Excellent series of games finally collected on one disc. Lots of action, great story-telling(except, perhaps for Soulstorm), possibly too many factions to excel at, but still a hell of a lot of fun. In addition to the campaigns, you also have the skirmish maps and the Army Painter to customize your troops. Great music by Jeremy Soule and Inon Zur.
The original game and Winter Assault are great by themselves(I have a soft spot for Imperial Guard), with a couple missions playing as the Eldar for variety. Dark Crusade introduces a new strategic map element giving you the ability to choose missions based on larger strategic goals within the campaign. Dark Crusade also ratchets up the difficulty level very quickly, so missions are much more challenging and fun. Soulstorm suffers from poor voice acting more than anything else. It still has a compelling story that introduces the Sisters of Battle, who are a fun faction to play with. Though Soulstorm may be the weakest of the expansions, which would normally knock off a point, I still have to give this collection Five stars, as it is some of the best RTS fun you can have despite the game's age. The Dawn of War series overall is great fun, and although the tech and graphics may have improved in the later games, you can still build up huge armies and let them have at it in this game and never be bored.
Pros: Fast-paced gameplay, great story, graphics and music, many factions with many different units which can be customized with the Army Painter, 100+ skirmish and multi-player maps. No two games will ever play out the same way twice, especially in multi-player. Nothing better than dropping your jump-jet Space Marines in the middle of your surprised enemy.
Cons: It's a bargain-priced title so there are no hard-copy manuals, but they are on the disc. Possibly too many factions to choose from, but you'll find your favorites. Necrons are over-powered, voice acting for Soulstorm is cringe-worthy, some pathing issues with vehicles, so keep an eye on those APCs.