Commandos 2: Men of Courage is a tactical action/strategy game set against the backdrop of World War II. Take control of an elite group of commandos who must venture deep into enemy territory and utilize their combined expertise to complete a series of mission-based objectives.
User reviews: Very Positive (303 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 30, 2002

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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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"Probably the -best- of the series. Better refined gameplay and interesting levels. Patience and layout study is required to achieve victory. TacticalTBS"

About This Game

Commandos 2: Men of Courage is a tactical action/strategy game set against the backdrop of World War II. Take control of an elite group of commandos who must venture deep into enemy territory and utilize their combined expertise to complete a series of mission-based objectives. Go covert into new environments based on authentic WWII locations: the heart of the third Reich, a northern European submarine installation, the headquarters of the Japanese army and more.
  • Interact like never before: with the environment: steal enemy uniforms and weapons, climb poles, swing from cables, swim, utilize vehicles, and climb in/out of buildings, ships, planes.
  • Control nine commandos: including a green beret, sniper, demolitions expert, seductress, thief, and even a dog.
  • All new 3D engine: rotate the environment 360 degrees, move seamlessly in/out of buildings, submarines, planes and under water, and zoom in/out on the environment.
  • Innovative camera control: simultaneous control of multiple gameplay windows in real time.
  • Authentic WWII scenarios: 10 missions spanning 9 different environments in night and day with realistic weather effects.
  • Multiplayer: Go to war with others in a cooperative multiplayer mode (Multiplayer available in PC version only!!!).
  • New WWII vehicles and weapons: including jeeps, tanks, trucks, ships, bazookas and flame-throwers.

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
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Super hard, fun, and a great classic, great replayability, if your cautious.
(for hardcore strategy game fans only).
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
Amazing Lke cheerios!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
although i like this game , but for some reason it doesnt seem to work on my alienware laptop.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
A sequel to the original Commandos and probably the best in the trilogy! Developed by Pyro Studios and released back in 2001 Commandos 2 offers a 3D isometric view - we command a squad of soldiers who are specially trained allied conscripts and their task is to try and bring the allies closer to overthrowing Nazi Germany by completing various objectives throughout the 10 missions offered by the game.

The game looks dated, for sure, but I'm not sure that there are many such real-time strategy games out there. I would not recommend this to newcomers of the genre but to people who played this on their good-old rig more than 10 years ago. If you search Google a bit or the forums on Steam you can find a solution to the missing widescreen resolutions. This is good as this means the game can be enjoyed on modern PCs, as well.

This is a real gem! I would only wish that there was another developer such as Pyro who did a remake or yet another sequel to the franchise.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
The best of the best in this category. Graphics are still looking decent, playability is good, variaty is great, missions even better. Only flaw is that the AI isn't that good, compared to same era game Desperados. Fooling the AI is made too easy and so the game is pretty easy too. Single pack of cigarettes can is the key to most situations and when officer is available everything becomes even easier. Comparing to the first installement, this is far more approachable game and the learning curve isn't that steep. There are multiple solutions to most situations, although the cigarette & officer is the way to go in most situations.

Thought the game is easy, it also takes considerable time to complete (22 hours for full playthrough on my 4th time). Steam sales has the game costing only 80 cents, so it's worth a try if you like to try it. I already had it on my shelf as a hard copy, but thought this could be fun to play sometimes when the hard copy isn't available.

Although the version is 1.2. there are still some annoying things in inventory that one needs to learn before making mistakes, although since the game is easy, most items are not needed at all. Resolution is maxed at 1024x768 so beware if you like widescreen. Not sure if there's a fix for this.

T/S+M1+Q+M1+Shift M1 + shift M1 + M1. That's all you need to learn.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Best game ever!!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
great game,my favourite of all the commandos games. remember playing this when it first came out great memories and very challenging, trying to stealth round all the missions. each of your soliders have there own unique skills and can be used to progress through different sections of the mission. a must have game which clocks up alot of hours
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Quality purchase for any bloke out there.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
This game is a masterpiece. If you like strategy and aren't too much of a rage quitter, this is the game for you. It doesn't even feel dated once you get going. It's good for nostalgia, or for the new players, it's great for a long (and I do mean long) game with many different ways of "outing" your enemies.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
This is evil. I'm stunned.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 29
Best game from the commandos series.
Highly recommend to buy it, it worth the money.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
64.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 26
As most of the people around the globe would say "the best tactical strategy game of all times". This game is surely the best around. I've played Comandos: Men of Courage countless of times and everytime its like first time. Love the intro's in beginning of each mission, the story telling takes you deeper in history...
This game by far is the first in list of my favorite games! Pyro studio surely did made a masterpiece, i only wish that more people have played this and i would like to try it online as i never had an opportunity to play against someone.

Keep aware though, for newbies this game might be too complicated, but for the ww2 type based game lovers it will just take a couple of minutes to find out how to control all the characters given in Comandos. The game can either be played peacefully or aggressively, so sometimes it just depends what mission you are on to. Most likely nearly all missions can be played peacefully (undetected by enemy soldiers) and therefore playing this way can get you very high in ranks.
I really liked the many ways how to take out Nazi soldiers, you could either hit, tie and gag, or knife from behind, cut throat behind, shoot, hit, burry (trap), make them walk over booby-traps, poison, use throwing knifes, molotov, grenade them or just tie up and drown soldiers in water. The game gives you many possibilities of how to complete certain missions. I've also learned that in most cases ignoring some of the side missions, like defusing water mines can be fatal after completing the main for example.
By far the most favorite of all missions were the bonus missions you get for completing secret pictures, this is where you test your commanding abilities and strategy the most.

So i suggest you try Comandos: Men of Courage, this game will get you addicted fast, but most importantly enjoy the game any way you want.

ps. the most fun you can have is tie and gag all soldiers on map, then take a drive in car, truck or tank and run the over just for the lols. +If you tie Japanese soldier in burma, throw him near crocodile view range and see what happens haha!

Goodluck and Have Fun!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
This game is amazing. Far best in the series. Get it now. Great soundtrack and atmosphere.
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Nothing happens....
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Forgotten how hard the Commandos games were. Happy memories
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 12
great game but does not work propertly on modern PC-s
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Commandos 2 is an ace game but if you want to play it, buy the GoG version not the Steam version. Steam version appears to be broken/buggy (as we know steam doesn't QC) and you need to jump through hoops to get it to work then even when I did I had no videos, gun shot sound effects etc.

Afterwards I bought the GoG version and it ran just like it should no issues and if it didn't; I at least knew I could get a refund as GoG aren't d!ck holes.
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
38.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 30
I thought this game was easier, but then... it took almost 40 HOURS to finish it (at 1st attempt), and the 2nd level took me 4 hours! If you like an hard game, this is the best you can find!

This game is WWII related and you have the control of a squad of commandos made by 8 characters. Each man has unique abilities and weapons (for example, the Sapper is the only man who can use explosives).
The game's charm is in figuring out enemy's patterns, you have to observe the environment, planning all the tactics for knock out the enemies and don't alert nobody. The game is full of commands and hard to learn all of them, but when you learn the useful ones (like Q for the fist or A for the main attack of the character, for example) it get's easier. A single error can ruin the whole mission and drop your rating in the end of the level.
There are 10 levels + 2 training levels, but you can unlock other 9 bonus missions if you take all the "bonus pages" in any main level and you complete a photo with these parts.

I highly suggest to play this game! During the sales you can take the whole series at 2€ only!
I don't know if this games works in the newest OS, but in Windows XP works fine!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
Does not work on Windows 8.1 at all without twisting everything around. I dont recommend this for anyone with a good computer. Sucks I loved this game back in the day,
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Was great in its day, unfortunately just doesn't stand the test of time. Only if you really loved the games in the old days would I recommend this game.
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