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Commandos 2: Men of Courage (Windows)

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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 You can zoom in/out the map much to your preference.
Commandos 2: Men of Courage Windows In order to steal the sub, you have to dispose of any nearby guards that would sound the alarm.
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 Bridge over river Kwai, just like in the movie.

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! Cristi Serban (65) 4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars4.33 Stars
Three steps forward MAT (71500) 3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars3.71 Stars
Make Your own action movie ! Emmanuel Henne (26) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars

The Press Says

games xtreme Oct 24, 2001 9.5 out of 10 95
GameSpy Oct 11, 2001 93 out of 100 93
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Feb, 2002 91 out of 100 91
PC Zone Benelux Oct, 2001 90 out of 100 90
Meristation Sep 21, 2001 9 out of 10 90
ActionTrip Oct 09, 2001 90 out of 100 90
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Oct 01, 2001 90 out of 100 90
GameStar (Germany) Sep, 2001 87 out of 100 87
JeuxVideoPC.com Aug 11, 2006 17 out of 20 85
Christ Centered Game Reviews Jun 01, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The PC version of Commandos 2: Men of Courage appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

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.
Ray Mullen (330) added Commandos 2: Men of Courage (Windows) on Oct 17, 2001
Other platforms contributed by POMAH (33730)