Company of Heroes
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"The transformation from a idyllic little town into a heap of crushed buildings and burned out husks of vehicles can be shocking. Seeing and hearing major explosions that cause bodies (and bits of bodies) to fly across the screen along with rubble from a nearby building simply puts you more into the battle than any RTS in memory." - IGN.com
"Technically remarkable and features some novel twists that make it unique among real-time strategy games. Yet while it's easy to get into, it's not just difficult to master but also rather difficult to manage, partly because the game does such a good job of evoking the sheer chaos of frontline WWII battles." - Gamespot.com
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Delivering a visceral WWII gaming experience, Company of Heroes redefines real time strategy gaming by bringing the sacrifice of heroic soldiers, war-ravaged environments, and dynamic battlefields to life. Beginning with the D-Day Invasion of Normandy, players lead squads of Allied soldiers into battle against the German war machine through some of the most pivotal battles of WWII. Through a rich single player campaign, players experience the cinematic intensity and bravery of ordinary soldiers thrust into extraordinary events.
A Cinematic Single Player Experience: that captures the turmoil of WWII as never before.
Advanced squad AI: brings your soldiers to life as they interact with the changing environment, take cover, and execute advanced squad tactics to eliminate all enemy opposition.
Stunning Visuals: Relic's next generation cutting-edge engine provides graphic quality and a physics driven world that is unprecedented in an RTS.
Environmental Strategy: Real-time physics and a completely destructible environment guarantee no two battles ever play out in the same way. Destroy anything and re-shape the battlefield! Use buildings and terrain to your advantage, or deny them to the enemy.
2-8 Player Multiplayer Competition via LAN or Internt: Go online with friends and join the ultimate battle of Axis versus Allies.
The best strategy RTS game of Second World War .AugPL | May 17, 2014 | See all AugPL's reviews »
I bought it in the premiere edition and have never regretted . This game has everything ,good graphic (2006-2008) ,interesting story ,very good models of tanks, soldiers ,beautiful maps forcing a rethink of the strategy (for example Sheldt) and the best community in multiplayer. In multiplayer I spent many hours, days, or even weeks together with my clan. This game is definitely worth buying ,especially in GreenManGaming. As for me, this game is the best strategy in my "gaming life" ,and mods, adding dozens of hours of fun . Buy it today!
Well Made StratagyArmed_Psycho | May 1, 2014 | See all Armed_Psycho's reviews »
While I am definitely not a person who is remotely good at strategy games (this game included). To say I do not enjoy this game would be a lie. This game allows for enough challenge and re playability just through the skirmish matches you can play. I also have not been able to finish the campaign, aside from a few missions, but even so the gameplay is still amusing. Whether a fan of RTS's or WW2, this is a definite must buy.
World War II RTS at its finestFuntaine | April 25, 2014 | See all Funtaine's reviews »
This world war II RTS is simply amazing. It manages to capture the right atmosphere without sacrificing story or gameplay. It's an older game, dating 2006, but playing it is like drinking a fine aged wine: It has only become better!
Because of the declining quality of RTS games, Company of Heroes stands out as a gem inbetween coal. The graphics are charming, the story engaging and the gameplay is top notch with a brilliant AI for its time. The only drawback is some exploits and bugs in the online co-op, but those are so minor that it's still one of the best RTS games of the decade.
GREAT REAL TIME STRATEGY GAMEHitManHunt | April 15, 2014 | See all HitManHunt's reviews »
Strategy games are among the most enjoyable to me and this game does not disappoint!
While it was released all the way back in 2006, this game stands up to some of the best strategy games of all time.
The graphics are great even by today's standards and with today's hardware is not a pain to achieve all max settings with great FPS.
The gameplay is amazing and completely redefines what a gamer would be used to in a game of this genre. At it's time of release, it offered a new and unique twist that was somewhat revolutionary and still great fun compared to other titles of the same genre today.
The mechanics are different than what you will be used to, so there is a slight learning curve. However, with a little learning and practice it offers a great system that offers great fun to be had!
I love this game and have purchased multiple copies over the course of time for myself and friends to enjoy! It really does earn every penny spent!
Best world war 2 rtsOktarnash | March 17, 2014 | See all Oktarnash's reviews »
Just like the title says this is the best world war 2 RTS. Although people might try and sell you on company of heroes 2 this is the much better choice. The game takes a while to get used to if you want to become competitive in it's multiplayer, but if you don't want to become involved in the multiplayer, which is quite fun (although there is quite a couple of bad seeds in the community) the single player is quite fun and is quite long, which leads to a lot of fun moments.
The balance is quite good but there are still exploits, which lower level players tend to abuse such as snipers, and a couple of doctrinal things.
Other than that this is the best RTS game ever, in terms of tactical value, APM isn't really something important, all that is needed is a good mind, and knowledge of units, with that you can beat pretty much anyone.