Still a good game almost a decade later, but now requires Steam to play.
2 October 2013
Summary: This remains a very good game even seven years after its release. You can read great, detailed reviews elsewhere, I just want to make two salient points: 1. YOU WILL NEED A STEAM ACCOUNT. In 2013, if you are playing on a Windows 7 machine, you will not be able to install and run the game from the CD-ROM you buy here on Ebay. At least that was my experience and that of many other people on the Internet.
Summary: If you are able to get the patches to install, (I had overclocked RAM and had to link/sync them in order for them to work) it should take you around 4 or 5 hours to get all the patches in and the game running. It looks like a fun RTS, so don't expect Crysis because it's a totally different format. Just all that darn patching makes me wonder whether the developers originally came out with a finished product.
Summary: I like the idea and the way it guides you through the company. It actually keeps you interested in the upcoming events. The only con that I see for the game is that it takes a lot of resourcess, It does not bother me that the load time is long, but the fact that the ingame movements are quite slow is a bit frustrating. But although the con, still a very good game.
Summary: This is an interesting strategy game in which you play on a scaled WWII battlemap directing the actions of 'your company of heroes' against the Germans (or you can reverse your roles and play as the Germans). The game has a campaign which brings you through the Normandy Invasion by playing 15 scenarios in a fixed order or you can play one of the 15 skirmishes that mirror those scenarios.
Summary: It took me approximately 12 hours of play time to run through the game the first time. Artificial intelligence of opposing players and allies is dynamic resulting in greater or lesser challenges and varing strategies being applied by allies/opponents. The control panel was unusually large and provided only minimal functionality. I would like to see it's size reduced giving more screen real estate. The video and memory management in this game are the best I have seen.
Summary: Ignore what the reviewer “roger” said. Yes this game uses steam, but if
you live anywhere that isn't a third world country, being connected to the
internet to play is not an issue. Steam has been around for nearly 10 years and
I have never once not been able to log in. Plus you can log on once, and then
set it to off-line mode.