Commandos 3: Destination Berlin is a game of real-time tactics that places you in command of an elite unit of Special Forces behind enemy lines in the European theater of World War II. From the shores of France to the heart of the Third Reich, strike fast from land or sea infiltrating hostile territories and conducting raids to disrupt...
User reviews: Mixed (269 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 14, 2003

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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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"A lot of the good mechanics of 2 have disolved, for better or for worse. Tactical turn based strategy, this one is the hardest of the series."

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Commandos 3: Destination Berlin is a game of real-time tactics that places you in command of an elite unit of Special Forces behind enemy lines in the European theater of World War II. From the shores of France to the heart of the Third Reich, strike fast from land or sea infiltrating hostile territories and conducting raids to disrupt the German war machine.
Key Game Features:
  • Engage the enemy across Europe, from the Eastern front of Stalingrad, to the Gestapo Headquarters in Berlin, to the D-Day assault on Omaha Beach, each offering unique tactical situations and more action than ever before in the series.
  • Navigate detailed interior and exterior environments using ambushes, assaults, stealth and sabotage to disrupt enemy advances.
  • Prepare your commandos for a variety of strategies as enemy bombing raids destroy and alter the surrounding environment, requiring you to change your tactics on the fly.
  • Experience WWII warfare head-to-head in a variety of all new deathmatch and cooperative multiplayer modes.
  • Improved accessibility: Commandos 3: Destination Berlin features more detailed, smaller maps providing more action-orientated missions that form part of an overall campaign.

System Requirements

    Operating System: Microsoft Windows 98SE/2000/XP (Admin rights required), Pentium III 700 Mhz (or Athlon(tm) equivalent) Windows 7 Service Pack 1 and above are unsupported at this time.
    Graphics: 128 MB on Windows 98SE, 256 on Windows 2000/XP, 32 MB DirectX 9 compatible 3D Graphics card (nVidia GeForce or Ati Radeon Chipset), Windows 98SE/2000/XP-compatible sound card (100% DirectX 9-compatible)
    Hard Drive Space: 2 GB free disk space
    Other: mouse and keyboard.
    Multiplayer Requirements: Pentium® III 1.0 GHz (or Athlon(tm) equivalent), 256 MB, 64 MB GeForce or ATI Radeon equivalent, LAN, ADSL or Cable Modem
    Pentium® 4 2.0 GHz (or Athlon(tm) XP equivalent), 512 MB, 128 MB GeForce 4ti or ATI Radeon 9xxx equivalent
Helpful customer reviews
20 of 27 people (74%) found this review helpful
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
Simply put, the worst Commandos game in the series.

- Graphics are locked at 800 x 600. A step backwards from Commandos 2
- Too many timed missions. Commandos is all about planning and playing at your own pace.
- Too many sudden events triggered for no apparent reasons, often ruining a level especially if one saved at the wrong time.
- Sizes of maps are too small; number of which is too few.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Didn't work on my Windows 8.1, I looked everywhere for workarounds and reached nowhere.
It's a great game in general, I know because I played it a long time ago when it first came out.
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65 of 80 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 25, 2013
Get commandos 2: Men of courage instead.

Ok, I am not saying that this game is terrible. I played many many hours of it in the past. But compared to Commandos 2, It's not what it could be.

Where commandos 2. Had a smooth learning curve. Commandos 3, throws that over board and just throws you into the deep and straight after the tutorial.
Lets compare commandos 2 to commandos 3 for a quick bit.
the tutorial of commandos 2 was ok. First one was quite easy, but explaining the basics very well. Then the second one gave you the feeling of a real mission in a smaller setting. Still a little easier than the main missions, it gave a good learning experience of the game. Mainly because not everything was explained to you.
commandos 3 tutorial was too simple. You began training a whole long missions learning the basic moves of some of the commandos, all in a way too linear fashion. Then the second tutorial should have been the smaller mission. And it is. But compared to the actual missions, this one is way too easy, and again every move you need to make is fed to you with a spoon.

but okay, the main missions are quite hard. they aren't impossible. Just require a whole lot of messing things up.

Missions. Hard, doable but okay. their settings differ nicely from eachother. Though the difference could be as good as it was in commandos 2. But what i disliked most, is the linear feeling most of the missions have. Do this, go to that do that again. It just doesn't feel like the past where you had open levels and you could do them in any way you liked.
Story wise, they did nicely too. They actually managed to add in 3 stories in the game.
one about a traitor, one for the D-day campain. And one about a weapon if i am not mistaken.
Not the spectacular stories you would hope for, but it's there at least.
Diversity in players is lacking though. I feel that I am mostly just using the same players mission after mission. While leaving some alone. they even cut out some players from the previous game. But why they only used the diver in 1 mission i can't understand.

Then we have the gameplay.
It's okay at best.
As someone who is common with commandos 2 controls this is a whole difference. Because mainly it's the same game as C2. Just with some major ajustments. Some are good, some are bad.
Control wise, It could have done better. A lot of the shortcut keys are gone. And I have the feeling to get a different weapon out I am clicking more than I did in previous installments.
But that is just knitpicking.
Of course there are mods to enable more shortcut keys.

It does improve on some mechanics though.
Weapon distribution and handling is improved. And the free moving camera indoors works great too.
If yhey used these mechanics in Commandos 2, than that would have been a straight A game.

But last thing I am saddened about. It doesn't work as well on modern pc's. Commandos 2 still works greatly on my PC. but commandos 3 needs so many changes to the game files to keep it working. It's just not worth it.

But to make it short.
commandos 3. It is a good game. but only if you are a long term fan of the series.
but don't expect it to be as good as commandos 2.

My reccomendation. Get commandos 2 if you haven't already. It's longer and has better gameplay.
If you already got, and this game does turn up with 75% off. Then it's worth getting. Just so you can feel how it could be better. Otherwise, Just stay a long way away from it.
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39 of 46 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 26, 2014
I'm just being a little picky here, it's a great game if you are VERY smart. I really suggest that you get this game when it's about 75% off, but not when it's full price. I'm new to the commandos series and I made a mistake with playing this one first. Here's a little poem I came up with which explains my experience with the game: I love the gameplay, I hate the controls... There's a lot of bullcrap, the Germans are trolls.
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34 of 39 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 28, 2014
Hey all, a great game I finally got this working for me by using the following:
Windows Compatibility Mode : XP SP2
Disable Visual Themes
Disable Desktop composition
Disable Display scaling on high DPI settings
Use Windows 7 Basic Theme
(Also if you have an alienware falling back to the integrated graphics rather than the ATI Chipset should help)
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