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Commandos 2: Men of Courage (PlayStation 2)

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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

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There are 30 other screenshots on file for other versions of this game.


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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The Press Says

Game Chronicles Nov 09, 2002 8.7 out of 10 87
Gamesmania Sep 18, 2002 83 out of 100 83
Game industry News (GiN) 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Sep 03, 2002 7.5 out of 10 75
4Players.de Sep 26, 2002 75 out of 100 75
Deaf Gamers 2002 7.2 out of 10 72
IGN Sep 04, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Gamereactor (Sweden) May 07, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Gaming Target Sep 16, 2002 6.9 out of 10 69
GameSpy Nov 19, 2002 68 out of 100 68

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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.
POMAH (31330) added Commandos 2: Men of Courage (PlayStation 2) on Sep 13, 2002
Other platforms contributed by POMAH (31330) and Ray Mullen (330)