Company of Heroes®: Tales of Valor™ is the expansion to the Game of the Year winner and highest rated real time strategy franchise Company of Heroes®. Featuring new campaigns to overcome, units to command, and battlefields to conquer, Company of Heroes®: Tales of Valor™ delivers evolved gameplay mechanics and 3 episodic adventures...
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Release Date: 8 Apr, 2009

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About This Game

Company of Heroes®: Tales of Valor™ is the expansion to the Game of the Year winner and highest rated real time strategy franchise Company of Heroes®. Featuring new campaigns to overcome, units to command, and battlefields to conquer, Company of Heroes®: Tales of Valor™ delivers evolved gameplay mechanics and 3 episodic adventures including 9 new missions, 3 new Multiplayer Modes, and new abilities to master.
  • 3 Immersive Storylines — Embark on the definitive WWII experience from all sides of the war. Each episode contains new missions and objectives in a persistent environment.
    Episode 1: Tiger Ace: Control Tiger Tank Ace Hauptmann Voss's highly decorated Tigergruppen against the British 7th Armored Division on D-Day in one of the most famous tank battles of WWII.
    Episode 2: Causeway: Command an American Paratrooper Company in the hours following the initial D-Day landings.
    Episode 3: Falaise Pocket: Command the Wehrmacht Army as your soldiers try and hold off the advancing Allied army.

  • Direct Fire Control — Not only can the player's tactical and strategic decisions influence the battle, but players also directly control units on the battlefield. Players will aim, fire, and maneuver in real-time to capitalize on the changing battle conditions.
  • Command New Units — New infantry and vehicles such as the Schwimmwagen and Staghound will be available. The Schwimmwagen is an amphibious, all-wheel drive off-road vehicle while the Staghound is a highly maneuverable 4x4 Armored Car.
  • Conquer New Territory — New maps based on famous battles such as Villers-Bocage will be available for competitive players in the online battlefield.
  • 3 New Multiplayer Modes — New multiplayer modes to experience with your friends. Become a tank commander and square off in Panzerkrieg, choose a hero unit and join the battle to push back enemy lines in Assault, or team up and defend against waves of attackers in Stonewall.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® XP or Vista
    • Processor: SSE capable processor, 2.0 Ghz Intel Pentium IV or equivalent or AMD Athlon XP or equivalent.
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM. 1GB MB RAM required for Vista
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible 64MB video card with Pixel Shader 1.1 support or equivalent and latest manufacturer drivers
    • Sound: DirectX® 9.0c compatible 16-bit sound card
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{KOG} PaNTheR
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: 27 June
Great game!
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SoapVolltreffer
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: 26 June
The British army is ready to march!!!
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karrarmiku
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: 21 June
best game EVER
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Mozgus
( 4.2 hrs on record )
Posted: 21 June
Even though all 3 games belonging to Company of Heroes (New Steam Version) are a singular package on your account once bought, yet does not have a store page of it's own, I wanted to point out that Tales of Valor in particular really changes up the campaign structure. While it offers 3 very short campaigns that dont even add up to the length of the original COH's campaign, or barely matches the length of either campaigns from the first expansion, this one feels quite a lot more like the flow of Warhammer Dawn of War 2, which they also made. You are given far fewer units, the stories flow much faster, and you are forced use an expanded set of abilities for your few units, instead of relying on massive waves of soldiers and tanks. You also can directly control the targeting of any tank or squad now.

Aside from the single player, you of course get more multiplayer content, but at this point I think most people who play online moved onto COH2 and it's expansions. I do still see almost a dozen active games at any given time here though. It's still alive.
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☠☺☠
( 80.0 hrs on record )
Posted: 11 June
  • "AWWW do your hands hurt? Get up that Wire!"
  • "isn't this what engineer are for?"
  • "Lets make sure we don't shoot each other when things get exciting"
  • "That gun is too dangerous for you! Don't shoot your foot off!"
The complete game is recomended!
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Sarkoth
( 7.4 hrs on record )
Posted: 11 June
A great standalone expansion for an even greater base game.
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Typical Weeaboo
( 15.1 hrs on record )
Posted: 3 June
Great game with a okay campaign. I bought this game mostly for the well-known mulitplayer and man did I not get disappointed. Playing as the Germans are so fun with friends who know what they are doing. Alot of tactics can be played in this game and it pays off big time. When I first picked up this game I didn't know jack. After 2 days on watching videos and reading forums, I now understand the basic concept of how to play it. Picking up this game was easy for me since I had a huge RTS gamer background. For those who are looking into the RTS genre, this is a great starter. This game is easy to learn and easy to pick up once you know what you are doing.

I would highly recommend this game to anyone who loves WW2 or RTS in general.
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Håns
( 230.1 hrs on record )
Posted: 2 June
best rts world
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Runwaypimp
( 833.0 hrs on record )
Posted: 24 May
Best game of all time.
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j0ny_brav0
( 6.6 hrs on record )
Posted: 16 May
A Good Game.
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Recommended
80.0 hrs on record
Posted: 11 June
  • "AWWW do your hands hurt? Get up that Wire!"
  • "isn't this what engineer are for?"
  • "Lets make sure we don't shoot each other when things get exciting"
  • "That gun is too dangerous for you! Don't shoot your foot off!"
The complete game is recomended!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: 21 June
Even though all 3 games belonging to Company of Heroes (New Steam Version) are a singular package on your account once bought, yet does not have a store page of it's own, I wanted to point out that Tales of Valor in particular really changes up the campaign structure. While it offers 3 very short campaigns that dont even add up to the length of the original COH's campaign, or barely matches the length of either campaigns from the first expansion, this one feels quite a lot more like the flow of Warhammer Dawn of War 2, which they also made. You are given far fewer units, the stories flow much faster, and you are forced use an expanded set of abilities for your few units, instead of relying on massive waves of soldiers and tanks. You also can directly control the targeting of any tank or squad now.

Aside from the single player, you of course get more multiplayer content, but at this point I think most people who play online moved onto COH2 and it's expansions. I do still see almost a dozen active games at any given time here though. It's still alive.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: 21 June
best game EVER
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129 of 135 people (96%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
106.2 hrs on record
Posted: 5 October, 2014
Back when I was in middle school I had two close online friends who I played games with every night. We played the usual thing middle schoolers played like Call of Duty and some free to play games. One day, one of us had enough money to buy 3 copies of Company of Heroes which was a game none of us heard about but were interested in. For the entirety of 8th grade we played this game religiously. I have so many good memories from this wonderfully made RTS that there is no way I can write a bad review. This game is a perfect 10/10 with a 20/10 for the abundance of mods that exist for it. There are mods for Modern Warfare (Not the COD game, but a conflict between China and U.S.A) with it's own campaign, mods that expand upon existing units and vastly expand the possibilities of the game, mods that feature the Eastern front (USSR vs. Germany), mods that feature the war in Africa, Italy, and Japan, and many, many, many more. This game is a thing of beauty.
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65 of 74 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
170.7 hrs on record
Posted: 28 November, 2013
One of the last True RTS games out there after the golden age of RTS died long time ago... Its Still the best out there, not outdated as many people think, worth the money for sure, just check out METACRITIC.
Its starcraft with more base building, recommended mod: Blietzkrieg, it adds a whole new game to whats already the best.
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44 of 52 people (85%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: 8 March, 2015
NOTE 1:
Also see my Company of Heroes Review here:
http://steamcommunity.com/id/miyumiayase/recommended/4560

And my Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts here:
http://steamcommunity.com/id/miyumiayase/recommended/9340

NOTE 2:
Normally I would give this expansion a 'Not Recommended' rating but since a 'Complete Pack' exists I highly advice that you buy the aforementioned Pack to have the full Company of Heroes 1 experience.

TL:DR? See Conclusion

INTRODUCTION:
Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor is a real-time strategy game developed by Relic Entertainment and published by THQ (RIP). This game serves as the second official expansion pack to the series which adds new game types that focuses on micro-management of either a single or small unit sizes, new 'Direct Fire' ability, new mini-campaigns which rewards you with alternate unit models for certain factions and fun new multiplayer modes.

The expansion pack 'Tales of Valor' gives the players three new mini-campaigns. The first one is 'Tiger Ace' which lets the players control a rampaging Tiger I Tank in a small town. The story follows the exploits of Majorgeneral Voss (character from Opposing Fronts) and Hauptmann Schultz (main antagonist of the first game). The second mini-mission is 'Causeway' where the player takes command of a group of paratroopers of the 86nd Air Division in their efforts to secure and hold the La Fiere Causeway which was being used by Allied forces to pass through the Normandy beaches. The last and final mini-mission is 'Falaise Pocket' where the player controls a renegade SS Panzergrenadiers and Wehrmacht soldiers who were ordered to evacuate but defied High Command in order to hold off advancing allied forces and give time for retreating German troops to escape.

PROS:
+ New missions are fun to play
+ New units looks nice but... (See CON # 2)
+ New and fun multiplayer game modes like 'Stonewall'
+ Micromanagement gameplay (specially with the 'Tiger Ace' mission) was very fun
+ 'Falaise Pocket' mission was extreme
+ Artwork cutscenes were nice and complemented with good voice acting

CONS:
- No new armies or units
- Some new units are just skin replacements
- Mini-campaigns can be completed in a few hours for all three missions (I didn't expect it to be as long as the original campaign or as long as the Opposing Fronts campaign but I didn't imagine that it was this short)
- The 'Directed Fire' feature is very hard to use and is implemented badly
- Tried to do Stealth missions which were implemented (just like the above CON) badly
- This expansion feels rushed

CONCLUSION:
Much like a Sherman to a Tiger Tank, this expansion is vastly inferior to the other games. It has its moments with some really intense battles particularly the 'Falaise Pocket' campaign, interesting new game mechanics from 'Tiger Ace' and cool looking replacement units but in the end, it doesn't really add anything innovative to the title. Playing through the campaign missions will leave players feeling that this expansion was rushed and released prematurely.

Normally I would give this expansion a 'Not Recommended' rating but since a 'Complete Pack' exists I highly advice that you buy the aforementioned pack to have the full Company of Heroes 1 experience.

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40 of 48 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
484.3 hrs on record
Posted: 19 December, 2013
One of the greatest games ever made.
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168 of 259 people (65%) found this review helpful
25 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: 22 December, 2013
Such company
So Valor
Very tank
Much battle
Wow
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30 of 33 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: 29 March, 2014
Needless to say, Company of Heroes is one of the greatest games of all time and my favourite RTS. If you are interested in this game and haven't bought it yet, let me just sum up all the things which make Company of Heroes so superb:

+ thrilling campaign with cinematic cutscenes
+ insane multiplayer battles where even a certain loss can be turned into a surprising victory
+ unique resource system that forces you to play aggressively and fight across an entire map
+ completely destroyable environment and sophisticated physics system
+ very detailed graphics compared to other RTS games

With that being said, one could think CoH is almost a perfect game. It indeed is, but there is also a couple of things that sometimes make the game a bit frustrating:

- vehicle pathing. Especially in urban maps with lots of buildings. obstacles, etc.
- cheating AI. Yes, computer player cheats which means it can see the exact locations of all your units at all times as well as your building queues. Additionally, it can also use some abilities in ways human players can't.

So, what are you waiting for? Go get the game if you haven't yet! It's definetely worth the money and it still has a lot to offer, even today.

9/10
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26 of 29 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
126.4 hrs on record
Posted: 25 November, 2014
The only thing that bugs me about this game, is that there is nothing wrong with it. The second add-on to one of best real-time strategy games of all time. Intense, beautiful, and very amazing. The Game follows the stories of individuals from both sides as they fight in the Battle of Normandy. This add-on, does not have the average long campaign stories. But three short, but very good stories. Two German and One American. Either you are a German Tiger Ace batting British Tanks, and German Luftwaffe Ground Unit trying to defend the evacuation of the Faliase Gap, or a small band of members of the 82nd Airborne Division trying to hold a key road from a German counter-attack on D-Day. New units and better graphics are added making your whole Company of Heroes series (Opposing Fronts, and ToV) a whole lot better and more exciting.
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