Company Of Heroes, The Best RTS Ever Made, Is Coming To iPad

Illustration for article titled iCompany Of Heroes/i, The Best RTS Ever Made, Is Coming To iPad

Relic’s 2006 classic Company of Heroes, which I will remind you all is the perfect RTS, is coming out tomorrow (February 13) on the iPad, and that is just the most wonderful news.

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It’s basically the entire base game (so no British expansion, sadly, at least not for now), complete with both campaign and skirmish mode. And you can either play with regular touch controls replacing mouse clicks (if you’re playing on a bigger iPad) or you could try out a new command wheel system that promises to streamline things a little.

As for how it’ll be priced, it’s just a big, single straight-up purchase, no free version, no microtransactions.

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Between this, Civ VI and Rome: Total War being on iPad, all I need now is Crusader Kings II and I’ll never need my PC again.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs cosplay.kotaku.com.

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DISCUSSION

I never really got into the RTS genre. I dabbled in it due to my love of all things LoTR, so I bought both Battle for Middle Earth 1 & 2, despite being horrible at them, I enjoyed them as a solo campaign player. Because of that, I also bought into CoH, and while again I was horrible at it, I really found it to be enjoyable and easy to get into as a newcomer to the genre.

I may have to get this for my iPad. My only worry is how long it’ll be compatible with said iPad before it’s no longer playable due to iOS updates and such. I’ve had games I enjoyed back on the original iPhone that are no longer available or playable due to iOS updates. Perfect example is Bejeweled 2, and the halfway decent Mass Effect/Dead Space action games.