Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty
" fans of the original will enjoy Beyond the Call of Duty because of its inherent similarity to its predecessor." - Gamespot.com
"Pyro has expanded on their original idea in this stand alone expansion pack, offering up another helping of unique gameplay that's challenging even to the most seasoned strategy veteran." - IGN.com
The Nazis are invading Europe, and you've got to help the Allied forces stop the terrifying bunch before it's too late. The game's original six heroes are back for more action, aided by two new characters, a Yugoslav military officer and a member of the Dutch Resistance.
You'll begin each game ranked as a sergeant, trying to elevate your status to that of Field Marshal by game's end. Each stunningly detailed mission can only be accomplished by using each of the eight commandos' skills properly, requiring as much patience as combat skills.
Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty is essentially a mission add-on pack for Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines, adding eight dangerous new missions, some new weapons and a higher graphics resolution. This game is sold as a stand-alone product, so you won't need the original Commandos to play.
You will experience new challenges and goals with these new missions. Plus new vehicles, buildings, weapons and 2 levels of difficulty will satisfy both Commandos veterans and new recruits.
- Distract and confuse the enemy soldiers by throwing stones and cigarette boxes.
- Kidnap German soldiers, destroy train-mounted artillery and sabotage prototype aircraft.
- Eliminate opponents from considerable distance with the Enfield long-range weapon.
- Two new characters; a female member of the Dutch resistance, and a Major from the Yugoslav Partisan forces.
- Use ether, handcuffs, a club or your own fists to subdue the enemy.
The evolution between Commandos and its second part!abelfs | Jan. 14, 2013 | See all abelfs's reviews »
Difficult as hell, the game requires patience, because your soldiers are going to die several times until you find out how to proceed in each mission, but the satisfaction that you obtain when you complete a level with all your time alive is immense. Please note that its not a first-person-shooter game, but it gives a birds eye view to play the game with real time strategies. Buy it if you like real time strategy!!
Torture chamber disguised as addonCooberstooge | Aug. 2, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »
For vets of the original game, these extra missions will test your limits, and make you question your sanity on more than one occasion. Everything plays and runs just as good here, but the difficulty is off the charts.
This addon also brings something new character-wise to the series, as well as some new abilities for your squad. It couldn't be summed up any better than in a quote from the leader of tv's "The A-Team": "I love it when a plan comes together". Because, when it doesn't, you're gonna pull your hair out!
A faithful expansion pack!!faraany3k | Aug. 16, 2011 | See all faraany3k's reviews »
This is how you do an expansion pack right. Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty builds upon the foundations of its original game with amazing amount of new content and gameplay tweaks. Firstly this expansion pack features a whole new single player campaign with a huge amount of varied and challenging missions. You still control the 6 man elite squad with 2 newcomers, squad is now sexed up with more war gear to take out enemies, handcuff them, club them or even fist them to there fate.In addition to new tools, several new mechanics have also been introduced which make the whole gameplay more precise and smoother then ever. If you are a fan of the original you might not want to miss this essential expansion pack.
Old good Commandos, but betternewn | Aug. 11, 2011 | See all newn's reviews »
I wouldn't say that this game is out-dated even today. Graphics and mechanics like that just don't get old. This is an expansion to the first Commandos, and it includes some new and neat features, like distractions. You can throw rocks and cigarette packs to distract enemies, and it's extremely useful! It goes well with the higher difficulty this game offers. That's right, it's harder than the first Commandos. You will have to struggle in this version even if you aced the first one. Another very neat feature added is the ability to play it on higher resolution. This game is shorter than Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines. It offers you 8 missions, while the latter offers 20 missions. But keep in mind that those missions will take more time to complete, because they are harder.
So if you don't mind a challenge - you should definitely have this game. And besides - it's extremely cheap. Even time-wise - 5€ for at least 10 hours of extremely fun gameplay is an amazing deal!
A classic!acare84 | July 23, 2011 | See all acare84's reviews »
Persistence is the word. If you buy this game, your little electronic men will die. Many times. And you'll reload. And they'll all die. Again and again. That's what this game's about. If that sounds like your idea of Hell, then stay away. This war IS Hell. It's like a baffling puzzle that you solve, one teensy-tiny step at a time. With your finger on the Save key. But when everything comes together it feels great. Better than great. It's like you beat the developer at their own game. Their own beautifully drawn, nicely animated and highly atmospheric game, I should add. So, it's frustrating. That's what this game's about. All you need to do is persist.