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: Very Positive (379 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 28, 1998

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October 20, 2014

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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29 of 29 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 15, 2014
Still in my heart...
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23 of 24 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
Where the legend started.
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 17, 2014
When I was a child,I loved this game.
Still,I LOVE it.

I saw many complaints about the super speed. Luckily I solved it by myslef.
It seems like steam released a patch to solve this issue 1 month ago.
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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
29.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
good game
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 28, 2014
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
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
This game is my childhood. 15 years ago it was too hard for me :)
Now it's too easy. and my computer load hundred times faster for this game..
back then I had to put CD and loading would take around a minute, quick load still not quick
This is the only commandos that I haven't beat :)

I watched some advanced player playing it, and they played like 3-5 minutes per level and back then I took me hours just to beat a level :(

you should get this game when it is bundled, I got mine from GMG daily deal.. it was bundled several times. This is one of my favorite when EIdos still exist, now they long gone, some title like Tomb Raider is still continue, but they abandon Commandos. Poor little guy, especially "Tiny" who isn't tiny at all

btw, if you are using win 7 or higher, you should find patch because the dev (technically not Eidos, but Square Enix , the now own them) don't really care with very old game like this, you have to manually replace the exe and some dll, and poof the game speed is normal
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
Trial and error the game! This game will frustrate newcomers, so you have to play it with an open mind,take your time, read some guides, and have fun.
After that you will enjoy the entire series. Although i would say play the 3rd one since its a bit easier.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 7
This game is a blast! I'm very glad to see it on steam. This game requires more patience than I had when i played it 15 years ago. My tips are: read the F1 help menu in game and learn the keyboard shortcuts/commands. My other tip is, make sure you use multiple saves! This game makes you feel like a boss everytime you beat a level.
The only thing it stuffers from is a slightly outdated ui. It would be nice for the game to display the keyboard commands on the game screen rather than in an F1 menu. The amount of keyboard shortcuts is out of the realm of fast memorization. I actually took a pad of paper and just wrote down the keyboard shortcuts. This is only a problem because as a digital download you dont have the benefit of a nice printed user manual in front of you; something that this game originaly came with. Other than that this game is a must play for any methodical/stealth RTS fans.
Works great on my win7 pc.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
43.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
Old school game that is difficult to enjoy unless you played it when it originally came out. The game offers a huge campaign that will take you many hours, as this game is very difficult. You control different commandos with varying skills and equipment. You must complete your goals. While the premise is simple, the limited health and ability to survive once you are spotted makes this game a true stealth game. By moving multiple commandos all in real time, this adds even more difficulty. The game is well done, however, it lacks the features that could easily be found in today's games of a similar type of genre. I recommend it because I find it was well done and still plays well, however, if you're not into a difficult stealth game, then this just isn't for you. The graphics still work by today's standards and the sound is and vocals from your commando still work well during gameplay.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
34.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 28, 2014
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.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 25, 2014
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.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 30, 2014
Awesome, used to play it a lot but I lost it. Worth every penny, it's a classic
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2014
COMMANDOS...MORE LIKE MAPLESTORY!!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2014
My childhood game, i love it. Steam patched the speed problem and now the game is working just fine. (Y)
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 28, 2014
even the mission 1 soo hard for me hahaha
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
I originally played this game in what seemed like a different life; back in 1998 when it came out. I remember spending countless hours playing this game, and I remember it being incredibly difficult but loads of fun. It is very reminiscent of other strategy games of the mid-late nineties, but set in World War II.

You command a group of commandos, all with different skills and abilities. Each stage has different line-ups of soldiers and usually a different inventory. The spy can disguise himself as a Nazi captain, the Marine can dive underwater and commandeer an inflatable raft, the driver can control tanks, the sapper can place bombs and traps, etc. Some characters run faster, and only some characters can heal.

I will say, if you are looking for an easy play through and/or get easily frustrated, this game is NOT for you. It is very challenging and you die almost immediately if you are caught. You will find yourself constantly saving and loading, and I found it not uncommon to save/load around fifty times a map. It is stealth based and you will die if you go in guns blazing. Don't let this discourage you though, since it's a very fun game and gave me countless hours of entertainment.

When I bought this game here on Steam it was something stupid-cheap like 75 cents. Even if you only play a map or two, you get your money's worth to at least give it a try. It is of course heavily dated (I almost laughed when I saw the system requirements), but the value and fun is there. Give it a shot, you won't regret it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
considering this game was made in 1999 the graphics and gameplay is still extrodinary today,I remember buying this and owning all four games in the collection playing them for hours on a desktop pc,let me tell you 16 years later this is an awsome game collection to kick back and play on a laptop,the fact that you basically only need the mouse to play these games is awsome especially on a laptop as you can really kick back and immerse yourself for hours on end and never get bored,
eidos studios did an outstanding job on these games and it still will keep you occupied today,
if your seriously into war games and games where strategy and thinking out your moves are needed then by all means this collection is for you,
I play the games on a windows 7 laptop and have had zero problems playing the games,trust me if its serious war games your into this is by far the best collection of action packed games you can own and for the price believe me they cant be beat,take it from a 51 year old gamer who played this in 1999 and every major fps game invented including every medal of honor,every call of duty,and every sniper games made along with hundreds of other fps games including all the serious sam collection,stalker collection,and I still love all of these commandos games today,thank you steam for getting me the entire collection for less then $6 wow totally friggen awsome....
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
Classic Game... My childhood fav
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 28
I have played this game, back in the childhood.
i was not very good at it but i did loved to play the game.
now i got the game again and im better then before haha.
the game is good!

i enjoy it very much, some missions are a pain in the ♥♥♥, but there is no mission the same.

8/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 27
awsome game
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