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.Read full description
"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?
I played the hell out of Commandos Strike Force back in the PS2 days. There's no differences with the PC version, except the Multiplayer part which allows more players to join (though I never played Multiplayer). I like to call it "an old gem". The reason why, is because it's old it's nearly a masterpiece. A few words from me about Commandos Strike Force: A really, really, favorite part of the game that I have, is the option to properly camouflage yourself. Let's say you kill a high ranked dude, you can get his uniform and walk among the rest of the soldiers like they know you. You're still in danger as you mustn't make wrong moves and they can be suspicious, but it's one great feature. You can also change characters while you play (e.g the Sniper guy) to do your job as you want. There's plenty of stages, each with main objectives and side missions. The stealth element can be strong, if you choose to do so. Either open fire, or carefully think what you want to do. The sounds and guns are created in such a way, where you can almost feel the authenticity. Honestly, astonishing work. The enemies (A.I) are created in a way where they act smart in a lot of situations, plus the part of the camouflaging that I mentioned above. Graphics aren't bad, not at all, but they certainly aren't the strongest part of the game as there are other things to look upon more. Commandos Strike Force were one of the best WWII games I ever played. I liked the shootings, the "hide" times, the stealthy/sneaky times, the sniper times, and above all, it's like no other game I played before. It isn't like a Call of Duty game, it's different, and works with different ways. Either way, you should play and check it out, it will be worth your time and money. Highly recommended at a sale. 5 stars from me!
It is good, but certainly not an excellent World War 2 shooter. Other franchises, like Brothers in Arms or Medal of Honor are surely better than this one, but if you already finished them off you may as well give it a try. It is still an interesting game. You can play with several different characters of the team, switching between them, so that is fresh - sort of a FPS version of 'Commandos Behind Enemy Lines'. Game does feel a bit too arcadish though, and graphics struggle to be called 'good'. All in all it's not the worst game for you to pick if you're a fan of FPS titles set in WW2, but it's also not the greatest one.
I'm in big love with the first Commandos game - heck, even sequels were good! This game, I can't call this a Commandos game. It's no longer strategy game but some FPS, that isn't fun or challenging at all. Even for a FPS game Commandos: Strike Force is very poor game. Playing as spy is kinda fun but otherwise it's just a boring game. It's sad to see great franchise as Commandos to have this game. If you are fan of Commandos series DON'T BUY this game. You will regret this. Maybe, if you never played original Commandos, you might have some fun, but that's the only way to have a little fun of this title.
I feel bad for games like this but then again it's also the developers fault somewhat. They take a game series that had worked really well as one thing and try to convert it into something else. On it's own it's not a terrible game but being attached to the commandos brand means it's going to always be compared to the other games in the series. Those games were very innovative and challenging and even today highly regarded, so to take a few elements of that gameplay and put it into a rather generic shooter was never really going to work out. It's fun enough to play and the mechanics aren't terrible but it's just not commandos. To be honest, a game like Hidden and dangerous 2 does a better job of being a commandos FPS than this does with it's squad play, inventory management and different skill sets. If you've never played the original commandos or really don't enjoy hard core strategy games then this will be an inoffensive enough game to play through once, no more linear than most modern shooters and with a few new twists even. Graphics are not going to break your system and sounds are good. All in all an enjoyable enough shooter, just not a commandos game.
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.
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