Total War: Rome 2 and Company of Heroes 2 compete for free DLC

Sega launches a quirky promotion for Valentine's Day, with one of the two games getting free DLC.

Sega has launched a quirky promotion for Valentine's Day, pitting the players of two of its PC titles--Total War: Rome II and Company of Heroes 2--against each other to compete for a free chunk of DLC.

The Make War Not Love contest will kick off at 10:00 PST/18:00 GMT today, with each victory secured in either game adding a singular point to a total tally. The game that racks up the most points in 72 hours will be declared the winner, and you'll be able to track the scores on Sega's site.

If Total War: Rome II takes the crown, Sega will give away the new Beasts of War DLC. If Company of Heroes 2 secures the lead, then two new multiplayer commanders will be given away. Whatever game wins, owners will get five days to download the content for free.

For the weekend, Sega has also reduced the price of both games by 50 percent on the Steam store.

Also potentially competing for your attention this weekend is The Last of Us: Left Behind, the Titanfall beta, and perhaps even your significant other.

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bibotot1995
bibotot1995

Sega! I would go for Company of Heroes, although I have to admit both games did not live up to their marks. But Rome with all the crazy bugs is just weird.

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

Lets go Rome 2!  I own both of these games but I don't play RTS games on multiplayer very often (if ever!), so the CoH2 DLC would be pointless for me... also WAY more people are playing Rome than CoH2, so it ought to win!

RC-Sev
RC-Sev

COH2 can go fuck itself.
Rome 2 ftw.

jessie82
jessie82

hmm shall people buy dlc for a game that practically failed or one that has a lack of content

R4gn4r0k
R4gn4r0k

This is an awesome competition. We need more of these on steam :D

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

Which DLC would it be? Because everyone has all the DLC for both games, other than Caeser in Gaul. And unless it's ALL the premium commanders, fuck off.

19James89
19James89

Steam has a fantastic sale on Witcher 1 and 2; 80% off, how could I possibly say no to such a bargain? PC GAMING FTW. 

shingui5
shingui5

Fight! Fight for the scraps we throw your way, peasants!!!!!

Triton
Triton

I'll still wait for Rome when it comes at that price with all the DLC.First TW game that ever fell off my day one purchase. Been getting my War game fix from Matrix games anyway.

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

I've yet to buy Rome 2, so CoH 2 it is. Za Rodinu!


Also nice job on the Monty Python reference.

quickshooterMk2
quickshooterMk2

hey free DLC for two crappy games (one's racist and senseless and the other is just unfinished product) 


no thanks. 

19James89
19James89

I don't have a significant other, but I shall be eyeing up a bargain on the Steam store. 

R4gn4r0k
R4gn4r0k

@Grenadeh  For Rome 2 it will be the new DLC coming out: Beasts of War or something. Featuring new units

Jasbro
Jasbro

@19James89 Erm i can say no, since i own both :), as im sure alot of people do already, both games especially the first one has been on every sale for years.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@Triton  The game did come with all that DLC if you pre-ordered like you should have. Yes the game was broken on release, so was every other TW game, so again, should have pre-ordered. The only DLC it didn't come with was Caeser in Gaul.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@MAD_AI  Would strongly recommend against it. While Rome 2 still has a couple of problems, CoH2 is severely unbalanced and only gets worse with each patch.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@quickshooterMk2  CoH2 isn't racist, shut your mouth. First of all, if you actually played the campaign, you'd not say that stupid sensationalist bullshit spread by the gaming media. Second of all, it's fiction - it's a slight stretch,. If you ACTUALLY think it's a complete mis-representation, you know nothing about WW2.

Arcturuss
Arcturuss

@Grenadeh @Triton  Like you should have?  what? are you insane?  The game was absolute shit on launch, in fact, its still pretty shit.

You should NOT under any circumstances pre-order a creative assembly game

jhonMalcovich
jhonMalcovich

@sumoman23 @Grenadeh

COH2 campaing was crap, regardless being Anti-Russian or not. A huge crap.

Arcturuss
Arcturuss

@Grenadeh  They have not always delivered.. what the hell?  Almost all their games are unplayable at launch and take up to a year to be tolerable..


Thats not romes biggest problem however, i can deal with bugs and a dumb AI but..  Its just not a well designed game =<  

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@Arcturuss @Grenadeh @Triton  It's actually quite decent now. On launch I won't argue, it was pretty fucking broken. I have yet to ever finish my first campaign because I can't bring myself to waste time on the game, more than I already have. Having said that I've also played every single Creative Assembly game ever made from day one and am kind of sick of them.


But yea, you should always pre-order CA games (Maybe not Alien: Isolation) because they have always delivered.

Arcturuss
Arcturuss

@Grenadeh  I played The original rome after playing rome 2 because i though "It can't be better, i must be romanticising the memory"  It was, i wasn't.


Rome 2 might be tolerable if its modded to all hell but..  Even then..  there are just so many shit mechanics,  the political system, the general system, the food system, the lack of proper unit collision that causes blobbing..

I don't think rome 2 will ever be a game i enjoy,  but seeing how i bought the damn thing i hope a mod down the line does make it good.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@Arcturuss @Grenadeh @MAD_AI  It's not worse, actually. With mods it's basically Rome 1 but better. You say that forgetting what Rome 1 was actually like. The only negative of vanilla Rome 2 (excluding the now mostly fixed bugs) is the dumbass, pointless, absolutely uncalled for food limit that is easily solved with a mod.


That and the completely lackluster multiplayer which is a huge step down from Shogun 2.