Feral Interactive has ported a solid library of console-quality games for Android over the years, and today the studio finally released Company of Heroes for Android. Feral originally brought this popular real-time strategy game to the iPad in February (2020) and has been working on the smartphone version for Android and iOS for the past few months. So, if you’re looking for a comprehensive strategy game to immerse yourself in on your smartphone starting today, you can buy Company of Heroes for $ 13.99 from the Play Store.
If you are unfamiliar with Company of Heroes, the trailer above offers a brief overview of the features of this strategy game. Everything takes place in real time and as you can see the game is about World War II. The gameplay mainly consists of micromanaging your squads (you control troops, not individuals) as you follow the objectives of each level. These goals range from simple things like moving your troops to specific locations to more difficult tasks like winning skirmishes up close. All in all, Company of Heroes plays like a traditional RTS, so things like resource management and base building are also in the mix.
In terms of performance, after testing the game on my Red Magic 5S and OnePlus 8, I can confirm that Company of Heroes is doing an admirable job. The loading times are better than expected and the frame rate is stable even in demanding battles. The only thing I can see that is holding people back is the small user interface. Eventually, Company of Heroes started out as a PC game that could be controlled with a mouse, and while touch controls work well enough in today’s port, you still have to deal with a few tiny buttons and limited screen space. And you can’t get out of there. The entire game is based on touch controls and does not support controllers. It also means that the game doesn’t support the Nvidia Shield, although that’s not surprising given that this port is explicitly designed for smartphones. There also doesn’t seem to be a way to play online. So it seems that this feature has been removed for the mobile version.
Like all Feral mobile ports, Company of Heroes is a premium version. This means you have to save $ 13.99 if you want to play. To put that price in perspective, Company of Heroes is still selling for $ 19.99 on Steam. So the price for the Android port is pretty competitive which is always nice to look at.
Now we know Company of Heroes has been coming to Android since April (2020), and while it feels like the wait has been a long time, it’s finally here and I’m happy to report that it was worth the wait. Not only is this a solid port that performs well, but the game itself is a hell of a lot of fun, especially if you like real-time strategy games. While the small user interface, lack of online gaming, and $ 14 price tag may deter some people from taking the plunge, there’s no denying that console-quality strategy games are hard to come by on Android. If you don’t mind a few limitations, you can download Company of Heroes from the Play Store widget below.
Company of Heroes ™ now available for iPhone and Android
DATE: Thursday 10th September 2020
Feral Interactive announced that Company of Heroes is now available for iPhone and Android. A new trailer has also been released to mark the game’s availability on mobile devices.
Company of Heroes is officially supported on all iPhones released since the iPhone 6S.
On Android, the game is officially supported on the following devices:
Google Pixel 2 or better
Samsung Galaxy S8 or better
Samsung Galaxy Note8 or better
OnePlus 5T / 6T / 7/8
Sony Xperia 1 / XZ2 Compact
HTC U12 +
LG V30 +
Motorola Moto Z2 Force
Xiaomi Mi 6 / Mi 9 / Mi 9T
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
Company of Heroes is available now on the App Store and Google Play Store for £ 13.99 / $ 13.99 / € 14.99. Players who already own the game on their iPad can install the iPhone version for free.
For logos, other game graphics, and a full list of features, see the Feral Press section for Company of Heroes. If you do not have a login for the press area, send an email [email protected]
Via Feral Interactive
Feral Interactive is a leading publisher of games for the macOS, Linux, iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch platforms, founded in 1996 and based in London, England. It is responsible for hits like Alien: Isolation ™ for MacOS, Linux and Nintendo Switch, GRID ™ Autosport for iOS, Android and Nintendo Switch, ROM: Total War ™, Tropico ™ and Company of Heroes ™ for iOS and Android, Life is Strange 2, Shadow of the Tomb Raider®, Total War: THREE KINGDOMS, XCOM® 2, and Company of Heroes ™ 2 for macOS. Visit the Feral Interactive website and find us on Twitter or Facebook.
About Relic Entertainment Inc.
Relic Entertainment ™ is SEGA’s own studio in Vancouver, Canada. Founded in 1997, Relic is an award-winning studio known for critically acclaimed titles such as Homeworld, Company of Heroes and the Dawn of War franchises, as well as other genre-defining real-time strategy titles.
About SEGA® Europe Ltd.
SEGA Europe Ltd. is the European sales arm of SEGA Games Co., Ltd. based in Tokyo, Japan, and a global leader in interactive entertainment in and out of the home. The company develops and sells interactive entertainment software products for a variety of hardware platforms, including personal computers, wireless devices and those manufactured by Nintendo, Microsoft and Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe. SEGA owns 100% of the video game development studios Two Point Studios, Creative Assembly, Relic Entertainment, Amplitude Studios, Sports Interactive and Hardlight. SEGA Europe’s website is at www.sega.co.uk