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: Mostly Positive (82 reviews)
Release Date: Apr 7, 1999
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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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"Top-down real-time steath/strategy game set during the Second World War. Hardcore rating: medium."

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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

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
0.7 hrs on record
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...
Posted: May 6
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
This game and the series are great if you are running windows 98, if not good luck getting it to work. Had many of hours of fun with this series back in the day, was wanting to go back and give them a little bash but nope does not work anymore, runs at triple speed.
Posted: July 3
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
This game does not work on modern computers. Do not buy this.
Posted: August 26
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Most of the time I'm up for a hard game, but this game is so unforgiven. With enemies that can see through objects and their field of view that moves way to fast, you'll see the game over screen over a lot. Restarting to the missions would be so bad if you didn't have to see all the pre-mission crap, sure you can press Esc a few to skip all of it, but still takes up time... On the first mission it took me a haft hour to get to land without everyone getting killed, just to find out you CAN'T save or load game. Grr. So, I did what all self-respecting gamers do, I looked up cheat codes. I'd just skip this game.
Posted: September 8
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
cool
Posted: April 28
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6.6 hrs on record
Level Password 2 8K2IX 3 9R291 4 44G9J 5 4HSAB 6 J8TSN 7 LUK2L 8 DUSLZ AND I KNOW HOW TO FIX THE SAVE
Posted: September 16
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32 of 34 people (94%) found this review helpful
22.6 hrs on record
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.
Posted: November 26, 2013
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25 of 27 people (93%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
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.
Posted: March 2
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Very nostalgic real-time strategy games. Tons of content and hours of fun. Try perfecting it without using the cheats :)
Posted: December 26, 2013
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Fantastic game, absolute classic!
Posted: March 3
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
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.
Posted: March 15
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36 of 59 people (61%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
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..
Posted: February 24
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
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!
Posted: April 7, 2013
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Old school funn!
Posted: March 18
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
First Commandos game by Eidos and at that it is one of the best. Old school game w/ isometric camera.
If you want difficulty, meticulously orchestrated plan to take down enemy, and hardcore gameplay, THIS is the game for you. Believe me when I say its hard...it IS very hard game. Though playing and killing enemies w/ perfect planning will give you immense satisfaction.
Just keep in mind 2 things:
- There are little bit of glitches when killing enemies...so try to take them out in small group, one group AT A TIME.
- SAVE the game after each encounter. You don't know what will happen if you mess up your plan, because you will die a lot if you think running and gunning will get you far.
In reality, this game tried to portray the hardcore situation of WWII. You won't regret it. Get it and play it.
NOTE: You may be surprised to know that all commandos game share real life areas that you probably have seen in history channel or other historical photos!
Posted: July 29, 2012
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Commandoes: Beyond the Call of Duty is actually a Standalone expansion. Adds more to the original without lowering the difficulty. Perfection is still needed and it still is hard as hell.
Posted: July 13, 2011
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Very similar to Behind Enemy Lines, but shorter and a little harder.
Posted: February 11, 2011
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
The best part of all the series is that one can feel the WWII environment with roads paved with cobblestones, old buildings, rail lines, and tanks & guns. The graphics is excellent if one compares to games published during 1999. The game requires patience and sometimes tough to play, but at the end it gives immense satisfaction. Please note that its not a first-person-shooter game, but it gives a birds eye view to play the game with real time strategies.
Posted: February 17
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
A classic and clean brainy game i finished this 3 times until now although this commandos is my most hated one but still it is commandos but i still like to finish it over and over again because it is a reasonable hardcore!
Posted: July 17, 2012
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Great game extremley challenging.
Posted: July 18, 2012
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