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Commandos 2: Men of Courage

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
77
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Windows
89
4.0
Xbox
73
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User Reviews

More action, less thinking! Windows Cristi Serban (65)
Three steps forward Windows MAT (66285)
Make Your own action movie ! Windows Emmanuel Henne (26)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 2 3 3.3
Windows 48 4.0
Xbox 5 3.4
Combined MobyScore 56 3.9


The Press Says

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96
WindowsGamer's Pulse
Commandos 2 is a very demanding game. Time-consuming, and difficult, the game requires a lot of time, and patience. Sometimes the objectives seem impossible, but the game was designed to have you think about different possibilities of winning the game. The games graphics, sound, and gameplay is the best to date. The game is extremely authentic, and makes you feel like you're in a WW2 movie. When I was plying a mission, with my Commandos rushing a beach... I felt like Tom Hanks in Saving Private Ryan. So if you are a gamer with a lot of time, A LOT OF TIME, on your hands Commandos 2 is the best game to date, featuring all the elements in a good Action/Strategy game.
96
WindowsImperium Gier
Druga część Komandosów jest godną kontynuacją swej poprzedniczki sprzed lat. Wszystkie elementy gry zostały co najmniej ulepszone, a dodane nowinki sprawiły, że gra jest jeszcze ciekawsza i jeszcze bardziej wciągająca. Jeżeli ktoś myślał, że żaden tytuł nie może być bardziej wciągający od Commandos, grubo się pomylił. Commandos 2 jest na to idealnym przykładem.
95
Windowsgames xtreme
Theres so much to Commandos 2, which makes it a great game, the intro sets the story out well and the movies between missions tie it all nicely together. Even though the missions are very long and very complicated, and you always seem to be heading in every other direction except for the direction of the mission goal, it does not detract from the game at all and this is one game, which will definitely be in my top 10 of the year.
94
WindowsPC Gamer Brasil
Como já era há muito tempo conhecido, Commandos 2 é um jogo de ação e estratégia que sustenta, como pano de fundo, a Segunda Guerra Mundial. Na verdade, você controla um grupo de elite formado pelos melhores combatentes que precisa, espertamente, infiltrar-se no território inimigo e completar uma série de missões. O coração do terceiro Reich e o quartel general do exército japonês são algumas das locações vistas em Commandos 2.
93
XboxConsoles Plus
Que ce soit sur PS2 ou Xbox, le jeu est incroyablement riche et travaillé. Avantage Xbox pour les graphismes, mais globalement, le fan du genre sera satisfait.
93
PlayStation 2Consoles Plus
Que ce soit sur PS2 ou Xbox, le jeu est incroyablement riche et travaillé. Avantage Xbox pour les graphismes, mais globalement, le fan du genre sera satisfait.
93
WindowsGameSpy
Pyro Studios groundbreaking real-time strategy game, Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines, was released in June 1998, allowing gamers to point and click their way onto the front lines alongside World War II's Top Secret British Commandos. Commandos was a unique squad-based strategy title where you controlled a group of soldiers, each with their own special abilities. The 2D isometric viewpoint, highly detailed artwork and compelling gameplay made it a best selling title for publisher Eidos Interactive and inspired a stand-alone mission pack, Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty. Two and a half years later, Pryo studios brings us a true Commandos sequel, Commandos 2: Men of Courage, updating the game engine and keeping the classic gameplay that made Commandos a hit with gamers.
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WindowsPeliplaneetta.net
Commandos 2: Men of Courage on hyvä strategiapeli. Se on tullut realistisemmaksi edeltäjiinsä nähden ja on mielenkiintoinen sekä monipuolinen peli, joka vaatii pelaajalta paljon. Sen 10 skenaariota tarjoavat mielekästä ja vaihtelevaa pelattavaa hyvin toteutetuissa puitteissa. Tehtävät omaavat historiallisen taustansa tosielämästä, joskin vapaasti mukailtuina. Peli on hankkimisen arvoinen, mikäli päänvaivaa tuottava sotastrategia kiinnostaa eivätkä ensimmäiset epäonnistumiset sinua lannista. Moninpeli kaverin kanssa tuo Men of Courageen lisää syvyyttä ja luo sitä oikeaa tiimitunnelmaa. Toisin sanoen saatavilla on hyvä jatko-osa laadukkaalle pelille. Commandos 2 ei tietenkään ole täydellinen. Suoraviivaiseen toimintaan tottuneet nopeatempoisten pelien ystävät se varmasti karkottaa lähistöltään, mutta pelituntumaan päässeille se tarjoaa tuntitolkulla elämyksiä ja odotuksia laidasta laitaan: onnistumisen fiiliksistä omien töppäysten silmittömään kiroamiseen.
91
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Commandos overtreft onze verwachtingen en mag terecht één van de beste RTS spellen ooit worden genoemd.
91
WindowsPC Action
Commandos 2 erfüllt Strategenträume. Wunderbare Grafik, knackige Rätsel und vielfältige Missionsziele - was will man mehr? Natürlich ärgere ich mich manchmal über den hohen Schwierigkeitsgrad, wenn ich unter Flüchen den letzten Spielstand einlade, aber umso schöner ist das Erfolgserlebnis, wenn ein Szenario nach einigen Stunden bewältigt ist. Klar hätte die Steuerung etwas simpler ausfallen können, aber auch während Sie die Tastaturkürzel lernen, macht Commandos 2 Spaß; und später steht Ihnen eine Fülle an Möglichkeiten zur Verfügung, die den Aufwand mehr als rechtfertigen.
91
WindowsGaming Age
Hands down, the most difficult game I’ve played in the past 18 months was the original Commandos. More like a puzzle game, than an adventure, taking your squad of World War II veterans against the enemy was frustrating to the point of madness…but oh, so satisfying upon completion. Has Eidos made any improvements in this new version of the action-strategy title? Yes. Oh, yes.
91
WindowsSvenska PC Gamer
Commandos 2 infiltrerar våra sinnen och bygger sig en svårintaglig bas i de djupaste kamrarna av våra kräsna gamer-hjärtan. Vill du bli av med det så får du förbereda dig på att vandra genom napalm, taggtråd och minfält, samtidigt som du ängsligt ser dig om över axeln efter knivar i mörkret. Så, det är faktiskt bara att kapitulera inför spelets storhet och bortse från dess små och obetydliga brister. Det har jag gjort.
90
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Eigentlich ist Commandos 2 nur ein Puzzlespiel. Das ist aber so ultraspannend und vor allem knifflig verpackt, dass wie schon beim Vorgänger die Stunden für mich wie im Flug vergehen. Auch die Grafik steuert ihren Teil bei, besonders die Animationen sind allererste Sahne. Richtig klasse finde ich, dass Pyro den Schwierigkeitsgrad niedriger angesetzt hat als noch vor drei Jahren. Diesmal kommen auch etwas ungeduldigere Spieler wie ich auf ihre Kosten, die gerne mal Rambo spielen und Hinterhalte legen statt lange zu tüfteln. Commandos 2 ist so klasse, dass ich Ihnen die leider auch vorhandenen Schwächen fast verschweigen möchte. Dennoch: In Gebäuden geht hin und wieder die Übersicht flöten, die Grafik pixelt mit der Vergrößerungsfunktion zu stark auf und an die Steuerung muss man sich erst gewöhnen. Aber darüber werden wohl auch Sie nach ein paar Einsätzen mit dem Kommandoteam hinwegsehen.
90
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
What makes a great game? Some are simply so polished they have no real weaknesses (think Blizzard titles like StarCraft). Others are harder to define. They have flaws, all right, often huge and frustrating ones, but their awesome virtues simply outweigh the mistakes; consider the Microprose classics Master of Orion or Master of Magic, both riddled with game-stopping bugs and defective Al on release. Commandos 2 falls squarely in the latter camp. Although it's shot through with bugs and screw-ups that would remand a lesser title to the bargain bin, the game itself is so damn good you’ll forgive almost anything to keep playing.
90
WindowsEurogamer.net (UK)
Commandos 2 is a resounding success on all counts. It looks better, it sounds better, it offers you more strategy and single player game time than the original did, it takes longer to complete, it has a multiplayer mode and it boasts unparalleled replay value which forces you to think laterally about the same situations because of guards with increased alertness. This will probably see you through until next year, so if you have been looking for this winter's killer application on PC, pull up a chair and ration yourself some cocoa. It's going to be a long haul.
90
WindowsPC Zone Benelux
Dit is nu écht een deel twee. Pyro Studios heeft haar doel bereikt: de essentie van deel een blijft behouden, terwijl de gametevens barst van de vernieuwingen en uitbreidingen op gameplay. Een erg moeilijke taak lijkt me zo, en ik kan dan ook niet wachten tot Commandos 2 maar ook Praetorians op de redactie arriveren. Strategy spelers en andere geïnteresseerden: dit mag je niet missen!
90
WindowsGameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Net zoals zijn voorganger is Commandos 2 een heel apart game met een ijzersterke gameplay, design en knappe nieuwe strategische elementen.
90
WindowsGameguru Mania
So what more to say? The game is pretty difficult, but it looks nice, sounds nice and play nice! :) I don't think this game seem to be a title for the casual gamer (despite of good tutorials), because gameplay might still be too fiddly for some, requiring real patience and perseverance. However if you're a fan of tactical strategy games like Desperados, Fallout Tactics: BoS, Star Trek Away Team etc, then this game is sure to interest you as well. I can only say this game rocks! :)
90
XboxXBox Solution (XBS)
This is truly a kick ass game. If you’re ready for an extremely challenging mission based combat game that will stress your mind as much as your fingers, then we Recommend you check Commandos 2: Men of Courage out!
90
WindowsActionTrip
There are initially twelve missions altogether, two of which are training missions. The training missions are useful to get grips with the game. I got a bit annoyed by the second and third mission as they are exceedingly long and are taking place on the same, huge map. The rest of the missions are great, somewhat shorter, and set all around the world. You start off in Europe, go a bit north travel to Asia, and then return to Europe for the big Paris finale. Each mission has primary and secondary objectives and additional tasks. Some of the tasks and objectives can get silly at times, like when you are ordered to hide in the bushes for no apparent reason, or to cross a river on an elephant.
90
WindowsIGN
We've been noticing around here lately that there aren't all that many games that really make you sit back and puzzle out how to get through a level. And there certainly aren't that many that give you an interesting backdrop and stress-enhancing atmosphere while you're about it. Commandos 2 does both of these things in droves, providing a game, that while a squad-based strategy game, comes off as a puzzle title at heart. The problem is, the word "puzzle" seems to set people going the other direction a lot of the time, but this is one title that you should definitely give a go. That is, if you have the patience to fail a bit, cause this game is hard.
90
WindowsMeristation
Commandos se ha convertido en un clásico a pesar de los pocos años que tiene, no sólo por ser uno de los juegos españoles que más repercusión ha tenido en el mercado internacional sino por su original estilo de juego. Commandos 2 no va a suponer un gran cambio, sigue la misma línea que su predecesor, sin embargo tampoco podemos hablar de un Commandos mejorado ya que sería desmerecer el gran trabajo que ha hecho el equipo de Pyro Studios.
90
PlayStation 2GameZone
Commandos 2 Men of Courage, a PlayStation2 console release from Eidos Interactive and Pyro Studios, is a complex action game featuring solid graphical elements and intense game play. It is the kind of war game that fits the console system perfectly, though players may find themselves spending a good hour learning the interface/game commands system.
90
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Eidos hat sich nicht lumpen lassen und für die deutsche Version von Commandos 2 einige bekannte Synchronstimmen engagiert: Der ein oder andere Sprecher, etwa der des Pioniers (alias Ernst Meincke, alias Jean-Luc Picard von der Enterprise) dürfte Ihnen bekannt vorkommen, wenn Sie kein Kino-Totalverweigerer sind. Die Aufnahmen der acht Commandos-Charaktere sind allesamt sehr sauber, wenn auch die Texte manchmal etwas lustlos ins Deutsche übertragen wurden.
89
WindowsGamesmania
Weniger Taktik-Puzzle, mehr Flexibilität und Handlungsfreiheit: Bei Commandos 2 hat man stärker als bisher das Gefühl, einen realen Kommando-Einsatz zu leiten und nicht ein militärisches Schachspiel. Das macht Commandos 2 zur klaren Referenz im Echtzeit-Taktik-Genre.
89
WindowsGamezilla
If you’re looking for a tough and challenging RTS game then you should stop reading this review and get your butt down to the local software store and buy this game. I know for a fact that this fall I will be spending many a sleepless night taking my commandos on treacherous missions in hopes of killing as many Nazis as possible. On that note: feed the dog, kiss the wife goodbye, and tell work that you’re very ,very sick then start playing Commandos 2, and don’t blame me when you’re staring at the ceiling in the middle of the night thinking about how you could have completed the mission a better way.
88
WindowsPlay.tm
In conclusion then, those looking for a new and in-depth on traditional RTS values should give Commandos 2 a whirl, the graphics are stunning, the missions immersive, and the gameplay a tweaked-to-perfection version of the original. It's no revolution, but the sheer difficulty will allow those up to the challenge hours of intriguing gameplay. If you enjoy the retro-styling this may also be a bonus, and the control 'issues' can be overcome once the player accustomed to it. It is just so bleedin' hard though…
88
WindowsStrategy Informer
If strategy games were often picked for game of the year, I’m sure Commandos 2 would get a great deal of votes from major reviewers. The game is full of detail and variety outlined against a brilliantly tense graphical and musical atmosphere. There are quirks and blips to be found, and the action is not always entirely believable, but for sheer mental immersion, there are very few competitors on the market. Expect many hours of fun and delicious frustration from this one. To be sure, people who love blasting through games are going to run into a fairly solid wall in Commandos 2, while those gamers who like to take their time, plot out their moves will be rewarded in pure gaming gold.
88
WindowsGameSpot
The direct approach isn't always the best approach--this concept lies at the heart of Commandos 2 just as it did with its predecessor, the innovative 1998 real-time tactical combat game that mixed elements of stealth, action, and even puzzle-solving in a World War II setting. Spanish developer Pyro Studios' visually stunning sequel takes the core gameplay of the original, adds some of the features from the 1999 stand-alone expansion pack along with plenty of great new ideas, and ultimately provides a highly challenging, sophisticated experience that's even better than the first. But be warned--Commandos 2 can be as intimidating as its premise makes it sound: You'll command a small group of elite Allied operatives deep behind enemy lines to perform a series of important clandestine missions. At every turn, your commandos will be avoiding the patrols of German or Japanese forces.
87
PlayStation 2games xtreme
All in all Commandos is a fantastic game, the attention to detail and little animations raise it from a level of average to enthralling, the various mission types and levels set it highly and really leave you going to sleep at night thinking of a plan to complete the last level your on, where to set traps and where to hide. Its a Real puzzle game that comes down to timing, forward planning and not rushing in shooting first and thinking later.
87
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Die minutiöse Vorbereitung von Diebstählen und Attentaten artet durch die umständliche Bedienung oft in Arbeit aus. Wenn ich nicht im Minutentakt die Quicksave-Taste drücke, ist spätestens beim nächsten Alarm der Frust vorprogrammiert. Dafür entschädigt aber das wohlige Gefühl nach einer erfolgreich absolvierten Mission voll und ganz. Außerdem ist die klasse Grafik ein echter Hingucker. Toll finde ich auch das neu eingeführte Inventar. Die Entwickler stricken mithilfe der gefundenen Gegenstände manches nette Rätsel. Überhaupt sorgen die frischen Adventure-Elemente für wohltuende Entspannung im harten Schleich- und Meuchel-Alltag. Für Commandos 3 wünsche ich mir jetzt nur noch Charakterwerte für meine Helden und eine durchgängige Hintergrundgeschichte im Stil von Desperados. Für mich ist Teil 2 eines der Top-Spiele des Sommers.
87
PlayStation 2Game Chronicles
Commandos 2: Men of Courage is a challenging game targeted toward expert gamers, or at least gamers with a high tolerance for challenging gameplay and somewhat frustrating controls. The game’s design promotes experimentation and subconsciously encourages you to keep playing and replaying missions, even after you have won them.
85
Windows4Players.de
Nach den schrecklichen Vorkommnissen des 11.09.2001 ist wohl auch in der Welt der Computerspiele vieles nicht mehr so wie zuvor. Bei Spielen mit kriegerischem Hintergrund, wie auch Commandos 2, bleibt nun ein leicht fader Beigeschmack. Man fragt sich mit Recht, ob es stets die schmerzlichen Konflikte der Zeitgeschichte sein müssen, die als Kulisse für Ballereien am PC herhalten. Abgesehen davon und von der teils gewöhnungsbedürftigen Steuerung ist Commandos 2 natürlich ein ganz großer Wurf. Nicht ohne Grund ist das Spiel innerhalb von kürzester Zeit an die Spitze der bundesdeutschen Verkaufs-Charts gestürmt. Die wundervolle Grafik, die taktischen Elemente und nicht zuletzt der Nervenkitzel sind einfach überzeugend. Dabei muss aber klar sein, dass das Spiel sicher nichts für Anfänger ist. Fans des ersten Teils und Freunde des Genres sollten allerdings unbedingt zugreifen!
85
WindowsGry OnLine
Czym się różni engine graficzny z drugiej części w porównaniu z poprzednimi tytułami serii? Zapewne wielu z Was podczas niebezpiecznych akcji w pierwszych częściach komandosów, narzekało na niemożność zobaczenia co się dzieje po drugiej stronie budynku, po drugiej stronie jakiejś innej wielkiej budowli. W tej materii wszystko uległo drastycznym zmianom, gdyż co prawda nadal poczynania naszych podopiecznych obserwujemy „z lotu ptaka”, jednak kąt padania kamery na całą akcję możemy dowolnie obracać co 90 stopni. Zastosowanie tak rewolucyjnych zmian poniosło za sobą koszty tworzenia wszystkich budynków, przedmiotów, animacji postaci oraz innych efektów graficznych w środowisku pełnego trójwymiaru, co z jednej strony zapewnia charakterystyczny klimat i miodność gry, jednak z drugiej nadwyręża „silniki” naszych komputerów. Mimo wszystko umiejętność grafików zostały maksymalnie wykorzystane i otrzymaliśmy klimatyczne lokacje, których charakteru nie przedstawią żadne zdjęcia i filmy.
85
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
En bref, les accros de Commandos premier du nom ne devraient pas hésiter une seule seconde à se procurer ce titre alors que les autres trouveront ici une excellente occasion de se frotter à un titre difficile mais d'anthologie. Commandos 2 balaye tout sur son passage pour devenir sans conteste la nouvelle référence de sa catégorie.
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WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
Tout joueur digne de ce nom possède un goût prononcé pour les missions casse-pipe. Commandos 2, c’est l’exploitation à la lettre de cette pulsion suicidaire : un principe de jeu qui ne tolère pas les demi-réussites (perdre un seul de ses hommes, et la mission est un échec) ; des cartes gigantesques aux innombrables détails ; des moyens dérisoires pour parvenir à accomplir des objectifs démesurés. Dans Commandos 2, difficulté et pouvoir d’addiction ne font qu’un, alchimie improbable et pourtant brillamment atteinte, grâce auquel le titre de Pyro Studios se hisse au rang des meilleurs jeux de stratégie tactique jamais réalisés.
83
PlayStation 2Gamesmania
Endlich kommen auch Konsoleros ins Vergnügen, mit den Kommandos in den Befreiungsfeldzug zu ziehen. Nach anfänglichen Bedenken, vor allem bezüglich der komplexen Steuerung, steht eines fest - Operation gelungen. Commandos besitzt auf der Konsole genau dasselbe Suchtpotential wie auf dem PC, macht genauso viel Spaß und sieht fast genauso gut aus. So, jetzt muss ich aber wieder einen deutschen U-Boot Hafen infiltrieren, mein Taucher, der Green Beret und auch mein geliebter Sprengstoffspezialist warten schon ungeduldig aufs "Go". Konsolen-Soldaten, die nichts gegen einen gehobenen Schwierigkeitsgrad haben und auch mit jeder Menge Frusterlebnissen fertig werden, lassen sich diesen gelungen Mix aus Taktik und Action nicht entgehen.
83
Xbox4Players.de
Während die PS2-Fassung von Commandos 2 teils mit eklatanten technischen Unzulänglichkeiten zu kämpfen hatte, präsentiert sich die Xbox-Umsetzung des ein Jahr alten PC-Hits diesbezüglich ohne Fehl und Tadel. Zwar ist die Joypad-Steuerung nach wie vor etwas umständlich und zeitraubend, aber zu fatalen Verzögerungen kommt es dank der leistungsfähigeren Grafik-Engine nun weitaus seltener. Auch die kritisierten Ladezeiten fallen auf der Microsoft-Konsole deutlich kürzer aus, was dem Spielspaß genau so zugute kommt, wie die realistischeren Blickfeldanzeigen der Gegner und andere Detailverbesserungen. Der Schwierigkeitsgrad ist allerdings nach wie vor extrem hoch und die deutsche Version zwar perfekt lokalisiert, aber leider auch etwas eigenwillig geschnitten. Genre-Fans ohne PC sollten sich diesen Leckerbissen jedoch keineswegs entgehen lassen.
82
XboxGameSpy
I was once, believe it or not, a general of great renown. Armies of action figures clashed against the seemingly invincible Lego Empire, and epic battles tore across the playgrounds and backyards that comprised my small universe at the time. This promising military career came to a sudden halt once I discovered the Nintendo Entertainment System, a wonderful device that dished out comparable thrills without the hassle of actually having to use my own imagination. Still, something was missing. Missing, that is, until Commandos 2.
81
WindowsDeaf Gamers
Commandos 2 is easily the finest World War II game ever made and it would take a miracle for anyone (other than Pyro Studios with Commandos 3) to create a game that surpasses this masterpiece. It is a shame that subtitles were not used and that the tutorials are a let down but believe me when you get into the game and learn the hot keys (print the readme file it will help) you will not be able to put this game down for the 40+ hours or so that it takes just to complete it on the easiest of difficulty settings. There are also a couple of bonus missions in there and the game is significantly different enough to play through on the higher difficulty settings. This is a game that despite its lack of subtitles you will not want to miss, especially if you enjoyed the first game.
80
WindowsSuper Play
Större uppdrag, snyggare grafik, smartare artificiell intelligens och fler och mer kunniga elitsoldater. Gillar man den här typen av action-smyg-strategi kan det inte bli mycket bättre än Commandos 2: Men of Courage.
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PlayStation 2Game industry News (GiN)
In the end, Commandos 2 is a pretty decent game. The game's strategic gameplay is too die for, and it's only made better by the game's awesome audio and array of characters. The game is held back however, by some super-difficult to grasp controls. If you're a console RTS fan, and you think you can deal with some really unintuitive controls, go ahead and pick up Commandos 2. Just remember, it's not going to be a walk in the park.
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XboxGame industry News (GiN)
In the end, Commandos 2 is a pretty decent game. The game's strategic gameplay is too die for, and it's only made better by the game's awesome audio and array of characters. The game is held back however, by some super-difficult to grasp controls. If you're a console RTS fan, and you think you can deal with some really unintuitive controls, go ahead and pick up Commandos 2. Just remember, it's not going to be a walk in the park.
80
WindowsGame industry News (GiN)
In the end, Commandos 2 is a pretty decent game. The game's strategic gameplay is too die for, and it's only made better by the game's awesome audio and array of characters. The game is held back however, by some super-difficult to grasp controls. If you're a console RTS fan, and you think you can deal with some really unintuitive controls, go ahead and pick up Commandos 2. Just remember, it's not going to be a walk in the park.
80
WindowsChrist Centered Game Reviews
And for the final verdict! Commandos 2: Men of Courage, while hampered by stability issues and its steep learning curve, is a masterfully executed game with a great interface and an excellent emphasis on open-ended tactics. Maps are beautifully done and the missions are well-varied enough to keep the game engaging until the end. The game is quite cerebral and requires a tremendous amount of logical thought. For anyone looking for a thinking gamer's RTS, Commandos 2 will deliver.
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XboxDeaf Gamers
Commandos 2 arrives on the XBOX and visually improves upon the PS2 version. Awkward controls take time to learn but once you have you'll grow to love the game. If you have a PC though, and prefer point 'n' click to multiple button presses then you would be better off with the PC version because it is far easier to control.
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XboxGameSpot
Xbox owners looking for a genuinely tough, original game should check out Commandos 2. In Commandos 2: Men of Courage, you're charged with commanding a small group of elite Allied operatives deep behind enemy lines during World War II. The direct approach isn't always the best approach, and at every turn, your commandos will be avoiding the patrols of German or Japanese forces. In this respect, Commandos 2 is quite a bit like its predecessor, the innovative 1998 real-time tactical combat game that mixed elements of stealth, action, and puzzle solving.
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PlayStation 24Players.de
Wie bei so vielen Konsolen-Konvertierungen von Echtzeitstrategiespielen aus dem PC-Bereich verliert auch Commandos 2 durch grafische und steuerungstechnische Kompromisse teils erheblich an Glanz und Bedienungskomfort auf der PS2. Zu umständlich und zeitraubend ist die Aktionswahl über Pop-Up-Menüs via Joypad, während das Geschehen auf dem Bildschirm munter weiterläuft. Zu unausgereift ist die Grafik-Engine, wo selbst das Rotieren oder Zoomen des Bildausschnitts zur Qual wird – von den endlosen Ladezeiten ganz zu schweigen. Wer mit solch teils gravierenden technischen Mankos leben kann, wird zwar nach wie vor mit einem erstklassigen, wenn auch höllisch schweren Genre-Leckerbissen belohnt, gegenüber dem PC-Original fällt das PS2-Commandos allerdings deutlich ab.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot
Commandos 2 is a distinctive game with a great design and a lot of impressive features. Yet even though the designers did as good a job as could be expected of porting the excellent PC version to the PlayStation 2, Commandos 2 just doesn't feel at home on a console. The fine detail in the graphics is lost, the cooperative multiplayer mode is gone, and the controls, which were difficult to get used to in the PC version, are less precise but no less difficult to master. If all that's not enough, the PC version retails for about $20 less these days. Commandos 2 definitely deserves a large audience. But it's only worth playing on the PlayStation 2 if there's simply no way for you to play it in its original form.
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PlayStation 2Deaf Gamers
Commandos 2 arrives on the PS2 and it's a good port. Awkward controls take time to learn but once you have you'll grow to love the game. If you have a PC though you would be better off with the PC version because it is far easier to control.
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PlayStation 2Game Over Online
There is no denying the overt level of difficulty that Commandos 2 boasts but thankfully, it isn't completely unforgiving; you'll have the option to save your game anywhere in a mission so that you don't have to restart each time you bite the dust. In addition, while it will take the average gamer quite some time to get the hang of the game's complex gameplay requirements, it is ultimately worth it due to the unprecedented amount of tactics that are at your disposal. The few glaring issues with the game do keep it from greatness, however. The fact that the PC version of this game, which was released last year and can now be had for considerably less than the PS2 version, is superior, there really isn't much reason to buy the PS2 port unless your computer is antiquated and can't meet the minimal system requirements. However, if you must play hardcore strategy games on your PS2, than Commandos 2 should fit the bill nicely.
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PlayStation 2Gamereactor (Sweden)
För att försöka sammanfatta ska jag börja med att klargöra att Commandos 2 är ett bra spel i grunden och ett måste för de som gillar strategi blandat med action. De välgjorda uppdragen innehåller snyggt återgivna miljöer, stämningsfull musik, realistiska ljud och utmanande spelmoment. Dessvärre är dock spelet ännu ett exempel på att strategispel gör sig bäst på PC och att det sällan är problemfritt att konvertera dessa till konsol. Har du redan detta spel till PC finns det alltså ingen anledning att köpa PS2-versionen. Äger du däremot ingen PC och är ute efter ett smart, actionfyllt och framförallt utmanande strategispel, är detta ett givet köp.
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XboxIGN
I'm going to come clean with it right from the outset: this is one of the most difficult reviews I've ever had to pen in my professional career. A strategy and action fanatic to be sure, I would have thought going in that talking about a simple hybrid of the two genres would have been a walk in the park. After all, I've been doing this for quite some time now, and weighing the good aspects with the bad has slowly become a natural process I undertake the second I play anything -- regardless of its beginnings.
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PlayStation 2IGN
I'm going to come clean with it right from the outset: this is one of the most difficult reviews I've ever had to pen in my professional career. A strategy and action fanatic to be sure, I would have thought going in that talking about a simple hybrid of the two genres would have been a walk in the park. After all, I've been doing this for quite some time now, and weighing the good aspects with the bad has slowly become a natural process I undertake the second I play anything -- regardless of its beginnings.
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PlayStation 2Gaming Target
Of the majority of strategy games released on home consoles throughout game history, most were not all that great. With the exception of maybe a few titles, you have to think that the strategy genre has never really thrived distant from its PC roots, but there are those developers who see things differently. Pyro Studios is one of them. Teamed up with Eidos Interactive, Pyro has now brought forth onto unsuspecting PlayStation 2 owners a sequel to one of the more popular PC strategy hits from a year past that focuses on the World War II era, in a game that is undoubtedly made for the hardcore PC lover of the original.
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PlayStation 2GameSpy
The "Dirty Half Dozen" are back -- but as with the first game the soldiers you lead just don't measure up to Lee Marvin, James Brown, Charles Bronson, or even Telly Savalas. They're too much more like Ken Wahl or Larry Wilcox, and before you say, "they weren't in The Dirty Dozen," they were in the craptacular TV sequel. What does this have to do with Commandos 2: Men of Courage? Well the characters in the game are more akin to a lousy TV movie of the week than anything resembling the actual exploits of Allied Special Forces during World War II. On top of that, the PS2 version of Commandos 2 has that same disappointing quality of cheapie "Made for TV" movies, especially in terms of visuals.
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Un jeu excellent sur PC, qui ne fera pourtant pas le bonheur des joueurs consoles à cause des lourdeurs de gameplay et du challenge surhumain qui y est proposé. On passe presque plus de temps à réfléchir sur les contrôles de jeu que sur les tactiques de missions, et l'on ne profite même plus de la richesse du soft.
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XboxJeuxvideo.com
Un jeu excellent sur PC, qui ne fera pourtant pas le bonheur des joueurs consoles à cause des lourdeurs de gameplay et du challenge surhumain qui y est proposé. On passe presque plus de temps à réfléchir sur les contrôles de jeu que sur les tactiques de missions, et l'on ne profite même plus de la richesse du soft. Le portage Xbox n'apporte rien de plus que la version PS2.
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XboxGame Chronicles
Born on the PC, the Commandos series has earned itself a healthy following by combining a complex stealth and combat core with deep missions and a 'real-time strategy' flare. With the computer market already won over, Eidos and Pyro Studios have now moved their well-received Commandos 2 over to the world of the consoles. The question, of course, is whether or not a game so deeply trenched in PC techniques and styles can be successfully translated over to the Xbox.
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XboxThe Next Level
Unfortunately, I really feel the bad outweighs the good in this console port. Some games just don’t transfer well when they lose the ability to use a keyboard and mouse. This version of Commandos 2 is recommended for only the most serious of strategy fans and even then only if you don’t own a PC.
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XboxGamePro (US)
A console port of one of the most well-received PC strategy puzzlers of all time, Men of Courage has all the complex, stealth-based gameplay of its PC original. It?s smart, challenging, and an almost-exact duplicate of the popular PC title.