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.
RTS game with infinite strategy!iiilker99 | Dec. 3, 2013 | See all iiilker99's reviews »
First , I thought this is just an another strategy game. Then , I played this game and I realized this game has got an infinite strategy ! Tanks are not indestructible and soldiers are not so weak. You can destroy an enemy base with correct soldiers. Also , if you can not find any players in multiplayer , dont't worry. AI is very smart and challenging. There's nothing to say about graphics and sounds. Both of them are very good and realistic. But the sad thing is they are getting older day by day. You can find games with better graphics, but you can not find this gameplay experience. Overall, this game is a must buy for strategy fans, also this is a good start for beginners.
Great experience!grzegorz2047 | Dec. 1, 2013 | See all grzegorz2047's reviews »
Through the graphical "engine" called Essence Engine Virtual reality looks very suggestively. The three-dimensional world is susceptible to damage, so watch for example, running over by tanks stone crosses in the cemeteries, the formation of craters from explosions and spectacular pounding of buildings under heavy fire. In addition, realistically functioning Artificial Intelligence makes comrades exquisitely operating team, using obstacles as shields, instantly responsive to the movements of the enemy, etc.. In turn, Havok technology (see, among others, Painkiller, Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne and Thief: Deadly Shadows) guarantees the reflection laws of physics.
One of those must-have RTS on PCElder91 | Oct. 20, 2013 | See all Elder91's reviews »
One of the best RTS based on WW2 (if not the best) using the same mechanics from Dawn of War games but with some changes. It also comes with a great engine with good graphics and physics, a campaing really challenging with 15 missions (each one has a duration of 40 min to 1 hour, depending on the difficult and how long you take your time to accomplish your objectives), and an engrossing multiplayer experience.
If you´re looking for a good RTS, you should get this. You won´t regret the purchase.
Johnny! I Can't Feel My Legs!rahnborshko | Oct. 1, 2013 | See all rahnborshko's reviews »
If you ever wanted an in depth WWII commander experience outside of the classic Axis and Allies board game, then this is the game for you. The main game follows the American campaign beginning with Omaha Beach. Relic has developed an interesting twist on how RTS games are traditionally played by focusing more on cover tactics, unit placements, and unit abilities. The resource gathering works more like a Battlefield game were you take over checkpoints with specific resource strengths that automatically add to your resource pool; this works well to keep you more engaged on the fighting than on building up your resources. It is a challenging game that requires the player to be attentive to their surroundings and available units. The game also boasts an engaging and thriving multilayer experience that is still going strong today.
One of the better strategy games out thereAlcatraz_Inmate | Sept. 30, 2013 | See all Alcatraz_Inmate's reviews »
I'm going to start off by saying I have had some issues getting this game to work properly on my win 7 system, but it works fine on my vista one. Technical issues aside, this game is really fun. An RTS that certainly deserves all the praise it gets. In my opinion this game is better than the second installment, so if you were looking to try out either, this is the one you want to go for. For the time the game was made it still looks fantastic so if graphics concern you at all, it shouldn't be off putting. Grab this game whenever you have the opportunity!