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 (423 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 30, 2002

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

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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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32 of 34 people (94%) found this review helpful
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
Super hard, fun, and a great classic, great replayability, if your cautious.
(for hardcore strategy game fans only).
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 21, 2014
Commandos 2 is real-time squad-based tactical strategy game which was came out more than a decade ago and is still considered as the best of its kind.

Good:
Huge, well-designed maps can be completed through various ways. Different tactical approaches are available via the lots of items that can be found around the map. Needs some brain-work even on the lowest difficulty. The team is well established, every mate has its unique style. Gameplay design is great, there is not much to be desired, most of the things work flawlessly. Save system is very user friendly, as you can save your state whenever and wherever you want. The pre-rendered graphics are still looking good. Resolution can be easily modded without braking the visuals.

Bad:
Easier, sometimes a little bit duller gameplay compared to the previous titles. Some glitches and weird stuff due to the rendering style.

Overall, the second Commandos is not as hardcore as the previous installments of the series, but instead lets you deal with things the way you want. Its presentation and ideas are making it a must have even after many years.

My Opinion:
OVERALL: 8.5/10
Graphics: 8/10
Gameplay: 9/10
Sound: 8/10
Replay Value: 9/10
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 17
A Masterpiece! Truly one of the most beautiful, well crafted and compelling games ever made. Brilliant characters and missions! I played it when it released in 2001, multiple times over the years, I played it again in 2015 and I'm sure I will revisit it in the future. This is a work of art!
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
Best strategy game ever..
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
For a game which turned 13 this year, it stands up incredibly well. It's probably the best game in the series, which began to lose something with Destination Berlin and lost it decisively with Strike Force. I'd highly recommend it to an fan of real-time strategy games.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
A great great game. I would do dirty things that would shame my family for another commandos game as good as this one.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 18, 2014
So.. Commandos 2: Men of courage, Its a great game, gives you a good vison of what world war 2 was, and how some of the well known, "Commandos" do their work.

The team has 8 members:

"Sapper": He's a demolitions expert, but doesnt run that fast, and cant climb on walls.

"The Marine/Diver": He is, as you should already know a diver, he also has a grapling hook, that he can use to climb onto buildings ect.

"Green Berret": A well known Irish Commando, he is in all of the games in the franchise, he has a knife, and has big muscels, he can lift metal boxes.

"The Thief": He is a small, fast, clever commando who was a thief, he's from france, and was just introduced in this game.

"Spooky": He is also a Frenchman, a middelaged man, who was in all of the games, he is known for his medical arsenal, he can stun, knock out, or kill his enemies.

"The Driver": He is actualy not just any driver, he can drive planes, cars, tanks ect.
He is also an expert with molotov cocktails.

"Natasha": She is a russain spy, who joined the commando corps in the second game, she can distract guards by *Clears throat* Showing off, it's funny to just distact guards and see them loose everything just to watch her.

"The Sniper": He is one of the best snipers of the allies, he has an Amarican sniper, he quickly becomes a loveble charecter to the series."

Rating:

The voice acting is not the best, but is forgiveble.

The gameplay is both hard and great, you need to get used to them.

The graphics are alright since the game out 14 years ago, Also the year i was born haha..

The Charecters are loveble and you will quickly find you favurite commando, mine is of course The thief.

Overall rating: 9/10

Sorry for my bad english, since im from another contry. :)
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 19
Spent the whole evening trying to beat the first part of the tutorial. just like i remember it.
10/10
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 2, 2014
Daah? do i have to explain why you should get this!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
Even now this game deserves to have a full price. I bought it from steam just because... I already have it 2-3 physical copies of it collected through the years. You can lose sleep playing all the commandos games. Definetly the most underrated (from the new generation) series ever. Beware though, some of them might require some mods to be able to play without problems on widescreens.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 30
Best of the series. Can't recommand any more.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
36.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Best game ever! Strategy game with numerous characters you control during World War 2.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 23
Best game EVER!
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100 of 102 people (98%) found this review helpful
36.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2013
Before the review, I want to exclaim:
BUY COMMANDOS 2 IF YOU HAVE NEVER PLAYED ANY OF THE COMMANDOS GAMES.
Also, this game usually costs 1 $ or € throughout the Steam sales.

I remember when I was younger playing this game and how fun it was. Controlling commandos behind enemy lines. Stealth. Tactics. The experience was amazing and I am elated right now to play this game again.

The game's charm is in figuring out enemy's patterns, observing the environment, planning tactics and then carrying it all out. It is hard, but addicting and rewarding in the end. A simple act of throwing cigarette packs and then knocking out a soldier and tying him up, booby-trapping, throwing a bomb at a group of soldiers or disguising as an officer with a spy is satisfying.

The game is a little hard to get into at first, but after you really pass the two training levels, you are essentially ready to go.
VERY USEFUL TO KNOW: CTRL-S and CTRL-L for quicksave and quickload.

It was also released in 2002 so the game looks rough and doesn't support widescreen natively. To remedy this, you can pick up executables that fix this (https://sites.google.com/site/xbootx/home/commandos2), although very high resolutions might cause graphical glitches. There is also a mod called Destination Paris (http://commandoshq.net/c2dp_dloads.php) that makes the game even more challenging.

Commandos 2 is my favorite game in the whole series and I recommend it to Commandos newcomers; as Behind Enemy Lines and Beyond the Call of Duty are too unforgiving (I haven't played Commandos 3 yet, but it's apparently not as up to par). Alternatively, you can try Desperados if you're more into Wild West or Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood if you're into Middle Ages.
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153 of 206 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2013
Before everyone starts insulting me i'll begin by saying Commandos 2 is one of my favorite games of all time. I spent hours playing this game when I was a kid (back in the days when games gave you a real challenge !).
From where i'm sitting I can still see the CD on my shelf, so I already own it but when I saw you could buy it on Steam for 99 cents, here I thought : "Let's buy it, it's cheap, it'll be the occasion to play it again and since it's in my steam library it'll be more convenient than the CD" (I bought a lot of games I already owned that way and I know I'm not the only one).
Here comes the downfall : it's a pain in the *** to make it run on a W7 64Bits computer.
First, the game just wouldn't launch, opening and exiting immediately, then after some tweaks, new message : "problem checking steam application" and then "comm2.exe not responding".
I finally got it to work only to find you can't play on a wider resolution than 1024x768.
I know it's an old game but what's the point in making this game available on Steam if you can't play it on a modern configuration ?
I wouldn't want them to change the graphics at all but at least they could've make a HD resolution compatibility, that would have justified the buy for me.

So, do I recommend this game ? Hell yeah !
Do I recommend you buy it on Steam ? Hell no ! They didn't even bother to check if the game would run properly on a current PC. I work in computers for a living so I know my way around and it still took me 2 hours just to launch the game (and my time playing the game is not updated on my profile, I didn't play it just 6 minutes) !
My advice : buy it elsewhere like on Good Old Games, the pack Commandos 2 + 3 only costs 5$ and download a mod allowing 1920x1080 resolution.
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33 of 35 people (94%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2013
Commandos 2 is the best of it's series. In the aspect of today gaming stand point. This game is brutaly hard and unforgiving for any small errors that you can messed up with.

It's a ww2 squad-based strategy that treat player like a man. No hand holding. No tutorial (actually it has, but they look more like exams before let you to the real mission). You have to learn how to survive by reading manual and tooltips. If you can't learn to use hotkeys at least. you will ended up pressing quick save and quick load the most.

If you are new to this series you will die a lot , but at the same time you will see that enemies will leave that small window of oppatunity open for you as a smart guideline to encourage you to try new approch tactics. As for the result , every guard you knockdown , every enemies you have killed , every thievery or sneaks you can pull off will feel so much rewarding.

One more thing i have to say is this game has exceptional fantastic soundtracks. some may say these tracks sound a little too hype to be in this kind of game that you have to take your time. But they did make you want to come back and kick more nazi's ♥♥♥.

If you are looking for a classic and a challenging experiance then buy it. this sums up all the meaning of good old classic pc games.
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29 of 33 people (88%) found this review helpful
54.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2013
What other game can you command a squad of elite commandos, be in an 3D simulated isometric world, and explore the world, plus for it to actually be good? Well then, Commandos 2 is the answer you would be looking for.

This game is able to capture that epic feel of being an elite commando, not one, not two, but eight. In a variety of missions all around the world, taking on the Japanese Empire in Asia and the Nazi Forces in Europe. This wide variety of missions are all housed on massive maps, with plenty of ways to tactically go through. As well, each map has bonus content hidden in each one, which unlocks even more maps for the astute players. The level variety, and enemy variety are amazing, with tactics unlimited, as well the music is sublime, unique to each level, and keeps the tone and gravity of the high stakes game of warfightering.

The commandos themselves are a particularly interesting note to mention in the game. Out of all of them, there is only one American character, which is a nice deviance from the typical video game standard of making every character in WWII an American. The commonwealth is strongly recommended, france has their own few commandos, and even the USSR is represented. All together, the human interaction, and true comradery between these "Men of Courage" brings out their grin worthy character and qualities. Its that feeling that its more than just a game with pixels, that this is high stakes, that the world is there to be saved by you, and you alone.

This is why the game can be appropriately recommended, because it simply is excellent. It doesnt hold your hand, its not gonna treat you nicely sometimes, but it manages to not matter. You keep pushing, you keep trying, you keep reloading. You need to, do you know why? Because the world is at stake, and you are the only one to save it, now get out there soldier, and kill me some Schutzstaffel.
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52 of 72 people (72%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 21, 2014
Do not buy. I love the commandos series BUT its not running on current hardware.
I wonder if they even tested the game on recent hardware before steam publish.

For ONE YEAR I'm trying to run this game without succes.
The devs do not even bother. Steam discussions are full of people with problems.
This is just a simple money grab.

So for the people that want to get this game.. try to get it from other sources before buying on steam to test if your pc can even run it ^^

Pc Specs:
Windows 7 SP1 X64
i5 4670K
8GB Dominator RAM
Nvidia GTX 670

If you dont believe me:
http://www.swe-gaming.com/fsx/files/2014-03/211533_gameszzz.png
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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
64.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 26, 2014
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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24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 31, 2014
One of the best games I've ever played. Still today i fire it up and enjoy beautiful graphics, excellent gameplay and music. Many comments around web said that it was harder than first one. But i think it's the other way around IMHO. Yes, the maps are larger, enemies are all over the place, but you get more means to dispose of the nazis, which makes things easier but yeah, there's a lot of them. It might not appeal to newcomers not used to this type of gameplay, but for this price and with so many good comments you can hardly go wrong with the purchase. Highly recommended...
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