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Commandos 2: Men of Courage

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
77
3.3
Windows
89
4.0
Xbox
73
3.4
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Description

From the heart of the Third Reich to the most remote islands in the South Pacific, Sergeant Jack "Butcher" O'Hara and his elite group of gritty soldiers must combine their expertise and venture deep into enemy territory...in an attempt to change the course of the war.

This sequel contains the following enhancements:
  • All new 3D engine - rotate the environment 360 degrees and move seamlessly in and out of buildings, submarines, planes, underwater and zoom in and out of the environments.

  • Interact like never before - steal enemy uniforms and weapons, climb and swing from cables, jump from windows and utillize vehicles.

  • Control 9 commandos - including the green beret, sniper, demolitions expert, seductress, thief and even a dog!

  • Authentic WWII scenarios - 10 missions spanning 9 different environments in night and day with realistic weather effects.

  • Multiplayer - players can go to war in the co-operative multiplayer mode.

Screenshots

Commandos 2: Men of Courage Windows Crossing the river full of alligators on an elephant.
Commandos 2: Men of Courage Windows This tank driver may have heard me, but thanks to the wall in between, I'll run spotless.
Commandos 2: Men of Courage Windows Thinking a way how to get to your pinned-down comrades up there.
Commandos 2: Men of Courage Windows Checking out the mission objectives.

Alternate Titles

  • "盟军敢死队2:勇往直前" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "קומנדו 2: אומץ תחת אש" -- Hebrew spelling
  • "Commandos 2: Награда за смелость" -- Russian spelling
  • "Commandos 2: Homens de Coragem" -- Brazilian title

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User Reviews

More action, less thinking! Windows Cristi Serban (65)
Three steps forward Windows MAT (66286)
Make Your own action movie ! Windows Emmanuel Henne (26)

The Press Says

Gamer's Pulse Windows Oct 14, 2001 96 out of 100 96
games xtreme Windows Oct 24, 2001 9.5 out of 10 95
PC Gamer Brasil Windows Sep, 2001 94 out of 100 94
GameSpy Windows Oct 11, 2001 93 out of 100 93
XBox Solution (XBS) Xbox Oct 20, 2002 9 out of 10 90
Meristation Windows Sep 21, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Gameguru Mania Windows Oct 07, 2001 90 out of 100 90
Game Chronicles PlayStation 2 Nov 09, 2002 8.7 out of 10 87
Gamesmania PlayStation 2 Sep 18, 2002 83 out of 100 83
The Next Level Xbox Nov 19, 2001 C- 42

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Trivia

Controls

Despite the fact that the PC version has 91 actions bound to hotkeys, the US release (and presumably all others) shipped without a quick reference card. The manual only lists 60 of the keys, scattered over 6 random pages and many of them are wrong. For example, the manual says "J" is Spooky's stealthy syringe attack when in fact "J" removes the enemy uniform he is wearing (generally leading to his speedy death). Veteran gamers might think of pausing the game to look up a needed hotkey in the configuration menu. Unfortunately, the config screen can only be accessed by saving and exiting the current game which then counts against your final mission rating.

Some keys can be identified by right-clicking the action area to see available equipment and the readme file lists most of them correctly but on the whole, unprepared gamers are in for a great deal of frustration before they manage to memorize the important commands.

German version

In the German version all blood, burning enemies and swastikas were removed. The intro and outo cutscenes were re-cut to remove swastikas, Hitler and war imagery. A detailed list of all changes can be found on schnittberichte.com (German).

Sales

In 2001, Commandos 2 (Windows) won the Gold-Award from the German VUD (Verband der Unterhaltungssoftware Deutschland - Entertainment Software Association Germany) for selling more then 100,000 (but less then 200,000) units in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Awards

  • Verband der Unterhaltungssoftware Deutschland
    • 2001 - Gold Award
Information also contributed by Xoleras.
Contributed to by POMAH (31330) and Ray Mullen (330)