Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War II - Retribution


Dawn of War 2: Retribution review

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It must be hard to be a Guardsman. You’re standing around staring at an uncaptured control point and a box full of something called Requisition, and suddenly an Ork appears three inches from your face. His name is Spookums, he is wearing a pirate hat, and now he has exploded. You’re killed instantly – that’s one of the worst parts of the job – but Spookums is merely flung by his own explosion into a bush.

Luckily, Dawn of War 2: Retribution lets you be the Ork.

If you’d asked me before I played it, I would have told you Retribution was all about making Dawn of War 2 closer to a proper strategy game. It’s standalone, and where Dawn of War 2 was all about micromanaging just a handful of units, Retribution allows you to build up your force from the headquarters you capture midbattle. In theory, the big change is that you’re now commanding an army instead of leading a squad.

The Sunday Video Pwn

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In March, RTS players the world over will divide. Some will take up blades and form regiments with great historical accuracy, walking into battle in some very pretty armour. Yes, Shogun 2 will be epic. Tremendous as it is, some will share my personal preference for close combat with giant hammers that crackle with energy. In space. Take a look at the above video of Dawn of War II: Retribution to see why war in the 41st Millennium is truly the war of real men! (and Orks. And Eldar and Tyranids - let's not be racist!)

Why Relic dropped Games for Windows Live in Dawn of War 2: Retribution

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Dawn of War Retribution is almost here. It won't be using Games for Windows Live. We've been talking to Relic about their decision to drop the service and go with Steamworks alone for Dawn of War 2: Retribution.

PC Gamer US Podcast 256 - Vendebt

Andy Bauman at

Dan, Logan, Josh, Chris, Anthony, Andy, and eventually Evan discuss the new info on The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, playtime of the last stand mode in Dawn Of War 2: Retribution, and the latest caped crusades in DC Universe: Online. Other topics include a Starcraft 2 mod that gets Blizzards attention, an enhancement mod for Fallout: New Vegas and deals on some classic games from GOG.com.

PC Gamer US Podcast 256 - Vendebt

Dawn of War 2: Retribution closed multiplayer beta launching soon

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THQ have announced that a closed beta for Dawn of War: Retribution will be launching at the end of this month. Anyone who's pre-ordered Retribution, or bought or registered a Dawn of War game on Steam will be eligible.

Dawn of War 2: Retribution collector's edition detailed, pre-orders now available

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THQ have announced details of the collector's edition of the upcoming standalone expansion to Dawn of War 2, Dawn of War 2: Retribution. The special edition box will come with bonus in-game wargear for each of the six playable races in the game along with exclusive artwork. Preorders are also now available for the game. Read on for details.

Dawn of War II: Retribution trailer brings the noise

Dan Stapleton at

THQ has released a new trailer for the upcoming Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War II expansion, Retribution, in which the narrator seems surprised about more fighting, despite the WH40K franchise slogan. Still no hints about the new faction, but it does show some new units, including the Chaos Noise Marines. (I'm pretty sure the guy in the apartment next to mine has one of those guns.)

Dawn of War 2: Retribution's multiplayer generals profiled

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The new general units for each race in Dawn of War 2: Retribution's single player campaigns will also feature in multiplayer mode. Relic have revealed some of the special abilities that will be available to the Tyranid Swarmlord and the Eldar Autarch.

Dawn of War 2: Retribution Eldar Heroes detailed

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Relic have revealed more information on the four heroes we'll be commanding as part of the Eldar single player campaign in Dawn of War 2: Retribution. Read on for images and an overview of each of the heroes.

PC Gamer UK December Issue - Warhammer: Dark Millennium Online

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The latest issue of PC Gamer is a portal to a dark, grim future in which there is only war. Glorious, exciting war in which Man's greatest foes are sliced with chain swords, diced with chain axes, and shot in the face with massive guns. You'll be able to tell from the steely gaze of the Space Marine on our cover that this month is a Warhammer 40k special. We donned our biggest shoulder pads and braved the battlefields of the future, bringing back massive previews of Warhammer: Dark Millennium Online and Dawn of War 2: Retribution. You can read all the gory details by visiting your local magazine seller immediately, or if you're not yet convinced, read below for more tantalising nuggets.

Dawn of War 2: Retribution - Tyranid campaign trailer HD

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Tyranids are confirmed as the third playable race in Dawn of War 2's standalone expansion, Retribution. Check out our full Tyranid campaign preview, and get a brief but deliciously high def look at them in action with the announcement trailer below.

Dawn of War II: Retribution shows off Eldar campaign

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The new single player campaign for the next expansion to Dawn of War II, Retribution, will let you play as multiple races, including the Eldar. THQ have released a trailer showing the futuristic space elves slashing and blasting their way through a host of chaos. The trailer below includes twelve foot tall Wraithlords crushing chaos warriors with giant swords, and bucketloads of vomit.

Relic ditch Games for Windows Live for Steam

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Relic have just announced that they've dropped Games for Windows Live for Dawn of War II: Retribution, their upcoming expandalone campaign for their strategy/co-op tactics hybrid set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. They've prepared a statement, copied below. We also innocently asked them the obvious question: what was wrong with Games for Windows Live?