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Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Developer: Dreamforge Entertainment
Release Date: July 23, 1999

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'Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War' Free On For 48 Hours During Warhammer Weekend Sale

by Rainier on July 17, 2020 @ 11:17 a.m. PDT

Warhammer 40,000: Rites of War is a turn-based strategy game that features a tightly crafted storyline composed of 24 missions and varied victory conditions as you lead the Eldar in their fight for survival.

Inspired by the board and figurine games made popular by Games Workshop, the universe of Warhammer 40,000 is a vast and violent one, rife with strange, alien races, including the EldarĀ®. The mysterious Eldar are all that remains of a once great and powerful civilization that ruled the galaxy. They travel the stars in enormous spacecraft called Craftworlds, seeking the Maiden Worlds their ancestors created in ancient times.

One such world is now inhabited by humans and possesses historical records and artifacts of great power far too valuable to leave in their hands. This once proud race now fights for its very survival, and must protect the secrets and power of their ancestors from both the Imperium of Man and the evil, bio-engineered Tyranids, bent on the destruction of this fertile paradise.

Additional scenarios allow for control of Tyrannid and Imperial armies and a glory point system lets you build and customize your own army, with 8 distinct troop classes ranging from War Machines to Assault Troops to Devastator Squads. A level-based experience system enhances the game's RPG (Role-Playing Game) element, allowing you to upgrade and customize units, enhance warrior skills and employ "psyker" (psychic) abilities.

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Key Features:

  • 24 mission campaign features a tightly crafted storyline, detailed atmosphere and varied victory conditions.
  • Additional scenarios let you command Tyrannid and Imperial armies
  • Glory point system lets you build and customise armies, with your choice of unit types, wargear and warrior skills

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