“ Genre: Shooter / Publisher: Eidos Interactive / Platform(s): Windows / ESRB Rating: T - (Teen) / Media: CD-ROM „
I wrote this review because my friend was playing it and I got interested in it.
The first thing that a person who knows something about the previous Commandos series notices is that the game is now a fps (First person shooter).
The characters in it are also mostly new. There is the sniper who is your typical sniper, calm and sneaky.
Then there is the British Rambo type character, who is packed tightly with different weapons such as the shotgun, a machine gun, dual machine guns, rifles, smoke grenades, grenades, a pistol and a knife.
And then there is the spy who is the leader of the group. The spy used to be French, but he is not French anymore. He is also quite a bit younger than he used to. The spy's ability is to camouflage as an enemy unit which enables him to infiltrate the enemy lines.
The characters are cycled through the game. You must use the appropriate character for different situations.
The enemies are obviously Nazis, since this is a WWII game. The goal of the game is to complete the missions, and to cause some havoc to the Nazis. The missions are very interesting, offering tight situations and cool cut scenes.
So to conclude this review, the Commandos has gone with the flow of time and it has become a FPS. It might make the die-hard fans of the old Commandos series unhappy, but everybody should give it a shot, I for instance have also played the old commandos games and liked them very much, but I find the new Commandos style really new and refreshing.
It offers you thrills of a FPS and still the tactical thinking required from the old Commandos series.
In a new direction for the multi-million selling series, Commandos Strike Force takes you right into the heart of the action from a first person perspective. Take control of the three members of the 'Strike Force' unit, each with their own play style. Switch between the Green Beret, always at the heart of the action with his expertise in combat and the use of heavy weaponry, the Sniper with his nerves of steel and expert marksmanship, and the Spy, stealthily striking at the heart of the enemy. However, it is up to you how you execute plans of attack by combining the Commandos' unique skills.