At long last, after so many months, THQ bankruptcy, and many hard moments for CoH community, this game is finally here. Its hard to believe,At long last, after so many months, THQ bankruptcy, and many hard moments for CoH community, this game is finally here. Its hard to believe, really. Game is above any of my expectations, regarding hard THQ times and limited budget. I dont know whats the point writing a review about the game which everyone had a chance to try on Steam these past weeks. As a result CoH2 is top seller on Steam atm. Because it sucks? I dont think so. This is not the game where it was insanelly overhiped (cough Bioshock Infinite cough), and you bought it blindly, and later complaining to fall on critic scores. CoH2 had Open Beta, and whoever wanted it he got it.
Troll den, such as Metacritic, will be a heaven for those, hardly that insanity from Steam forums wont spill here:
"OMG, this game is just an expansion, CoH 1.5 at its best, rip-ooooooff"
"OMG, this game is nothing like CoH, its completelly different"
"They are showing us (Russians) as monsters"
"They are using commies to show them like heroes, and theres no Americans in this game, boo-hoo"
"Russians are completelly OP"
"Germans are OP"
"You can buy skins like DLC, this is pay 2 win gameeeeeeee"
Not to mention StarCraft 2, Men of War, and World in Conflict trolls stalking forums and You Tube comment sections. Some of them are submited their reviews already. Great visuals (vehicles are more detailed than in most other genre games), Great voiceover, just like Im used from Relic, and epic soundtrack. This game isnt perfect, I would give it 9, but Im forced to give it 10 because of these reasons.… Expand
The studio (Relic) which set the standard for RTS games back in 2006 with the release of company of heroes have managed to maintain theThe studio (Relic) which set the standard for RTS games back in 2006 with the release of company of heroes have managed to maintain the quality of the previous games once again.
COH2 is set on the eastern front of WW2 from the point of view of a Soviet soldier. The story takes you from the initial invasion of Russia by the Germans to their final bastion in Berlin. During the campaign you will engage in small scale operations, tank hunting, sniper duty, scorched earth and to large scale tank battles.
It is cold, so very cold and subsequently blizzards happen which slow down the action and require you to seek warmth for your troops, surprisingly this feature works well, It gives the game a new dynamic which plays into your strategy of being a Soviet commander.
The visual quality as you would expect, fantastic. The physics once again bring you huge smile to your face when houses explode into pieces, walls get crushed, the ice cracks open, the world reacts how it should.
The unit audio is another element which sets the COH series apart other RTS games. Vehicles sound heavy and menacing, hearing a Tiger tanks engines roar somewhere from the battlefield sends a little tingle of fear down your spine and the scream of the Katyushas makes every German commander get a ping of anxiety.
Soldiers audio reactions to situations is unique to COH and brings them to life, you actually care if they die.
The multiplayer is also brilliant and well worth the money alone, with unlocks and a steady stream of improvements and content being released from Relic it has only got better and Relic are committed to adding more content and improvements.
I cannot stress how good this game is. Even if you do not have an interest in WW2 you will love the gameplay, crave the destruction, and desire the victories.
Do not miss out playing one of the best RTS games in the mostly highly rated series in history.… Expand
There is no multiplayer balancing at all. German's are completely overpowered once they get tanks and anti infantry. Soviets have about 2There is no multiplayer balancing at all. German's are completely overpowered once they get tanks and anti infantry. Soviets have about 2 mins at the start where they have a slight edge, then it's auto win for germans.
Do not buy this game if you like multiplayer! 75% of the players take german. This gives you an idea of how overpowered they are.
I mean the German have anti tank missles (not bazookas) that out range a tank. Ridiculous.… Expand
So, this game has nice story... for fanfiction, you know. Yes, I'm not kidding, this is wonderful to see, that the writers of this gameSo, this game has nice story... for fanfiction, you know. Yes, I'm not kidding, this is wonderful to see, that the writers of this game decided to look at the second world from a different angle. This, perhaps, was done so good just like COH2's plot was written by Pearl Harbor's writers, where Japanese forces attacked the American hospitals, which never was in real life. Eh... At least, in this game Russians don't fight with bears.… Expand
It's a pity Relic has released the unplayable piece of crap. What's worse, even if it were not so disastrous in almost every area, it wouldIt's a pity Relic has released the unplayable piece of crap. What's worse, even if it were not so disastrous in almost every area, it would be still a crap because of the base idea of evil Russians fighting not-so-evil (or not evil at all) Nazis.… Expand
Company of Heroes 2 is not a game. This is not a strategy. This is an insult to the memory and heroism of the Soviet people. This NaziCompany of Heroes 2 is not a game. This is not a strategy. This is an insult to the memory and heroism of the Soviet people. This Nazi propaganda.
Nobody is forgotten, nothing is forgotten. Greetings from the Сity-hero of Kiev!… Expand
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It seems that nobody either knows the history of WWII on the eastern front,or doesn't want to show it. Once again we are shown that apparently Russians are evil and are the bad guys here. How they all were just running at the machine gun fire and that the other half of the army was behind them ready to kill anyone who tries to run back. This racist, Anti-Russian storyline is rather becoming annoying. When Americans are liberating the France while getting killed, we hear of their honor, when we hear of Russians liberating THEIR OWN LAND, suddenly they are shown as merciless and coward like. I hope game companies will start writing truthful stories,because this is annoying and because of such story,nobody will buy this game in Russia obviously,which is a loss for Relic obviously.… Expand
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