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.
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Mostly Positive (233 reviews) - 78% of the 233 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Apr 7, 1999

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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/6810/discussions/0/412448158145537247/

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: Beyond The Call of Duty

  • Multicore CPU bug fix.
  • Videos not loading bug fix.
  • Audio bug fix regarding volume.
  • 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

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
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Mostly Positive (233 reviews)
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Gabriel
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
This game is just fantastic and very hard. If you have enought patiance to learn how to play, and load your saves over and over again after failures you're gonna enjoy it. Unlike todays games that show you what buttons should you press in each moment, in Commandos you have to figure it out, the game doesn't treat you like a spoiled child.
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Randy7777
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Hard & intense, much challenged 9/10!
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IlyaLts
( 16.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
A good standalone expansion pack. The game is still fun.
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RenZY
( 19.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 1
For most people who bought the game, we all know what it is. Commandos, the beloved game in my memory. Personally I recommand BtCOD, because this is the first Commandos I used to own and play, and I have to say, 2D version is much better than 3D verson. 5/5 Stars
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Podporuchik
( 11.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
I'm not speedrunner, but finished it for 11 hours, which is nice. :) One of the best games from my childhood, together with Commandos: Behind enemy lines.

I'm using Win7 and had no problems with running the game, except some old game bugs - lost sounds and getting dropped out of the game after too much load saves.
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Jesus's Dad
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
Again only able to play the legacy version due to win 10 fixes ruining win7 support.
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Mehest
( 17.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Good stand alone expansion,new sounds,new gear,8 missions.
Recomanded for all who love Commandos: Behind enemy lines !
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Horror Fox :3
( 33.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Hey everyone and this is my review about the game!

This is a Strategy Stealth world war 2 game.


Interface/Menu/Settings

There are some Resolution sizes.
The Music and sound volume has a slidebar.
You are able to turn off the Commando voices/Enviroment and in-game music,
There is a manual/introduction in the game.
There are no tutorials.
Able to toggle "ignore enemy soldier on halt".

Multiplayer requires IP and Port Forwarding. THIS STILL WORKS!

About the game.

You play with a couple of commandos and each commando has their own equipment and skills. The game is very difficult by itself and their is even a difficulty level settings too. Just if it is too easy. There are 8 mission/Maps and You have to complete each mission by fulfilling the subjective. Destroying things, to freeing, capturing and so go on. Enemy soldiers/vehicles has an eye of sight which is marked with Dark green and light green. Dark green means you have to crouch or otherwise the enemy unit will see you. Light green he spotted you and could fire on you. Your commandos are able to take hostage by enemy Sergeants (usually patrolling with units). There is a chance that they will rise alarm if they see you, if that happends. You might load game. Because things will get 10x harder if they have raised their alarm. Whenever a mission starts you will be told what you have to do and you get some hints too.


Able to throw stones, throw cigarettes, capture and take enemy units hostage.
Announcer that is giving you some tips and hints and what you need to do in order to complete the mission.
Music is good.
It has some old graphics but it's fine to be honest.
Enemies could be difficult to see sometimes due the graphical background.
You have a map on the right side and a hint next to the map.
Alot of Error and trials.
Multiple save slots. Which are needed!
Each commando has their own Voice. But the voices are a bit meh in this version.
Pathing is sometimes weird.
Animations are sometimes slow.


Other things.

You could see this like a DLC for the First version. But this has only 8 missions has some new feature but most of all. Difficulty in this game is extremely higher. Sadly enough you are only able to play with the new characters in 1 mission.

I have enjoyed it very much, some missions are a pain in the ♥♥♥, but there are no mission the same. Sometimes a little bit of luck is required too.

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I Give this game a 8/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
A good standalone expansion pack. The game is still fun.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
41 of 46 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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35 of 42 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
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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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
I can confirm that the game is running nicely on WINDOWS 8.1 x64 without any tweaking or adjustments whatsoever. Multiplayer over LAN works as intented too, you just need to run the server app located in the game directory. Multiplayer over internet is not working on my end, trying to figure that out , maybe it doest work that way. All in all , an excellent classic game whose life got extended with the modern systems patch. Thanks devs :)
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 3, 2014
Fantastic game, absolute classic!
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 15, 2014
Not suitable for newer OS. I have win7, and the game keeps jamming, I couldnt get any help from the forums. I do not recommend for newer systems. I love the game though, its challenging, but the fact it doesnt work on my pc drives me crazy.
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50 of 86 people (58%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 24, 2014
This goes for steam and not for the game, steam guys, why are you sellings games that doesn't work??? I had to fix a bug problem looking on forums wich made imposible to save game, and after that the game crashes on the main menu or in the esc menu. Really, why do I need to create an account to get support if I already have my steam account, lookes like a trick to avoid giving support to your users..
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Recommended
Posted: April 7, 2013
This review is in "English/Portuguese"

English:

If you want a real challange, buy any commandos series, but this one may be the hardest, after all, this was the one with "fewer" ways to kill in commando's series (if you can apply this word in a game with so many ways to kill), you will fry your brain with this awesome game!

Portuguese:

Se você quer um desafio de verdade, compre qualquer série de Commandos, mas esta é a mais difícil, afinal, esta possui a "menor" quantidade de meios para matar na séries commandos (se é que da para aplicar esta palavra em um jogo com tantas maneiras de matar), você vai fritar seu cérebro neste jogo incrível!
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 6, 2014
I do recommend this game. It is the one and only Commandos that we have. Please make a new game like this one exactly the same but works with HD graphics and no time or problems with save then see what happens...

Love - Commandos Rulez...
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