Warhammer 40000: Dawn Of War 2 - Chaos Rising

  • Warhammer 40000: Dawn Of War 2 - Chaos Rising
85
Based on 25 scores, 28 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    19
  • Good:
    5
  • Average:
    0
  • Bad:
    1

Pros:

  • 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".

Cons:

  • Corruption doesn't alter the story until the ending cutscene.
  • Last Stand still limited to one map.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Techworld on -

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 86

Cleansing heretics: fun, and good for the future of...

By Gaming Nexus on 85

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...

By Game Boyz on -

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 85

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...

By New Game Network on 87

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...

By GamePlanet on 85

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...

By 1UP on 88

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...

By IGN Gear on 85

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...

By cnet on -

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By GameSpot on 85

This excellent stand-alone expansion brings some much-needed Chaos to Dawn of War...

By VR-Zone on 85

Sang-Jin Park, Chief Executive Officer for Samsung Digital Imaging Co., Ltd., talked about the digital camera market and what has taken place over the last year. "Overall, the digital camera market has expanded rapidly. However, no one can ignore the...

By Gamervision on 88

Chaos has, indeed, risen. Dawn of War II's wonderful singleplayer campaign and interesting take on RTS multiplayer made it Gamervision's Strategy Game of the Year for 2009, and the new standalone expansion, Chaos Rising, looks to continue the...

By GameSpy on 80

I've always enjoyed the Dawn of War franchise. It's consistently featured some of the most innovative and rewarding real-time strategy combat ever, and -- just as importantly -- remained faithful to Warhammer 40K's tabletop lore. And from...

By VideoGamer on 90

Much improved campaign, Chaos Space Marines, Corruption mechanic is good, Only one new...

By NowGamer on 91

Relic has once again gazed into the heart of the RPG and changed their single player RTS for the better. Throw in the whole host of new multiplayer content and you’ve got the best expansion we’ve played in a long time. If you’ve played...

By Games Radar on 90

It’s games like this that make Relic one of the best PC developers operating today. When I reviewed the outstanding Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II, my chief criticism of the campaign was the excessive repetition of simple “fight from point...

International Review By GamingXP on 82

Wenn Sie die Geschichte von „Warhammer 40k“ weiterverfolgen möchten, führt sowieso kein Weg an „Chaos Rising“ vorbei. Einsteiger sollten jedoch aufpassen, da der Schwierigkeitsgrad nach einigen Missionen stark anzieht....

International Review By Subdogs on 60

Ny gryning men inget nytt under solen Spelvärlden Warhammer startade som brädspel med miniatyrer. Det var en överdriven och nästan karikatyrliknande variant på klassiska fantasyteman med orker, människor och alver. Serien...

International Review By Looki.de on 85

von Christopher Link Ich habe ehrlich gesagt nicht damit gerechnet, dass sich Relic in der Annahme beirren lässt, dass eine Space Marines-Kampagne für Solisten ausreichend sei - aber dennoch bin ich enttäuscht. Und das liegt nicht nur am...