"_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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COH2 Pre-Purchase Bonuses
Theatre of War mini campaign – additional single player mission set
Two vehicle skin packs:
Winter Ambush skin vehicle pack Vorozenh Front vehicle skin pack
Two new Commanders
Joint Operation Doctrine – Precise artillery strike abilities Offensive Spearhead Doctrine – Heavy armor + airstrike abilities
Anti-Infantry Tactics Doctrine – Confers additional units such as the fearsome flamethrower tank Conscript Support Tactics Doctrine – Rapid reinforcement abilities
All pre-purchase customers will get access to a ‘Theatre of War’ mini-campaign which will allow them to experience a new single player story from another part of the war. They will also receive the Winter Ambush and Voronezh Front skin packs to customize the look of their multiplayer vehicles.
As well as the single player content and multiplayer skins, pre-purchase customers will receive two new multiplayer commanders to customize each army. The German army will receive the Joint Operations Doctrine, specializing in precise artillery strikes and the Offensive Spearhead Doctrine for players who want to use heavy armor and airstrikes to crush their opponent. The Soviets will unlock the devastating Anti-Infantry Tactics Doctrine, enabling units like flamethrower tanks and the Conscript Support Tactics Doctrine which allows for rapid reinforcement in the heat of battle.
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
This is one of my favourite games of all time, and almost 400 hours played can show it. I love RTS games, I love WWII, and I love this.
Company of Heroes 2 is the sequel to one of the greatest RTS games of all time. This time around it's the Eastern front of World War II that the game focuses on. As the Soviet army, you must fight your way to Germany and get through the land which is frozen by the harsh Winter. As a matter of fact, cold is a game mechanic here. Your units (and your foe's units too) can freeze to death! Your tanks and vehicles can even fall through the ice! This sequel also use a new line of sight system that permits a more interesting approach of ambushes. However, the game is a bit unbalanced. Beware the flamethrowers. These are deadly! The game looks really good and runs perfectly. Company of Heroes 2 is a good successor to its ancestor.
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