Synopsis: Commandos is a real-time tactics game set in World War II that puts you in command of a small squad of elite troopers. Send them behind enemy lines on a series of hazardous missions, and bring them back alive.
Clever strategy has never been so furiously action-packed. Study the enemy's movements, develop a careful plan, synchronize your men, and launch them on a swift and fierce attack using all your power and skill.
Review: Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines places you in the command of one to six soldiers (known as, naturally, the commandos), all with their own sets of skills, strengths, and weaknesses. The game throws a monkey wrench into standard real-time strategy conventions by eschewing such typical features as resource accumulation and unit creation. Pyro Studios and Eidos Interactive, in changing the way real-time strategy games are played, have molded Commandos: BEL into a far more tactical and strategic game than its competitors in the genre.
Featuring 24 World War II-based missions, which take place in a variety of locations--including deserts, dams, and snow-covered terrain--Commandos: BEL offers a wide variety of mission objectives, with game play emphasizing the dynamics between the six commandos. For instance, Tread's skills lie in driving, Spooky carries disguises and spy equipment for infiltration missions, and Fins works best in the comfort of water.
Stealth techniques dominate most missions; a handy line-of-sight display confirms whether your commandos are hidden from view. In some missions, alerting enemy guards could prove costly. In others, though, offensive tactics provide the greatest--and easiest--success. The diverse strategies employed in Commandos: BEL create a unique and rewarding gaming experience.
- Review copyright Doug Radcliffe, Amazon.com
Minimum System Requirements:
- Pentium Class 120 MHz processor
- 16 MB RAM
- Windows 95/98
- DirectX 5.2
- 150 MB of uncompressed hard drive space
- 1MB Fast SVGA card
Published by: Eidos - View official site Downloads Thus Far: 1537 Date Added: 11-May-2002 Visitor Rating: 9.40 (from 18 votes) - Add your rating File Size: 25MB File Type: Playable Demo