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...
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Mixed (412 reviews) - 57% of the 412 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 14, 2003

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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
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Mixed (412 reviews)
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0.1 hrs
Posted: August 22
Some things are best left in the past, even when they're this cheap on Steam.
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0.4 hrs
Posted: July 24
Doesnt work nightmare to try to get to work.
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Kung Fu Panda
8.1 hrs
Posted: July 18
I dont like the missions like commandos 2 so i dont like this game
The missions are not real.. they are like random map in strategy games.its terrible
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2.9 hrs
Posted: July 13
This game had high potential, I've gained 2.9 hours on record and while playing I've been struggling with the camera controls most of the time. Thinking and tactics are fun and the concept and atmosphere is amazing.

Yet, I had to stop playing this game as It was frustrating me to a certain point where I started talking to my commando's because they simply didn't obey the orders I gave them. Like.. protect this area. They get shot first, they got the high ground, interior and upper hand.. even a machine gun vs a pistol. But okay.. enough Commando's for me.
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15.2 hrs
Posted: July 9
Well, it's almost like the developers heard the criticism of Commandos 2 from people like me and overcompensated "fixing" our gripes.
I said Men of Courage had a steep learning curve because there were way too many hotkeys. Destination Berlin has almost NO hotkeys. You could play this game with the keyboard unplugged and you'd easily be just as effective as using the hotkeys. That's not to say the controls have been streamlined into the mouse really well, I mean to say the keyboard hotkeys are so few that their existence barely helps the operation.
I said the Driver class was obsolete. Well, it seems they agreed and Tread has been booted out of the group in this installment.

The second greatest fault I find with this game is that it felt entirely too short. Maybe that seems inconsistent of me because I've gotten 15 hours out of this game and I say this whereas I got 18 hours out of Behind Enemy Lines and I didn't find fault with BEL for brevity. I've always said that touting hours of gameplay is a weak way to advertise a game because a video game, much like a book, doesn't have to be long to be good. It should be as long as it needs to be. And I tell you now: DB needed to be longer.
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186.9 hrs
Posted: June 30
Train Mission is all patchy and both the town missions are not being loaded
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Obey the Fist!
0.1 hrs
Posted: June 29
This 3D top down strategy game was once one of the better examples of the genre, unfortunately it's aged too badly to allow a recommendation, despite there being a "For windows" released version.

Technical problems abound - if you have SLI, prepare for merciless flickering. The engine is dated and was never made to be scaleable - so you have one fixed resolution, and you can choose between "high" and "low" quality, and that's it. Pretty lame, sadly.

Graphics wise - while dated, the graphics are discernable enough if you can survive the technical glitches.

Gameplay - it's quite playable, although not very fun and the controls now feel really clunky.

I think if the developers still have their hand out for Steam cash for this game, they need to put in the effort to update it for modern PCs and fix the bugs.
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1.0 hrs
Posted: June 25
Disappointed! Nohotkeys sucks ball hard! Recommend hotkey patch manually installed !
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0.2 hrs
Posted: June 24
The game lacks updates. There is no support or wish to fix the stuff you have to do manually, which pisses me off. They still want your money, but don't care about the product anymore.
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0.2 hrs
Posted: June 17
Constantly crashes even with resolution patches.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
82 of 99 people (83%) found this review helpful
3 people 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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108 of 147 people (73%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
Does not play on modern era computers. Steam refused to give me a refund on this game as well, citing that it "was not eligible" for refund.

Your welcome for the money Valve. Garbage.


You need to have used this product for at least 5 minutes before posting a review for it (2 minutes on record).

I can't even write a review cause the game doesn't work!!!! HAHAHA Seems Valve has thought of it all.
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46 of 54 people (85%) found this review helpful
19 people 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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76 of 109 people (70%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2015
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35 of 42 people (83%) found this review helpful
5 people 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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50 of 69 people (72%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 26, 2014
As a massive Commandos fan, I don't recommend it. In my opinion it's a step back from previous games. A lot of content got cut out, game is very short and linear, many missions depend on time and force you to play aggressively (even if you prefer the stealth approach). There are a few nice missions, but they seem more like Commandos 2 Bonus missions.
After such an outstanding game like Commandos 2, I can't believe why they made something unappealing like this.

Only for fans who just need to have a bit more of Commandos (and then probably play previous Commandos games again...).

If you're new to Commandos - skip this game, get Commandos 2 instead, later play Commandos BEL and Commandos BtCoD.

Driver (okie-dokie!) is missing :(
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30 of 41 people (73%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
only hardcore.
only skill.
only tactics.
only Commandos.
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58 of 92 people (63%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
15.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 6, 2015
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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19 of 23 people (83%) found this review helpful
33.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 29, 2014
I recommend this game, but only if you have played any of it's predecessors. Why? Because this one is even harder due to improved AI, time limits and fewer shortkeys which is not very beginner friendly but also because it is simply not as good as Commandos 2. The developers removed a lot of features that made Commandos 2 great, such as being able to seach furniture for useful items, bonus levels, difficulty settings and many more smaller things. Sure there were improvements too, like a fully 3D engine and a bigger variety of level designs but this was not enough to make the game stand out from it's predecessors.

In short: It's very challenging for Commandos veterans and other strategy gamers but near impossible for beginners who are better off starting with Commandos 2 to get used to the gameplay.

Looking at the negative reviews of this game reveals that Commandos 3 might not work for your computer for unknown reasons. If you want to make sure you can play the game without any issues you'd better buy it at GOG.
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 17, 2014
While no other franchise can present you with so many seemingly insurmountable challenges, no other franchise is able to offer such a feeling of accomplishment once the objectives are miraculously achieved.Make no mistake that it is going to give you absolute hell, yet beyond the initial frustration at your apparent gaming impotence, attempting to penetrate its steely exterior becomes a bizarre pleasure that offers a triumphant sense of achievement.While Commandos 3 is still a strong concept, and most definitely a super-looking game, it's best suitable for the most patient veterans of the series.
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