Dawn of War II is a tactical role-playing and real-time strategy game application created by Relic Entertainment. It is published by THQ Canada Inc. and was first released on February 19, 2009 in North America. It has three game modes – Single Player, Cooperative, and Multiplayer. Single Player and Cooperative modes can be played on Campaign. The campaign story of involves the detachment of the Space Marine’s Blood Ravens chapter from the Aurelia’s Strike Cruiser Armageddon. The player can choose the mission. However, the main goal is to defend the worlds of the Blood Ravens until Capt. Gabriel Angelos arrives together with a group of Blood Ravens.
Only Space Marines can be accessed in the Single Player mode while there are four factions available in the Multiplayer mode. These are the Orks, Tyranids, Eldar, and Space Marines. The player can choose what units to use before starting a mission, which mission to play and what planets to fight in. Players may also select between different objectives. After choosing the mission as well as the war zone, the player may only take four squads to play in the battle. For every mission completed, the player gains experience, learn more abilities, levels up, and gets bonuses.
Dawn of War II’s multiplayer game makes use of the service of the Games for Windows Live multiplayer. The goal of the multiplayer game is to capture victory points on the map. Destroying the headquarter buildings of other teams may also be a way for the player to win.