L.G.C. |Reviews| — Company of Heroes 2

Your intrepid heroes play with cameras, disable overlay, and BUY NOW! Company of Heroes 2 faces the CHAIRQUISITION!

Game: Company of Heroes 2
Devel: Relic Entertainment / Feral Interactive
Engine: Essence Engine 3.0
Price: € 34.99 / US$ 39.99 / CDN$ 43.99

Wazzat: Powered by the Essence Engine 3.0, Company of Heroes 2 features some unique mechanics rewarding thoughtful players. From the TrueSight™ system that emulates the units’ line of sight to the cover-system thgat encourages clever unit placement, each game presents players with an uninterrupted stream of meaningful tactical choices that can turn the tide of war.


CHAIR– Nooope

CHAIRCHAIR– Not sure if want


CHAIRCHAIRCHAIRCHAIR– Shutupandtakemymonies

Makes with the working


  • It “works”, poorly.



  • If you want to play this game on an AMD processor, disable the Steam Overlay. Trust me!
  • The in-game benchmark is very revealing.


  • No problem running it at all. I did buy the game from the Steam store when the Linux version was released so I didn’t have any of the issues people who got the game from Humble Bundle or press keys had.
  • DISCLAIMER: High end Intel CPU
  • 6 fps difference with the windows version (3.0)


Shiny / Sounds


  • This game is hella CPU limited.
  • High 1080 (detected)
  • High 4K
  • Everything set at NOPE @ 1080
  • The old octo-core 8150 Black @ 4.0GHz is simply not up to the task.
  • This is htop while running the benchmark
  • I know, I know. This is clearly stressing out my 980.
  • They were not joking when they said “Recommended Requirements 3.4 GHz Intel i5”
  • However, the same CPU can play Borderlands 2 @ 4K @ 60+ FERPS.
  • Why did I just waste all your time-organ /w this?
  • Because to play this game I had to put it on ATARI Jaguar settings.
  • Graphically, the game looks like a glass of re-warmed MEH.
  • At best it’s an overhead everything is brown pedro simulator.
  • 0 A.D. provides more visual entertainment.
  • As for the sounds?
  • Well, watching my FERPS constantly dip below 20 gave me tinnitus so I was unable to hear them.


  • It’s your standard RTS little man aesthetic
  • The details in the terrain make things a bit unclear as to what may provide optimal cover
  • Performance is a bit shite.   Steam overlay or no.  Could possibly chock that up to the 5 year old AMD CPU.   Feral has had some issues with them in the past


  • The music got noped real fast!
  • I spent most of my tweens playing WW2 themed games. I’ve had it with that music.
  • From what I could see on the benchmark, the graphics looked very grey/brown.
    • The actual is slightly more colorful with the UI elements, but not a whole lot more
  • I tried to watch some multiplayer games, there was no one playing in Linux.


  • The performance could be a little bit better but it’s enough to be fully playable. The graphics look alright, nothing mind-blowing but don’t expect that from a RTS.




  • Any game that puts camera control on the arrow keys loses a chair.


  • The camera is pretty fucky
  • I’ve been informed by roommate that it has all the standard keyboard shortcuts most RTSes have
  • It’s a bit annoying to pan the camera at 4k though


  • Yeah, it controls like you’d expect an RTS to control.
  • Could use better indicators for where your units are going when you have multiple squads selected.


  • Can’t complain about anything, it controls like a classic RTS, there’s a ton of keyboard shortcuts that I won’t ever remember and the rest is quite straightforward.




  • I like me some RTS so I was all \:D/ when this was announced.
  • CoH 2 seems far too demanding for what it is.
  • Hell, It’s unplayable.
  • Out of my 325 games this is the only one that consistently fails to achieve 30+ FERPS.
  • I’m not talking about 4K with YOLO SWAG and DORITO enabled.
  • Nay, I’m talking 1080 with everything turned down to LEGO.
  • On average i’m usually hovering around 24 and watching a slideshow is not exactly fun.
  • Now, I’m not blaming Feral since the Windows version runs like equal shite on AMD CPUs.
  • http://www.techspot.com/review/689-company-of-heroes-2-performance/page4.html
  • I guess at the end of the day what I’m trying to say is that I don’t know if the game is “fun” or not because it would have been refunded in the first thirty minutes.


  • I’m not the best judge for  RTSes, considering I hate them
  • I played some Command and Conquer and Starcrack back in the day, but I never really got into it
  • It looks like a competently done RTS, performance issues aside
  • I tried out the first mission for the tutorial and a couple skirmish rounds
  • When all’s said and done though, I just did not enjoy myself playing the game
  • If you like RTSes, you may want to give this boy a shot.   40 bucks is a bit steep, so I’d wait for a sale
  • MInd you, there isn’t a dearth of RTS for linux


  • I do not like RTS games.
  • Why do I only get video tutorials?
    • You don’t! Disable the Steam client BETA
      • There is literally 1 playable tutorial mission. And I saw it, see below
  • It’s been proven, time and time again and in different situations, that people learn better by doing.
  • They say there’s A (singular) playable tutorial mission and it assumes you’ve seen the videos.
  • Maybe I wouldn’t need a tutorial if I was a big Real Time Strategy fan.
  • But guess what, Brad?! I’m not!
  • And this game is doing nothing to change my mind.
  • On Steam, this game has 78% of its 19’000 reviews saying it’s good.
  • Turns out, either Feral or Sega done goofed when setting up the Steam depots because redeeming the key Feral left for me in the press area, bound my account to the Free Weekend depot.
  • I managed to play it, finished the first couple of missions and you know what. I didn’t hate it.
  • I’m not going to play any more of it, but it’s not terrible.
  • It did absolutely nothing to change my mind when it comes to RTS games.


  • I’m horrible at RTS games, the first time I played, I lost on the 2nd mission, on easy. But this doesn’t make it a bad game, far from it.
  • It’s well executed and it’s what you’d expect from a RTS today.
  • I might want to give a few more hours of gameplay and why not finish the campaign, which isn’t that bad given my skills at RTS games and my very moderate appreciation of war themed games.
  • The lack of multiplatform multiplayer is not a huge loss since I have no need to get my ass kicked over and over.
  • Could do without all the “Buy now!” buttons thrown into my face.





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