The petition brands the game as "disgusting." Sergey Galyonkin runs a popular games blog in Ukraine and works for Russian developer Nival, which has created military games like Blitzkrieg.
"Co H2 manages to use almost every single Russia-related trope," he said.
Critics in Russia and the countries of the former Soviet Union say its portrayal of the Eastern Front in World War II plays to Western bias about history and clichés about the Soviet war effort.
Following a video posted by 'Bad Comedian' in Russia, fellow countrymen bombarded Metacritic, dragging the game's user score down to 2.2.
The game will be available to download and play for another six weeks, and includes Company of Heroes' superb single player campaign for free.
When Relic made the announcement that Company of Heroes Online would be closing , they also promised that they would apply everything they'd learned to the original game and the two expansions, Opposing Fronts and Tales of Valour.
found broad favor with the media, gaining an 80 percent average on Metacritic.
But there's one group of people who really don't like the game.Hai everyone i had completed portal 2 skidrow single player recently. tab=all&xml=1 I tried to do it with Simple XML, but with no success."The story is not true and is a complete falsification of the history of Russia and its methods of warfare," wrote one.Another added that the game had taken "dirty myths about war and turned the story into ideological rubbish." Thousands of people have signed a petition that attempts to persuade Steam to block the game in CIS countries.Company of Heroes Online is shutting down on March 31, but that hasn't stopped the developers from releasing two new maps for the game.