Commandos 2: Men of Courage
I had a lot of fun with the first game, but Commandos 2 Men of Courage somehow manages to be even better! This is a series that I feel is one of the best of its kind. Yes, it is strategic, but the game has puzzle-solving and a great deal of action as well. It is just an awesome experience and I will always spend a few hours playing it when I fire it up.
The Horrors Of World War II!
Once again, you are in the heat of the battle of World War II. I like how they try to be historically accurate when possible here. I would not say that the story is as deep as some of the more modern games that are set during World War II. However, I did get pretty invested as I waged war through the games 10 main story missions.
The Fab Six Have Three New Members
Commandos 2 Men of Courage gives you control of the same six elite commandos that you had in the first game. What I like about this is that these commandos had the perfect amount of abilities in the first game. However, they kicked things up a notch by giving them a few new ones. The Sniper for example can now climb up to higher points, the Diver can use throwing knives and the Green Beret can do more athletic stuff. This is just a small example of what the original crew can do.
We also have three new commandos. There is the Seductress who can use her “female” ways to get her way and also use her abilities as a sniper. The Thief is great for getting into tight spaces and then we have Whisky who is a dog and he is awesome. Each mission gives you a subset of commandos to use and it is up to you to figure out how to do so.
The Mission, It Is All About The Mission.
Commandos 2 Men of Courage has over 20 missions for you to do. 10 of these are “story missions” and then we have 10 special missions which unlock as your progress through the story. There is also a couple of training missions that teach you the basics of the game, but these are a lot of fun and ease you into things.
Each mission is like a puzzle, a puzzle that you have to figure out. Your commandos need to be moved into position and you need to make use of their unique abilities to complete each mission. It is the kind of thing that sounds simple and easy, but it is so deep and engrossing that you will be hooked. I love how even though the game is difficult, it is not unfairly difficult.
I could probably talk about Commandos 2 Men of Courage for hours on end not get bored. This is one of my favorite games of the early 2000s and I feel that it has aged like a fine wine. It is pretty much perfect in every way and it is so good that my main complaint is that I wish there was more of it! I will say that the PC version is the one that you want to play as the console version is not quite as good.
- The game captures the horrors of the war very well
- I liked how the original six commandos have new abilities
- The three new commandos are a lot of fun to command
- The game looks great
- Each mission feels unique
- The game is so good, you wish it had more missions
- The console versions are not as good as the PC
Processor: PC compatible, Windows 95/98/Me, Processor: PII 300 MHz, 64 MB RAM, Free hard drive space: 2 GB 3D Video Card 12MB DirectX 8 DirectX 8
OS: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game Features:Single game mode Multiplayer (Hotseat, LAN, Internet)