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  • Summary: Assume control of US Allied forces as they face tactical challenges and harrowing terrain during a surprise offensive manoeuvre led by the relentless resurgent Oberkommando West. Watch the dramatic Battle of the Bulge unfold through the eyes of 3 different Officers.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 38
  2. Negative: 0 out of 38
  1. Feb 7, 2015
    90
    I really doubted the single player campaign in CoH2 could surprise me in any way, but the introduction of the strategic map made Ardennes Assault worthy of even being sold as a separate game. I’m impressed. [01/2015, p.56]
  2. Jan 31, 2015
    88
    This new addition costs as much as the core game and lacks multiplayer, but if you're happy stomping AI then the long, rewarding campaign will see you right. [Feb 2015, p.79]
  3. Jan 21, 2015
    85
    As an expansion, The Ardennes Offensive feels a bit expensive for what it is. The campaign missions are well designed, though, and increasing the importance of the individual soldiers is a great addition to the game mechanics. [Jan 2015]
  4. Nov 18, 2014
    80
    With this new structure Ardennes Assault represents the best single-player experience seen in a Company of Heroes title to date.
  5. Dec 2, 2014
    80
    COH 2 is steeped in quality : he got rid of unnecessary additions of episode 2 and offers us an intense and gripping single player campaign. The series is back on track.
  6. Nov 24, 2014
    80
    Relic's latest standalone expansion represents the best elements of real-time and turn-based strategy, making it worth playing for anyone who appreciates the form and likes to see it taken in new directions.
  7. Nov 17, 2014
    60
    Relic’s attempt to create a more dynamic single player campaign is partially successful, but the systems of company permanence don’t entirely gel with the inflexibility of an Iron Man save system, and the map is light on grand strategy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 4 out of 7
  1. Nov 20, 2014
    10
    Relic continues polishing and clarifying his great jewel and it is the turn to the campaign mode. After successive expansions, DLCs andRelic continues polishing and clarifying his great jewel and it is the turn to the campaign mode. After successive expansions, DLCs and contributions from the community, it is hard to believe that they will get a surprise. Expand
  2. Apr 5, 2015
    10
    Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault for me it's a great come back and I'm sure COH fan's will be happy with this game returning, My onlyCompany of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault for me it's a great come back and I'm sure COH fan's will be happy with this game returning, My only complaint is it with sega I feel they are getting greedy for the prices of game and dlc's. Expand
  3. Mar 29, 2015
    6
    The game itself, is a good strategic rts. You do not build a ton of units and swarm an enemy base, you use cover and fight meter by meterThe game itself, is a good strategic rts. You do not build a ton of units and swarm an enemy base, you use cover and fight meter by meter gaining ground to push to the enemy base. This xpack added a conquest style map system, reminiscent of the dune 2 planetary map where you could select your missions.

    I would give this an 8 out of 10 if not for Relics shameful dlc grab. Lots of dlc, albiet not required, it is still something to consider. I got the xpack, on sale for 15 dollars, and it was worth about that price. Its not bad but its not "Great". The dlc grab is really turning me off but I love the game. CoH1, DoW2, and CoH2 are all good games.
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  4. Feb 13, 2015
    1
    CoH1 - brave american soldiers.
    CoH1 Expansions - brave nazi soldiers
    CoH2 - Evil filthy dirty Russians. CoH2 Expansion - brave american
    CoH1 - brave american soldiers.
    CoH1 Expansions - brave nazi soldiers
    CoH2 - Evil filthy dirty Russians.
    CoH2 Expansion - brave american soldiers all over again.
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  5. Jan 9, 2015
    0
    After playing the first Company of Heroes and really enjoying it I purchased the second version expecting big things.

    The first game seemed
    After playing the first Company of Heroes and really enjoying it I purchased the second version expecting big things.

    The first game seemed to nail the allowable zoom so that it could be played like a strategy but the second is only focused on zooming in as far as possible so you can relieve yourself to the level of detail the designers went to looking at the sky and trees and the snow falling. This makes your units more like a series of linked first person shooters stitched together in the map operating independently of each other to create an unplayable Frankenstein monster of a strategy game.

    The structures seemed to look better in the first i.e. the HQ for one and the units deploy from the place where you expect as opposed to wandering on from any number of positions on the map only delaying deployment further.

    Adding more playable countries sounded great but it actually made the game more confusing as allot of the options in the first were removed such as the snipers, tank traps and machine gun emplacements which were key in holding territories. This just made me more frustrated as the zoom was so far in its impossible to move your troops in a meaningful way to use them as a replacement to the original defences.

    The new game map is tacky and overly colourful and the transition button is non existent in some campaign's.

    I would have been more happy to have just purchase a multi-player map update for the first than to have paid money for this piece of crap which seems to have in every way possible made a beta version which pales by comparison to the first and yet I still desperately want to find a reason to like it but unfortunately I find playability to be of paramount importance and level of detail should come second in strategy games.
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  6. Jan 18, 2015
    0
    This game should not exist, it is very bad, I do not know what kind of people play this game, when I think I know one .... The graphics areThis game should not exist, it is very bad, I do not know what kind of people play this game, when I think I know one .... The graphics are bad, the sound deafening, the gameplay sucks Expand
  7. Jan 21, 2015
    0
    This expansion is another slap to the face for all fans of the franchise. Sega/Relic continue on their road to completely ruin the series withThis expansion is another slap to the face for all fans of the franchise. Sega/Relic continue on their road to completely ruin the series with their descisions. AA being the latest failure, it offers nothing but the same bog-stupid unless predictably scripted AI, no multiplayer content and a sorry excuse for a campaign. Pricing this at 40€ is outright confusing, since you'd inspect for actual new content to be created to justify that price, which is absolutely not the case. Expand