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.
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Very Positive (38 reviews) - 97% of the 38 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (798 reviews) - 85% of the 798 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 30, 2002

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April 28

Update - Huge bug fixes, Cheats enabled!

Hi Everyone,

We have been reading all of your comments on the Community Hub and have another update for you all. Hopefully this addresses most, if not all problems that have been raised.

Please let us know if you still experience issues on the Community Hub threads.

Changelog:

  • The shark in savo island is bugged, its reef is stuck out side of water and does not move you can see this in the entry scene and during gameplay
  • Corocodiles are bugged, they are completely avoiding to come out of water just like the patrol units they are bugged as long as you do not dive into water you will not make them move.
  • Any units inside the houses and other locations which has entry element (doors + ladders + etc) is bugged, they do not interact with the world at all until you go inside the house. for example go inside shoot them before you kill them come out and they should chase you outside but they remain inside and dont come out and in other words game is paused for them until you go back to the house and it exactly starts from the moment you left last time.
  • Any interaction with houses + windows + ladders is bugged and not working, such as sniper cannot snipe from windows anymore (when he is outside and you want to snipe the enemy inside a house by targeting the window) this does not work anymore his scope is not shown.
  • white death mission theme is changed to C3 train mission theme
  • some ladders are bugged, your character can not drop himself down when you tap on right click
  • the old school cheats "gonzoandjan" are no longer working on both legacy and new edition – New Cheat is PYROFOREVER

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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/6830/discussions/0/412448158145537410/

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 2: Men of Courage

  • Videos not loading bug fix.
  • Fix for the game going slower than it should.
  • Bug with the "comm2.exe" executable fixed.
  • 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

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
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Palpy
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Ok, here is the news with this game. I like it.
Why?
Detail.
Is that all?
Nope.
Oh, ok... What is it then?
Difficulty.
Is it hard?
Sorta.
How so?
Its a game you must prepare for, like you would an actual military operation.
Is it cool?
Yes.
Should I buy it?
Ye~.
Really? It really doesnt look like a game with much detail put into it.
You can kill people with knives, throw people out of windows, seduce Nazi soldiers with ladies or a pack of cigs then stab them with your knife, and everyone is a bobblehead.
Huh. Cool.
Ok.
Can I barrow five dollars?
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Bure
( 23.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Best Commandos game in history of gaming
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danisoff
( 29.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
One of the all-time best strategy games ever made...
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Crackasaurus
( 0.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
This is what got me into strategy games, sireous nostalgia trip.
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Podporuchik
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Quite good sequel to Commandos 1. Still a separete game, but not expansion or addon, because of all the implemented gameplay improvements and new ideas. It has few missions, but mods like "Commandos 2: Destination Paris 1.42" solve this issue.

Most Negative reviews are due to Windows OS and DirectX issues. I run it on win7 (64) with no problems since last patch.
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Kagnur
( 16.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
Great game!
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namsangchoi
( 65.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 13
One of the very few games that I spent time playing over and over again.
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Rakun
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
Probably the best part of Commandos.

Pros:
- Commandos can pick up various weapons
- a lot of new stuff, like hiding in different places
- new weapons

Cons:
- it's pretty old now
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wtf
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
The game does not open
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wexler
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
One of the best games of my childhood.
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mordeaux
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
hours, days, weeks, months... spent on this game when I was child.... every second worth it... great times
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[DNR] Tannen
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 1
One of the all-time best strategy games ever made. Probably one of the best games ever made.

Hard as nails, rewarding, huge maps and involved tactical gameplay. Freedom to play cooperatively if you so choose. Do not be put off by its age - yes, it's dated but I've not known a game to age as this. I'd recommend this to anyone who wants a game to set the bar for all strategy games.
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Magycko
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
This 10/10 gem has 15 years and devs are still fixing bugs that come up, it is so good i would play it even with whatever bugs it had.
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Bokutai
( 29.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
Before any mission, try to get a pack of cigarettes and a wine bottle. It's all you need to beat the game. You can spend the entire game tossing the cigarette pack around the map luring Nazis away from others and beating the hell out of them. Some of them don't smoke (realism) but they surely have alcoholic issues, so they will follow the wine to their doom. I can honestly say the Nazis lost the war because they smoke and drank too much.

Another thing i love to do is gather all the nazis into the same spot on the map (alive,tied up and naked, 50 shades style) and planting bombs in the middle, and then watch them fly.

10/10

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Axiom
( 26.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
Way way easier than BEL and BTCOD, even at very hard settings but this one has the most gorgeous looking levels in the series.
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rapapag
( 4.5 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
Brings back memories when i first time play this games and i still think is awesome
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Le_Maverick_BG
( 16.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
one of my favourite games ever!
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ch4dwick
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 15
If you have a newer PC, don't bother with this game. I was able to run Commandos 3 After excruciating hours of trying to run it on Windows 7. After the free upgrade to Windows 10 and subsequent updates, I could no longer get this thing working. I finally gave up all hope of ever being able to play this game.

Those with newer operating systems or maybe PCs should steer clear of this. It's a waste of time. If only I had a time machine to just finish one of my favorite games of the late 90s.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
One of the best games of my childhood.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
hours, days, weeks, months... spent on this game when I was child.... every second worth it... great times
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
One of the all-time best strategy games ever made. Probably one of the best games ever made.

Hard as nails, rewarding, huge maps and involved tactical gameplay. Freedom to play cooperatively if you so choose. Do not be put off by its age - yes, it's dated but I've not known a game to age as this. I'd recommend this to anyone who wants a game to set the bar for all strategy games.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Probably the best part of Commandos.

Pros:
- Commandos can pick up various weapons
- a lot of new stuff, like hiding in different places
- new weapons

Cons:
- it's pretty old now
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
32.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 14
The amount of Details and features in this game is absolutely amazing for a game from early 2000s. the graphics are gorgeous and even today i dont feel like it is outdated. this commandos is the most completed one in the series because it has paied attention to EVERYTHING that you can imagine. you can knock out an enemy tie him up and throw him infront of corocodiles in river kuwai and they kill him but make sure you stay away cause then they start chasing you, or you can dive into savo island waters and face the brutal sharks or how about diving to Burma river and be eaten by piranhas?

when i was 11 this game came out and it was my daily life and i loved everything about this game but if you are a new comer to this series do not start with this one.

Commandos 2 unfortunately suffers from a few things, the amount of details has made the game a bit more casual and easy and for a hardcore commandos player like me who has grown up with behind enemy lines since i was 7 this game doesnt really provide any challenge even on hardest mode. the enemies are way too slow in reacting and if you play it on anything below hard mode your men will not even die you can revive them at any time by a medic pack just like in battlefield (wtf).
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
Brings back memories when i first time play this games and i still think is awesome
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
Way way easier than BEL and BTCOD, even at very hard settings but this one has the most gorgeous looking levels in the series.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 180 days
30 of 31 people (97%) found this review helpful
Recommended
225.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
this is legit one of the best games i own. it perfectly embodies the term "old but gold". there are no games even close to this that were recently released. developers just dont put as much time into making quality games nowadays
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2015
Win 10 is working after update to system
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2015
Do you love stealth and tactics?
Commandos 2 is an exponential improvement from the "Behind the Enemy Lines" and the expansion.
It's hard, it has many levels and it has great "replayabilty".

The only problem about this port to Steam are the resolution problems within the patch on newer OS.
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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2015
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2015
One of the best tactical stealth games ever made. Haven't played 3 yet but I can say that 2 is much better than 1. You control a selection of soldiers each with their own personality, abilities and traits. Each level is sort of a sandbox with lots of hidden weapons and utilities you can use to complete your objectives. The objectives are all very clearly defined with lots of maps and pictures in your intelligence folders along with the documentation of each tactic, ability and item in the game simply at the press of a button. I would recommend learning the hotkeys and to quicksave a lot, but make sure you don't do it the second you get shot at, as you might regret that.

The graphics are holding up very well since most of the levels is 2D with lots of detail. 3D models are small enough to not notice the limited polycount.

The program itself is clearly dated though as you can only use 4:3 resolutions, and you can only change the in game resolution (every time you hit ESC or watch a cutscene your res will change to the menu resolution for the time, then back again which is a pain with windowed mode since it always resets the position of the window). Check the pc gaming wiki on how to enable window mode (it is a simple cfg tweak, disables mouse scroll sadly). Be careful with the window mode as the game can and will crash 8/10 times you click outside of the game. Other than this it runs fine on W10 x64 without any compatibility issues.

Haven't tested co-op yet but I assume it will work fine through a LAN, as all of these older games do without any problems.

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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
57.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
This game is basically the best Commandos game out there, thanks to Destination Paris. I personally played the previous two on a 98 before playing this one. This is a RTS that requires patience and skill. C2 expands on the previous two by adding more abilities, enemies, and mechanics. I especially like the in-game manual that explains everything you need to know. For others, this game won't work at first; for me, it worked straight out of the virtual box on my Windows 7 32-bit. The gameplay is a little bit challenging, but it is mangeable. I would recommend Commandos 2: Destination Paris because it adds in 118 missions amidst its heavy overhaul of mechanics, weapons, and other things! This mod plus the game itself make it a must buy. I also recommend the other games in the series. They are a little bit harder/complicated, but they are very fun and inspire nostalgia in those who have played the series before

10/10 especially with C2:DP
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
15.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
One of the best Real time Strategy games ever made.
Instead of commanding armies, you have one to ten World war 2 commandos, each with various unique abilities.
Stealth in nature, it plays almost like an action puzzle game, having your men in the right position and using the right abilities, the game requires perfect timing for clean kills.
While the AI isn't particually stellar, it never breaks the game, and they can suprise you on occasion. (Careful with footprints in the snow)
One of the things you'll notice after a few hours of play is that some of your men are simply more useful than others. While some may have items or abilities required for mission success, you'll definitely use one or two over the others, for the majority of the game.

In terms of graphics, it still holds up after all these years, each character is small on the screen but quite detailed, and the environments are so beautiful and well crafted, it's clear that a lot of research was done to make the game, which leads me to the next point.

If you're a world war 2 buff, or you're just interested in that time period, you'll enjoy playing your part in history, destorying U-boats, assisting Ghurkas resist imperial japan, and decrypting the enigma code.

Plenty of missions, great stealth action, it's just good old nazi killing fun for the whole family.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
Probably the best of the series. Now running fine on new Windows!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2015
Don't let the crudy screenshots fool you. This is hands down the best strategy game I have ever played. I played it a decade ago and bought it again on Steam when it was on sale. Still as fun as it was back then! This will be the best few cents you've ever spent. I urge you to give it a go!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2015
Classic! Would to see a reversion of this still to be bettered game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
8.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2015
Of my favorite games, because he had a great improvement compared to the commandos 1, the commandos 3 is that I was sad.

Should make a new Commandos based on 2 but for new hardware
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