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Commandos - Strike Force (Xbox)

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      03.06.2006 10:28
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      Occasionally it is fun to just let rip and play a game where you get to shoot everything in sight without having to give it too much thought however with the Commandos series of games typically you could expect some pretty testing challenges with a number of strategy puzzles to solve that required a bit of grey matter. Unfortunately this latest offering has none of the challenge element to it, indeed it plays like a standard first person shooter game where a series of trial and error attempts seem to work best rather than actually applying any logic or thought to your game play.

      In the game you get to control a team of three commandos each with their own specialist abilities, sniper, spy or Green Beret and you have to complete a range of missions deep behind enemy lines during the Second World War.

      The main problem with a lot of this game is that it is quite simplistic which means that it does not present much of a challenge. The German soldiers are not the most intelligent around, for example in stealth mode as long as an enemy is not directly looking at you then you can creep right up to them for a quick kill and even if they do turn your way then often just crouching down will help you elude them and none of this smacks of reality. In addition you have a radar function which allows you to know that there are enemies around blind corners which again reduces the realism and makes the game a lot easier.

      Most of the levels can be conquered just by shooting everything on sight and the targeting and shooting system is pretty good and easy to get used to.

      One feature I did like is the fact that you can save at any point in the game rater than having to get to the end of a level before being able to save.

      The big problem though with this game is that this particular genre is crowded with good quality games and this one has nothing new or innovative to offer game players.

      If after reading this review you still want to buy the game then you can get it from Amazon for £15.96.

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