiplayer additions are great, but im seething over the addition of the tyranid to last stand.... that could have been done from the beginning. I'm also incredibly sore over the fact that no matter what you do, you are playing Codex Blood Ravens online. I DEMAND to know where my chaplain is. I can lay the same complaints against the other races; where is my brood-lord, where The multiplayer additions are great, but im seething over the addition of the tyranid to last stand.... that could have been done from the beginning. I'm also incredibly sore over the fact that no matter what you do, you are playing Codex Blood Ravens online. I DEMAND to know where my chaplain is. I can lay the same complaints against the other races; where is my brood-lord, where are the other eldar exarchs.... Obviously theres some legal reasons for this one, becuase lawyers are nice like that, but I really wish Slaanesh was there too. Overall, these complaints would give it a score of 8/10. So why am I being vitriolic with a 4/10? Campaign is awful. The story is miserable and the missions between beginning and end incredibly short. Even after having listend to everyone on the missions, I often found myself running around without a clue of what i was doing. And then theres my problem with the voice acting, which was bad in the last one, but in chaos rising its just plain awful. The onyl redeeming feature on the campaign is the corruption factor. I found the librarian incredibly useless. I had and still have no motivation for using him. bah, im done whining. Collapse
  3. BrianD
    Mar 20, 2010
    0
    The game is broken and is not able to be completed by many users. There is a bug at the end of the game that causes a crash after a very annoying and long boss fight. If you jump on the Relic forums, you will see 5 pages of people posting about this with no solution from Relic. There is absolutely no point in playing a game that you cannot beat. I can deal with a bug here and there, but The game is broken and is not able to be completed by many users. There is a bug at the end of the game that causes a crash after a very annoying and long boss fight. If you jump on the Relic forums, you will see 5 pages of people posting about this with no solution from Relic. There is absolutely no point in playing a game that you cannot beat. I can deal with a bug here and there, but this game is broken to the point that it cannot be finished, which is a deal breaker for me. Expand
  4. Sep 11, 2010
    0
    This game holds none of the key elements of the table top game it is based after. The first dawn of war followed close with the elements and properly gave you the real felling of an rts as well as the table top game. All this game is an RPG placed under the wrong name and genre
  5. Jun 30, 2015
    1
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Play only if you are a Warhammer 40k fan

    This game has such poor pathing, poor controls, poor AI and even worse game mechanics

    Poor cover system - It takes 2-3 tries to get the positioning you need on the cover, very frustrating

    Gimmicky missions like the final mission, includes preserving the blood raven army, however, the AI does not know how to revive the tanks, or to restore squads.

    Ativus as a ranged DPS, is pathed in such a way that he keeps taking a step forward when in range

    Targeting is bad too, with the inaccurate target, clicking on the enemy for an atk, sometimes does not trigger the skill or atk, but instead they move towards the enemy.

    Destroying enemy production buildings, doesn't do anything, as the enemy continue to summon units, wasting time for you to march in to destroy them.

    Really cannot recommend this game, unless you enjoy Warhammer 40k story line and lore
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Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 50 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 47 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. Chaos Rising is the perfect expansion: everything you can expect from an add-on is there. A good single player with a story that follows Dawn of War II and several new things in the multiplayer starting from the new faction, the Chaos. The only negative aspect of the game is that the newcomers may feel it too complex, and only those who have played Dawn of War II will have the complete experience.
  2. Not everything is perfect, but you'd earn incompetence points by missing a refined and reduced-price version of Dawn of War II. [May 2010, p.72]
  3. Chaos Rising is about as generous an expansion as you could possibly want. The single-player mode could stand to be a lot bigger, but it's gone to incredible lengths to address the main complaints about Dawn of War II.