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  • Summary: Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor is the next standalone chapter in the Company of Heroes franchise, featuring all-new content, including three single-player campaigns, new multiplayer modes, additional maps and units. Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor also introduces a new “direct-fire”Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor is the next standalone chapter in the Company of Heroes franchise, featuring all-new content, including three single-player campaigns, new multiplayer modes, additional maps and units. Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor also introduces a new “direct-fire” feature that allows players more tactical control of their units and more strategic options in-game. Developed by internal studio Relic Entertainment and powered by Relic’s proprietary Essence Engine, Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor is fully compatible with Company of Heroes and Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, allowing players who own the entire series complete access to the epic battles of World War. [THQ] Expand
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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. AceGamez
    80
    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.
  3. 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.
  4. PC Format
    70
    ToV's singleplayer campaigns will do nothing for CoH vets, but the MP extras might just keep its head above water. [June 2009, p.90]
  5. 70
    The new campaigns are over before you know it, the new units have a limited impact, and direct fire is largely ineffective. The real attractions here are the three new multiplayer modes.
  6. 65
    Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor is a fun addition to the series, but ultimately it falls short of bringing the quality and quantity of gameplay provided by its predecessors.
  7. Tales of Valor has some decent content, though there’s not much, all things considered. The previous expansion brought two complete factions, with two complete campaigns, whereas Tales of Valor brings just over five hours of single-player fun and a few imbalanced multiplayer modes to the table.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 49
  2. Negative: 16 out of 49
  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! Expand
  2. JamesB
    May 14, 2009
    9
    Although I have not played the first two games in the saga of Company of Heroes. That COH TOV was a short comming to its predessesors in the Although I have not played the first two games in the saga of Company of Heroes. That COH TOV was a short comming to its predessesors in the views of many fellow gamers who have played all three. Though I cannot comment on this aspect, as a first time player I found the game to be enjoyable and easy to pick up and learn tactics. Though the game includes suppressive fire and units become unable to attack well under such direct assult, I would have like to see untis flee in cowerdence. That the user would be unable to controll such units under any circumstance. The idea of bringing in reinforcements to supply units with refreshed man power should not have to just be done for the replacement of casualties, but also battle fatigue. Though this realism may be to complex for those who wish to just play a game like AoE. As my first game for COH, I was very pleased over all and enjoy the time spent playing online. Expand
  3. FlammerW
    Jul 9, 2009
    8
    Tales of Valor is a good title for CoH diehards and new players alike, as it allows access to all the multiplayer content while adding new Tales of Valor is a good title for CoH diehards and new players alike, as it allows access to all the multiplayer content while adding new modes and units. The game however lacked polish and had serious balance issues that took several patches to address. The game was also rushed because of Financial conditions at Relic. I think rating this game based on the length of the singleplayer is silly, as the multiplayer holds the real meat. Expand
  4. Oct 14, 2011
    6
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. There's nothing significantly new with this second expansion. The nine missions are over too quickly and the new skirmish maps as well as MP features are too limited. Also this expansion would have been worth it for free because of the free huge COH patch that came with this expansion for those who have owned COH Gold Edition or the first two COH games! Expand
  5. May 21, 2012
    5
    I was expecting the length of Opposing Fronts but instead I only got three missions. The Missions were excellent but this was only aI was expecting the length of Opposing Fronts but instead I only got three missions. The Missions were excellent but this was only a multiplayer addition. The campaign was only stapled on as a tutorial for the new mechanics this game introduces which are few. You will probably NOT play these game modes often if at all and like most people will only play standard multiplayer modes. Expand
  6. JeremyH.
    Apr 10, 2009
    4
    Not bad but...
    Direct control is pointless, it's basically just a attack here button similar to attack ground.
    The new modes are
    Not bad but...
    Direct control is pointless, it's basically just a attack here button similar to attack ground.
    The new modes are pointless also as there are already mods for both of them (Alamo and Turtle) that were made months ago, way to be 'original' Relic
    The new units make no sense... nuff said

    It's definatly no Opposing Fronts

    Basically don't buy it. $30 for this is a total ripoff. It's nice they make standalones, but they should make a cheaper addon version as well.
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  7. tolgaeryoldas
    Apr 10, 2009
    0
    My point zero because of ?f you dont have something taht means you dont have it
    where are my game guys I m still in front of steam since
    My point zero because of ?f you dont have something taht means you dont have it
    where are my game guys I m still in front of steam since Thursday and game there writed on it "it released" but you can not buy it no price no add chart nothing what kind of jog it is
    Where is my number company and game ......
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