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.
This game is great!mrdalts | March 5, 2014 | See all mrdalts's reviews »
I came from a strictly fantasy RTS background when I started playing PC games. I played Warcraft III and AoE II. This game actually made me move on to other games like Starcraft because it was so good. AI is great, the graphics are great (c'mon its an RTS game) and the game play is 10/10. I would advise anyone who is considering it to buy it on sale, which it's on sale often. You wont be disappointed.
RTS (Heroes of WW2) nice game !ansonicte | March 5, 2014 | See all ansonicte's reviews »
This is a fantastic strategy game in real time, maybe the game is old, but this is no problem as it is a great game. You can play with a platoon of soldiers consisting of a single unit; these units can gain experience of struggle, to level up.
Throughout the campaign we are allies of the West (Europe), tells the story of the 101 battalion Aereo transported from the first D-Day mission, with its spectacular beaches of the Normandy landings, to its final, all campaign is the Operation Overlord.
The online game, now that THQ disappeared, is part of the Steam system with all the benefits that entails.
It is a great game despite having time, 100% recommended
One of the best game in history of gameAndreasqiao | March 4, 2014 | See all Andreasqiao's reviews »
Epic! That is the perfect word for this game. The graphics is truly next-gen at launch time (which at 2006) and yet still not too outdated until now (2014).
The Gameplay itself is very addictive, it feels original and something new than the other similar strategy game out there whether it is WWII based or not. It's like the hybrid of action and strategy hybrid with balanced portion each.
The graphics : Yep, this game is almost 8 years old by the time I write this review but it is not too outdated and still a pleasant view to see. The other advantages is you can max out all the graphics setting and still have 60+ with your modern hardware.
The sound : Dramatic. It will really drag you to WWII period battlefield, the sound and voice of soldiers is amazing.
Conclusion : Buy this game , it is a must have !! I truly recommend you all to buy this game whether it is on sale or not. You will NOT disappointed because this game is really worth your money.
The best RTS game of 2006 and one of the best ever.homes223 | Feb. 5, 2014 | See all homes223's reviews »
Company of Heroes is one of the first of many Games for Windows Games to be released for new age of Windows. Relic, the developer, has experience in making great RTS games such as Warhammer 40k Dawn of War and Homeworld 2. COH flows very well just by the unit control command system and a nice mix of realistic combat. The realistic combat is this way because of the graphics. Company of Heroes' graphics are very polished and look amazing with barely any FPS lag on a medium end PC. Not just the player models and combat animations are pretty, so are the environments of the WWII battlefield be it a house used as cover in France or a bunker hill with lush trees and bushes. The environment is also destructible which adds to the choas and beauty of COH battles. The audio is also entising and makes it feel like you are really in battle with your Airborne troops. If you are willing to go above and beyond the call of duty (No pun intended) you are awarded with medals for completing extra objectives like taking a key HQ from the Nazis. There are barely any downsides to COH other than fairly long loads that take you away from the intense battle sequences of COH. If you are an RTS junkie or just a noobie who wants to get into RTS games Company of Heroes is one of the best combat RTS games with a quality and authentic strategic feel.
Unrivaled excellenceLeofwine | Feb. 2, 2014 | See all Leofwine's reviews »
Company of Heroes; short and sweet, one of the best real-time strategy games of all time. Developer Relic Entertainment raised the bar and went above and beyond our expectations of a real-time strategy game. An astounding feat, which also has yet to be surpassed.
Set during the grim Second World War you'll be taking part in historic scenarios and immersed in realistic combat. As commander of either Allied or Axis forces you'll be leading heroic assaults, achieving triumphant victories and experience crushing defeats.
There is no denial regarding the superb quality of this game. Intuitive and revolutionary gameplay merged with flawless graphics and superb sound to deliver the most intense and rewarding strategy game experience available.
The single-player department first and foremost consists of a lengthy, robust and cinematic campaign. Complemented by the traditional custom skirmish games you can create. Combine this with the ability to wage war against other human opponents online in nail-biting and sweat-inducing epic clashes and you've got yourself a near perfect product.
Obviously the game has it's share of minor flaws keeping it from achieving a perfect score. One omission being a campaign for the Axis. Secondly the balance between the factions isn't perfect, contributing to some frustrating moments online.
All in all, Company of Heroes is a remarkable achievement. A game which no strategy and Second World War enthusiast should pass up.