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Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty

You have been selected for active service in the Commandos Corps, and must now mobilize in a series of 8 new dangerous missions. You may come with experience of action 'Behind Enemy Lines' or perhaps you are just a rookie - whatever you are, you will be given the opportunity to push your daring and tactical ability to the limit. As the leader of a small elite unit operating deep within enemy territory, you will experience new challenges and goals with these new missions. Plus new vehicles, buildings, weapons and 2 levels of difficulty will satisfy both Commandos veterans and new recruits.

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Following the success of Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines, Pyro Studios and Eidos Interactive created a smaller - and far more challenging - version of the same game with a few tweaks and improvements. Though Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty appears on the surface to be an expansion pack, it doesn't require its predecessor to function; Commandos: BCD is a stand-alone product.
Commandos: BCD's gameplay follows the same style as its predecessor. Though classified as a real-time strategy game, Commandos: BCD foregoes the use of resource collectors, buildings, and unit creation--elements seen in games like Command and Conquer and StarCraft. Instead, players assume control of one to six distinctive commandos, such as the marksman Duke and the explosives expert Inferno, and use them collectively to solve puzzle-like combat and stealth situations.
Completing the game's eight World War II-based missions requires specialized use of each of the six commandos as well as making the most out of limited ammunition against typically overwhelming odds. Though the units, both friendly and enemy, are rather small, they're easily distinguishable against the lush, detailed environments. The interface, mostly unchanged from the first game, remains intuitive. When you've completed the relatively brief single-player campaign, you can team up with others through both local area network and Internet play via Eidos's Web site.
In a choice between Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty and its predecessor Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines, go with the latter, since it offers three times as many missions and more interesting goals.
- Review copyright Doug Radcliffe,

Minimum System Requirements:

- Pentium 166Mhz Pentium Processor
- Windows 95/98
- 32MB RAM
- 1MB SVGA Card (100% DirectX 6.1 compliant)
- 100% DirectX 6.1 compliant Sound Card
- DirectX 6.1 or higher (included)
- 225MB uncompressed hard disc space
- Keyboard and Mouse

Published by: Eidos  - View official site
Downloads Thus Far: 3422

Date Added: 11-May-2002
Visitor Rating: 5.89 (from 9 votes)  - Add your rating
File Size: 35MB
File Type: Playable Demo

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