Generally favorable reviews - based on 29 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Jun 24, 2014
    While the inclusion of paratroopers and para-dropped items—that can be deployed anywhere on the map—are the most obvious new feature via specific US Commanders, there’s also a balanced emphasis on regular infantry and armour, too.
  2. PC PowerPlay
    Jul 30, 2014
    An excellent expansion for an already excellent RTS. [Aug 2014, p.56]
  3. Pelit (Finland)
    Sep 3, 2014
    The game is a must-buy for a RTS fan. A pity that it's only focused on multiplayer. [Aug 2014]
  4. Aug 6, 2014
    Newcomers to the genre or the series should pick up the core Company of Heroes 2 at first, to get themselves familiarized with the series and its ideas, and then make the jump to The Western Front Armies in order to experience more varied matches.
  5. Jun 30, 2014
    The Company of Heroes 2: Western Front Armies DLC is a nice addition to a strategy game that was already pretty darn good to start with. While the cost might be a bit steep for those of us who already own the game, it’s almost a no-brainer for folks who want to see what all the fuss is about without breaking the bank.
  6. Jul 12, 2014
    Great entry point to a rich RTS...if you can master it.
  7. Jul 4, 2014
    Quotation Forthcoming
  8. CD-Action
    Oct 22, 2014
    I miss some features from the first Company of Heroes, but I also feel that the game is now more realistic and mature. [Sept 2014, p.65]
  9. Sep 3, 2014
    For the price of the DLC, fans of the original game or genre will surely get their money worth.
  10. Aug 6, 2014
    Based on solid Company of Heroes 2 they created a purely multiplayer expansion pack that perfectly completes the original game bringing two new ways to play it right away, and it will not even cost you.
  11. Jul 29, 2014
    This stand-alone expansion will probably satisfy all those CoH fans that were disappointed by the second game.
  12. Jul 1, 2014
    There is no doubt that this expansion offers some great value to newcomers, offering them the whole Company of Heroes 2 multiplayer component for as little as $12.99. For those who already own the game, the new factions and maps will offer differentiation, but not a great deal of value.
  13. Jul 1, 2014
    If you’ve never played Company of Heroes 2 and are interested in the RTS genre, buy this. If you already own CoH2, then at $19.99 this expansion may be a little pricey, though those who loved the base game will lap up the versatility of the new armies and the exhilarating wars that can be waged in the added maps.
  14. Jun 30, 2014
    This is Company of Heroes 2 at its best, a standalone that focuses on the series’ core: man and machine duking it out across Europe. Those seeking a narrative will find plenty of stories in the tense battles amid crumbling towns and dark forests, so the campaign isn’t missed at all
  15. Jun 28, 2014
    If you’ve been looking to get in on Company of Heroes, then this is the place to do it.
  16. Jun 28, 2014
    The new fractions and maps play well and distinguish themselves from the pack, while complementing quite well what's already there.
  17. Jun 24, 2014
    A shot of adrenaline for the year-old game, these new armies bring the best parts of Company of Heroes into the upgraded Company of Heroes 2 world.
  18. Jun 24, 2014
    The fact that this is a standalone expansion really sweetens the deal. If you'd like to pick up just one of the new factions, that'll only run you £10, and with that you can start playing one of the best World War 2 strategy games ever made... alongside its near-perfect predecessor, of course.
  19. Jun 23, 2014
    While issues of army balance will inevitably rear their head down the line, it's a smart concept that gets off to a good start with The Western Front Armies. If you're yet to try out Company of Heroes, which is one of the best multiplayer RTS experiences currently available, this is a great opportunity to do so. Just bear in mind that aside from skirmishes you won't get any singleplayer options.
  20. Jun 23, 2014
    Insufficient expansion for the regulars of the title, but an excellent choice for those who want to initiate in it. We were looking forward to much more.
  21. Jun 27, 2014
    It's an interesting DLC, and the new base building will undoubtedly shift the balances of multiplayer. Still, all thing considered, a single player expansion to beef up the package would've been much appreciated.
  22. Jun 23, 2014
    The Western Front Armies is a good expansion and an interesting starting point for new players.
  23. Jun 23, 2014
    The lack of single player content could be a problem for some, but if you're happy with two new armies for multiplayer matches, then it's probably worth your time.
  24. Jun 23, 2014
    The Western Front Armies is a solid expansion dedicated to the fans of the multiplayer mode from Company of Heroes 2.
  25. Jul 13, 2014
    It is too bad the multiplayer of this game only consists out of 8 new maps, because Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies is really good with an unpredictable multiplayer experience and nice tactical possibilities.
  26. Jun 26, 2014
    The Western front Armies will attract your interest only if you are fan of Company of Heroes 2's multiplayer side.
  27. games(TM)
    Aug 20, 2014
    It may lack an ambitious single-player campaign but this value for money proposition serves to highlight that sometimes less really can be more. [Sept 2014, p.98]
  28. Jun 28, 2014
    The new armies are unique and fun to use, and the extra maps seem well balanced, but if you are looking for new single player content or for something to get introduced to the world of Company of Heroes 2, you will find this here. This expansion is recommended only to the experienced players.
  29. Jun 23, 2014
    Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies is a great deal for newcomers, who can buy, for 20 euros, a deep RTS online. Existing players will have a solid DLC, but a worse deal.

Awards & Rankings

User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 112 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 26
  2. Negative: 4 out of 26
  1. Jun 24, 2014
    This is what Company of heroes 2 should have been like all along. At the price of 20€ for us Europeans it is nothing less then a steal. ItThis is what Company of heroes 2 should have been like all along. At the price of 20€ for us Europeans it is nothing less then a steal. It completely transforms the game into something with a little more edge. The units, the graphics and even the physics seem to have gotten an overhaul, with the welcome addition of two new armies and the introduction of the American forces.

    Another welcome addition is the new lobby system that now allows for users to make their own custom matches without all the hassle of only being able to invite friends via steam.

    On top of the lobby system, is now the new "spoils of war" loot system, that will randomly drop you a "supply crate" after a game has ended, rewarding you with a random new upgrade weather its a new commander, skin or bulletin of various "rareness". A brilliant little feature. All in all, if you liked the original Company of heroes or the sequal, the Western Front Armies is nothing short of a must buy.
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  2. Jul 1, 2014
    Brought Company of Heroes 2 to where it needs to be. Many new additions. Better sound. Better gameplay. More units. More fun! Graphics alsoBrought Company of Heroes 2 to where it needs to be. Many new additions. Better sound. Better gameplay. More units. More fun! Graphics also seem to be improved. This is the true successor to Company of Heroes.

    10/10! :)

    Fun for an substantially indefinite amount of hours.
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  3. Jun 24, 2014
    This DLC offers a wide variety of new maps and new units. Although the balancing (infantry the most) needs quite some polishing as theThis DLC offers a wide variety of new maps and new units. Although the balancing (infantry the most) needs quite some polishing as the oberkommando west seems a lot stronger than the americans. This definetley is a great addition to the game. Full Review »