Company of Heroes 2
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"All-told, Company of Heroes 2 is a worthy, if not excellent, heir to the franchise’s legacy." - 4/5, Games Radar Review
"It’s an enthralling example of the genre, and one that deserves a good following. There’s plenty here too, between a lengthy (though not too horribly padded out) campaign and the various multiplayer modes." - 8.5/10, NOWGamer.com
"_Company of Heroes 2 does feel right. What I’ve played perfectly captures the grim tone of war while still being an exciting and tactical RTS. _" - PCGamer.com
"This is Company of Heroes with several twists, essentially two new armies and more maps and weather effects – and that should be enough to make any fan excited." - IGN.com
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In the world’s darkest hour you are a commander of the Soviet Red Army, entrenched in brutal frontline warfare to free Mother Russia from the Nazi invaders.
It is 1941 and the beginning of what will become the bloodiest conflict of World War II resulting in over 14 million military casualties.
Witness the struggles of the Red Army from near defeat through their incredible triumph over Germany in the most challenging and costly theatre of the war, the Eastern Front.
Your military tactics hold the power to tip the very balance of this conflict. Engage in tactical combat that will define you as a military leader and wield the might of the Soviet Empire as you smash your way to Berlin.
The Motherland is Calling!
Award Winning Franchise – Sequel to the highest rated strategy game of all time returns with an innovative warfare experience that will redefine the Strategy genre once more
Essence 3.0 Engine – Cutting-edge technology that increases the graphical quality and accuracy of deadly combat with an unprecedented TrueSight™ system that changes strategic warfare forever
Blood and Snow – Take command of the iconic Red Army on the Eastern Front and repel the Nazi invaders in this Battle of the Ideaologies
Tactical Warfare – Develop and utilize your new Commander Abilities and experience the up-close moment-to-moment brutality of frontline warfare through new Dynamic Battle Tactics
Intense Online Combat – Featuring the great competitive and co-operative multiplayer that fans have grown to expect from this high-quality and critically acclaimed franchise
If you Loved Company Of Heroes, you'll love this one even moremoxxon | Dec. 4, 2013 | See all moxxon's reviews »
I consider myself a huge fan of COH, and having said so, held back awhile from pre-purchase of COH2 after playing the BETA...It appeared unbalanced not buggy but just unbalanced.
Hence I stuck to playing COH and all it's glorifying expansions and several mods. A particular mod (easternfront) where it incorporates elements of COH2. I was happy for awhile...Having a stable balanced game etc...Till I decided to purchase COH2. It changed my perception entirely. I deleted and uninstalled the mod and the first COH almost immediately.
COH2 offers you a real dynamic RTS where if you choose to play with AI, it truly tests you and twists you into things your mind has never perceived on RTS games before. I applaud the game and it's developers for new content via DLCs and quickly imposed balances.
Why am i not giving it 100/100? 5 points is for the part where it took away all my free time...
Buy it...worth it.
A great sequel to one of the best RTS of all timePapaLazarou | Oct. 21, 2013 | See all PapaLazarou's reviews »
When Relic announced they would focus on the Eastern Front everyone was interested. Looking back in retrospect it was a tough setting to handle, as the game has received a lot of negative user reviews on Metacritic (mostly from Russian people because of historical errors). Does the game deserve all of this negative feedback ?
I personally don't think so. I'm a big fan of the first Company of Heroes, a game regarded by many as the best RTS of all time. Mechanically the game is still amazing today so Relic did a good job of refining the mechanics in Company of Heroes 2, without changing too much. They also added some great new features like the truesight system and a great weather system that will have a big impact on how you play. Snowstorms will impact your playstyle because it means your soldiers will have to find shelter or a source of heat.
Going back to the historical critics: I've played 90% of WW2 games out there and I haven't seen one that's 100% historically correct. I would advise Relic to set their next Company of Heroes game in a setting where people can see a work of fiction for what it is. A game is meant to be fun and not 100% realistic. And Company of Heroes 2 is just that: pure fun!
Awesome Game!BozotheCat | Sept. 27, 2013 | See all BozotheCat's reviews »
I was sad to see pretty much the same graphics engine being used as the first CoH. It still looks great just though. Single player was fun. Not enough multiplayer maps. Last time I played multiplayer needed a few more tweaks to get the balancing right. Overall very good game worth getting!
Almost forgot the sound is amazing in this game.
An Honest SequelLudiousss | Sept. 16, 2013 | See all Ludiousss's reviews »
Relic comes to the floor with a sequel for the "Compay of Heroes" Title. After Tales of Valor, it was a question on many minds "What is Compay of Heroes 2 going to be like?" Well, it is certain that the answer is a solid asymmetric RTS experience that is relatively unique.
The campaign, is long enough (Around 10-15 hours), and features a Russian campaign following Lieutenant Isakovich through a series of flashbacks leading up to his interrogation. The missions are strong, and allow one to get a good feeling of how the units work, and the might of the Russian war machine.
The multi-player experience is the title's strong point. Allowing up to eight commanders to face off for control over a sector. Although it is missing the multi-player lobby of its previous title, the matchmaking is relatively well implemented, with players of relative skill matched against each other. As afore mentioned, the game is asymmetric, giving each side it's distinct advantages and disadvantages. The Russian armour tends to be weaker, and somewhat less effective, whereas the German armour is far heavier, and more powerful, although at a greater cost. However, a word of warning; The title does not have a "perfect unit balance" and Relic is still in the process of modifying unit statistics and abilities in an attempt to level the playing field for both sides.
Overall, the game is a solid title, with interesting mechanics, from shocking tank crews, to commander doctrines that can chance the face of a battle.
I will recommend this game for those who are willing to try a WWII era Real-Time Strategy game.
No.1 GameGrantCowe | Aug. 29, 2013 | See all GrantCowe's reviews »
Company Of Heroes 2 is one of the best games I've ever played. On PC with graphics rammed to their fullest this game gives an amazing experience. The campaign is challenging and fun at the same time, if maybe a tad short. Definitely watch the cutscenes as it lays out the plot and meaning of some of the missions. Definitely would recommend to anyone who loves Command & Conquer style games or someone who has played CoH itself!