The Open Beta for Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War III is over but the discounts are just getting started. Several PC gaming retail sites are discounting the Thursday, April 27 release offering discounts as high as 25% off.
The best deals online are from GMG, DLGamer, Bundle Stars, and GamesPlanet. Not all discounts are equal.
Dawn of War III Deals
- Green Man Gaming (Steam) - $44.99 (list $60)
- DLGamer (Steam) - $49.99 (list $60)
- Bundle Stars (Steam) - $50.99 (list $60)
- GamesPlanet (Steam) - £37.49 (list £50)
GMG has the highest percentage discount. The $15 off offer is great for straight up savings, but GMG does not mention the Masters of War Skin Pack pre-order bonus, so it is unlikely you will get it.
Bundle Stars and DLGamer are authorized retailers and thus you get pre-load and the pre-ordre bonus. Both retailers are confirmed to already be sending out Steam keys for pre-load, and you get the same bonuses as if buying directly from Steam.
If you're in the UK a good option is GamesPlanet. There you'll find the game listed for £37.49 which slightly beats paying the £39.99 MSRP. That said, GamesPlanet sells worldwide, and if you were buying in the US that converts to about $47.95 (currency conversion fee may apply). GamesPlanet is also shipping keys out for pre-load and giving you the Masters of War Skin DLC pack.
While critics are not labeling the new Warhammer as the greatest RTS since Starcraft (or insert your classic favorite RTS here), but the early bird reviews are decent and positive. On Metacritic the compilation score is an 82/100 from the critics. If you're a Dawn of War fan, the deals above are a decent pick-up in terms of a release-week deal.