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Gateway drug: Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies photo
Gateway drug: Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies
by Dale North

Standalone multiplayer release for Company of Heroes 2, The Western Front Armies, can serve as a gateway, bringing players over to the full Company of Heroes 2 experience. Its pricing is low enough ($12.99 for one army, or $19.99 for both) that even the curious can jump in and try their hand at WWII strategy from either the U.S. or German Oberkommando West viewpoints.

I know that Company of Heroes 2 is a great game, but I haven't given it the time its worth. But sitting down to play a bit of The Western Front Armies for our first hands-on report turned into an hour-long session that I had to break myself away from. Well, actually, the game did that for me.

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(Via @Awawro)

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