Commandos 2: Men of Courage
"truly evokes the intensity of World War II that you've probably seen in film or on television." - Gamespot.com
"if you like a good challenge and can deal with failing a few times before winning, this is probably a game you'll want to grab." - IGN.com
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.
Even better than the firstGmen | Nov. 23, 2013 | See all Gmen's reviews »
Commandos ended up being quite a hit, even spawning an expansion pack. But getting on to the sequel – it had to be even better than the original game, and boy was it.
Missions now have beautiful music that plays in the background (in my opinion one of the best game soundtracks of all time). The sound is much better in this game, with incredible detail right down to the footsteps on surfaces and more variety than the original game. There are new characters introduced here, and the look and animation of all characters is improved. Their abilities go far beyond the limitations of the original, with all characters now able to drive vehicles except tanks (almost rendering the driver redundant), wear enemy uniforms, and you can climb just about anything, and swim just about anywhere too.
The graphics in this game are better in general, and while it is still played from an isometric 2D angle, one can even rotate the camera so you aren’t stuck with the same boring and restrictive view all the time. You can even zoom in to get a better look.
Even more varied locations are visited in this game than the original, including the Pacific theatre where you fight the Japanese, and add to that there are some bonus missions as well, altogether making this my favourite in the series to date. It's also arguably a bit easier for new players to get into initially, but make no mistake, the missions can and do get challenging later on.
One of the Best Sequels of All Timephool | Sept. 11, 2013 | See all phool's reviews »
Taking the same gameplay mechanics from the first game, Pyro Studios have fine-tuned, tweaked and refined them to perfection for this follow up to Commandos. Taking the same core group of elite soldiers (i.e. commandos) that was present in the first game - with a few new tricks to boot - and a sprinkling of new characters, you must make your way through missions deep within enemy territory to put a stop to the axis forces.
While not as difficult as the previous game, the difficulty reaches that fine balance of being challenging enough to be rewarding when you complete a mission while not being overly difficult that it becomes frustrating. Commandos 2 is a shining example of what all sequels should aim to achieve in improving on the original game.
While it retains all of the aspects that made the first game fun and enjoyable, Commandos 2 polishes them even more and adds a plethora of new content and gameplay (including the ability to enter and exit buildings). Coupled with the gorgeously rendered environments, and unique personalities of each member of your squad, makes this one of the best sequels for any game ever.
A very good gameodren | July 22, 2013 | See all odren's reviews »
I first played commandos 2 years ago and I found it enjoyable, it was difficult and took some time to work out ways to do its very varied levels and also to collect all of the bonus books in each level. I enjoyed it enough that i play it every so often even to this day. if you've never played it then it's worth giving it a go and if you played a long time ago it's worth giving it another go
Fine Game.brenker99 | June 4, 2013 | See all brenker99's reviews »
Good game if it is on a deal , like 75% or so. Good strategy game. Average story. and campaign.
A better but easier game than its predecessorabelfs | Jan. 14, 2013 | See all abelfs's reviews »
One of the best games that I have ever played of its genre. And it is a Spanish creation (yes, I am from Spain). There's this excellent aura that works well with pretty graphics for 2.5D and its level of difficulty. There's nothing more fun than setting up a plan and killing a myriad of enemies. Once you find out how manage with the new controls, you'll find that the game is easier than the first Commandos. First, you have to accept that this isn't a rambo style game but more of a stealth and conquer. Design gets a 9 for the time it was made. The OST is incredible.. Gameplay is fluid and not restrictive for 2.5D. Plot is average, like all 2nd World War based games, but it pans out nicely. Highly recommendable.