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1UP (Jun 12, 2008)
Despite the minor flaws, I loved most every minute of Wolf of the Battlefield. This is a great game to pop in when you're sitting around with only a few minutes to spare, or when a couple of friends are looking for a quick way to kill some time.
While the developers certainly could’ve milked the experience and charged more for the game, capping the game where they did was the right idea. For $10, you get a great presentation, packing plenty of action, three difficulties, scoreboards, and online play. Not a bad investment for ten bucks seeing as how it can’t buy two gallons of gas anymore.
PSX Extreme (Jun 26, 2008)
The bottom line is that Commando 3 is worth the $10. It may not be extremely epic or infinitely replayable, but it's certainly fun enough that you'll likely keep coming back to time and time again. Look at it this way, 15 years ago, this game would've cost you $60 or $70 on a cartridge, and you would have loved every minute of it. Well, if you wish to relive that nostalgia, and not pay the worth of a tank of gas, then I highly recommend downloading Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3. It's fun and inexpensive, and that's what matters.
Defunct Games (Jul 08, 2008)
Despite its short campaign and repetitive nature, Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 proves to be an exciting action game for one to three players. It's not quite as good as the two games that came before it, but that shouldn't keep you from having a fantastic time battling warlords and killing evil soldiers!
Game Chronicles (Jul 10, 2008)
While there definitely are better shooters on the market (especially in the XBLA exclusive camp) Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 is a very solid shooter that is every bit worth the $10 price tag.
GamingExcellence (Jul 31, 2008)
Commando 3 is a great addition to your gaming library if you’re aware of its merits and its faults before purchasing it. Those of us who grew up playing games like Total Carnage and Victory Road will find this game to be an enthralling blast from the past. But if your ego gets bruised easily, you may want to pass on this one. Dying isn’t just something that happens every so often in this game, it’s a way of life.
Outside a few minor flaws, the biggest issue facing Commando 3 is its length; the game is over before you know it and outside the rare play through with a friend, there isn't that much to keep you coming back for more. However, considering the lack of similar shooters on the PS3 (at least when compared to the 360, which is loaded with them) there isn't much in the way of competition - especially when it comes to multiplayer action - making Commando 3 your best bet.
70 (Jun 11, 2008)
Eine Mischung aus Assault Heroes, Expendable und Metal Slug klingt nach todsicherem Sieger, und wenn man zu dritt den Klonarmeen des Generals gefühlte 20 Tonnen heißes Blei entgegen feuert, und dabei quiekt und gackert wie auf einem rebellischen Bauernhof, dann entfaltet das Game mit seinem schön fetzigen, schön simplen Rabatz einen sehr guten Retro-Reiz. Allerdings will mir nicht in den Kopf, wie die Entwickler den tollen Koop-Modus derart verhunzen konnten; spontanes Zuspringen eines zusätzlichen Spielers geht einfach nicht, was bei dieser Art von Spiel eigentlich selbstverständlich sein sollte. Von der mistigen Fahrzeugsteuerung und dem von der blassen, detailarmen Grafik wohl kaum erklärbaren Ruckeln im Mehrspielermodus fange ich da noch nicht mal an zu reden. WOTB ist ein unterhaltsamer Arcade-Spaß für Ballerhasen alter Schule, dem allerdings der Feinschliff eines Top-Produktes fehlt.
UOL Jogos (Jun 12, 2008)
A Capcom ressuscitou uma franquia há muito esquecida e talvez por isso resolveu ignorar sua identidade visual, apresentando "Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3" de maneira cartunesca. Isto acabou dando um clima de humor ao jogo que nem sempre funciona, justificando a apresentação simplória e sem maiores atrativos. Pelo menos a mecânica ainda funciona bem, mantendo a diversão enquanto dura, principalmente se você jogar ao lado de seus amigos.
Thunderbolt Games (Jun 09, 2008)
There really isn't much else to say about the Wolf Of The Battlefield, other than it does what the team seems to have wanted it to do fairly well, if not a bit unimaginatively. It feels a bit short as well, and almost like there was more planned that wasn't added in the end. Commando 3 is still very replayable, much like Contra or Shock Troopers, and the gameplay is enjoyable enough to overlook most issues. Still, it does seem as though more could be done with it for next time, and I'm hoping Capcom doesn't disappoint.
70 (UK) (Jun 16, 2008)
Still, back when I reviewed Rocketmen I expressed surprise that such a slapdash product had come out under the usually slick auspices of the Capcom banner, and also sorrow that nobody seemed to be producing good, solid top-down shooters. With Commando 3, Capcom manages to both wash away the bad taste of Rocketmen and prove that old-fashioned blasters can be made to work today without losing the naïve verve of the 1980s.
Digital Chumps (Jun 25, 2008)
Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 goes for about ten bucks and is, in my opinion, one of the better purchases you can make for that price on the PSN or XBLA. Then again, I'm a fan of the old school shooter games, especially those with a military theme because they make for such fun multiplayer co-op experiences. There is lots of repetition in Commando 3, and it's not a very long game, but darn it if isn't a fun game with a friend or two friends. That's what I take away from Commando 3, a simple, fun, short game that is more accessible and rewarding than most games with a similar price.
ZTGameDomain (Jul, 2008)
Waging war with unlimited ammo has its fun, but it gets repetitive fast and sweet nostalgia can't really support the mundane. Overall Wolf suffers from chronic underachievement. The less-than-modernized look and repetitive gameplay is phoned in, and I just can't get past the fact that the sum of Wolf's parts is a tad mediocre. For all the shooting fun, there just isn't enough substance here, even for a downloadable, and there's more bang for your buck in other titles.
Worth Playing (Jul 10, 2008)
The only audience Commando 3 is likely to pull in are those who remember the originals fondly and wish to take a moment to go back to the games of their childhood. Quickly, these same people will remember that games of their childhood were awful by today's standards, and vow to never be suckered in again — at least until the next Contra remake comes out. If you absolutely must have another top-down, run-and-gun shooter, then you can pick up Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3. Otherwise, you may as well save your $10 and put it toward a better cause.
GameSpot (Jun 12, 2008)
If you have been hungering for a solid cooperative shooter, Commando 3 delivers some enjoyable sequences and excellent design. Although it is a lot of fun while it lasts, the game has little variety and only modest replay value.
Cheat Code Central (Jun, 2008)
Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 is a decent shooter that anyone could enjoy. As long as you realize you'll be getting only a few hours of dumb fun out of the deal, blasting away at home and online is a riot. However, if you've only got limited download dollars, know that there are far superior offerings for both the PS3 and 360. As such, I can't give this game a full seal of approval, but I can say those initially intrigued by the title will probably find it's worth the money.
IGN (Jun 06, 2008)
The nostalgia of the Commando name isn’t enough to carry this one beyond the ordinary, and the lackluster graphics and generic art style don't help either. As arcade shooters go, Commando 3 isn’t a bad game, but it's just nothing special. Overall, we can't help but be disappointed.
GamePro (US) (Jun 09, 2008)
While the tried and true formula is fun in short spurts, its weaknesses are glaring after playing for any length of time. The game presentation feels dated with generic graphics and music taken straight from an 80's Stallone action flick. The driving mechanics are poor, with the driving sections feeling like rushed add-ons. But most disappointing is the game's repetition. Once you've played one level, you've played them all. Shoot, power-up, etc. - lather, rinse and repeat. This might have been acceptable if Commando 3 was given the attention and more modernized look this franchise deserves, but instead we're left with a mindless shooter that's a shell of what it could have been.
TotalPlayStation (Jun 25, 2008)
For the price, Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 is not a bad way to bring an hour worth of fun to the table. Suiting up and fighting alongside the Jackals can be a nice diversion to a busy day. Unfortunately, it's a singular diversion with virtually no replay value, especially in the face of more robust experiences like Rocketmen: Axis of Evil. The more experienced will have to weigh whether to join the Jackals on their latest campaign against what they hope to get out of the genre as a whole. With so much other software out there, especially on the PlayStation Network, Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 lacks crucial features that could make it one of the top buying decisions when looking for that next fix. But if joining the Jackals is what you're after, you won't be disappointed. Just be forewarned that your hard earned money may be better spent elsewhere.
Giant Bomb (Jun 17, 2008)
But monotonous isn't broken. There's a simple charm to Commando 3's visual style, especially its cartoonish menu art. Of course, those hints of individuality only serve to make the gameplay a little more disappointing. As a package, Commando 3 isn't bad, but the only thing likely to give players a sense of lasting value is the inclusion of the Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix beta in the 360 version, and that doesn't even go out until June 25.