Company of Heroes 2

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A WW2 RTS game with online multiplayer

Company of Heroes 2 places you in WW2 where you may fight as the Germans or Americans. You then have to buy the DLC if you want to play other characters or use different equipment. Dominate each map by stealing flag posts, gaining resources, and smashing your enemy.

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PROS

  • Amazing graphics when compared to the first
  • New particle physics and explosive effects

CONS

  • Not good value for money
  • Needs a lot of modding

Company of Heroes 2 places you in WW2 where you may fight as the Germans or Americans. You then have to buy the DLC if you want to play other characters or use different equipment. Dominate each map by stealing flag posts, gaining resources, and smashing your enemy.

Far better graphics than the first game

Company of Heroes 2 has many similarities to the first COH game except that the graphics for Company of Heroes 2 are far superior. You build a base, take over flagposts for extra resources, and build units to destroy your enemy. It is a mix of capture-the-flag and war games. The publisher (Sega) made a mistake in letting Relic handle the development on this occasion because Relic are short on money and are rinsing their customers. As a result, the game has numerous issues and too much DLC that is very expensive. The campaign is boring and ill conceived, but just like the first COH, it is the skirmishes and multiplayer arenas where this game really shines. Plus, when you play skirmishes, you can save and then re-load if things stop going your way.

A game with only two notable flaws

A lot of games evolved from the Command & Conquer games, and where the C&C games eventually went the wrong direction, games such as COH went the right way. The first COH was a very money-hungry game that cost a fortune if you wanted everything, but it had a nice mech balance. Company of Heroes 2 is sadly unbalanced and not as carefully thought out because the person who wins is the person who buys the most DLC. The second flaw is that the game is still unfinished. DLC and mods have been piled into the game before it is finished. It has problems with things such as balance, realism, camera control, unit paths, enemy AI, a clunky interface and the occasional command lag. Does it make it a terrible game? No it doesn't because it is still great compared to most other WW2 RTS games, but it is not good value for money.

The ultimate WWII RTS platform

Experience the ultimate WWII RTS platform with the original COH2 and its standalone expansions: The Western Front Armies (multiplayer), Ardennes Assault (single-player) and The British Forces (multi-player). Multiplayer standalones allow you to play on any map against anyone owning any COH2 product.

Powered by the Essence Engine 3.0, the Company of Heroes 2 series feature some unique mechanics rewarding thoughtful players. From the TrueSight™ system that emulates the units’ line of sight to the cover-system that encourages clever unit placement – not to mention the combined arms approach and the hard and soft counters gameplay that will make you think twice before trying to destroy a tank with a simple squad of riflemen – each game presents players with an uninterrupted stream of meaningful tactical choices that can turn the tide of war.

KEY FEATURES

  • 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 ENGINE 3.0
    Cutting-edge technology that increases the graphical quality and accuracy of deadly combat with the unprecedented TrueSight™ system, the ultrarealistic ColdTech™ dynamic weather that changes strategic warfare forever and improved environmental destruction
  • 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
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  • by Anonymous

    I am very satisfied with the game.
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