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Commandos was the first game of the Spanish developer Pyro Studios and, with a cost of 900.000€, was the most expensive game in the history of Spanish videogame until this time.

German index

On June 30, 1999, the English version of Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

In addition to the indexing, on June 24, 1999, the English version of Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines was also confiscated for violating §86a of Germany's penal code (for using characteristics of unconstitutional organizations).

German version

The Germans got a heavily cut version, excluding Nazi symbols, blood and corpses (dead soldiers became little gravestones)


Commandos sold over 1,000,000 units, most of them in Europe, and again most of those in Germany.

In 1999, Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines won both the Gold- and Platinum-Awards from the German VUD (Verband der Unterhaltungssoftware Deutschland - Entertainment Software Association Germany) for selling more then 100,000 units (Gold) and more then 200,000 units (Platinum) in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. As the Gold-Award is not counted into the Platinum-Award, both awards total in between 300,000 and 700,000 units sold.


  • GameStar (Germany)
    • Issue 12/1999 - #43 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking
  • PC Player (Germany)
    • Issue 01/1999 - Best Real-Time Strategy Game in 1998
  • Verband der Unterhaltungssoftware Deutschland
    • 1999 - Gold and Platinum Award (more information can be found under the "Sales" category)
Information also contributed by Dark Dante, phlux and Xoleras

Contributed by -Chris (7586) on Mar 26, 2001. [revised by : Patrick Bregger (261109)]. -- edit trivia