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.
What DLC should bephool | Oct. 20, 2013 | See all phool's reviews »
Released at a time when DLC (then referred to as expansion packs) provided actual content which had substance rather than skins or additional weapons that should have been in the original game, Beyond The Call of Duty provides avid Commandos fans with eight additional levels pitched at the same headache inducing difficulty of the first game.
The game uses the same engine as the first, so expect more beautifully rendered environments which were a real marvel to look at the time of the games release. Your core team of veterans are back with a few new tricks up their sleeves to help you sneak past enemies.
Overall, Beyond the Call of Duty reinforces the strengths of the original commandos series, and while it doesn’t deviate too much from the original mechanics of the first, the sheer challenge and sense of accomplishment of completing a level keeps you coming back for more.
One of the most difficult challengesmahon | July 27, 2013 | See all mahon's reviews »
One of the most difficult games I know. Well, the whole Commandos series was difficult, or maybe only the 1st and 2nd parts, but if you're not fine with trying and re-trying different solutions and prefer obvious ways and easy winning, the game is not for you. If you want challenge - both intellectual and manual - the game will suit you well. It's a standalone expansion to the first game in the series.
The concept of the whole series is that you have a few characters, each of whom has a special skill and equipment, and you need to find the right srtrategy, the right combo, that will allow to use their strengths in order to achieve the goal of their mission. And there's no room for mistakes. You err - you die. But only to restart the mission and try another combination.
Classic Fun!Plasros | June 19, 2013 | See all Plasros's reviews »
The best part of all the series is that one can feel the WWII environment with roads paved with cobblestones, old buildings, rail lines, and tanks & guns. The graphics is excellent if one compares to games published during 1999. The game requires patience and sometimes tough to play, but at the end it gives immense satisfaction. 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
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!