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Company of Heroes - Out now for iPadFeb 13, 2020 - Community Announcements{STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/4649059/018387862e640ec7571f8ac28bf4cafb7e7e8be0.png Our friends at Feral Interactive have faithfully converted our classic game, and it's now available to purchase on the app store!! In the groundbreaking strategy game redesigned and updated for iPad, lead a company of American paratroopers from the D-Day Invasion of Normandy through the battles to liberate France. The game looks gorgeous, with high-resolution graphics optimized for iPad Retina displays. It also plays like a dream, with stable performance, and excellent control schemes cleverly adapted for touch interfaces. Enjoy the title you know and love when out and about, travelling, or just when you're relaxing on the sofa. COH2 WEEKEND GIVEAWAY!Nov 15, 2019 - Community AnnouncementsCompany of Heroes 2 is free to download and keep forever on STEAM! Promotion ends on Sunday, November 17th at 10am PST /6 pm GMT. {STEAM_CLAN_LOC_IMAGE}/4649059/c00bd0a0b6d747997bda1f1b79f08aef90290f98.jpg Get your friends to enlist and join you on the battlefield. If you’re a seasoned CoH vet, be a hero and take a new recruit under your wing. All players can now also get the Victory At Stalingrad DLC free for a limited time only by signing up to our newsletter. Don't miss out! {STEAM_CLAN_IMAGE}/4649059/25124fd2a9d6d72039d77ab8775d3864bc86203a.png We've also just launched one of our biggest DLC sales ever! All major CoH2 DLC is 75% off until Sunday 24th, 10am PST. Time to scoop that commander or faction you’ve been eyeing. Last but not least, the best players in the world are battling it out right now for over $20,000 in the Company of Heroes 2 – World Championship 2019. Tune in on Twitch to see how the pros do it.Company of Heroes 2 is free to keep forever this weekend on SteamNov 15, 2019 - PC GamerYou've got another opportunity to pick up Company of Heroes 2 for free this weekend. Just head over to Steam, add it to your library, and the base game is yours to keep forever. Relic Entertainment is holding a franchise-wide sale on Company of Heroes through this weekend. Now through Sunday at 6 pm GMT, you'll be able to grab Company of Heroes 2 for free. Then you'll have until Sunday November 24 to grab any Company of Heroes game or DLC at 75 percent off. For instance, you might want to pick up Ardennes Assault, an excellent and exciting expansion for Company of Heroes 2 that covers the Battle of the Bulge and landed on our list of Best Depictions of World War 2. Company of Heroes 2 has been free before, both on Steam and the Humble Store, but if for some reason you've missed it in the past, you have another opportunity now. Just remember to stay warm out there on the Eastern Front. Company of Heroes 2 is free right nowDec 8, 2018 - EurogamerCompany of Heroes 2 is free to download from Steam right now. Pop over to Company of Heroes 2's Steam store page and you can nab the game for nothing as part of its fifth anniversary giveaway. Company of Heroes 2 came out in June 2013, so this particular anniversary is half a year late, but when free games are involved we're willing to forgive inaccurate anniversaries. Company of Heroes 2 is Relic's World War 2 real-time strategy game. Our reviewer Stace Harman enjoyed it very much indeed, giving it 8/10. Read more… Giveaway- Company of Heroes 2Dec 6, 2018 - AnnouncementIn celebration of the 5th Anniversary, get Company of Heroes 2 for FREE starting now until December 10th at 10AM Pacific Time! Once you add the game it will remain in your account after the free period, so don't miss out! Plus, check out the finals of the Anniversary Classic 2v2 Tournament. Watch the stream when it is live here. Additionally, save 75% on all DLC as well. *Offer ends Monday at 10AM Pacific Time 10 of the best RTS campaignsMay 30, 2018 - PC GamerIt’s uncommon these days to see an RTS released that doesn’t have competitive intentions. From larger titles like Halo Wars 2 or Dawn of War III to smaller ones like Empires Apart, a lot of work in real-time strategy games typically goes into the multiplayer experience. However recently, with games like They Are Billions or Frostpunk, we are seeing some leanings back toward a singleplayer focus. Let's celebrate the qualities of a great singleplayer real-time strategy campaigns by picking out some of the best ever made. In so doing, it’s very difficult to avoid a retread some of the common giants in this space: Relic, Blizzard, and Westwood’s games have all taken world-building and storytelling very seriously and that shows in the quality of their campaigns. Alongside these, I’m going to place some titles that perhaps haven’t gotten quite as much attention before, or that might’ve slipped by unnoticed by some people.  This isn’t an ordered list; I started out trying to put them in a countdown, but these games are often good for such different reasons it seems silly to rank them. Let’s get cracking. Note, there are a few spoilers for the older games in the list. Battle Realms Often when we discuss advanced combat systems in RTS, games like Dawn of War, Men of War, Company of Heroes, or WarCraft 3 come up. Liquid Entertainment’s 2001 RTS Battle Realms deserves a prominent seat at this table. Released about a year before WarCraft 3, Battle Realms features a number of fun systemic twists. You could level up peasants to any combat unit, spend one resource (water) to replenish another (rice), dynamically switch units between ranged and melee combat, and upgrade systems using a novel Yin/Yang system. The campaign itself isn’t as polished as some of the others in this list: all cutscenes are rendered in-game, which looks pretty dated these days. But the core formula still feels fresh in 2018. Taking the mantle of either the Serpent Clan, or the stalwart Dragons, you must shadow the exiled hero Kenji as he strives to re-establish the dominance of his chosen clan. I put a lot of weight on choice in campaigns, and Battle Realms does a good job of this, giving you choice over the territory and scenario you take on next. Winning battles can provide bonuses in future missions, which adds a note of persistence across missions. Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault tells the story of the Battle of the Bulge through the eyes of four commanders (three of which are playable). Each has their own backstory and personality, which you see reflected in the forces of the three playable leaders. The armies are interesting, but it's the surprising depth and uncompromising difficulty of the Ardennes Assault meta-layer map that really sets it apart.  One thing I kind of like about several of the RTS on this list is that they don’t try t...Spring UpdateMay 18, 2018 - Community Announcements Hey everyone, The Spring Update is now live in game! We want to say thank you to the community for taking such an interest in the patch. Community discussion has helped inform many of the changes to this iteration. Another big thanks goes out to the community balance team, and to a group of experts who provided valuable suggestions to the balance team. Additionally, a hotfix for some bugs has just been deployed. Full changelog available here: Enjoy playing, RelicMWNL5 event - All you need to knowFeb 13, 2018 - Community Announcements What is Make War Not Love? Make War Not Love is an annual celebration of SEGA's strategy games and studios. It's an opportunity to have some fun and a chance to foster a bit of friendly rivalry/comradery amongst sister studios! Last but not least, it's also a great way for us to give back to our communities and thank them for their continued support, with various rewards for taking part in the event - such as free games & DLC :) Time and Place? MWNL Sale* – runs from 6pm GMT on the 12th Feb – 6pm GMT on the 19th Feb MWNL Event – runs from 9am GMT on the 14th Feb – 9am GMT on the 19th Feb *includes COH2 on Steam and COH2 in-game store items! During the event, casters A_E and Stormless will be casting a couple of 2v2 COH2 games between two top teams on A_E's channel, with a little twist: a player from each team will have to switch sides. Meanwhile, top player HelpingHans will be live at the PC Gamer Weekender this week-end to represent us and introduce new players to COH2! How do I get involved? All you need to do is SIGN UP (and get two free SEGA Mega drive titles from the outset!) and then play any one (or more) of the MWNL feature titles. Your play hours throughout the MWNL event will then be added to the combined communities total play hours. If the communities combined efforts achieve the daily hour target**, a free prize bundle will be unlocked for everyone! For more details about entering the promotion, please ensure you read the terms and conditions. *Sign ups need to be over 18 and provide a valid Steam ID and email address to register **Daily hourly targets will be measured through a 24-hour period from 9am GMT - 9am GMT What are the prizes? For each day that the combined hourly target is met, SEGA will release a bundle of content*, direct to your Steam library, that will contain a mixture of a free SEGA game, DLC and/or great discount coupons on select SEGA releases. *Content will be delivered within 24 hours of each day’s target being met Great promotions and discounts As part of MWNL SEGA likes to try and make their whole strategy catalogue as easy for anyone to jump in and try as possible. All the titles involved, and a wide selection of their associated franchises, are offered at great discounts over on Steam, so there's never been a better time to try them all out! I need help! If you have any issues with the sign up, prize redemption or anything else please contact our support team via Sega's fifth Make War Not Love event lets you play a bunch of PC strategy titles to win free gamesFeb 13, 2018 - EurogamerUPDATE: Oops! This story originally stated that Endless Space 2, Total War: Warhammer 2, Dawn of War 3, and Company of Heroes 2 would be free to play during the Make War Not Love event - which they are not. This has since been corrected. Apologies! ORIGINAL STORY: Sega has launched its fifth annual Make War Not Love event, offering the chance to win some freebies by playing a number of its biggest strategy games on Steam. This year's Make War Not Love kicks off tomorrow, February 14th, at 9am GMT. It runs until 9am GMT on Monday February 19th, and is focussed on Endless Space 2, Total War: Warhammer 2 and its predecessor, Dawn of War 3, and Company of Heroes 2. Read more… Make War Not Love 5Feb 12, 2018 - AnnouncementThe annual celebration of Sega's great strategy games and studios returns for it's 5th year! Play, compete and win prizes for everyone involved. Plus, have some fun and a chance to foster a bit of friendly rivalry/comradery among the different Sega game communities! Find out more here. MWNL5 Sale – runs from 10am pacific on the 12th Feb – 10am pacific on the 19th Feb MWNL5 Event – runs from 1am pacific on the 14th Feb – 1am pacific on the 19th FebCOH2's December "Community" UpdateDec 19, 2017 - Community Announcements With changes ranging from factions to commanders to maps, the December Update is one of the most comprehensive balance patches we’ve ever released and we couldn't have done it without the continued support and dedication from this community. We hope you have a blast playing it over the holiday season! Please visit the Official Forums for the full list of changes included with this update. To say that this is a Relic update for COH2 would not be giving the members of this community that put in the countless hours to make it possible justice. The map revamp changes are soley possible and thanks to the hard work of community map makers such as Capiqua, Siphon X, Lord Rommel, Pigsoup, MonolithicBacon and WhiteFlash combined with the dedication of strategists such as SOE-Sturmpanther whom provided them with constant competitive feedback and helped organize the map balance changes for release. The balance changes coming in the December Update were definitely a group effort from the community as the December Balance Preview went through over 10 iterations in a span of roughly six weeks as feedback kept pouring in from all different types of players and perspectives. However, if it wasn't for the countless hours of reading and responding to feedback, testing changes, implementing feedback and updating the DBP mod, and editing and writing patch notes from Mr. Smith and Miragefla, the quality and quantity of changes that are coming with this balance update would be but a fraction of what they are today. No amount of thanks is good enough for the amount of work put into this update from this community but nonetheless it needs to be said; everyone here at Relic thanks you for your continued passion and commitment to the Company of Heroes franchise, its ongoing success and improvement would not be possible without you. While we’re at it, we want to thank you for being part of the community that’s helped the game grow and improve over the past 4.5 years. Looking at the current patch versus the game in June 2013; the change is staggering! Working more closely and openly with you through the balance preview mods has allowed us to consistently deliver strong balance updates over the past 18 months – a spirit we plan to carry forward into future developments of the franchise! In light of the road travelled, we have a small favor to ask. If you appreciate how the game has improved since COH2’s initial launch, we would like you to consider leaving a Steam review or revising an existing review to reflect the current state of the game. Also, help us teach new players the ropes! As infectious as they can be, RTS games are pretty daunting for newcomers. While tutorials and community guides are great, nothing beats friendly human interactions. So, let’s put that Christmas spirit to good use, share the gift of RTS with our friends, and work together ...Company of Heroes 2 is free on the Humble StoreDec 14, 2017 - PC GamerHey, do you want Company of Heroes 2 for free? Yeah you do. So what you want to do is head over to the Humble Store sometime over the next couple of days, and click the button that says "Free!"  Now, having dispensed with the technicalities, let's have a look at the game. Company of Heroes 2 is a World War 2 RTS developed by Relic and released in 2013. Despite its age, it still has a substantial following: SteamCharts says it had a peak concurrent player count of more than 9100 today, a little under half its all-time peak of 20,747.    That's not bad for game that's four years old, but not really surprising either. We cited it last month as one of the best videogame depictions of the Second World War, thanks to the way "it gave each of its distinct companies a beating heart—voiced officers who each represented an archetype of the types of people who got caught up in the war."  We also gave it a very solid 80/100 score in our review.  The Humble Store also has all the Company of Heroes 2 DLC on sale too, except for the British Forces for some reason. Your best bet, if you're just getting into all this, is the Company of Heroes 2 Master Collection, which includes the base game and almost all the DLC (Ardennes Assault: Fox Company Rangers isn't included) for $10.    The Company of Heroes 2 DLC is on sale until December 18, but the COH2 freebie is only good until 12 pm ET on December 16.  The 7 best depictions of World War II in PC gamesNov 16, 2017 - PC GamerWorld War II has been the backdrop for hundreds of PC games in the time since the Allies declared victory, but not all of them get it right. Stereotypes or absurd action setpieces leave historians shaking their heads, and at this point we've seen the same famous battled played out so many times. What would it look like to cobble together a game made from the best depictions of those moments, spread across years and genres? These are our favorite representations of key World War II moments and battles. Like the games of our most historically accurate PC games , not all of them would pass muster at an academic conference. But they're all commendable for capturing some element of the conflict in a way that shows a reverent, compelling attention to detail. Best D-Day landing - Medal of Honor: Allied Assault  While Allied Assault’s graphics don’t hold up flawlessly today, it felt grippingly real in 2002. The developers tried to make us feel like we were in Saving Private Ryan, and they knocked it out of the park. I can still hear the final instructions before being dumped into the surf echo in my mind: “Head for cover and get to the shingle! I’ll see you on the beach!” I was genuinely tense as the ramp to my transport lowered, putting me directly in the line of German machine gun fire. My heart raced as I watched my fellow soldiers drop like flies all around me. Finally reaching safety was pure euphoria. Many games have tried to recreate that feeling since, and none have truly succeeded in such a gut-wrenching fashion. Best Battle of the Bulge - Call of Duty 1 It’s easy to forget Call of Duty began as a single-player focused World War II shooter that rose to prominence in an era when it was compared favorably by critics and fans to Medal of Honor and Battlefield. The most memorable mission from the original game (and perhaps in the whole series) was the capstone of the American campaign, “Festung Recogne”. It flips the pacing of Normandy on its head. Rather than a sense of dread at the carnage you know is to come, it lulls you into a false calm before the first wave of Germany’s most infamous counter-attack of the war takes you off-guard. Infinity Ward did an excellent job of making the assault feel unexpected, and the fight to stabilize the situation frantic and challenging.  Best depiction of junior officers - Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault  Sticking to the Battle of the Bulge, I couldn’t complete this list without mentioning CoH2’s fantastic Ardennes Assault expansion. In addition to introducing very interesting dynamic campaign elements, it gave each of its distinct companies a beating heart—voiced officers who each represented an archetype of the types of people who got caught up in the war. The reactive end mission dialogue made me feel each victory and defeat ever more keenly. I’ll never forget Johnny Vastano lamenting the...COH2 December Update Incoming!Oct 30, 2017 - Community Announcements Attention loyal Company of Heroes 2 fans! We have the pleasure to announce some juicy updates coming this Holiday season. In a nutshell, you can look forward to a serious balance patch which will include a commander revamp, community map fixes, and new 2v2 maps. We will be implementing all of this in a major patch scheduled for mid-December. Let’s kick things off with balance. We’ve been spending some serious time thinking about the Fall Balance Patch, and which aspects make the most sense. We plan to leverage all the great work done in the Fall Balance Preview by including some of its most popular and highly voted changes. For more information on this balance update, including our rational behind postponing the Fall Balance Patch, head here. This balance patch will also include a commander revamp focused on revitalizing some of those neglected commanders currently collecting dust in your inventory. We’re aiming to revamp two commanders per faction, and we’ll be reaching out to the community to find out which doctrines are most in need of this TLC! We’re also stoked to be implementing a meaty map balance update which will affect many of the maps within the game. Serious credit goes to SoE-Sturmpanther for coordinating the effort, and to map making experts Capiqua, Siphon X, Pigsoup, Lord Rommel, MonolithicBacon and Whiteflash. Their time and expertise have made this fantastic update possible. The result will be more fun, balanced and competitive maps. A huge win for everyone. Get ready to reset your vetoes! The 2v2 Map Making Contest is nearing an end, and the overall quality in this event has been genuinely spectacular. Our community map makers have clearly mastered their craft, and we have some serious contenders for the 2v2 automatch pool. If you’re not taking part make sure to catch the 2v2 Map Making Contest Cup, which starts November 4th. You’ll be able to scope these brilliant new battlefields as they play host to some top-level play. The best teams in the competition will be voting for their favourite maps, and soon after we will announce the overall winners of the contest. We are excited to see these updates coming to the live game, and we hope you are too. Make sure to follow Company of Heroes on Twitter or Facebook for all the latest.Wildlife camo patterns to support charities!Sep 19, 2017 - Community Announcements As part of our ongoing effort to raise awareness and support the conservation of wildlife and the ocean’s most amazing creatures, we have partnered with modder Rita Rush, the Whale and Dolphin Conservation charity and the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust to bring two new camo bundles to COH2. All associated Relic / Sega revenue will be donated to those charities. Whale and Dolphin Conservation CHARITY CAMO PACK Includes 3 full sets for the following armies: British - Dolphin-themed USF - Orca-themed OKW - Whale-themed DAVID SHELDRICK TRUST CAMO PACK Includes 3 full sets for the following armies: Soviet - Lion-themed Soviet - Elephant-themed Wehrmacht - Rhino-themed See you on the battlefield! PS: these bundles are only available on Steam and cannot be bought through the COH2 in-game store - just click on the links above to buy them and and help raise funds for these great causes. The Humble SEGA sale begins todayMay 15, 2017 - PC GamerThe Humble Store Spring Sale is in full swing, and all the developers and publishers seem to be getting in on the party. Today, the SEGA Spring Sale begins, and lasts until Friday, May 19.  In this deal you'll find the likes of Total War: Warhammer, Company of Heroes 2, the Alien: Isolation Collection, and much more for far cheaper than you'd normally find them. Total War: Warhammer is one of our favorite strategy games of the last few years, and it's down to £20 / $30 in the sale. Check out our review if you want to know more about it. Company of Heroes 2 is down to £7 / $5 for the rest of the week. It's several years old now, but it's got a fairly lengthy single player campaign and great multiplayer if you can find other people playing. Alien: Isolation is, according to our review, the game the Alien series has always deserved. Grab it for £3.74 / $10 if you're looking for some horror this week. Some online stores give us a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Read our affiliate policy for more info.  MWNL4 - Free DLC up to 75% off on games and store items!Feb 16, 2017 - Community Announcements Make War Not Love is back - and with it, your chance to get free DLC for COH2 and other SEGA games. Head to the official website to get the full details, and register to support your faction and be rewarded with free content! Meanwhile, the entire COH franchise on Steam and items in the COH2 in-game store are discounted by as much as 75% till February 19th 10am PST.Make War Not Love 4, up to 80% off select Sega titles!Feb 16, 2017 - AnnouncementFrom today until Feb. 20th, up to save 80% off the Dawn of War franchise, up to 75% off the Company of Heroes franchise, 33% off Total War: Warhammer, up to 75% off the Total War franchise and up to 75% off the Endless franchise as part of the Make War Not Love 4 event. See for event details including how to help your faction win, prizes and more! *Offer ends 10am pacific on Feb 20th. COH2 Holiday UGC Update Christmas SaleDec 23, 2016 - Community Announcements The Holiday Update just hit Steam, as did the Christmas Sale! You can now enjoy: 5 x Free New Maps (Halbe, Lisores, Elst Outskirts, Schiiberg Outskirts, Pripyat Sector), curated from community submissions 5 x New Historical Skin Sets, created by community modders Starbuck and Georider, available at 50% off for a limited time through the Assorted Historical Skin Bundle* 5 x New Faceplates, created by community modder RitaRush, available at 50% off for a limited time through the Support Your Faction Bundle* up to 75% off on all COH games on Steam till Jan 2nd 10am PST discounts on all in-game store items and PDLC till Jan 2nd 10am PST 8 x New Commander Bundles (most played & HelpingHans' favorite) *: 35% of all revenue on UGC items will go back directly to their creators! Full patch notes available in the forums, as usual. Happy holiday to you all and see you on the battlefield in 2017 :) PS: the missing textures / models for USF ("pink weapon issue") should now be fixed.Far East War mod releases: up to 75% on COH games!Dec 12, 2016 - Community Announcements The Far East War mod for COH1 is now available on Steam (for free)! To celebrate this, all the COH1/2 games are discounted on Steam till Monday December 19th (Pacific Standard Time).