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  • Summary: Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, the next chapter in the real-time strategy franchise from Relic Entertainment is powered by an upgraded version of Relic's proprietary Essence Engine with full Microsoft DirectX 10 support. Opposing Fronts features two unique armies with full lengthCompany of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, the next chapter in the real-time strategy franchise from Relic Entertainment is powered by an upgraded version of Relic's proprietary Essence Engine with full Microsoft DirectX 10 support. Opposing Fronts features two unique armies with full length campaigns. Players can fight as the tenacious British 2nd Army during the heroic World War II liberation of Caen, France, or command the German Panzer Elite as they struggle to repel the might of Operation Market Garden, the largest airborne invasion in history. Players can battle online in exciting new multiplayer modes with these two all-new armies and utilize full compatibility with the original Company of Heroes for a total of four playable armies. [THQ] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 36
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 36
  3. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. PC Gamer
    96
    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 was definitely a brilliant title, and Opposing Fronts does well in adding to it.
  3. 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.
  4. Pelit (Finland)
    88
    Excellent expansion for an excellent game. Panzer Elite was a little disappointing due to politically correct whining and ze germenglish. [Nov 2007]
  5. In terms of tactics, the possibilities are almost endless.
  6. When it comes down to it, Opposing Fronts delivers much of what the original did just remixed. The pair of lengthy single player campaigns and full multiplayer options makes it as valuable as the first game. Slight balance issues comes with the addition of the British and Panzer Elite factions, although it comes with the benefit of having access to two inventive new strategic styles.
  7. On its own merits, Opposing Fronts is a worthy expansion to Company of Heroes. DirectX 10 shenanigans and a surprising lack of finish make the whole package less than we were promised, and had the right to expect.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 48
  2. Negative: 7 out of 48
  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 goodThis 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. Expand
  2. NigelP.
    Apr 19, 2008
    10
    The best RTS I have played, I official got back into COH in August when the Expansion was released. This is better than starcraft, warcraft The best RTS I have played, I official got back into COH in August when the Expansion was released. This is better than starcraft, warcraft III, World in Conflict, and any other RTS I can think of. Unlike some people such as Matthew C. you have to buy the game to enjoy it. The fun comes from the multiplayer, its highly addicting. Best RTS graphics, Best Squad AI I have ever seen, the voice over is amazing. This is the only RTS that surpasses blizzard entertainment. I switched to this game from BF2 to this. Their are so many roles to use in this game. Expand
  3. Phil
    Dec 24, 2009
    10
    I've been playing company of heroes since day one and by far this is an amazing addition. Who ever says the match making system is bad I've been playing company of heroes since day one and by far this is an amazing addition. Who ever says the match making system is bad and its just a zerg RTS does not know how to play the game and is horrible. Like others say, I believe this game tops some of the most popular RTS's out there and the multiplayer is very addicting and competitive. Yes the match making system can be scewed at times, but only at midnight to 8 AM where no one plays. Again, who ever says this game is bad is just bad at the game. Graphics and physics are enjoyable and very little bugs. I would never take the time to write this crappy review for any other game but this one. Expand
  4. R.H.
    Oct 2, 2007
    9
    A worthy sequel to the original. The British appeal more to the turtle defensive players and the Panzer Elite appeal more towards the A worthy sequel to the original. The British appeal more to the turtle defensive players and the Panzer Elite appeal more towards the offensive players, which brings many different combinations that you can do with the older American and Wehrmacht factions. The game does have some bugs and balance issues but Relic is going to be working hard to fix them. THQ forced Relic to release the game two months early so it's not there fault at all. If I had to think of one thing that would make me buy this game again it would be the German campaign on Operation Market Garden. It's very cool that you can FINALLY see the war in the German's point of view. It gets very old and boring playing the allies all the time. Don Expand
  5. Nov 22, 2011
    9
    Great game....many hours spent with my friends. To be honest this game has paid for itself over and over with the time played. If you are aGreat game....many hours spent with my friends. To be honest this game has paid for itself over and over with the time played. If you are a FPS type of person only, then dont bother, but if you like RTS games even a little bit then you will love this game. Lots of custom maps made by the public is a plus. Check out the D-Day Co-Op map...WOW.... Expand
  6. P.F.
    Oct 5, 2007
    8
    I have been playing only SP for now, and i love the new sides. They are quite different from the first opus ones. The brits (love the voices) I have been playing only SP for now, and i love the new sides. They are quite different from the first opus ones. The brits (love the voices) with the lieuts, captain and tank commander giving the att/def bonus, plus the command point costly but efficient defense, and the Panzer Elite wich I really like becasue I am an infanry fanboi. Panzer Elites have some good heavy armors too, but if you like Blitzkrieg tactics, these are for you. Soldiers can repair and Halftrack can regarnison squads. On the other side, I got some crash (hate to play an hour without saving and to redo everything), and some missions are not THAT good. Expand
  7. TonyB.
    Oct 14, 2007
    0
    I bought this game.Upon installation game demanded an update but would not allow me to do so.Obviously I was disappointed and returned I bought this game.Upon installation game demanded an update but would not allow me to do so.Obviously I was disappointed and returned it.This has been released without propper testing.Beware. Expand

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