Commandos 3: Destination Berlin
"a fun and highly challenging tactical game that will test your analytical skills as well as your undying patience." - Gamechronicles.com
"There's nothing like the sense of accomplishment you get from completing one the hard-ass missions in Commandos 3" - IGN.com
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.
The last good Commandos titleGmen | May 8, 2014 | See all Gmen's reviews »
The graphics are pretty much the same as Commandos 2, so nothing revolutionary in terms of looks. In fact, because of the locked resolution, it may even be worse.
Some of the voice actors for the commandos themselves seem to have changed, which may or may not be disappointing to some out there, and a lot of the sounds effects are just recycled from previous Commandos titles, which I feel is a tad lazy.
Commandos 3 is different from previous Commandos games in the way that missions aren’t as large, and the focus is not on squads of several men like in previous games. Most missions will have 1, 2, or 3 operatives at most, and they all have the ability to use most of the weapons and grenades. Couple this with the fact that missions are more difficult than previous games on the whole due mostly to the fact that a lot of them have time restrictions. So you have a game that will only really appeal to core fans of the series, and even then it really borders on alienating said fans. The time limits force a fast-paced, more action-orientated play style, and don’t allow for careful timing and plotting strategies like the prequels do.
Overall, this game feels like an expansion for Commandos 2 rather than a proper sequel. However, Commandos 3 is still a somewhat decent game, and should provide enough of a challenge for most.
Last hurrahJason_Xmen | Oct. 18, 2013 | See all Jason_Xmen's reviews »
Commandos 3 is not exactly the last of Commandos series but it is the last great one IMO. It is epic and complex, just like fans of series would like. sadly, it is not as big of a leap as C2. That game was a really huge step for the series. Thankfully, the great semi2d visuals and classic gameplay are mostly there (where is pilot!?!!!).
It is somehow harder though. Because of that, this is recommended only for fans of previous games or something similar like Desperados.
This is "Toy soldiers" done rightAkiMatti | Oct. 9, 2013 | See all AkiMatti's reviews »
You ever play with those little plastic toy soldiers as a kid, fighting with them in your room? This game is a lot like that, but instead of controlling an army, you'll be controlling only a few men who will have to survive and successfully complete dangerous missions while being overpowered in all fronts.
There are different kind of characters you can use and they have different skills and different items. The core of the gameplay comes from utilizing those talents and items in the right way to achieve your goal.
The game can be very challenging, especially if you are new to the game (series). It shouldn't take too long to get a grasp of things, though, and this game is hardly the most unforgiving of the series.
If you enjoy sneaking and infiltrating behind enemy lines, this is your game. Look also into other games of the series, they are great as well, although they are much harder.
Solid game in the seriesKradath | July 14, 2013 | See all Kradath's reviews »
I'm a huge fan of the commandos series since the first title and the series is quite a strong one. Though, Commandos 3 lacks a bit in its control design and it could have been a bit more daring in its approach. It's more of the same for the series, which isn't a bad thing. But there could be a bit more new stuff in the game.
It's a Commandos game, however....jpbuntinx | Jan. 29, 2013 | See all jpbuntinx's reviews »
Commandos games are known for having very select missions with very select objectives which have to be completed in a certain way. This game takes out everything past the "select missions" but and makes it more accessible to more players, which is not always a good thing. It's still Commandos, but far too easy compared to the other games. If you're new to the franchise, this may be a good place to start.