World War II is upon us (again) with Company of Heroes 2, the latest real-time strategy game from Feral Interactive. The game was released on January 27, 2015 for both Mac and is available on the Mac App Store.
Company of Heroes 2 is sequel to the critically acclaimed Company of Heroes, one of my favourite strategy games for Mac. But how can you follow-up on a game that single-handedly revolutionised the genre when it was first release? Turns out, Company of Heroes 2 is an improved and refined version of the Company of Heroes formula we know and love.
Company of Heroes 2 moves out of the tired battles we know (Battle of Normandy anyone?) and focuses on the infamous battles lead by the Red Army on the Eastern Front. From the desperate defence of Stalingrad to victory in Berlin, you will have to defeat tenacious enemies and survive the deadly cold of the Russian winter. You can see it running smoothly natively on Mac OS X here:
CoH 2 will challenge you and force you to use the terrain at your advantage (by the way, those destructible environments look amazing), use cover and master the art of using unit types – soldiers, guns and tanks – against each other.
The game features objective-based missions, a skirmish mode and Multiplayer. The Steam version of the game supports Mac-Mac and Linux-Linux multiplayer using Steamworks. The Mac App Store version of Company of Heroes 2 will support Mac-to-Mac multiplayer using Feral’s own multiplayer matching service.
Company of Heroes 2’s Mac system requirements are:
- 1.8Ghz CPU with at least 4.0GB RAM
- 512MB or better graphics card
- Mac OS 10.10.3 or later
- AMD R9 series graphics card, an Intel Iris Pro graphics card, or an NVIDIA 600 series graphics card or better.
Are you excited about this one? Are you planning on getting your hands on it?