Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines is a real-time tactics game set in World War II that puts you in command of a small squad of elite troopers. Send them behind enemy lines on a series of hazardous missions, and bring them back alive. Clever strategy has never been so furiously action-packed.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (301 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 28, 1998

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Includes 4 items: Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines, Commandos 2: Men of Courage, Commandos 3: Destination Berlin, Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty

 

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October 20

Commandos Update

We would like to begin with an apology for the problems that people have experienced with running Commandos on their computers.
We have faced difficulties with compatibility due to the age of the game.

Updates are now available for both Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines and Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty.

Working closely with the community, we have endeavoured to apply patches that will allow fans to play Commandos on their modern machines.

We continue, as always to listen to all community input and support for this game. It has been tremendously appreciated! We would like to thank you all!

We would like to extend a special thanks to 'LeFixyaGames' who has helped in this effort.
Please visit his Youtube page, he's a technical whizz and provides great support for some of the greatest games around! https://www.youtube.com/user/letsfixyagames

If you continue to experience issues with the game, please contact us at support@mergegames.com. If you can, please provide your system details and some details about the issue. Your feedback is much appreciated.

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About This Game

Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines is a real-time tactics game set in World War II that puts you in command of a small squad of elite troopers. Send them behind enemy lines on a series of hazardous missions, and bring them back alive. Clever strategy has never been so furiously action-packed. Study the enemy's movements, develop a careful plan, synchronize your men, and launch them on a swift and fierce attack using all your power and skill.
  • You control 6 individual commandos each with a unique combat skill set.
  • Thwart the German war machine by means of sabotage and tactical genius.
  • Zoomable isometric camera allows for up to 6 simultaneous camera angles.
  • 20 missions throughout Europe and Northern Africa.
  • Co-op multiplayer mode on a LAN or over the internet.

System Requirements

    Minimum: IBM PC or 100% compatible, Windows 9X/ME, Pentium II 300 MHz (or equivalent), 64 MB RAM, 100% DirectX® 8 compatible 3D Accelerator card with at least 12 MB VRAM, 100% DirectX® 8 compatible (or higher) Sound card, DirectX® 8 (DirectX 8.0a included), 2 GB uncompressed hard drive space, 100% Windows 95/98 compatible Keyboard and Mouse
    Recommended: Pentium II 450 MHz, Windows 98SE/ME, 128 MB RAM, 100% DirectX® 8 compatible 3D Accelerator card with 32 MB VRAM, 3 GB uncompressed hard drive space
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Sadly one of my favorite games as a wee little boyo is no longer playable on modern systems. Its not that the game runs in a faster speed than it was intended; I could even handle that since waiting for partols run around is annoying. But there's a lot of cinematics, tutorials and windows missing. You load a mission and you won't even know what you're supposed to do. Guess I won't be revisiting this classic anytime soon without mods outside of Steam.
Posted: October 7
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Absolutely fantastic when it was released. Great levels, lots of suspense, and very satisfying, often frustrating gameplay. Unfortunately, the graphics and controls simply do not hold up ~15 years later. Worth getting when on sale, but only if you want a taste of very old school suspense.
Posted: October 17
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Where the legend started.
Posted: October 18
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
7.9 hrs on record
Alarm! Alarm!

This is a classic, I've played this one as a kid alot. If you like tactical games and beating up Nazis pick it up.
Posted: September 26
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13.9 hrs on record
Played this one after ages, and enjoyed it all the same. The steam sale on the entire commandos series made it an absolute steal! It is much more approachable than the expansion pack "Beyond the call of duty" whose difficulty I find insanely..well..insane. Each mission ends with a thorough sense of satisfaction, and far too many hours have evaporated due to its addictive nature (mission ends, you punch the air and fool yourself into "Let's see what the next one looks like. Just a look, and then I'll call it a day....")

For the current price, I would recommend it in a heartbeat to anyone who somehow missed this back in the day. Be warned that the steam version is not entirely bug-free as this game was designed for comps with lesser power than your current phone - enemies tend to run at lightspeed at first. Nothing that a quick google search for help won't fix though.
A very enjoyable 8/10 for me.
Posted: October 2
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31.0 hrs on record
hey,i cant do save,can you tell,how i can fix that???
Posted: October 2
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108.4 hrs on record
The first of its kinds.
I have played it once I was a kid, then play it again today bring me back to my childhood.
The graphic is still great, make me feel it is not a very old game.
It is just a puzzle game, just make the right move, step by step, you can clear all the map without an alarm.
Good game, worth to try.

Although steam version is not a good customized for modern PCs, but you could find help & support in the community to set the game speed to standard, resolution fix, and enable the save option.
Here are the links:
http://modelrail.otenko.com/electronics/commandos-behind-enemy-lines-resolution-fix#null
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1236369
http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1331567
Posted: October 11
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3.2 hrs on record
Still in my heart...
Posted: October 15
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66 of 76 people (87%) found this review helpful
9.8 hrs on record
I have played all Commandos games and they are excellent, a truly wonderful series. The problem here is that STEAM are selling a broken product without mentioning it to the buyer. IT SHOULD BE AGAINST THE LAW!! It's only £10 for all 4 games but it is the principle. Behind Enemy Lines and Beyond The Call Of Duty are UNPLAYABLE on new machines without the EXCELLENT fix that you can find links to in other posts. You cannot LOAD or SAVE for God sake! The game moves at SUPERSPEED compared to the way it should when running properly. Even with the fix, things like the mission preview, where your commanding officer walks you through the mission, don't always work, at least in my experience. Commandos 3, the newest of the games, also isn't working. You cannot show the enemy vision, which is a crutial part of the game. The game just goes crazy and seems to switch between different enemy vision, making it difficult to move. It's very frustrating.

So like I said, these games are all time classics but STEAM taking your money with no mention of the problems you will encounter is UNACCEPTABLE.
Posted: May 12
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34 of 38 people (89%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Doesn't work on modern systems. You'll have to search for fixes and patches by yourself. And even that won't make game to work good. Don't buy from steam!
Posted: June 24
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22 of 28 people (79%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
it runs too fast and you can;t save in the middle of missions, it's all or nothing, pretty terrible three quarters spent here
Posted: June 23
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Heyyo,

The Commandos series is a great concept of isometric view multi-character stealth action... and this game doesn't dissapoint. Commandos II is easily the best in the series, but this one's still a solid game to play as well.
Posted: August 25
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Ever since i was a little kid i was in love with this game even though i had no idea what i was doing back then.The concept of the "one man army" was always one of my favourites especially when they are human just like any other avarage guy . In this game it just shows that with the right strategy and moves human soldiers can look like superheroes and act like spikes in the coffin of the nazis during WW2 and this game represents everything awesome. I would recommand anyone who hasn't played this to experience a real gem in the first of commandos games that become epic with what they give to the player and how much they demand on our side as gamers to put in time to enjoy it :) Also started a stream not long ago and the commandos series are the first games I'm going try and beat . For anyone who wants to see for themselves or just to remember the good old days , feel free to check out my channel at http://www.twitch.tv/shadowgrimmm cheers and once again Big up to Pyro for bringing this game to my childhood. It sure was awesome
Posted: August 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
34.2 hrs on record
Classic game, you must beat it and it works on modern system too. Recomennded for all, who love the action, tactics and World War II theme.
Posted: August 28
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Awesome, used to play it a lot but I lost it. Worth every penny, it's a classic
Posted: August 30
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
COMMANDOS...MORE LIKE MAPLESTORY!!!
Posted: September 6
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
DONT BUY THIS GAME FROM STEAM!!!! IT HAS PROBLEMS OF SPEED-IN-GAME WHILE PLAYING AND OF SAVING THE GAME. STEAM ALREADY KNOWS ABOUT THIS FOR MORE THAN 2 YEARS AND DON'T DO NOTHING!!! DON'T JUST BUY THIS GAME FROM STEAM, DON'T BUY OLD GAMES FROM STEAM AT ALL, THEY WILL SELL A BROKEN GAME AND DO NOTHING ABOUT IT.

By the way the Commandos Series IS GREAT, I put the thumbs down because of STEAM, I HATE STEAAAAAAM FOR MY LIFE!!!
DONT BUY THIS OR YOU WILL REGREAT IT AND LOSE MONEY AS THEY (Steam) LAUGH AT YOU!!!
Posted: May 16
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Always a fun game to play. Brings back nostalgia, However, if you do not have a third-party app to slow you computer down, this game is near impossible to play. The enemies and characters move to fast. Very aggravating. -.-
Posted: April 28
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
47.3 hrs on record
What a great game! I remember playing this when I was younger. I flipped through the games under $5 section during the summer sale and stumbled upon this piece of nostalgia. Probably not for the average gamer, but right up my alley. It did require a fix before playing, but it was simple and quick. If you like a good challenge to think through I highly recommend it. It was only $.79 during the sale! I purchased the whole package for $2.69, and plan on wasting many fun filled hours of my life on it.
Posted: July 2
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Amazing old game :D
Posted: July 11
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