World War II is upon us (again) with Company of Heroes 2 for Mac, the latest real-time strategy game from Feral Interactive. The game was released on January 27, 2015, for both Mac and Linux.

Company of Heroes 2 is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Company of Heroes, one of my favorite strategy games for Mac. But how can you improve upon a game that single-handedly revolutionized the genre? Turns out, Company of Heroes 2 managed to refine the Company of Heroes formula we know and love. How? With more depth and way better graphics.

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 defense of Stalingrad to victory in Berlin, you will have to defeat tenacious enemies and survive the deadly cold of the Russian winter.

CoH 2 is a terrific game and 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. Both Steam and MAS versions of the game only support Mac-Mac multiplayer.

Company of Heroes 2 is not the most demanding RTS out there, but it still requires some horsepower to run, especially when playing the game at the highest settings.

There are the game’s minimum system requirements:

  • 1.8Ghz CPU with at least 4.0GB RAM
  • 512MB or better graphics card
  • 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?