The Great War is a modification for Company of Heroes meant to bring the war two decades earlier. This mod focuses on the later years of the First World War. Currently the two teams will be the British Expeditionary Force against the German Empire, however with time the team will try and bring some more nations in, such as France and Austria-Hungary. This mod will focus or realism but keep the game balanced enough to make it enjoyable. Things to look for in the mod are the famous artillery strikes and the infamous gas attacks. Trenches will provide vital cover for infantry while tanks will roll over the battlefield and instil fear into the enemy troops.
Very well done. Fantastic atmosphere, attention to detail and gameplay. The trench system is very well done and the introduction of gas is a fantastic edition. While it has its flaws - the AI not building enough defences (something I don't think can be fixed) it more than makes up for it.
Eagerly awaiting any future releases!
Accomplishing what no other mod has done before, The Great War brings WWI to life with great variety of combat. It allows you to fight it out in the trenches or engage in the mobile combat that characterized the great breakthroughs of the last German offensive. Good variety of units and specially made maps makes it obvious the amount of effort the team put into this mod. This is enough to give this a 10, but the mod was also very easy to install and runs just fine after CoH converted to Steam servers.
A Great Mod for the Great War.
I've been awaiting this release now for the better part of two years and i'm glad to say that the wait was worth it. The professional feel of the mod, the excellent unit layout and customisation options and the general feel of the battlefield make this a strong contender for the mod of the year 2013.
I may be a bit biased as WWI tactics definitely suit my COH play style: "take ground with assault units" - "build slit trenches and consolidate position" - "hold the ground while you build a mass of assault units and tanks to ovverun the enemy bases" but this doesn;t make it boring for me, quite the opposite and i'm sure players with different play styles will enjoy the challenge of adapting to the battlefield of the First World War.
The only reason this mod gets a 9 from me instead of a 10 is the content. Although i'm sure, and i hope that additional armies and an expanded tech tree will be included in later versions, the simple lack of them now takes it down a notch.
But that's just nitpicking :P it's a great mod, easy to download, easy to install and even easier to get the hang of playing. Top work guys, looking forward to seeing more from you!
A WW1 mod, that's interesting enough no? But this is much more than that!
What the team has made:
-proper designed, factions and otherwise, unlike regular CoH which has some design flaws which can be frustrating.
-with my limited WW1 knowledge I found the docterines to portray 1918 well, from the famous stormtroopers to the infamous Dicke Bertha.
-the ingame art, the unit icons, the textures, the models are all very well done. The team even made their own buildings.
-good balance (it has a few issues, but this is their first release)
-only the basic infantry can really be spammed.
-gas warfare offers interesting gameplay if you use it well.
I can only say thank you to the team for portraying such an interesting setting and designing and making such a great game. This game is perfect for competive play, it only needs people to play it competively as of now.
The mod does seem less popular than it should. So if you would like to play multiplayer join the Steam group:
Company of Heroes: The Great War 1918 TGW
The only thing I can say that I do not like about the mod are the field guns, which do not feel like real field guns at the moment but more like anti-tank guns. Other than that this game is perfect to me so it deserves a 10.