You have been selected for active service in the Commandos Corps, and must now mobilize in a series of 8 new dangerous missions. You may come with experience of action 'Behind Enemy Lines' or perhaps you are just a rookie - whatever you are, you will be given the opportunity to push your daring and tactical ability to the limit.
User reviews: Very Positive (152 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 7, 1999
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Includes 4 items: Commandos 2: Men of Courage, Commandos 3: Destination Berlin, Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines, Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty

 

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"Top-down real-time steath/strategy game set during the Second World War. Hardcore rating: medium."

About This Game

You have been selected for active service in the Commandos Corps, and must now mobilize in a series of 8 new dangerous missions. You may come with experience of action 'Behind Enemy Lines' or perhaps you are just a rookie - whatever you are, you will be given the opportunity to push your daring and tactical ability to the limit. As the leader of a small elite unit operating deep within enemy territory, you will experience new challenges and goals with these new missions. Plus new vehicles, buildings, weapons and 2 levels of difficulty will satisfy both Commandos veterans and new recruits.
  • Distract and confuse the enemy soldiers by throwing stones and cigarette boxes.
  • Kidnap German soldiers, destroy train-mounted artillery and sabotage prototype aircraft.
  • Eliminate opponents from considerable distance with the Enfield long-range weapon.
  • Two new characters; a female member of the Dutch resistance, and a Major from the Yugoslav Partisan forces.
  • Use ether, handcuffs, a club or your own fists to subdue the enemy.

System Requirements

    Minimum:Microsoft Windows 95/98, P166MHz, 32MB RAM, 1MB SVGA card, DirectX 6.1 compatible sound card, DirectX 6.1, 225MB hard drive space
    Recommended:Pentium II 233 MHz, 64 MB RAM
Helpful customer reviews
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
More of the same as its predecessor. Has a higher resolution and more varied environments.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
If you like sneaking and tactics, this game is a classic.
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38 of 41 people (93%) found this review helpful
22.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
Background:
Purchased as part of a bundle from Bundle Stars. I played the first two games in the series to death back when they came out.

Impressions:
The game stands up today much as it did when it came out. It's a damn fine strategy game that's a blast to play and highly rewarding. However unlike it's predecessor this game is more of an expansion pack, with only 8 missions they instead ramped the difficulty to near frustrating levels.

While still fun and rewarding for the most part I really started to detest the 'mansion kidnap', 'rail yard' and final mission for the sheer bloody minded difficulty of sections those missions where trail and error started to get irritating.

There are some missteps for sure with elements that are seemingly only solvable in a single method and theres one right in the first mission that can leave you stranded just as you thought you were done and you have to go back a few saves or even start again.


Fixes:
As with Behind enemy lines there are a number of serious issues with the game on a modern PC that make it almost unplayable.

See the page on the 'Commandos Wikia' for 'Commandos: Beyond the call of Duty Fixes' for a collection of bug fixes to stabilise the game and make it playable.

http://commandos.wikia.com/wiki/Fixing_Commandos

The Good:
*A classic formula that stands up today for it's simplicity and functions.
*Missions can be tackled many ways.
*The settings have a historical context and introduced as such.
*Missions are huge and diverse.
*Fast save/load system makes experimentation less frustrating than you'd think.
*Huge sense of triumph from executing a plan that takes out even a single awkward guard.
*Looks pretty good considering it's age.
*New mechanics, some of which are interesting and alter your tactics.

The Bad:
*Installs ok on Steam but multi-core affinity issues requires some manual tweaking.
*Many missions have sections where there is only one practical solution.
*The difficulty level is a massive leap up upward over the original game.
*A new character only appears in a single mission.
*Cigarette packs effectively give everyone a Decoy box, messing with the balance.
*Shorter tougher campaign.

Recommended for: War, Action and isometric strategy fans and fans of the original.

Conclusion.
7/10. Once the stability issue is fixed it's a reasonable follow up to the original.
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31 of 36 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 2, 2014
The Commandos series are one of my favorite childhood games. I bought the Commandos collection, great games, worth every penny.

10/10

I highly recommend buying the collection.

P.S. Running great on Windows 8.1 x64 with no speed problems/compability issues.
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19 of 20 people (95%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2013
Very nostalgic real-time strategy games. Tons of content and hours of fun. Try perfecting it without using the cheats :)
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