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Company Of Heroes 2 - The Soviet SU-76 In Action (Photo: Business Wire)

Stocks in this article: THQI

THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that its upcoming strategy game Company of Heroes ® 2 has received critical acclaim coming out of E3 winning a number of awards.

Company of Heroes 2 - The Soviet SU-76 in action (Photo: Business Wire)

Company of Heroes 2 - The Soviet SU-76 in action (Photo: Business Wire)

Company of Heroes 2 impressed E3 judges and secured seven Best of E3 2012 wins thanks to its cutting edge Essence™ 3 Engine. Notable achievements include Best PC Game from G4 X-Play and Machinima as well as a number of Best Strategy Game plaudits from other outlets.

On top of the wins mentioned above Company of Heroes 2 was nominated for over 18 Best of E3 2012 awards including Best PC and Strategy game in the official Game Critics Awards and Best Overall Game for IGN.

Michael Lustenberger, Vice President of Global Brand Management - Online commented, “The original Company of Heroes set a lofty standard and we are delighted that the sequel can now join it as a multi-award winner coming out of E3. What we showed press was just a taste of what is still to come with this title.”

The full list of awards and nominations is below:

 

Awards

Best PC Game – G4 X-Play
Best PC Game – Machinima
Most Valuable Game – PC Gamer
Best Strategy Game – Gaming Excellence
Best Strategy Game – Neoseeker
Best Strategy Game – Comics & Gaming Monthly
Best Sound – Flesh Eating Zipper
 

Nominations

Best PC Game - Game Critics Awards
Best Strategy Game - Game Critics Awards
Best Overall Game - IGN
Best PC Game - IGN
Best Strategy Game - IGN
Best PC Game - G4’s X-Play
Best Strategy Game - G4’s X-Play
Best PC Game - Machinima
Best Strategy Game - Machinima
Best Strategy Game - Neoseeker
Best Strategy Game - GameSpy
Best PC Game - Destructoid
Best Strategy Game - Neoseeker
Best PC Exclusive Game - Gaming Excellence
Best Strategy Game - Gaming Excellence
Best Strategy Game - Comics & Gaming Monthly
Best of E3 - Multiplayer.it
Best Sound - FleshEatingZipper.com
 

The original Company of Heroes was released in 2006 to critical acclaim and is currently the highest rated strategy title (with more than five reviews) on Gamerankings.com with an average of 93.82% based on 56 reviews. The game features similar acclaim on Metacritic.com with a Metascore of 93% based on 55 reviews.

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