Commandos 2: Men of Courage review
Best strategy game on the PS2


Commandos 2 is an excellent game that made the conversion to the PS2 really well.
You control a group of elite commandos that are sent into dangerous territory to defeat the nazis and destroy any plans they have.
Gameplay is top notch, while some might think it's too hard, fans of the series might find it too easy, more on that in a minute.
Missions are wonderfully created and merge well into the gameplay. You control the Green Beret mostly, he's an expert with weapons and hand to hand combat. Other commandos are the Sniper, Snapper, Spy, Thief, Seductress, Diver and Driver. Every single one of them has their own unique abilities. For example the Snapper is used to place explosives while the Spy can be dressed in a german uniform and walk around freely.
The graphics are the best you can get for such a game, as the ability to zoom in on the map does give pixelated results, however zooming in is hardly ever maxed.

A couple reasons why this did'nt get 5.0 is because of two things:
1. Loading can take a bit long and there are a few moments where the game freezes for a second, usually when entering/exiting buildings.

2. The game can be too easy because there are too many ways to distract the guards:
Green Beret' decoy, a mouse, a dog, throwing a pack of cigerettes, the spy, the seductress, bottles enz. It makes the challenges too easy when you have so many ways to distract the guards.

However, each mission can take up to 6 to 8 hours and with 10 missions that's a long time playing.
There's plenty of replay value too as you can unlock bonus levels if you collect a complete photo in missions.

All in all, Commandos 2 is an excellent game. It would'nt suit everyones taste though as it does require a lot of patience, but if you don't mind waiting for the right time to attack then this game is for you.

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