• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Sep 24, 2007
Metascore
87

Generally favorable reviews - based on 36 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 36
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 36
  3. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. I cannot recommend the Company of Heroes series enough, and if you haven't tried it yet, Opposing Fronts is a perfect opportunity to join up for a tour. [Holiday 2007, p.86]
  2. Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts does what every expansion pack should do: take a great game and make it even better.
  3. 93
    I can't imagine a better RTS being released in the foreseeable future; certainly one has never bettered it before this. Everyone, regardless of whether you enjoy RTS' or not should own a copy - you're doing yourself a massive injustice if you refrain.
  4. With its generous two new campaigns and refined online capabilities, there’ll certainly be no argument from us that it’s nothing less than an essential purchase.
  5. Company of Heroes was definitely a brilliant title, and Opposing Fronts does well in adding to it.
  6. So here’s the perfect recipe for creating an expansion-pack: sprinkle lots of new units, add a large chunk of single-player campaign and place the already excellent mutiplayer mode in the community oven that now makes it even tastier.
  7. Opposing Forces puts the player in a position of decision making and responsibility, but still offers up the visual and auditory aspects of down-in-the-trenches fighting. It rewards quick thinking and attention to detail, and punishes those that possess neither, pretty much as it should be.
  8. After extensively playing Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, I realised that expansion packs just shouldn't be this good.
  9. 90
    Opposing Fronts is a damn solid expansion that is playable for total newbies, but works much better if paired with the original COH.
  10. With apologies to the Combat Mission franchise, Opposing Fronts has started to encroach on the "pure sim" functions of "dice rolling" strategy games, but wrapping it all up in good looking, frenetic action make it accessible to a much wider audience.
  11. When I think of expansion packs (despite that fact that this one can be installed independently) this is more or less exactly what I envision. It adds a significant helping of additional single player action and new playable factions that are far more than just cosmetically different from existing factions already in the game.
  12. 90
    COH's year-old Essence Engine is still the most beautiful, realistic RTS powerhouse on the market.
  13. Same, but brilliantly different. [Christmas 2007, p.60]
  14. In the end, Opposing Fronts is an easy recommendation to any fan of RTS games.
  15. Upon playing the original, it was easy to get the sense that this was a complete package, with scarcely any room to squeeze in any innovation. Opposing Fronts clearly proves that isn't the case. Now more than ever, this is the can't-miss real time strategy game of the year.
  16. 90
    Few expansion packs come loaded with as many new features as Relic has seen fit to put in - two entirely new sides, an equal number of expansive campaigns, and enough potential multiplayer action to keep any player occupied for months.
  17. Despite the 'semi-sequel' tag, there's as much here as the original game. This isn't like the expansion packs we knew in the past. This is World War, Too. [Dec 2007, p.64]
  18. 88
    With multiplayer back in full force with two brand new factions to master and a pretty robust single player campaign that provides plenty of good challenges, Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts is easy to recommend to players that enjoyed the first game.
  19. Excellent expansion for an excellent game. Panzer Elite was a little disappointing due to politically correct whining and ze germenglish. [Nov 2007]
  20. Expansion packs don’t get much more solid than this.
  21. With a great new campaign and smooth multiplayer modes, Company of Heroes is an easy choice for RTS fans to make.
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 201 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 46
  2. Negative: 8 out of 46
  1. Nov 6, 2011
    10
    This is quite an old game but maybe somebody will still decide to buy it know. This is THE best RTS game ever. The single player is very good but multiplayer is grand. The newer games like warhammer series may have a more detailed graphics but they fill to me more like an childish arcade game. In CoH you have by far more tactila options, there is a greater variety of different troops. I really hope that we will see a new addition to this franchise. Full Review »
  2. Sep 21, 2013
    1
    Užasno loše, misije dosadne i duge bespotrebno, bez ikakve kvalitetne ideje, a bugove je suvišno i spominjati, prvi dio je odličan bio, ovo jako loše... Full Review »
  3. Sep 10, 2013
    10
    Epic expansion to the best RTS of ALL TIME! What are you waiting for.. BUY your cd key, plug it into steam, and start enjoying yourself. See you on the front lines! Full Review »