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Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War★★★★

DoW is undeniably a great game and was very refreshing when it came out. Unfortunately, while the gameplay is still very solid, it hasn't aged well and the resolutions offered by default all make the game blurry with added black borders. That sucks because apparently, the last two expansions for this game were updated to run with modern resolutions. Aside from these remarks, the game is really punchy and I really like how you control entire squads rather than individual units. I didn't get to the end of the campaign as I'd rather spend my time playing something else but I'm still looking forward to playing its sequel.

Arbiter Libera

One thing I really remember sticking with me from DoW back in the day was how it essentially brought the aggressive MP play style into singleplayer. You were no longer turtling to out-resource your enemies, but rather spreading out to capture control points and hold them. Basing it around such strong IP certainly helped. Have you checked out the PC Gaming Wiki for fixes?


No I haven’t. All I read was how some people managed to hack the exe file to accept 16/9 resolutions in the Steam forum. What I did was edit a simple txt file to improve the resolution but play in 4/3 and I was fine with it. It’s true that having to capture and hold strategic points can be quite stressful but it kept me on my toes.

Arbiter Libera

It’s interesting how widescreen is such a hurdle for many games that were released before it became the norm. 3D ones can at least BE fixed, but something with 2D assets is way more troublesome. I know Throne of Darkness is hard-locked to 640x480 or 800x600 which is just comical today.


I was never very fond of DoW 2, particularly not its campaign (skirmish & MP was okay), but the expansions (standalone or otherwise) for the original DoW are great. Winter Assault may well have one of the greatest RTS campaigns ever made, although the mechanical refinements made for Dark Crusade & Soulstorm make the skirmish experience in those more fun.