Commandos 2: Men of Courage (Xbox) by Eidos

Commandos 2: Men of Courage (Xbox) by Eidos Box Art

Xbox 360 backwards Compatible

Release Date
September 17, 2002.

Average Overall Score:
7.00 / 10


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User Reviews

Score: 70
Overall User Average: 7.00 / 10 (70.0%)
Gameplay User Average: 6.00 / 10
Graphics User Average: 8.00 / 10
Sound User Average: 5.50 / 10
Date reviewed: November 21, 2005.

Overall: Oh my god, what were the developers smokin' when they made this up? Commandos is a strategy/ combat game originally launched for the Pc, well ladies and gentlemen, that was not just because the pc just looks nice if you get my point here....... Rent or buy?

Neither, period! Go pick up the Pc version, it's a lot better then this piece of crap.

Gameplay: Okay, this is what REALLY destroys this game. Commandos is a very complex and involving game. The Pc version used a keyboard configuration where just about every key was used for a specific action. do you convert that to a 8 button controller? Answer: you shouldn't!
The whole thing is to take a team of specialized soldiers, each with it's own unique abilities, and complete a bunch of missions which will demand some extreme brains and strategies in order to complete them.
Sometimes you have to press 10 buttons before you finally have the thing you want, but by the time you have it, you have already been killed by the enemy 10 minutes ago.
Besides that, the characters sometimes seem to ignore orders (?????) and enemies seem to blend into the background way too easy, but they ALWAYS see YOU! And it is very easy to loose track of your men, sometimes they stick into lampposts, crates, buildings, and when one of your teammembers is being shot at, the controller seems to refuse to let you switch to that man end run away, so if one of your men get's shot at, he's dead for sure.
There is a tutorial in the game which takes you about 3 hours to complete if you do everything right from beginning to end without failing, but the button configuration is just so unbelievably illogical and fiddly you'll be returning this game the minute you got it should you be foolish enough to buy it in the first place.

Graphics: Okay, just about the only category this game impresses in. The graphics are really top of the bill and although some environments look very dark and some others tend to make enemy soldiers completely disappear, they look absolutely breathtaking. Even from so far away, the characters look very detailed and so do even the smallest things like tiny packs of cigarettes and footprints.

Sound: The background music is really good, but some of the sfx sounds sound like complete rubbish, and even others sound like they were used for the wrong thing, footsteps sound like you're walking through water, guns sounding like peashooters, my god!

Suggestions: keep it on pc

Overall: 40 %
Gameplay: 20 %
Graphics: 80 %
Sound: 40 %

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Date reviewed: October 2, 2002.

Overall: YAY!!! I managed to get my hands on this great game after weeks of searching, and, from the look of things- I'm one of the few who could find it (as of 10/2/02). This game lives up to its PC name. The Controls are a little bit on the iffy side of things, but aside from that it is a great game. C2:MOC really makes you think. It's not a game for people who want to go fast. Cammandos is a definate must buy.
Gameplay: The Gameplay is great, that is if you like strategy games like me. Commando's 2 is one of those rare games where you really need to think about what you're going to do. The ability to tell other commandos to guard a spot and to shoot at will is great for setting up ambushes. Looking through a dead enemy's backpack will allow you to dress up as the enemy, take the enemies rifle, or even steal his cigarettes!

Enemies are similar to MGS games- They follow a certain route, and if something grabs their attention- They will look for something strange.

As said before, the controls are rather annoying. Each button has up to 3 or 4 uses, depending on the situation.

In the Gameplay department, you won't be able to find a game that is better than Commando's 2: Men of Courage.
Graphics: The visuals aren't stunning, but at the same time they aren't bad, either. It does become a little hard to distinguish between ally and enemy, as they look exactly the same. This game doesn't push the Xbox at all, but is still fairly pritty to look at.
Sound: The sound in C2:MOC doesn't really grab your attention. The dialogue is fair enough, but the menu music does become repetitive over time. Still, nothing special but nothing bad either.
Suggestions: Commando's 2 is excellent. It deserves a spot right up there with the great Strategy games. Maybe you could fix up the music. Overall, this is an excellent game!

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 80 %
Sound: 70 %

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