The 17 Best Warhammer Games for PC in 2017: Page 2 of 6

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A look at some of the best Warhammer games, old and new.

13) Total War: Warhammer II

Total War: WARHAMMER 2 - Gameplay First Glance

Fans of Total War: Warhammer are eagerly awaiting the release of its sequel, Warhammer II, which promises to unlock new areas of the fantasy universe’s world. Fighting across four different continents, the game will also feature the addition of four new factions; the High Elves, the Dark Elves, the Lizardmen, and the Skaven. These factions will be pitted against each other as they fight over the Nexus, a storm of magical energy that may deeply impact the campaign map.

The game will also connect with its predecessor to create a single, huge map that will feature the content of both games. Previous factions, such as the Empire and Chaos Warriors, will be able to cross the seas to conquer new lands, or defend their dominion over the Old World from the new factions that come to challenge them. The full game will no doubt be impressive, as its predecessor received huge financial and critical success.

The Lizardmen, rulers of the Lustrian jungles

Total War: Warhammer II will introduce players to new, totally unexplored realms within the Warhammer world, including the mysterious jungle continent of Lustria, home of the Lizardmen.

High Elves, rulers of the continent of Ulthuan

The game will give players control of new factions, magics, and creatures, further deepening the diversity and depth of its predecessor.

12) Dawn of War

Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War 1 Gameplay

Dawn of War is the legendary RTS game that introduced many PC players to the massive world of Warhammer 40,000. Forgoing the resource management that was typical with its genre, the game made use of fast paced action and intricate combat animations to stand out from the crowd. The game received both financial and critical success, and still supports a large community of online players and modders.

Dawn of War also had several expansions, introducing new campaigns and factions, allowing it to cover a broad range of 40k lore. The most successful of these was Dark Crusade, which added the Tau and Necron factions. Dark Crusade had a single campaign that let players to choose a faction to conquer its planetary setting, allowing them to take full advantage of each of them.

Dawn of War featured large scale battles and combat animations

The massive and chaotic battles of Dawn of War helped make it one of the best PC games of all time.

Dawn of War featured many factions from the Warhammer 40k universe.

Each expansion added more factions and content, making the conflicts more dynamic and diverse.

11) Dawn of War 2

Dawn of War 2 gameplay

Dawn of War 2 was a very interesting follow up to its popular predecessor, stepping away from the base building and large-scale conflicts. Instead, the game focuses on small squads of units that make heavy use of tactics and terrain. Success in combat depended largely on unit positioning and cover, as well as destroying enemy cover.

Dawn of War 2 later added the Chaos faction in its DLC Chaos Rising, introducing a sequel story campaign that focused heavily on player choice. Different actions and items could lead to the characters under the player being corrupted by the powers of the Warp. These choices eventually impacted the campaign’s ending, making the story more dynamic and player driven than the previous installment’s more linear story mode.

Intense combat from Dawn of War 2

While the size of the conflicts in Dawn of War 2 were toned down, the brutality of its grim dark setting certainly wasn’t.

Cover was vital in Dawn of War 2

Cover often meant the difference between death and survival in Dawn of War 2, and being caught out in the open typically spelled certain doom.

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