Does the 1st Dawn of War game have a good campaign.

#1 Posted by Shotgunblast97 (195 posts) -

So Today am thinking of buying some Pc Games Unreal Antholgy,Deus ex complete collection,serious Sam 2,Neverwinter nights and Dawn of war complete collection. So I am wondering if the dawn of war game has a good single player campaign.

#2 Posted by McBEEF (375 posts) -

Yes, its great. The first Dawn of War game had the best campaign by far. At least I thought so.

#3 Posted by SerHulse (710 posts) -

If you are buying bundles on Steam, it's best to wait until the Christmas sales. Last year the Dawn of War collection was ludicrously cheap.

But in answer to your question, it's alright, the multiplayer was were it was at, though good luck getting a game now.

#4 Posted by TheSouthernDandy (4107 posts) -

Sure does. All those games are a blast.

#5 Posted by Icemo (715 posts) -

If I remember correctly, I had a blast with the campaign. You should definitely buy it when the steam sale starts.

#6 Edited by LTSmash (793 posts) -

They've just added Dawn of War to the THQ Humble Bundle for paying over the average. It looks like the three expansions aren't included (though at the rate they're adding games to the Bundle, who knows).

Also, Dawn of War is great.

#7 Posted by WarlockEngineerMoreDakka (452 posts) -

The original's campaign was regarded as anywhere from merely decent, to being pretty great. In all honesty- the main criticism I remember some leveling at the campaign was simply the fact that you only play as the Space Marines and never get to touch any of the other factions.

As a previous poster mentioned though, the multiplayer was where it was at for Dawn of War 1 and pretty much all of its expansions. You can partially rectify the dead multiplayer through the skirmish mode, since the AI can be entertaining until you get too used to each difficulty level's scripts. :P

If you come to really like the original's campaign- you'll probably like Winter Assault's campaign as well, especially if you want the chance to control the non-Space Marine factions in a campaign.

Take note though- the campaigns of all the dawn of war entries after Winter Assault: from Dark Crusade all the way to Dawn of War 2 and its expansions, are completely different beasts. The series pretty much left the standard linear RTS campaign structure behind after Winter Assault.

#8 Posted by Nentisys (925 posts) -

I have only fond memories of the originals campaign, so I would recommend it.

#9 Posted by TobbRobb (6087 posts) -

DoW is awesome. Definitely get that.

#10 Posted by Raven10 (2186 posts) -

I thought it was pretty good. Very different than your standard RTS game. Much more focused on micro-managment than base building. I never played the expansions or 2 but I liked the campaign of the original.

#11 Posted by ToxicFruit (1913 posts) -

Don't really remember a lot about the first game but Dark crusade was a masterpiece, i still go back to that now and again.

#12 Posted by crusader8463 (14757 posts) -

Dawn of War and the expansions are among the best RTS games ever made. Buy them.

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#14 Posted by crusader8463 (14757 posts) -

After reading this thread and alt tabbing to Steam I happened to notice that at some point I had installed DOW and all the expansions and had forgotten about it. Now I'm going to play that for the rest of the night. Thanks!

#15 Posted by SynticV1 (57 posts) -

Incredibly overlooked campaign, one of my all time favorites.

#16 Posted by Shotgunblast97 (195 posts) -

Just bought the 1st dawn of war and all the expansions for £ 12.

#17 Posted by ultimathule (68 posts) -

Dawn of War + Winter Assault had some of my favorite rts campaigns. The other expansions used the strategic map, although it's great for the tactics and non linearity of the campaign, the story is non existent in this later ones.

#18 Posted by Marz (6017 posts) -

yes it's fun.

#19 Posted by big_jon (6433 posts) -

Not nearly as good as DOW2.

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