Immerse yourself in an authentic World War 2 experience from a – thankfully - virtual vantage-point, by purchasing Company of Heroes: Anthology, which includes both the Tales of Valour and the Opposing Fronts expansions, for only £9.98 from CoolShop!
Analysed in a thorough price-comparison, replete with polygraph test and good-cop-bad-cop routine, CoolShop’s deal for Company of Heroes: Anthology proved to be the cheapest around! Since its release, Company of Heroes has earned a commendable 93/100 on MetaCritic, and received numerous perfect scores and Game of the Year awards, from the likes of 1UP and Gamespot.
Set during World War 2, and tackling such historical events as D-Day and the Battle of Normandy, Company of Heroes follows two American military units, Able Company and Fox Company, from the tradition RTS viewpoint. Players must manage resources, organise and command troops, and plot strategies to outwit the cunning AI.
Company of Heroes was built on developers Relic’s proprietary ‘Essence Engine’, powerful enough to suitably portray the grit and detail of true warfare, but with enough mitigating cinematic flair. Key to the engine’s design was destructibility. Almost any building or structure can be destroyed, from farmhouses and bridges to rubble and masonry. If your enemy has huddled behind a toppled clock tower, simply command your demolitions expert to destroy their cover. The authenticity of the game’s visuals and set-pieces is often astounding.
The Tales of Valour and Opposing Fronts expansions built upon the Company of Heroes' foundation, adding two new factions, the British and the German Panzer Elite, and new multiplayer modes, such as 'Stonewall'.