Conclusion: The Western Front Armies immensely improves on what made Company of Heroes 2 a great game by adding a couple of new, diverse factions to the game as well as brand new maps that are amazingly developed. For the price of the DLC, fans of the original game or genre will surely get their money worth.
Conclusion: Relic's approach here brings to mind a free-to-play game, with players able to buy a full multiplayer experience with their choice of faction, then pick up other armies at a later date should they wish.
Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies (PC) Review
7 February 2014
Excerpt: (NOTE: I had a very limited selection of photos for this review, because screencapping my experience would have grabbed other players' screen names. I didn't want to chance missing a tiny screen name in photoshop, thereby violating another player's privacy.)
Summary: Victory at Stalingrad is paid DLC that's a part of the larger Turning Point update, which also includes new free multiplayer maps, the World Builder tools, four free commanders, and four premium commanders.
Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies review
30 September 2013
Excerpt: With Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies, the first standalone expansion for Relic’s World War 2 RTS, we bid farewell to the frigid battlefields of Russia and once again duke it out in Wes
Excerpt: Relic’s new Real Time Strategy title puts you in command of the Russian forces in some of the most intense, and grueling battles of the Second World War. Command your troop and commission vehicles and upgrades to push the Nazis back and secure your Motherland.
Excerpt: Company of Heroes 2 is the anticipated sequel to its landmark predecessor, Company of Heroes. During the development of the Company of Heroes 2, Relic had their publisher switched from THQ to SEGA. This turbulence suggests that not all design decisions may have come out exactly as planned.
Summary: Company of Heroes 2 comes off strong with its new campaign, and it packs an impressive amount of extra features. Standing on its own, it is an impressive real-time strategy game, but there are people who want to know what makes this better than the beloved original Company of Heroes .