The Best PC Strategy Game

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Company of Heroes

Company of Heroes is a WW2 strategy game for PC that is widely considered to be the best RTS game ever made and I couldn't agree more it is a great game.

Gameplay: It revolves around capturing of resource strategic points, there are three resource types: manpower, munitions and fuel. Different unit types require different resources. The more sectors you control the faster your resources build up to build new units.

Infantry can garrison buildings and shoot out the windows, evening converting them to a field barracks for further unit production.

Units earn experience as they fight which contributes to your overalls experience. As you gain experience you can choose one of 3 tech trees. Defensive, Mobile, or Armoured Company.

Tech unlocked in the tech tree you choose can be things like calling in an artillery bombardment, a recon plane, a special tank, a V2 rocket, paratrooper reinforcement, resource reinforcements, buffing your units.

A German on the MG42
A German on the MG42
Allied mortars
Allied mortars
Night time, rain, storms and other weather effects will impact the way you play
Night time, rain, storms and other weather effects will impact the way you play

Company of Heroes has a great sound track

 

Unit types: There are many different types of unit and tank, all which were real tanks in WW2. Engineers who built defenses such as tank traps, barbed wire, land mines, heavy machine gunners, artillery. Half-tracks, Snipers, Mortars, Infantry, Many types of tanks, special tanks like the rocket tank.

All units are upgradeable for the expense of resource, such as adding bazookas or BAR machine guns to infantry, grenades, adding a machine gunner to a tank.

Some units have an arc of fire that you will need to strategically set up, a heavy machine gun takes several seconds to set up but once placed in an ideal location it will pin down enemies and slow their advance.

Graphics: Amazing. Buildings are destructible, explosion effects very good. realistic audio is impressive. You can zoom right down to the soldiers level and see it from ground perspective.

The Campaign single player missions are very exciting and have in-game cut scenes starting from the D-Day invasion to victory. The expansion pack Opposing Fronts, opens up 2 new campaigns, the British, and for the first time the campaign from a German perspective. Missions are based like they would be in WW2, such as capturing towns, cutting of enemy roads, taking out AA guns so reinforcements can arrive. Completion of one objective will bring up a new in-game briefing map to tell you the next objective.

The original game consists of 2 factions, Americans on Germans. The expansion opens up 2 more playable factions, the British (a defensive army) and the Panzer Elite (a vehicle oriented army)

The best RTS game I have ever played and it is a few years old now so can be picked up at very cheap prices online and sent straight to your door. Great for both single player campaign and multiplayer. Awesome game for LAN parties.

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You may also be interested in my hub on the Best first person shooter games

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jfree96 5 years ago

I Couldnt agree more. It is such a good game!


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Rising Caren 5 years ago from New York

As much as I like RTS games, I'm not a big fan of realistic war so I guess - for now - I'll stick to my medieval/fantasy RTS games.

But hey, this game does look awesome! If it weren't for the modern theme, I'd go for it as well.


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The Red Baron 5 years ago from Australia Author

Thanks for reading guys. and I hope you will give this game a try one day!


tnk 3 years ago

ANYONE KNOW THE NAME OF A PC WAR GAME THAT WAS OUT DURRING EARLY 1990'S WHERE YOU SENT SMALL INFINTRY GROUPS, YANKS AND MOBILE ROCKET GROUPS TO CAPTURE A FLAG OR WIN A BATTLE.. GAME IS CONTROLLED FROM A OVER HEAD PERSPECTIBE AND YOU CLICK WHERE EACH INFINTRY GROUP GOES TO FIGHT. THEN YOU CAN SCROLL THE MAP AND CHECK ON THE OUTCOME AND SENT MORE TROOPS ETC. I PLAYED IY IN A DOORM ROOMJ WHEN I WAS A SOPHMORE IN HIGHSCHOOL IM NOW 38 GRADUATED IN 92 SO I IMJAGINED IT WAS 1990 WHEN I POLAYED IT. IT WAS BAD AZZ I WANT TO PLAY RIGHT NOW !! PLEASE ASSIST - SGT 5 STAR

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