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.
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Very Positive (720 reviews) - 85% of the 720 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 28, 1998

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February 18

Commandos Update for Modern Computers

Hi Everyone,

We are looking into all bug reports on our main thread. If you are experiencing any issues with the updates, please let us know here.
https://steamcommunity.com/app/6800/discussions/0/412448158145535374/

UPDATE - You can now access the old build via the "Legacy Version" launch option

Thank you all for your continued support for the Commandos series, we appreciate all the feedback we have received. We have heard all of your concerns and took them on board.

With that, we have an announcement, all of the Commandos games should now run on systems up to and including Windows 10. Significant changes have been made to the code in order to make each of the games run correctly on modern machines.

Changelog for Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines

  • Unlocalized text fixed. (spanish text when a commando dies)
  • Fix for the game going faster than it should.
  • Fixed various audio bugs in the briefings and during gameplay.
  • Save/Load bug fixed.
  • Mission tutorial bug fixed.
  • Windows 10 bug regarding DirectX 5 fixed.
  • Performance problems fixed
  • Compatibility issues with modern hardware fixed.
  • New, higher resolution settings (1280x720)
  • Minor bug fixes.

We all hope you enjoy the update, and thanks again for all of your support!

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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
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 16 people (94%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 20
They actually fixed it for recent computers! Working fine on Windows 10 x64.

The game itself was so good at its time, and still enjoyable today.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
40.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
A real classic from way back from Eidos Interactive. I've only ever played this game off an Eidos demo disc that only gave you a couple of missions. Thanks go to Steam for allowing me to complete another chapter of my childhood and to the support team for continuing to update this game even now so that it can run on modern computers.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
This is one of those games that every gamer should have in their collection. I've played it for the first time when it came out in 98 and it blew me away.
Looking for a masterpiece? Look no further! And it's even cheap!

I wish someone could bring the series back to life.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
14.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
If you want to test your strategic abilities to the limits, then this wonderful game is for you
Controlling your commandos wich have specific abilities to complete missions is one of it's kind game
Verry difficult game! Old but gold!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
This game was released in 98, but it still holds up in EVERY aspect. In fact, it became better with age, because you can't even compare it to most of the crap released nowadays. The end of the 90s was the golden age of PC gaming, and this is a shining example.
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