Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War - Soulstorm Features for PC

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By now you've hopefully seen our Top 50 Games of 2008 and viewed our Top 10 video feature (if not, why not?), but what about the best games made for each individual format or platform holder? Good question. Luckily we've thought about the answer, and put together the Top 10 PC games of 2008. Before you get the pitchforks out and rustle up an angry mob, this list deliberately disqualifies titles like Fallout 3 and GTA 4. These are games developed by studios that had the PC in the forefront of their minds during development.

10. Warhammer 40,000 Dawn of War - Soulstorm, THQ

What we said: When Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War came out just under four years ago it didn't revolutionise the RTS genre, but it did offer a compelling, solid, fun and, for its time, spectacular strategy experience. However, it did feel slightly lacking in the playable race department, offering only the Space Marines, Orcs, Eldar and Chaos Marines for future fantasy fans to sink their fangs into. Three expansions and nine races later we've finally got our hands on the Dark Eldar and the Sisters of Battle in what's promised to be the final Dawn of War expansion ever. Having pumped hours into the two new races, stayed up late into the night busting open the ultimately unnecessary single-player campaign meta-game and stared bleary-eyed at the game's new air units, we can confirm that Soulstorm is bloody brilliant and a fitting finale for the RTS franchise. Phew.

9. Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning, EA

What we said: Warhammer Online feels like Mythic's answer to the problematic question posed by Blizzard's World of Warcraft. Every virtual sinew of it screams 'our game is better and here's why'. From the player versus player combat to the questing, the game is full of nice refinements that feel as if they've been borne out of a frustration the design team has experienced when playing WoW. For this reason we reckon WAR is going to have a much tougher time bringing new players into the MMO genre than WoW did when it was first released a few years ago. Sure, there will be fans of the Warhammer universe, perhaps players of the popular table-top game, who are sure to enter the fold. But WAR Online is, after all is said and done, unashamedly hardcore and, by its very nature baffling to anyone who's never played an MMO. Instead, we reckon Mythic's focus is to steal players from Blizzard's virtual world. This is something we can see it doing in spades.

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rahulmartin

my mistake , left 4 dead is at no.1 , but i think warhead must be at no.1
Posted 19:36 on 11 January 2009
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ttlm

sins of a solar empire and spore are in that list? over fallout 3? why?
Posted 23:23 on 08 January 2009
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rahulmartin

sins of the solar empire , best games of the year pc genre ???? you must be joking , the games is a bull**** .
Posted 19:40 on 05 January 2009
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TM-Magic

Spore is one of those that ultimately does not belong on this list to say the least. Regardless of how awesome they made it sound, in my mind, it'll never be anything more than a good idea with poor gameplay. It's not that it wasn't unique, it was that the player really only had 2 things to do in the gameplay...Fight or socialize... It was cool customizing your dude, but come on, gameplay was lacking to say the least.
Posted 06:48 on 31 December 2008
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Descent

I play most of the game on this list (not wow) and all of them were great. Warhead was awesome and L4D was amazing, but I think Farcry 2 should be on here along with Sins of a solar empire should be higher on the list.
Posted 18:24 on 29 December 2008
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shahin

I'd like to play the games. and I love it.
Posted 18:13 on 29 December 2008
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Sonic_Uk

The only one I was interested in out of those was Crysis Warhead, but I'm not really that much of a P.C gamer.
Posted 22:42 on 28 December 2008

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Release Date: 07/03/2008
Developer: Iron Lore Entertainment
Publisher: THQ
Genre: Real-time strategy
Rating: PEGI 16+
Site Rank: 79 7
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