Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III PC

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  • Summary: Jump into a brutal battle between three warring factions In Dawn of War III. You will have no choice but to face your foes when a catastrophic weapon is found on the mysterious world of Acheron.

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  1. Positive: 35 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Apr 20, 2017
    90
    A new Dawn of War has risen, and it’s an exciting return from a long dormant franchise. Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III successfully takes the best elements from the previous two games and blends them with traditional RTS mechanics to create a game with deep strategic gameplay. The campaign, which ultimately serves as a glorified tutorial, is entertaining and lengthy enough to keep players hooked for hours even though it’s predictable. The focus on Elite units differentiates Dawn of War III from its competitors by introducing a new sense of depth and progression into the game.
  2. Apr 20, 2017
    86
    Quotation forthcoming.
  3. Apr 20, 2017
    85
    It's challenging, fun and rewarding. A nice return of the series, with a great multiplayer and a very solid campaign.
  4. Apr 20, 2017
    80
    After the pure RTS of Dawn of War and the RPG leanings of Dawn of War II, Relic Entertainment decides to settle in the middle ground with Dawn of War III. Base-building returns, heroes get an overhaul with Elite units, and combat becomes more aggressive and faster-paced. Dawn of War III is a game that pulls from its past, while taking some elements from modern day gaming to make something new in the franchise.
  5. Apr 21, 2017
    80
    Dawn of War 3 may not be revolutionary, but it's certainly an improvement on the previous iteration. Bringing in the best of Dawn of War 2 to the RTS elements of the first, the game is only let down by a rather boring campaign that acts more as a tutorial for the excellent multiplayer.
  6. Apr 20, 2017
    80
    There’s still something a little old-school about Dawn of War III’s RTS action, but when it scratches those same old itches so well, there’s very little reason to complain. It’s a game that takes new influences from the MOBA and uses them well, mixing up powerful Elites with tactically interesting units to create great battlefield moments, while spinning an interesting yarn from three different perspectives.
  7. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Apr 25, 2017
    63
    It feels like a StarCraft mod where unit models are replaced with Warhammer figurines. Grimdark and gore that are synonymous with Warhammer 40k were carefully gelded. Intro cutscene aside, this game could easily get 6+ age rating. [Issue#219, p.64]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 24
  2. Negative: 14 out of 24
  1. Apr 27, 2017
    10
    Nice RTS, spent already 25 hours in the Beta.
    Calm down haters and put your pink glasses away!
    Everything in the Past was good, bla bla bla.
    Nice RTS, spent already 25 hours in the Beta.
    Calm down haters and put your pink glasses away!
    Everything in the Past was good, bla bla bla.
    This game deserve love :)
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  2. Apr 27, 2017
    10
    Game industry have to evolve.It is just inevitably.
    DoW3 single realy nice still 2+ hours. Cuts made with style and really atmospheric.
    Some
    Game industry have to evolve.It is just inevitably.
    DoW3 single realy nice still 2+ hours. Cuts made with style and really atmospheric.
    Some people just forget that grimmdark isnt only a visual part - history makes grimmdark as well as visual.
    Played in OBT for 6-7 hours and really enjoy this battles.
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  3. Apr 27, 2017
    9
    I'm enjoying it a lot, mostly been playing the campaign.

    Seems a bit silly everything being rated as either 10 or 0. I played DoW 1 and
    I'm enjoying it a lot, mostly been playing the campaign.

    Seems a bit silly everything being rated as either 10 or 0.

    I played DoW 1 and 2, but mostly the campaigns which I thought were good. However I feel with this game I might give multi player a go.

    I guess most of the bad review are due to it not being the same as the older games. So if you weren't into the older games massively you might, like me, think its a good game. If you are a massive fan of old games then maybe read the negative reviews and try and work out if the things they are saying really bother you.
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  4. Apr 27, 2017
    2
    Probably the worse game of the series...1) No Sync Kills 2) No Special Attacks 3) Not a true Cover System 4) No Suppression 5) No Morale 6)Probably the worse game of the series...1) No Sync Kills 2) No Special Attacks 3) Not a true Cover System 4) No Suppression 5) No Morale 6) Terrible Cartoony Art Design 6) Poor Sound Design 7) Hilariously bad Animations made for children 8) MOBA Mechanics that have absolutely no business being in a RTS Game. 9) Pointless Base Building that might as well not even be there at all due to how pathetically small the maps are 10) and of course DENUVO DRM and asking 60 dollars for this trash this game is from SEGA alright. Dawn of War III was a Corporate Cash-In to try and pander to the StarCraft II fanbase and MOBA fanatics. Do not buy this game, and show Relic & SEGA that they are capable of doing better than this. Expand
  5. Apr 27, 2017
    1
    I am a fan of every Relic game up to now except The Outfit which I have never played. I loved Homeworld, Space Marine, Impossible Creatures,I am a fan of every Relic game up to now except The Outfit which I have never played. I loved Homeworld, Space Marine, Impossible Creatures, both CoH's and both DoW's even though they were very different games. Also I enjoy Warhammer, especially 40k. So this should be a game for me, no? Sadly, it is not.

    Combat is not interesting and is quite mechanical, economy is outdated returnig to version before CoH1, turrets and power nodes are a blatant steal from MOBA's and completely unnecessary. Elites are badly designed, being able to kill entire armies while costing nothing (so most combats will be around Elite point in the game and whoever holds it, almost certainly wins) and are completely not customisable taking away a strategy layer.

    Raiding is completely out of the picture cause of listening posts so there are only big blobs running around, and cause there is no retreat the blob which gets the first win will continue winning and return mechanics are completely not working cause instead of pop cap regulated req it is economy regulated, so if you have map control your army is gonna be bigger, period. Super weapons also cost nothing so can be spammed and whoever wipes more with his power, wins engagents without the need to strategise. Also Elites will almost certainly become micro transactions with best ones locked behind mounds of ingame currency or a couple of Euro's, so if you want to win in a tournament you better have the newest Elite (pay cash).

    And I am not even touching strange art style, lore unfriendly abilities and animations and bad responsiveness ... Simply put, this game is gaming disappointment of a decade for me
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  6. Apr 27, 2017
    0
    This game is seven steps back from what past Relic games were standing for. There are no things which were created through several very wellThis game is seven steps back from what past Relic games were standing for. There are no things which were created through several very well received Relic games (CoH 1&2, DoW 1&2) like retreat, smoke, cover, positioning, firing arc, requisition beholden to popcap not economy, etc.

    Other things like commanders (Elites) are dumbed down versions from Relic's earlier works, while maps, artstyle etc. are downright stolen from Moba's and SC. This is just a bad game.
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  7. Apr 27, 2017
    0
    What we have for full AAA price tag? for €60 or $60?
    -ONE single multiplayer mode stolen from Dota 2 or LoL - Defend of the Ancient
    -ONLY
    What we have for full AAA price tag? for €60 or $60?
    -ONE single multiplayer mode stolen from Dota 2 or LoL - Defend of the Ancient
    -ONLY EIGHT maps OVERALL
    -ONLY THREE boring race with very limited units' roster
    -SPAMMING AND VERY lore unfriendly gameplay more suitable for free-2-play
    -NOTHING SAME WITH PREVIOUS GAMES
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