Friday, May 13, 2011

Company of Heroes

Company of Heroes is a real-time strategy computer game developed by Relic enterteinment. It was released on September 12, 2006, and was the first title to make use of the Games for windows label. A standalone expansion, Opposing fronts, was released on September 25, 2007. Company of Heroes Online, an MMO version of the game was released as a free-to-play, microtransaction based game in South Korea in April 2010. Company of Heroes: Online Open Beta has ended on March 31st, 2011. According to Relic Entertainment, the reason for the servers being shut down is the developers' new unnamed RTS project which will be unveiled in August 2011.





Factions

Allies

Represented by the Americans, this faction boasts cheap, versatile units. Veterancy is earned through the act of combat; units gain veterancy as they kill more and more enemy units and buildings. American infantry units are slightly more numerous than their Wehrmacht counterparts, but are generally less effective in a straight fight, and rely on upgrades and abilities to gain the edge in a fight. American vehicles and tanks, while lacking in raw power, are generally faster and capable of various support tasks. The Sherman tank for example, can clear mines using an obtainable mine flail.
Companies:
  • Infantry Company: Centered around defense and infantry support, this doctrine allows players to train infantry and build defenses faster, employ heavy artillery, and call in reinforcements such as the elite US Army Rangers, or a randomized group of units with the "Battalion Reinforcement"
  • Airborne Company: Centered on air support, this doctrine allows players to deploy paratroopers, call in recon planes, and enjoy the destructive capabilities of the P-47 Thunderbolt fighter-bomber.
  • Armor Company: Centered on vehicles and armor support, this doctrine is slow to gain strength, but boasts powerful abilities, such as improved vehicle production, vehicle field repairs, the Sherman Calliopes and the powerful M26 Pershing heavy tank.

Axis

Represented by the German Wehrmacht, this faction employs a wider range of units than the Americans. Wehrmacht units are generally more expensive and powerful, but also more rigid and ill-equipped beyond their intended roles. For the Wehrmacht, veterancy is not earned, but "bought" at their Kampfkraft Centre. Wehrmacht infantry range from simple Volksgrenadier militia to elite Knight's Cross Holders. Their armor, likewise, also gives players the choice between Flak Panzers, the Panzer IV or the powerful Panther Tank. Their force is rounded out by a few more specialized tanks and powerful support units such as officers and Nebelwerfer rocket batteries.
Doctrines:
  • Defensive Doctrine: Centered on artillery and defense, this doctrine allows base structures to defend themselves against Infantry, offers bonuses for defending infantry, and allows players to call in rocket barrages and deploy the powerful Flak 88 cannons.
  • Blitzkrieg Doctrine: Centered on speed and offensive operations, this doctrine allows players to speed up their military and economy, and allows players to deploy powerful assault units such asStormtroopers and the Tiger I.
  • Terror Doctrine: Centered on psychological warfare and destructive power, this unusual doctrine provides players with die-hard infantry and the ability to rout the enemy, be it with propaganda, devastating V1 rockets, or a single, powerful Tiger Ace (which has since been replaced in patches by the King Tiger tank).


Awards


System requirements:
  • CPU: 2.0 GHz Intel Pentium IV or AMD Athlon XP or equivalent
  • Hard Drive Space: 6.5 GB
  • DVD-ROM: 8X DVD-ROM
  • RAM: 512 MB RAM
  • Video Card: DirectX 9.0c 64 MB VRAM with Pixel Shader 1.1

9 comments:

  1. Definitely heard abo;ut this game, it's cool!

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  2. damn, don't think my PC can handle it :(

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  3. Great post! Keep up the good work!

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  4. This looks great man. Nice blog!

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  6. this looks so cool. but my setup is not that good.

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