NFG Summary:“Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War – Dark Crusade delivers an immersive and thrilling experience set in the dark and captivating universe of Warhammer 40,000. With its hybrid expansion, players can explore all seven races, including the intriguing Tau and menacing Necron. Packed with new units, extensive bonus content, and the option to play as any race in multiplayer, this game promises endless hours of strategic warfare for fans of the series.”

Categories: Real-Time, Strategy
Meta Score: 87
Store: Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War – Dark Crusade (Price: $ 2,21)
User Score: 88.0
Platform: PC
Publisher Names: THQ
Support Language: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish – Spain
Publish Date: 2006-10-09
Required Age: 16


PC Requirements:

Minimum: Windows 2000/XP, 2.0 Ghz Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon XP or equivalent processor, 512 MB RAM, 3.5 GB free hard drive space, 64 MB DirectX 9.0b compatible AGP video card with Hardware Transformation and lighting, 16-bit DirectX 9.0b compatible sound card, DirectX 9.0c, Mouse, Keyboard
Recommended: 2.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 or equivalent, 512 MB system RAM (required for 8-player multiplayer games), nVidia GeForce 3 or equivalent with 64 MB of Video RAM , Sound Blaster X-Fi Series
Required for Multiplayer: Internet: Cable modem, DSL modem, or better for online multiplayer play; Network: LAN or broadband WAN


Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War: Dark Crusade is set in Games Workshop’s world of Warhammer 40,000 – a dark, futuristic, fantasy universe where armies of technologically advanced warriors, fighting machines and hordes of implacable aliens wage constant war – and is traveled by millions worldwide. As a hybrid expansion, the game offers a complete standalone experience, allowing gamers to play as all seven races, including the all-new, mysterious Tau and the chilling Necron. Fans who own the entire Dawn of War series can look forward to new units across each of the five original races, expansive bonus content and the ability to play as any of the seven races in multiplayer. [THQ]

Positive Comment(s)

Repetitive, but well worth repeating. [Dec 2006, p.78]80PC Gamer UK
There’s more than enough meat to the single-player component in Dark Crusade to justify a purchase.80G4 TV
I would have zero reserverations recommending Dark Crusasde if it wasn’t so unbalanced in favor of the Necrons. [Holiday 2006, p.76]79PC Gamer
XXL version of the original game .80nastyjes
Spent countless hours playing this game with my brother. Best game, and still is, very much playable even today.100Kytaanax
i still love the game to death! over 1000 hours played wish there was more game like this100otherxy
The most epic game ever made and BEST game in Warhammer 40000 series Must play!100COTOR
Best dlc for a down of war game ever it brought a new awesome faction great extra missions and improved the game even more if you don’t like this dlc there’s something wrong with you90destinyfan1
There’s so much more to do, and it sounds, looks, and plays so well (even better than before), I may never need another RTS. Relic, keep the expansions coming.92Worth Playing
An enormous amount of top-drawer content for $29.99, and newcomers may rightly mistake it for a full blown sequel. Highly recommended.90GamesRadar+

Negative Comment(s)

Just text (crutch) to save the game to the list. Such things. Maybe I’ll do a review later.70Naked_Snakee

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