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Purchased & accessed product code within seconds
on January 19, 2014
Please do not let other reviewers' inability to find their product code and access it on steam dissuade you from potentially buying this game.
First off, Amazon had the Collector's Edition for $13.59 marked down from $79.99. That's a steal. Luckily Steam had a Company of Heroes 2 Free Weekend 1/17/14 - 1/19/14 so I could play before purchasing.
The game itself is an excellent RTS but very graphically intensive. I have 2 1GB Radeon HD 6870's in crossfire and still have to put some settings on "Low" or "Medium" because unfortunately, CoH2 does not support Crossfire. The graphics still look great, though. This game differs from a game like Starcraft 2 in that your ground units have the sense to take cover when being shot at. It takes a lot more strategy to take down a heavy tank than just run-and-gun in with a massive amount of units.. Currently there are only 2 factions, Soviets and Germans to choose from, and each have their own "Commanders" you can choose from to vary your gameplay style, whether you like using mechanized units, elite infantry, air attacks, or many others. There's a campaign mode with various cut-scenes and objectives, and an online multiplayer skirmish mode, as well as you vs the AI. I recommend checking out some gameplay videos.
To obtain a steam code purchase the game, then go into "Your account>Your games and software library." It will list a product code underneath the game title. Download steam at steampowered dot com if you don't have it already and hit the GAMES tab, then choose ACTIVATE A PRODUCT ON STEAM. Paste in the code and blamo, your game is registered to your steam account. It will prompt you to begin downloading from there. Since I had already downloaded the game from the Steam Free Weekend, I did not have to redownload anything. It took me literally 20 seconds to find my product code and activate it on Steam.