Every bit as entertaining as Dawn of War II.
Corruption mechanic lets you betray the false emperor.
Chaos faction brings new "blood for the blood god".
Abundant options for cooperative and competitive play.
Cool new heroes reinvigorate Last Stand.
Character import feature is awesome.
New level cap and loot bring back the addiction.
Story as epic a Space Marine tale as ever.
Corruption doesn't alter the story until the ending cutscene.
Last Stand still limited to one map.
Games for Windows Live still clumsy and inconvenient.
Game offers few reasons to stay on the good side.
Very few side missions.
Online play still underwhelming.
By Techworld on February 14, 2011
Truth be told, "growth" is a great way to describe Chaos Rising. The ideas first presented in Dawn of War II have been tended and nurtured to, in some cases quite literally, branch out for the player's benefit. Chaos Rising is a great first...-
By Atomic MPC on June 04, 2010
Cleansing heretics: fun, and good for the future of...86
By Gaming Nexus on April 02, 2010
Chaos Rising picks up where Dawn of War 2 left off, with the crisis of the Tyranid invasion held at bay for the moment. Trouble always seems to be around the corner, however, as the Rift spits out a new planet in the sector. Yes, that's right, an...85
By Game Boyz on March 30, 2010
The graphics are pretty much what you've come to know from the original Dawn of War II without any significant improvements. There is lots of blood and gore along with great characters models that evoke the detail of the table-top game's models....-
By Play TM on March 21, 2010
It opens with the boys back in town. Avitus, the intolerant heavy weapons guy, is entrenched within a bunker behind an all important command point. Cyrus, the philosophical scout, is cloaked and waiting in the wings. Tarkus, the grisly battle-hardened...85
By New Game Network on March 20, 2010
Expansion packs are fast becoming a thing of the past as DLC – Downloadable Content – becomes more and more popular, perhaps too much so seeing as how many games now feature ‘Day 1 DLC.’ This is unfortunate seeing as how the...87
By GamePlanet on March 18, 2010
Chaos Rising, the follow up to Relic's Dawn of War II, charges you with the command of the Blood Ravens and the defence of the sector against the Chaos Space Marines of the Black Legion. So what else is new to the franchise this time...85
By 1UP on March 17, 2010
Dawn of War II was one of the more under-appreciated games of 2009, and that's a shame. The shift from large-scale tactics to a smaller, more personal outlook was an interesting development for the genre, and it worked well because developer Relic...88
By IGN Gear on March 17, 2010
If you like Dawn of War II, you'll like Chaos Rising. All the great things about the core game are preserved here and the new Chaos Marines content is fantastic. The story's great, the twist is surprising, and the tactical choices are...85
By cnet on March 16, 2010
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