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Company of Heroes


A real-time strategy set during the World War II. The game was developed by the Canadian studio, Relic Entertainment, famous for the Homeworld series and Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War. The game focuses on the American armies struggling against the enemy in Western Europe.

Strategy | World War II | RTS | tactical | war strategy

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Company of Heroes for PC is a real-time strategy created by the makers of Warhammer 40.000: Dawn of War and Homeworld series. The game relates to the World War II as a whole, but its main focus is the American struggle against Germans in the western part of Europe.


In Company of Heroes for PC, the singleplayer campaign scenario opens during the allied air and sea landing in Normandy on the memorable D-Day. The campaign unfolds as a good feature film presenting the heroes from the company mentioned in the title. As for the multiplayer (online, LAN), up to eight players can enjoy the game together, each of them joining either the Allied Forces or the Germans. Plenty of in-game locations and weapons are based on the authentic places and models.

Technical aspects

Company of Heroes for PC has very convincing virtual environments thanks to its Essence Engine responsible for the graphics. The three-dimensional game world is prone to destruction, so the player can witness stone crosses being crushed into pieces by tanks going through a graveyard, explosions making craters in the ground or buildings falling apart under heavy fire in a spectacular fashion. Additionally, the smart AI of the team members makes them effective in cooperation during battles. They also make good use of environmental obstructions providing themselves with cover. They also respond rapidly to enemy moves for example. The Havok engine (present as well in games such as Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne, Thief: Deadly Shadows or Painkiller) provides the game world with adequate representation of physics.

Last updated on 10 December 2007

Game mode: single / multiplayer   Multiplayer mode: Internet   Player counter: 1-8  

Media type: 1 DVD

User score: 8.6 / 10 based on 6766 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 9.5 / 10 based on 73 votes.

PEGI rating Company of Heroes

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains bad language. Game contains depictions of violence.

Company of Heroes System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Recommended:
  • Pentium 4 3 GHz
  • 1 GB RAM
  • graphic card 256MB (GeForce 6600 or better)
  • 6.5 GB HDD
  • Windows XP
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