In all the talk of graphical downgrades no one seems much preoccupied with 'why?'. Why build something and then proceed to tear it down, piece by piece, in the hope that ever more diminished expectations about the final product won't be severe enough to...
Developer: Creative Assembly
Though the competition is fierce, this particular road leads straight to Rome: Total War. Capable of rendering thousands of soldiers on the battlefield, Rome's brilliant engine brought the epic scope of historic conflicts right into your PC. Then it went a step further by incorporating deep dynasty elements like city construction and extensive diplomacy. Bold, impressive, innovative, and huge, Rome: Total War handily conquers the genre. Hail Caesar!
No matter how you paint it, war is violent, bloody and aggressive - three words that accurately describe the commendable carnage of Dawn of War. Furious battles filled with all sorts of gruesome details only scratch the surface of this well-balanced strategy beast, which also happens to feature some of the coolest unit design we've ever witnessed. Let the sun shine in.