Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 2 - Retribution

  • Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War 2 - Retribution
79
Based on 23 scores, 27 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    12
  • Good:
    4
  • Average:
    5
  • Bad:
    2

Pros:

  • More accessible and less punishing.
  • Logistical elements enhance tactical gameplay.
  • Still one of the most interesting properties out there.

Cons:

  • The engine suffers from frequent slowdown problems.
  • Not different enough to attract Dawn of War non-fans.

Expert reviews and ratings

By Atomic MPC on 89

Good work, Relic – now pay attention to Space...

By Hooked Gamers on 80

The main thing to take away from this review is that Retribution is nothing new. At heart it is purely an expansion that, while adding nothing innovative to the series, gives fans exactly what they want: more of the sweet sweet violence...

By Gaming Nexus on 85

The Dawn of War series has consistently been a high point in the RTS genre, and Relic's latest stand-alone expansion is no different. Dawn of War II: Retribution once again dives back into the rich Warhammer 40,000 universe, perfectly wrapping the...

By Diehard GameFAN on 73

There aren’t any ground-breaking additions in this latest addition to the Dawn of War series, but the switch to Steamworks alone is nearly worth the very reasonable asking price of thirty dollars. Throw in the Imperial Guard and a decent single player...

By Games Radar on 80

Okay, they really need to do something about that title. It’s almost like they’re going for Capcom’s style with its “Street Fighter EX Plus Mega Alpha Ultra Face Punch Nose Smash Edition 2 Turbo.”Before we even talk about the game, let’s talk about...

By New Game Network on 86

Given their track record, it is safe to say that Relic doesn’t subscribe to the saying “don’t fix what ain’t broken.” With Chaos Rising, the first expansion to 2008’s Dawn of War II, the developers found a great balance between fast paced gameplay, a...

By VideoGamer on 70

Last Stand mode is still excellent. Six races to choose from. Campaign is repetitive. Campaign doesn't live up to former...

By GameZone on 90

The Dawn of War series has evolved pretty drastically over the years—from the linear story-driven campaign in the 2004 original to the “Risk” style conquest campaign in 2006’s Dark Crusade, plus the addition of customizable heroes and the removal of...

By GameSpy on 80

Even the biggest fans of the original Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II will admit it: The game was too hard. Bosses were unforgiving to the point of frustration, and the punishment for dying or missing an objective reminded one of the auto-da-fe....

By GameSpot on 85

This stand-alone expansion is the best iteration of Dawn of War II...

By PC Advisor on 50

A disappointing expansion to an excellent game. Gamepro.com...

By PC Gamer on 88

Exactly what Dawn of War 2 needed: a generous dose of variety, options, and vicious silliness. Play through it at least...

By Cheat Code Central on 90

What else could you could ask for in an expansion pack? Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II: Retribution retails for a mere $30, works as a standalone product, features a new sixteen-mission campaign that's playable from the standpoints of six different...

By GamePro on 60

While it doesn't have the megastar status of that other sci-fi RTS franchise starring humans and aliens, the Warhammer 40k series is known for its intense action, varied factions, and forward thinking concepts. For fans, news of a new expansion pack...

By ign.com on 85

Dawn of War 2 – Retribution is a great strategy game, and at its price point of $30 there’s simply no excuse not to pick it up if you’re a fan of the series or have been curious to check it out. It makes warfare into something violently beautiful, and...

By Neoseeker on

With Warhammer 40k: Dawn of War II – Retribution , Relic has expanded the number of playable races to six, and each faction gets its very own single-player campaign. Sadly, the “Campaign” tab remains grayed out during the multiplayer beta, and you won't...

International Review By ferra.ru on

Для Warhammer 40000: Dawn of War 2 — Retribution характерны скоротечные и яростные бои Именно в этой давней, уважаемой и детально проработанной вселенной, развивается действие стратегической игры Dawn of War 2 и последнего, на данный момент, к ней...

International Review By Gamereactor on 70

Warhammer 40,000 är tillbaka med en helt självständig expansion till sin populära 2:a. Viktor har krigat för allt vad tygen håller och kommit fram till en...

International Review By dome.fi on

Dawn of War II on useiden mielestä hyvä peli, minun mielestäni suorastaan erinomainen. Se tajusi Warhammer 40K:n synkän universumin paremmin kuin oikeastaan mikään peli aiemmin ja oli siinä sivussa vielä pahuksen hauska strategiapelikin.Ilokseni pelin...

International Review By Eurogamer on 70

Warhammer-universet gik fra at være for de nørdede tabletop-spillere til at være allemandseje, da spilgiganten Games Workshop overlod rettighederne til spil på deres Warhammer 40.000-del af universet til udgiveren THQ. I hænderne på den kyndige...