Dawn of War 3 is the first mainline entry in the series in eight years. Let’s see if it gets a better rating than its predecessors.
The moment draws near, a new Dawn of War game is nearly upon us. Dawn of War 3 releases next week, but we’re about to see how it fared with critics.
This is the first mainline Dawn of War game since 2009, and the first to be published by Sega after having acquired the rights from THQ.
The Dawn of War 3 package is made up of a single-player campaign featuring three returning heroes of the Space Marines, Eldar, and Orks. Our good friends Gabriel Angelos and his Chapter, the Blood Ravens, will clash with the enigmatic Farseer Macha, all while Ork Warboss Gorgutz schemes to gain control of the horde.
The game also comes with a single multiplayer mode that borrows from MOBAs and traditional RTS games to produce more action-oriented, focused fights. Base building returns, though it’s limited compared to the very first game.
Elite units will play a big part in both modes, and there’s a few for each of the three races to pick from. You’ll also be able to choose which of them to bring into single-player missions as well as multiplayer matches.
Watching the excellent announcement trailer is a good way to get into the mode for Warhammer 40,000’s unique brand of grimdark conflicts.
You can see the reviews below. You can also have a look at our Dawn of War 3 review, which John Robertson called a “worthy RTS for the modern era.”
Scores below are out of ten unless otherwise noted.
- Hardcore Gamer – 4.5/5
- Gamer.nl – 9
- Trusted Reviews 4/5
- USGamer – 4/5
- Everyeye.it – 8.8
- GameWatcher 8.5
- Stevivor – 8.5
- 3Djuegos – 8.5
- PCgamesN – 8
- Gamespot – 8
- Polygon – 8
- The Sixth Axis – 8
- Spazio Games – 8
- PC Invasion – 7
Reviews in Progress, No Score System
- PC Gamer – in progress
- IGN – in progress
- Eurogamer – “Has more going on than both previous games combined when it comes to scale, tone and the straight-up phwoarr-factor of battle.”
- RockPaperShotgun -“There are moments during multiplayer and AI skirmishes I’m absolutely certain it’s the best game in the series.”
- Waypoint – “Still leery of recommending it unconditionally… but there’s something here for both 40K fans and people looking for what the future of the RTS might hold.”
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 3 is out April 27 on PC.