Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War is a science fiction real-time strategy game that was initially released in 2004. The game’s setting is in Warhammer 40,000, a universe that depicts a dystopian future. The Imperium, the immortal emperor, is at war with Eldar, Orks, and the servants of Chaos. The player must fight to prevent the extinction of the human race. Players must hold down locations in the game in order to construct more buildings and unlock units. A battle is won when enemy structures are destroyed or when control points are held down for a certain period of time. There are two main resources in the game – power and requisition. Power can be acquired by constructing generators in the headquarters, while requisition is constantly generated in the headquarters.
Other features of the game include the following:
Customizable squad colors, badges, names, and banners
Cinematic quality melee and ranged combat
Four unique races with unique strategies
Epic single player campaign
The single player campaign is set on Tartarus, a planet that is invaded by the Orks. The game can also be played in multiplayer mode via LAN. Up to eight players can play the game at a time in multiplayer mode.