This game is a particularly fun multiplayer RTS which ensures many hours of amusement when played at a LAN party and overall is one of the best strategy games I’ve played in some time.
When I originally purchased the game, it’s DRM simply consisted of a product key and requiring the disk to play – whilst annoying and pointless, this was something I could put up with.
However, in their infinite wisdom, the developers decided that it would be a good idea to lock this product down even further to inflict as much pain as possible upon their paying customers in the name of anti-piracy.
Over time they have pushed out updates making their product more and more unusable by the legitimate customer and driving me crazy.
The Road to Montherme was constructed by Company of Heroes modder Mannerheim, and features a narrow road surrounded by tight forested pathways.
The second map is an eight player reworking of one of Company of Heroes' most insane maps, Hill 331, in which all players are funnelled towards a key victory point on the top of a heavily fortified mound of earth and barbed wire.
USING THE GAME In order to play online, or to EVEN START THE GAME you must have the game updated to the latest release at all time.
The game will be available to download and play for another six weeks, and includes Company of Heroes' superb single player campaign for free.