Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines
"A genuinely original game of tactics, planning, and precision." - Gamespot.com
" if you're into strategy games, own an attention span, and are looking for something that's a lot different than anything we've seen since Cannon Fodder, you owe it to yourself to give this game a try." - IGN.com
Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines is a real-time tactics game set in World War II that puts you in command of a small squad of elite troopers. Send them behind enemy lines on a series of hazardous missions, and bring them back alive. Clever strategy has never been so furiously action-packed. Study the enemy's movements, develop a careful plan, synchronize your men, and launch them on a swift and fierce attack using all your power and skill.
- You control 6 individual commandos each with a unique combat skill set.
- Thwart the German war machine by means of sabotage and tactical genius.
- Zoomable isometric camera allows for up to 6 simultaneous camera angles.
- 20 missions throughout Europe and Northern Africa.
- Co-op multiplayer mode on a LAN or over the internet.
One of the best Spanish productionsabelfs | Jan. 14, 2013 | See all abelfs's reviews »
Overall, a good game with strong plot in each episode. If you are not the kind to enjoy first-person-shooter game and want to immerse yourself to WWII environment, then this is the game for you. The graphics is as good as you can get during the period of 1998-99, and it requires patience and effort to deal with each episode in the game.
Difficult but rewardingdark2025 | Sept. 26, 2012 | See all dark2025's reviews »
Commandos is a tough, tough game. You command up to 6 units, each with their own skills and abilities. You're up against dozens of enemy troops scattered across the map, and you must use everything at your disposal to make it through safely, accomplish the objectives, and all without suffering casualties. To do this you must set traps, distract guards, and use your units' abilities to their fullest. Stealth is key, and the game might end pretty quickly if you're seen.
It's very challenging (the first mission alone might take you numerous tries), but at the same time it's highly rewarding to execute a flawless plan. I'd also recommend Commandos 2 over this one if you're new, since I think that game is probably easier to get into.
Hail to the king!Cooberstooge | Aug. 2, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »
This game would eat Duke Nukem for breakfast, even though he's not in the same genre. This is the RTS all half-decent RTS games made since are based on. There is no shortage of praise I could give this one.
Quite simply, your guys leave footprints. Yes, that was the coolest thing ever, I thought, back when I first played Commandos. The art style still holds up well, even all these years later. The graphics were pretty top-notch for their day, and still look good now.
Gameplay is awesome as usual with the Commandos games, with a small cadre of men being able to wipe out a far larger contingent through careful planning and light touches. Also, explosions, which usually aren't so light, but anyways, suffice to say, this is one heck of an experience.
Never once have I ran into any bugs or crashes, which is phenomenal, considering much of my play time has been clocked on a 64bit copy of Windows 7.
Classic GemYako27 | July 14, 2012 | See all Yako27's reviews »
The game itself is awesome, you control a special commando to do secret missions on the front. It's one of the most challenging games that I`ve played, because you have to think how to do the mission not only on kill people.
classicwojtek858 | July 4, 2012 | See all wojtek858's reviews »
Classic game, must have for every older player. The game is pretty hard (I couldn't finish it when it was first released) and you must learn on your mistakes to complete every mission. There are some problems with playing it on Win 7 and you must download speed-fix to be able to properly run the game, but it's worth it.