In our Company of Heroes 2 review we said the latest entry in the WWII RTS series "isn't the revolution we wanted, but it's incredibly deep and hugely rewarding."
Reviews of Relic's latest have flooded the internet and, as always, we've gathered them all to provide you with a broader view of the critical reception. In the list below you'll find the score each publication has awarded the game along with a short excerpt from the review itself.
- CVG: 8 - A decent but dated sequel, then, bringing only conservative improvements considering how much time has passed. Of course, some would argue that CoH didn't need improving - and for them, this is still the same dauntingly deep and brutally complex RTS as it's ever been.
- PC Gamer: 80 - Company of Heroes 2 is the USSR of real-time strategy games: huge, powerful and just a little bit broken.
- Edge: 7 - Taken as a whole, COH2 has advanced on some fronts but lost ground on others. Attempting to explore the Eastern Front thematically proves misjudged, while persistent unit stupidity is wearing thin after seven years and four games. Counteracting that are the core mechanics, which are as enjoyable as ever, and there are smart new missions to test series veterans. It's not a glorious revolution, then, but COH2 is a solid continuation of the finest WWII RTS around.
- PC Games N: 8/10 - New players will find the ease of the campaign an excellent introduction to the franchise, while returning veterans should find plenty to like about the addition of hostile weather and the expanded multiplayer component. There are times when Company of Heroes 2 feels more like a huge expansion than a completely new experience, but damn is it enjoyable.
- Digital Spy: 4/5 - Company of Heroes 2 is a worthy sequel to a classic RTS, honouring its roots and handling its subject matter with the utmost respect. There are times when it will feel very familiar to series veterans, but sticking to your guns is no bad thing when they have never let you down in the past.
- VideoGamer: 8 - More so than hi-res First Person Shooters, and perhaps even indie games, it's stuff like Company Of Heroes 2 that makes the PC such an inviting platform. The flexibility in both processing power and controls lets the PC play host to so many ways of playing: in the light of new consoles that will match the PC's firepower (in the short-term, at least), Company Of Heroes 2 is a testament to PC gaming's breadth.