Battlefields are busier and more destructible.
Intense and engrossing.
Intelligent blizzard mechanic.
Each Campaign mission is different to the last.
Fast-paced and hugely hectic.
Basic good gameplay challenge at all difficulty levels.
Refines the excellent Company of Heroes formula.
Soviets are distinct from previous Company of Heroes factions.
A lot of improvements to multiplayer.
Twitch.tv integration and replays mean newbies can learn from better players.
Menu's are complicated and clunky.
Incomprehensibly high system requirements.
A host of technical problems.
Poor story and cutscenes.
Lack of WASD Camera controls.
Some of the major battles of WWII’s Eastern Front are suspiciously absent
Escort mission in campaign is really frustrating.
A high learning-curve may drive less patient players away before getting a chance to get into the game.
By TechSpot on June 28, 2013
Company of Heroes was a game for true armchair generals. There was no resource collecting, no tank rushes, none of the hallmarks of other games that look like they're about a clash of armies but are really little but mouse-driven sprint races. Built...-
By Expert Reviews on August 17, 2013
More of the same intense RTS action, even if the Eastern Front isn't quite as engaging as the...80
By PC Authority on August 05, 2013
In a gaming world where the rushing-tactic realities of StarCraft II's gameplay formula are the norm for real-time-strategy titles, it's about time there was a contender to the RTS crown where brains matters a whole lot more than digital brawn....100
By Tech2 on July 12, 2013
The real-time strategy genre is very under-represented these days, with three of its biggest players being Blizzard with the Warcraft and StarCraft series', Creative Assembly with the Total War series and Relic Entertainment with... let's just...90
By eTeknix on July 09, 2013
This week I've been getting lost in a part of the gaming world I know little about, real-time strategy. I've tried and failed at this genre before and I've yet to find a game that really hooked me, even then I think the last one I moderately...-
By Good Gear Guide on July 07, 2013
Company of Heroes 2 is a worthy sequel that delivers the same thrills as the original title. However, dedicated fans may find the overall experience a bit too...80
By TrustedReviews on July 03, 2013
Company of Heroes 2 is an RTS fan's RTS game, even if it’s neither flawless nor the game to put the genre back on top. It’s one of the most engaging strategy games we’ve had in ages, with enough going to give your brain and your senses a real workout, and enough depth of content to keep you hooked for months.80
By New Game Network on July 03, 2013
While not the revolution its predecessor was, Company of Heroes 2 offers up a huge helping of high quality RTS gameplay for both multiplayer and...84
By GameSpot on June 26, 2013
This familiarity is unlikely to breed much contempt, however, given Company of Heroes 2's consistent level of enjoyment. Its barrage of online and offline skirmishes doesn't always hit its mark. But when it finds its target, Company of Heroes 2 delivers a loud and mighty payload.75
By IGN on June 26, 2013
However, that comparison is to one of the finest real-time strategy games ever made, and being mostly as good as that makes this an excellent game on its own. Play the original first (it’s cheap) but Company of Heroes 2 satisfied my appetite for more.84