If there's one developer out there that's boldly pushing the boundaries of the real-time strategy genre with great games, it's got to be Relic. Look at 2006's Company of Heroes, the company's acclaimed World War II title. CoH masterfully blended a morale system, destructible environments, a cool resource system that forced you to expand around the map, and top-notch graphics. The end result was a game that felt like a World War II battlefield come to life on your desktop.
Now Relic is coming back with Company of Heroes: Tales of Valor. Instead of simply delivering more of the same, Relic continues to tinker and experiment. Tales of Valor almost feels like a blend of action and real-time strategy gaming, something IGN got to experience first-hand.