Company of Heroes demo up

Single-player tryout of THQ's upcoming real-time strategy war game now available for download from GameSpot.

Gamers itching to get into the thick of battle can now do so without fear of losing their lives or hard-earned cash. A demo for Company of Heroes, a PC real-time strategy game set during World War II, is now available for download from GameSpot.

The trial highlights the single-player portion of the game and is a hearty 1.8GB in size. Players can get their feet wet in the game's tutorial before earning their stripes in two single-player missions. Both the Axis and Allies are playable in skirmish mode.

Using the proprietary Essence Engine, Company of Heroes boasts real-time physics, dynamic range lighting, and advanced artificial intelligence. The story follows a group of American GIs as they take on the Nazi War Machine. Players will also be able to go head-to-head with up to seven other gamers in the multiplayer mode.

Company of Heroes was developed by RTS vet Relic Entertainment (Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War) and is being published by THQ. The full retail version will be released on September 14 for $49.99. For more information on the game, read GameSpot's previous coverage.

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anthony101698
anthony101698

make a multiplayer demo. it makes this web site sound retarded without one. add a multiplayer demo and your bound to get a response from more players. i could crush noobs and join clans. so get to work boys.

Maximus_4677
Maximus_4677

waiting for the download to complete.... can't wait to play it.....still waiting.....and waiting...

Jaybird8151
Jaybird8151

This game plays great and looks great. My graphics card is a sucky but it still runs the game decently. I look forward to the full release.

Timmygod
Timmygod

DAM my ram is half what it needs 2 be

WarWind05
WarWind05

Ill buy this game... is the best rts since Warcraft 3, played the open beta and is great, rts of the ear in my opinion.

s0l0123
s0l0123

I'd definetly play it if I didn't have this crappy video card.

Kravyn81
Kravyn81

I hope this will work better than the JTF demo I DLed but failed to play. And no, my system is not crap so that's not the reason.

alrector81
alrector81

Yikes!!! I didn't think FFXI was that big!! I actually played if for a month when it first came out, and I thought it was big then... it was only about 5-6GB then. 15+GB for it now??! That's insane! I go through hard drive space like crazy (I have over a TB here at home, and I'm STILL running out of space)... but if every game was that big, I don't know what I'd do. :)

quanghuy1708
quanghuy1708

this game is really great for gamer. the physics and graphic is cool, i hope it's price is good

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

crap i cant play it..nooooooooooooooooo...computer too slow....

rokkuman09
rokkuman09

Hey alector81 you think this game is big? Finally fantasy XI with all expansions and updates is in the high teens of gigabytes

alrector81
alrector81

1.8GB for a DEMO!! Are you people seeing this?!? The majority of FULL GAMES are only about 3-4GB. Why on earth is a DEMO nearly 2GB?? What could possibly warrant that size on this. I downloaded the Just Cause demo a couple weeks ago, and that only came to be about 350MB. *btw, that's a pretty good demo* The new WarHammer 4K demo that just came out was only 308MB for the entire demo. That included a tutorial and 2 different levels. *also not a bad demo* All rantings aside, I AM downloading this. I have to see what could possibly cause this to be nearly 2GB. I didn't bother trying the multiplayer version of this, as I'm not too keen on the multiplayer part in games. Hoipefully the single player is good enough to buy. :)

edubuccaneer
edubuccaneer moderator

Mine didn't even install... got a problem during it. Well, the game DOES come out next week, anyway...

aaaaaa1419
aaaaaa1419

this is going to be the best RTS game EVER

SyluxElite
SyluxElite

another war game............yawn

Cyclonus86
Cyclonus86

This demo is too demanding, i'm playing at 1920x1200 at high settings w/7900 gtx's in SLI and an FX60 at 3.0 and i'm getting like 10 fps & lower, any one having these problems????????. There's no way this game is this demanding, It's gotta be a bug. F.E.A.R, BF2, GRAW & COD 2 looks better than this and i run these max detail at 1920x1200 all above 80 to 100 fps.

GGCrew_basic
GGCrew_basic

"Players will also be able to go head-to-head with up to seven other gamers in the multiplayer mode." Unlike many other RTS titles, I believe that Company of Heroes will not include a Free-For-All multiplayer mode. Previews, both here at Gamespot and elsewhere, have explained that multiplayer battles will be Axis versus Allies, never Axis v Axis or Allies v Allies. Games with more than two players will be divided into two teams (Axis or Allies). There is also a Company of Heroes demo with the October issue of PC Gamer.

Fragmaster3000
Fragmaster3000

The demo is different than both of the betas, it has the 2 levels and tutorial like the single player beta (from PC Gamer), but also has a skirmish mode where you play against the AI.

chris2023
chris2023

My god that is a huge file just for a demo... It better be a good game for that size of a demo!!

Basez2
Basez2

This is not going to be any different from the beta.

xeon2k
xeon2k

xsplinter I downloaded this a few weeks ago. Keep up with the times Gamespot That was the beta demo this is the official demo.

xsplinter
xsplinter

I downloaded this a few weeks ago. Keep up with the times Gamespot. :P

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

I know I will have to download this the game looks nice.

meischris39
meischris39

1.8 gig wow thats huge, i really need a better connection