The story of company of heroes 2 takes place in World War II, recounting the encounters between the Soviet Army and the German army, where we follow the specific story of Lieutenant Lev Abramovich Isakovich of the Soviets. Lieutenant Lev is being held in a Siberian labour camp for the contents of his personal diary, which contains excerpts of previous battles and his controversial views regarding the red army and their practices, which condemns him as a traitor the Soviets.
Every mission is meant to be a battle from a passage in Lev’s diary which progresses as he is being questioned in the camp. The war is portrayed mercilessly and effectively, making you feel the weight of your actions, seamlessly convincing you of how Lev felt and how cold blooded were the Soviet tactics when faced against a strategically superior force. There truly was no place for surrender.
From the get go, the game immerses you into a world where everything is decided by the might of your gun. The overall graphics of the game, especially the cutscenes, are not very impressive, but they do get the job done as to guide you through the narrative of the game, but it’s not such a big concern while playing, as the framerate is stable and you will be mostly zoomed out, blazing through the map, constantly giving your orders to your troops.