You can see it in the dirt, the shower of mud and rubble cast into the air. You can hear it in the panicked replies of your veteran squad leaders: “Sir, we’re under fire here...” And then there's, “You have got to be kidding me,”plus, “We’re screwed, we’re completely screwed,” heard over the war.
We knew last year’s Company of Heroes was going to be good, but we didn’t expect, come the review, to be playing the best RTS that year. Somewhere in between defending Carentan from that incredible artillery barrage, and taking on three or four computer players in co-op skirmishes across the office network, we discovered an utterly brilliant game; a game that combines rigorous tactical thought with absurd levels of violence. World War II strategy done oh-so right.