Commandos: Strike Force
"I was pleasantly surprised to see that the spirit of the old games somehow managed to live on in the FPS iteration." - ActionTrip.com
"fans of the series ought to check this one out" - IGN.com
STRIKE FORCE. STRIKE FIRST.
1942 - WWII has raged for 3 years and Europe is on its knees. France and Norway have fallen. England has been ravaged. Russia is under heavy bombardment. The freedom of Europe and the fate of the world are in the balance. This is where you begin.
The Commandos Strike Force has been hand-selected from the most hardened regiments of the Allied armies. Specially trained in physical fitness, survival, weaponry and tactics, and armed with the latest equipment, their objective is to conduct missions behind enemy lines in order to disrupt enemy operations in advance of the main Allied assault force. The Commandos Strike Force is at the vanguard of the Allies fight back, employing unconventional and irregular methods to disable the enemy.
Commandos Strike Force is a 1st person action shooter featuring three characters with different abilities and skills. Undertake action, infiltration and stealth missions, engaging the enemy with a diverse arsenal of weapons and utilising intricate tactics. Sabotage, kidnap officials and foil enemy plans with incursions behind enemy lines. Fight in Stalingrad, Norway and France as the Green Beret, Sniper and Spy, switching between characters to adapt to all combat situations. Wage war in open, non-linear environments where you are in control - formulate and execute your own plans of attack; your actions will have reactions. Enter into battle alone, or with your friends online. Playtime is over - are you ready to be the best?
- Variation of Gameplay - Experience different gameplay styles, level lengths and intensities as you carry out raids, ambushes, rescues, sabotage, espionage and more.
- 3 Distinctive Characters - Play as a Green Beret, Sniper and Spy - each with their own unique skills and abilities, on their own or interchanging on-the-fly in selected missions.
- Intense Open Battlefields - Wage war in open, non-linear environments from the dark wooded forests of Normandy, to the icy terrain and mountains of Norway, to the bomb-blasted rubble of Stalingrad.
- Multiple Ways to Complete Missions - Choose how, where and when to fight. You are in control - formulate and execute your own plans of attack; your actions will have reactions. Ultimate Challenge - Progressive A.I. with personal attributes and natural behaviour. Non-player-characters are aware of their environment and remember past events.
- Incredible Replayability - Totally open level design with multi-paths and optional secondary objectives.
- Authentic WWII Weapons - The most complete arsenal of weapons and gadgets from the deadly specialist knives of the era to the mighty Panzerfaust .
- Really Be There - Advanced engine allows rag doll physics, particle effects, and interaction with the environment.
- Multiplayer - Play with your friends in online multiplayer battles with some unique play options. Supports up to 8 players on PlayStation 2 and up to 16 players on PC and Xbox Live.
Commandos: Strike Force - reviewcarlyle | Jan. 14, 2013 | See all carlyle's reviews »
In each of the fourteen missions available in CSF, we will have to drive a maximum of two characters, and sometimes, instead, take our missions solo - with the default character from the computer, without the possibility of "switcharing" with other members of the team - making the most of the intrinsic features of our commando. The game shows with graphics not top notch, but of great impact. Much less pleasant Artificial Intelligence that controls our opponents. Given that, in ninety percent of the situations, just kneel not to be seen by an enemy a foot from us, the good Germans are not very smart even at the highest level of difficulty. The challenge they present in combat is therefore almost nothing, even by virtue of the fact that they tend to die for a gunshot fired by six kilometers. Much more interesting is the stealth component, when it comes to get behind the victim and strangle him: but sin that the tenth same animation in a row, it gets boring to see the enemy reeling and die.
This is not the real Commandospanz3r88 | Dec. 17, 2012 | See all panz3r88's reviews »
Commandos Strike Force is not a RTS like the other title of the series, but try to recreate the same gameplay mechanics in a first person shooter: for example you will command different characters with their unique abilities. The game is boring, repetitive and less complex compared to the other Commandos titles. If you love Commandos series you should avoid to buy this title.
Yup, it has changed…DeaD | Dec. 15, 2012 | See all DeaD's reviews »
Whether for the better or the worse is hard to decide. The game after all isn’t a bad one, but yeah it is different…Let me explain. First most of the characters has gone, maybe they were killed during the war or who knows. So those who loved the earlier games, they may feel the lack of Sidney(„Tread”), James („Fins”), Natasha(„Lips”), or even the dog(Whiskey), etc... It is acceptable though because putting more characters in a FPS, well i do think it would’ve been everything but easy. These three(the Sniper, the Spy, and the Green Beret) is enough, that simple. The game offers you the option to be stealthy, brutal, or having fun using the spy :) . The graphics are good in my opinion, the missions are diverse, interesting, but somehow you just feel something is missing. It may be the strategy. The game is a FPS, and that’s all. You don’t have to plan much, and this one just doesn’t have much to do with the game title „Commandos”. It offers multiplayer, but no co-op, which could make the game awesome. Honestly you should try the game, but maybe after you play through the missions you won’t play it ever again. For this price it is worth though.
Commandos Strike Force ReviewRaTcHeT302 | Aug. 18, 2011 | See all RaTcHeT302's reviews »
This game has an interesting fusion between the RTS and the FPS world. It's a fun game but it could've been improved. Anyway the game is pretty linear and it's pretty short but it has a multiplayer gamemode wich lengthens the game by a bit, just to have some fun. The graphics are fine but they could've been better. The best thing done in this game was the audio and the music.
Your Average Shooterfaraany3k | Aug. 15, 2011 | See all faraany3k's reviews »
This was a interesting take on the series. Instead of traditional squad based RTS, Eidos decided to make it a FPS influenced by Call of Dutys of that era. The up close and personnel approach in my view didn't turned out to be good. It was not as much fun as it was use to be when it was an isometric rts.
There are number of reasons this FPS change doesn't end up well. Firstly the older commando games use to have a huge and diverse squad of special commandos which the series fans started caring about. On the other hand this game only features 3 commandos of that squad. The Heavy guy, the sniper and the spy. All in all this shrink-ed squad although diverse in ways doesn't have the same effect as the older games. FPS elements were solid enough and we can play as a straight shooter or as sniper or as a spy class. Graphics were decent for its age. Story and missions were your standard WW2 affair. In the end it wasn't a bad game. But in the WW2 heavy era of 2005 and before. Commandos Strike force doesn't stand out as a unique title.