Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III (PC)
Strategy 27 April 2017
Developed by Relic Entertainment, the third installment of the real-time strategy set in a dark science fiction world. The action of Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III once again takes us to the popular universe created by Games Workshop. During gameplay you can lead one of the three available races: Space Marines, Eldars, and Orks. Each of them has unique heroes, units, buildings, and abilities. Mechanically, the title combines the best solutions from the previous parts of the franchise and concentrates on spectacular battles waged on vast maps with hundreds of units. The game features RPG elements, such as customization of units and heroes that can be provided with special equipment and abilities obtained with the increase of experience. The title utilizes a modern graphics engine which offers attractive, 3D visuals and large-scale environment destruction.
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Soulstorm (PC)
Strategy 04 March 2008
Another stand-alone expansion for the real-time strategy Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War that was released in 2004. The Soulstorm expansion adds one new story campaign for the game. It encompasses the the entire Kaurava system that consists of four planets and three moons. A conflict between nine factions starts in that area. They all intend to examine the eponymous anomaly. The expansion adds two previously unavailable factions. The first one are the Dark Eldar, corrupt pirates and slavers. The second are the Sisters of Battle who are absolutely loyal to the Emperor. In addition to that, each side of the conflict received new units (including, for the first time in the series, aerial vehicles). Multiplayer was improved as well. Now it has new maps and a reward system based on achievements.
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War (PC)
Strategy 20 September 2004
A real-time strategy which takes place in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. The game was released as a result of cooperation between the publisher THQ and Relic Entertainment, the studio known for Homeworld, among other games. The story of Dawn of War focuses on one of the many conflicts in the world of Warhammer. It focuses on Gabriel Angelos – the leader of Blood Ravens chapter of the Space Marines - who tries to stop an Ork invasion on his planet. Similarly as in the majority of real-time strategies, the essence of the game is leading troops during combat. Thanks to the unique setting and various futuristic weapons, the battles are spectacular and very brutal. The game lacks the typical resource gathering element, usually used for improving the base. Instead, the resource system was based on conquering and controlling key locations. The way how units look is worth mentioning – they are based on authentic figurines created by Games Workshop.
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II (PC)
Strategy 19 February 2009
A sequel to the popular real-time strategy game by Relic Entertainment, set in the cult Warhammer 40,000 universe, where over a dozen feuding factions fight a bloody war. In the story campaign, we can assume control of the armies of four sides of the conflict: humans (Space Marines), Orks, the Eldar, and the Tyranids. Contrary to its predecessor, in Dawn of War II we have a much larger freedom in terms of playing and can determine the order of conquest. Moreover, every mission ends with a fight against a so-called boss who is more resistant to damage and has more powerful attacks at his disposal. In the title, we command units that usually consist of only several troops, which serves to strengthen the tactical side of the gameplay and the way players bond with their subordinates. As we progress, the experience level of our armies also rise, thanks to which they can perform increasingly better on the battlefield.
Battlefleet Gothic: Armada (PC)
Strategy 21 April 2016
A space real-time strategy game set in the popular science-fiction universe created by Games Workshop, initially for tabletop battle games. It was developed by Tindalos Interactive, an independent French studio known mostly for Stellar Impact. The action takes us to the war-torn world of Wahammer 40,000, where 4 powerful factions — Imperium, Chaos, Eldar and Orks — fight for dominance in the Gothic sector. The players assume control over a fleet of the chosen side. Available units include vessels of various size and purpose – from fast frigates to majestic warships. The gameplay focuses on fighting large-scale battles, during which our units and their personnel gain experience that can be then traded for new special abilities as well as enhancements for weapons, defensive systems, and the like. The game offers attractive graphics powered by Unreal Engine 4.
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War – Dark Crusade (PC)
Strategy 09 October 2006
A stand-alone expansion for the strategy game Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War developed by Relic Entertainment. The basic novelty introduced in Dark Crusade expansion are the two new factions. The first one are the humanoid robots known as Necron. They are a faction of undead killing machines. The second new faction is the Tau Empire. They are technologically advanced and have remarkable skills in diplomacy. The game takes place on a desert planet named Kronus, which sparks also the interest of other factions known from previous installments of the series (there are seven factions in total). In the campaign mode the player must conquer 25 provinces of the planet. The developers decided not to create a typical, lineal story (except for a few key moments), instead giving the players complete freedom in conquering the whole area. A modified character development system is one of the novelties introduced by the expansion – the faction leader can buy better equipment and skills with special points obtained during the game.
Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr (PC)
RPG November 2017
An action RPG set in the popular universe of Warhammer 40,000 and developed by the Hungarian studio Neocore Games, so far known from its King Arthur series and The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing. We play as an agent of the inquisition traveling throughout the galaxy, whose role is to take part in the bloody fight against enemies of the Emperor wherever need be. Gameplay of Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr consists of two parts. First, there is a campaign, throwing us into the eternal conflict, in which the agents of inquisition will play a crucial role. The other one is an extension of the main story and gives us opportunity to freely explore the universe of the game within typical sandbox gameplay.
Space Hulk: Deathwing (PC)
Action 14 December 2016
One of several video games based on Space Hulk - a board game created by Games Workshop and set in the world of Warhammer 40,000. In the case of Space Hulk: Deathwing, the players receive a fast-paced first-person shooter created as a result of the cooperation between Cyanide (the Blood Bowl series) and Streum On Studio (E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy). The player is put in the shoes of the titular Deathwing squad's member. Deathwing is a special squad of space marines, whose goal is to eliminate insect-like aliens and liberate a huge space junkyard called Space Hulk. Mysterious artifacts and ancient technologies have been concealed here, and have now become targets of greedy space pirates and the player's main enemies alike. The player travels through dark and claustrophobic locations, and the enemies themselves can frighten with their appearances. The player makes use of both futuristic weapons and psionic powers the world of Warhammer 40.000 is popular for. The game includes a character progression system based on four skill trees. It is also worth mentioning that the game utilizes the Unreal 4 Engine, popularized by many other first-person shooters.
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Retribution (PC)
Strategy 01 March 2011
The second standalone expansion for the 2009’s real-time strategy game, Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II. The action of Retribution takes place 10 years after the events of Chaos Rising. Despite the defeat of the Black Legion and the demon Ulkair, the fighting hasn’t stopped and the planet Aurelia remains a battlefield for many conflicts between feuding factions of mutually exclusive interests. When the Empire loses its patience and prepares to annihilate all life on Aurelia, the only hope to persuade the Inquisition is to stop the Chaos-corrupted Grand Master Kyras. New story campaigns allow us to assume control of all factions that were available thus far as well as the Imperial Guard. The expansion also introduces several changes to the gameplay mechanics, such as character abilities, powerful AoE attacks, and the possibility of gathering resources and then using them to train units and construct vehicles.
Warhammer 40K: Eternal Crusade (PC)
Action 23 September 2016
A third person MMO game set in the popular Warhammer 40.000 universe created by Games Workshop company. The game takes place in the titular 41st millennium and concentrates on galactic conflict between various races, fighting for control over different planets. When joining the game, we choose a faction, such as Space Marines, Eldars, or Orkz, allowing you and other players join the epic battle over certain territory. The game features an extensive character development system, thanks to which we can unlock numerous new skills and fighting techniques, as well as wide variety of battle equipment. The combat in the real-time PvP skirmishes is arcade, and their outcomes shape the entire universe.
Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach (PC)
Strategy 19 January 2017
A turn-based strategy game set in the Warhammer 40K universe, developed by debuting Scottish studio Straylight Entertainment. The game takes place in the 41st century, during the incessant conflict between the rival races. You lead one of the Space Marines chapters, called the Space Wolves, who resist the devastating orc invasion, led by Grukk Face-Rippa. Warhammer 40,000: Sanctus Reach features two story campaigns, consisting of about 50 missions, and you can use 30 varied units, both standard ones and legendary ones. The gameplay is turn-based, although the pace is fast, and it is important to use tactical maneuvers and pay attention to the topography. As the game progresses, you units gain experience and level up. The game also features a quick fight mode, in which you battle the AI or another player in the PBEM+ system.
Warhammer 40,000: Regicide (PC)
Strategy 08 September 2015
Set in the popular science-fiction universe, a turn-based strategy game employing chess mechanics. The title is one of the first independent productions licensed by Games Workshop. The game is developed by Hammerfall Publishing from Australia. The name refers to the board game described in the Warhammer novels. Gameplay features a modified version of classic chess and offers two game modes. In the classic mode, you choose one of the available races, fight, and gradually unlock new characters and abilities. In the Regicide mode, rules are slightly more complicated – during their turn, players can move, open fire at enemies and environment elements, and use a whole range of psionic powers. Attractive visuals use motion capture technology and feature characteristic elements of the Warhammer stylistics.
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II - Chaos Rising (PC)
Strategy 11 March 2010
A standalone expansion pack for the second installment of the RTS that takes place in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. The game was developed by Relic Entertainment. As the title suggests, Dawn of War II: Chaos Rising concentrates on the faction of the Chaos space marines. The game takes place on the ice-covered planet Aurelia. Thousand years ago the planet was “eaten” by the Warp storm and now it returned bearing the legions of Chaos. During the game the player leads the space marines of the Blood Ravens chapter who must not only face their former brothers, but find a traitor among themselves as well. The biggest change in game mechanics was adding an individual morality meter for each unit. The meter is influenced by corruption and redemption points achieved with the decisions made by the player. Chaos Rising adds a few multiplayer features such as new units for each faction and previously unavailable maps and modes.
Talisman: The Horus Heresy (PC)
Strategy 22 February 2016
A digital board game by Nomad Games combining the iconic Warhammer universe with the rules of the popular board game, Talisman. The story is based on the “Horus Heresy” trilogy by Dan Abnett and takes place in 31st millennium, when humanity flourishes under the rule of a gracious Emperor. When he had suddenly withdrawn from the frontlines, and Horus, his favorite son whom he promoted to the rank of Warmaster, objected to his ambitious plans, a great civil war breaks out. In Talisman: The Horus Heresy, the players assume the role of one of 8 playable characters divided into two groups: the loyalists or the traitors and take command of one division of Space Marines. The gameplay mechanics employ the solutions of the Talisman series, although the scale is incomparably bigger because the board spans across the entire galaxy.
Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch - Enhanced Edition (PC)
Strategy 16 October 2015
A turn-based strategy game set in a science-fiction world and based on a 2010 RPG set in the universe of the popular battle system created by Games Workshop. Warhammer 40,000: Deathwatch - Enhanced Edition was created by Rodeo Games - a studio popular for Warhammer Quest and the Hunters series (similar in terms of genre). The game is set on the edge of imperial space, where Space Marines from the Deathwatch chapter fight extreme battles against an aggressive, non-humanoid species known as the Tyranids. The player assumes control over a team of five commandos (chosen from among over 40 elite figures) - they are your Space Marines with their own active and passive skills. During turn-based missions, the player's subordinates gain experience that can be spent to unlock new, useful abilities. Although the game is played from an aerial view, the player can rotate the camera angle to their liking.
Eisenhorn: Xenos (PC)
Action 10 August 2016
A third-person action game by Pixel Hero Games (the developer of Spiral: Episode 1). The title focuses on Inquisitor Gregor Eisenhorn – one of the most iconic characters from the Warhammer 40,000 universe. The plot is based on the first volume of the “Eisenhorn trilogy”, written by Dan Abnett, and depicts the initial period of the eponymous Inquisitor’s reign. Mechanically, Eisenhorn: XENOS resembles the Batman: Arkham and God of War series. The hero can use a wide variety of weapons – including both guns and a sword, which he uses most of the time. Combat consist of rhythmic attack combinations that are become increasingly stronger as long as you match the rhythm, which requires skills and good timing. Additionally, the protagonist can use tactical skills, such as temporary invisibility, psychic powers, and slow-motion inspired by the Fallout's V.A.T.S. system. In combat and when solving puzzles, Eisenhorn is accompanied by two other characters chosen by the player.
Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Winter Assault (PC)
Strategy 19 September 2005
The first official expansion for the real-time strategy game that takes place in the Warhammer 40,000 universe and was developed by Relic Entertainment. In Dawn of War: Winter Assault the developers greatly expanded the single player mode by adding four separate story campaigns and many new functions. The expansion takes place on the cold planet Lorn V and focuses on a destructive machine called Dominatus. The machine was created in the volcanic forges of Mars and almost every race in the universe wants to get it and use in their own way. Playing as the forces of Order, the player can lead an Eldar strike force or a regiment of the Imperial Guard. The Chaos campaign allows us to control Orks or the traitorous Chaos Space Marines. Both the new Imperial Guard and the previously available factions received many new units. The visuals of the game were improved as well.
Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon (PC)
Strategy 26 November 2014
A turn-based strategy game set in a popular science-fiction universe, developed by Slitherine, an esteemed studio specialized in strategy titles. The plot is focused on a great war of the planet Armageddon, in which the allied forces of the Space Marines and the Imperial Guard fight against the army of orks led by Ghazghkull Thraka. The story campaign consists of 35 missions and is non-linear to some extent, as it develops depending on your actions. The game features over 100 kinds of units, each with its own set of abilities and skills that can be developed over the course of the game. The developers created a complex strategy-based combat system, which takes into account such factors as land relief, weather conditions or the soldiers' morale. Apart from the singleplayer mode, the game allows for online matches on dedicated server maps, where you can also lead an orkish army. Warhammer 40,000: Armageddon also includes user-friendly modding tools, which enable you to create your own missions.
Space Hulk: Ascension (PC)
Strategy 12 November 2014
A refreshed and enhanced version of Space Hulk, turn based strategy game created by Full Control, which builds upon a popular board game experience. The game offers 3 campaigns comprising over 100 missions, during which players get to lead Space Marine Terminators to battle against Tyranid Genestealers. When compared to the original installment, Space Hulk: Ascension features much more elaborate array of options allowing players to command their squad. Moreover, the Terminators at player’s command can be diversely customized. They also gain experience points, which in turn can be used to develop their skills and attributes. To top it all off, Space Hulk: Ascension delivers us new Genestealer variations, along with previously unavailable weaponry. Warhammer 40K fans are bound to enjoy the visuals implemented herein, as the atmosphere they create brings players onto the stories from the Warhammer 40K universe.