“ Genre: Strategy - Military / Video Game for Windows XP / ESRB Rating: Rating Pending / Release Date: 2009-04-24 / Published by THQ „
If you take a look at any PC Real Time Strategy games list you're bound to find at least one World War 2 game on it, if not more. And why is that? Perhaps because it doesn't really require much innovation, you don't have to invent new units, you just copy the ones used in the real world wars. Somehow, Relic managed to completely bypass that stereotype, and bring something fresh to the RTS market. And that really takes some skill. Despite the game being released several years ago, it still holds up against games due to be released this year, and offers something different from those games you may be used too. Lets take a look at:
Well, you cannot complain here. Turned the graphics all the way up seems to manage to stress even a machine released almost SIX YEARS after the game was first released. This may be due to updates released since, but it's still awesome. And the graphics don't disappoint, either. Explosions, shrapnel, cannon firing, it all looks incredibly realistic and awe-inspiring. There's nothing like guiding tanks down a narrow passage, being hammered be shell fire from every side.
Relics Company Of Heroes game also offers something not usually found on games of this type: A fully working physics engine. Debris falls realistically, you can destroy buildings by concentrating fire on them, knock down bridges, and just generally wreak havoc on the environment. The single player game is immersive, although at times can get tedious, and a misplaced barricade can result in your entire mission being wrecked, so saving often is a must. Other than that, fantastic plot, missions, and multiplayer is not to be sniffed at.
This game is brilliant. There isn't much else to it. From the moment you first start playing, you're going to be captured, and stuck there till the end. I definitely recommend this game.