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...
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (792 reviews)
Release Date: 8 Apr, 2009

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Buy Company of Heroes Complete Pack

Includes 3 items: Company of Heroes, Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor

Buy Company of Heroes Franchise Edition

Includes 9 items: CoH 2 - The Western Front Armies: Oberkommando West, CoH 2 - The Western Front Armies: US Forces, Company of Heroes, Company of Heroes 2, Company of Heroes 2 - Case Blue Mission Pack, Company of Heroes 2 - Southern Fronts Mission Pack, Company of Heroes 2 - Victory at Stalingrad Mission Pack, Company of Heroes: Opposing Fronts, Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor

 

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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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20 of 23 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: 8 March
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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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
18.9 hrs on record
Posted: 7 January
Ignore the Playtime, I played this on disc without Steam Support, the only reason I have it on steam is because I was given a key for COH1 Complete Collection (Even though I owned it on disc)
So here is an RTS that has stood the test of time, and is still fantastic today 9 years on. This was also made by the masters of RTS, Relic Entertainment.
Tales of Valor offers three short campaigns all consisting of three missions each (Two German, One American) The campaigns are well thought through and are very enjoyable, also you get three brand new Skirmish modes (Stonewall, Panzerkrieg and Assault) And a ton of maps some good and some bad depending on your playstyle and new uints for completing the campaigns!

Panzerkrieg is Similar to Assault, with the "Hero" units being replaced by tanks. The Axis Team can procure 3 tanks: the Hotchkiss, a small mobile tank hunter, the Panzer IV, the all-around tank, and the Panther tank, which specialize in head-on armor conflicts. The Allies have the M18 Hellcat, a mobile tank hunter, a Sherman tank that is meant to counter the Panzer IV, and the Churchill tank, which is the answer to the Panther.

Stonewall is were players are the defenders of a small town, defending against 16 waves of enemy attacks. Allies players face waves of Axis attacks progressing from a small band of Volksgrenadier to the mighty Tiger tanks. Axis players defend against waves ranging from Riflemen to M26 Pershing tanks. There are always four critical buildings in the town: the Church, that automatically heals units next to it, the Garage that repairs all allies' vehicles, the bank that gives a boost in manpower, and finally the Manor that gives an increase in population cap.

Assault is were you choose one of seven heroes "Heroes" each different in their Offensive, Defensive, and Support abilities. Ranging from a Pioneer/Engineer to Paratroopers/Recon, the goal of the game is to destroy the enemy's base, which requires the player to fight through three separate lines of defenses. Protected by mortar firing bunkers, these also act as the Player Respawn point. By destroying each bunker the player is able to progress closer towards the enemy headquarters. Once the gas tanks inside a base has been blown, the team that destroyed them wins and the game ends.

Overall the content you get in this small package is good and toatally worth it (New gamemodes, new units, new maps and three short campaigns) Only con is that they did not add a new army like the Free French forces etc. (I also recomend buying Opposing Fronts with this or just buying the Complete Collection)
Game gets an 7 from Hen
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
253.7 hrs on record
Posted: 8 December, 2014
Many hours spent on this game and I don't feel like I've wasted any of them. The best WWII RTS out there, although I haven't really played any others, I don't need to.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
52.9 hrs on record
Posted: 17 December, 2014
Company of Heroes represents the best WW2 game ever made and the height of Relic's performance as a studio. You will not regret purchasing this game.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
193.0 hrs on record
Posted: 21 December, 2014
Most amazing!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
28.2 hrs on record
Posted: 16 December, 2014
One of the best RTS games ever made
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
24.1 hrs on record
Posted: 26 December, 2014
Wat can I say. It is nice to win in this game but when you lose, omfg i get so angry and my team so bad omfg...

Overall nice game and it is very realistic with a lot of realism, I would recommend it to anyone who likes realation games because it if very real.

Good.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: 13 March
+1
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
13.3 hrs on record
Posted: 26 March
good expansion
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.3 hrs on record
Posted: 10 April
haven't been playing this game for long i just started this week , and all i can say is that this game has taken a lot of artwork and graphic designing .....
and the result is : a FANTASTIC game
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: 17 May
Ehhh no

There are three campaigns here, but they are really short and lack the mix of good missions and story to go with it that made the original game and Opposing Fronts as good as they were.

I guess if it's all in one collection you will get this too, but it is most certainly the weakest part of Company of Heroes. By itself it is not worth it.
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98 of 101 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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61 of 67 people (91%) found this review helpful
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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39 of 44 people (89%) found this review helpful
484.2 hrs on record
Posted: 19 December, 2013
One of the greatest games ever made.
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158 of 241 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: 22 December, 2013
Such company
So Valor
Very tank
Much battle
Wow
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26 of 28 people (93%) found this review helpful
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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22 of 24 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
118.6 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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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
90.4 hrs on record
Posted: 9 April, 2014
One of the BEST RTS games out there (for me its this and world in conflict)! very recommened for all RTS fans it's just a breathtaking game, perfectly made, WW2 setting is stunning, voice acting is spot on, sound is brilliant, explosions are AMAZING, love the destruction, overall SUPERB game ABSOLUTLEY recommened! it's just that amazing!
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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
276.4 hrs on record
Posted: 30 November, 2013
Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor (CoH: ToV) is another expansion from the ground-breaking real-time strategy (RTS) game, Company of Heroes. CoH: ToV, however, does not offer any new armies and features a very short campaign, but it does allow you to select a few new units in multiplayer that will replace other units such as the American M10 Tank Destroyer for the M18 Hellcat. CoH: ToV is still a worthwhile investment for fans and completionists while still offering interplay ability.
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15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
129.4 hrs on record
Posted: 3 October, 2014
Pre-Release Review
The most active and intense RTS you’ll ever play. Forces you to always be on the offensive. This game and it’s expansions have sucked up hundreds of hours.
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