Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor PC

  • Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Apr 7, 2009
Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 42 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 42
  2. Negative: 0 out of 42
  1. It’s a great experience, needs more maps to expand the new multiplayer modes and give it some variety.
  2. If you enjoyed Company of Heroes, there’s little doubt you’ll want to pick up Tales of Valor. Just keep in mind that this is an expansion, meant to keep you satisfied until a true sequel arrives.
  3. It is a well-rounded title and a safe bet for any PC Gamer as mild amusement if nothing else.
  4. Tales of Valor may not be what longtime Company of Heroes fans were expecting from Relic's expansion, but the game still delivers a great experience from start to finish.
  5. Tales of Valor does something new for the CoH Veteran. But it's over in a blink of an eye. Thankfully, the game has some very interesting new multiplayer modes and gameplay tweaks that shouldn't be missed. And the same goes for the greenhorn that will have no problem in liking the old and the new content. But, for next time, please make a Company of Heroes that will last a little bit longer.
  6. Certainly it isn't with regards to single player content that just doesn't really justify the added expense when there are already plenty more varied single player missions available to you in the cheaper main game and its first expansion, but if your focus is multiplayer then the choice is a little clearer - and with three new game modes generously included, anyone with more interest in the online aspect will surely find Tales of Valor a lot more tempting.
  7. 80
    Overall though Tales of Valour was a fun experience, I would have liked a single player that was more like the first game, but I still had fun with the content that I was given.
  8. Altogether Tales of Valor is an adequate package of upgrades with a few surprises in the multiplayer and single player.
  9. Pleasingly varied new multiplayer modes for an excellent game, hampered by a paucity of maps [June 2009, p.90]
  10. If you are looking for a good strategy game, you've found it. And if you are looking for a good WW2 game, you've found it too.
  11. Ultimately, Tales of Valor is worth buying only as long as you’re going to make use of the multiplayer component. A few of the new units need some exploit fixes, and the direct fire system feels more like a gimmick than anything that is really going to add a lot to the game. Let’s hope that Tales of Valor is a stop-gap release to tide the fans over, before Relic announces that Eastern Front expansion we’ve all been waiting for.
  12. These tales are not traditional Company of Heroes stories, but they can make for some fun stories while they last.
  13. Multiplayer modes are very original. [July 2009, p.62]
  14. Gamers who spend the majority of their time in single-player modes should pass this one by. If you’re an online-focused player, though, Tales of Valor provides hours of amusement, especially if the community takes advantage of the excellent mod tools to flesh out the map selection.
  15. Oh dear, Relic. Handful of short, small and laughably easy scenarios really was not what I waited for or wanted. Relic’s new obsession for ”accessibility” is ruining its games. [May 2009]
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 201 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 46
  2. Negative: 15 out of 46
  1. PaulL
    Apr 14, 2009
    10
    Amongst the echoing complaints, I feel Tales of Valor accomplished its job as being an expansion for 30$US/CDN. People who were disappointed Amongst the echoing complaints, I feel Tales of Valor accomplished its job as being an expansion for 30$US/CDN. People who were disappointed were those who were comparing it, to its two previous dreadnought games. This is not what tales of valor is. Tales of valor is multilayer content. If you spend a lot of time in coh multiplayer, TOV is a steal. The singleplayer only works to propel the games new features forward. Tiger Ace FTW! Full Review »
  2. Atematem
    Apr 12, 2009
    4
    Disappointing for the an expensive expansion. The new missions are over quickly and the change to the multiplayer is minimal. Directfire is Disappointing for the an expensive expansion. The new missions are over quickly and the change to the multiplayer is minimal. Directfire is pretty much useless. As a fan of COH this is a disappointing addition. New units is good but not for the price of this expansion, at this price it should have been a lot more much like opposing fronts was. Worth $15, paid $50 - can I have a refund! Full Review »
  3. Oct 26, 2012
    6
    If you play CoH multiplayer then perhaps this is worth it, but as someone who only plays the singleplayer I was disappointed with it. WhileIf you play CoH multiplayer then perhaps this is worth it, but as someone who only plays the singleplayer I was disappointed with it. While the missions are interesting and fun, they are very short--you might get three hours total out of all of them. Maybe. Thankfully I got this on sale on Steam, but I would have been upset had I paid the full $20. Full Review »