Just started playing this. Its really good although a little hard and thats on the easy level. Its a standalone program and not an expansion pack, so you don't need the original CoH to play. A few pain in the arrse things: Takes forever to install. Uninstalls the Original CoH automatically. When you first start the game you have to register then everytime you start the game after that you have to login. Therefore i don't know if it will work if people are not on the internet.