Commandos 3: Destination Berlin Video Review
The green beret destroys a machine gun position so Allied troops can advance.Posted Oct 29, 2003 | 1:00 | 15,701 Views
The green beret destroys a machine gun position so Allied troops can advance.Posted Oct 29, 2003 | 1:00 | 854 Views
The spy and the green beret work together to take control of a train car.Posted Oct 29, 2003 | 1:00 | 1,069 Views
The Green Beret is a master of taking out enemies in close quarters combat. Take a look at him in action.Posted Oct 2, 2003 | 0:25 | 2,241 Views
The spy is a master of disguise and subterfuge. See him in action in this trailer.Posted Sep 26, 2003 | 0:25 | 795 Views
- Oct 20, 2003
Sam Parker reviews the third installment of the Commandos series.
My favorite commandos, but BASTARD hard. Some dislike 2 and 3 because the characters are less specialised but I disagree, after all it's quite reasonable to assume any trained commando could knock out a man and tie him up or don an enemy uniform but not so that all of them could pass themselves off as Germans. And boy are some of these missions exciting. My favorites were the D-Day landings, sniper hunting in Stalingrad and that one where the Green Beret has just a few minutes to stop the Nazis blowing up the train that the Spy and the Thief are on. They're still stealthy, still methodical but in a much more dynamic way than the other games in the series. If you read all that then cheers, I'll shut up now :D
I love the commandos games - Berlin was a little frustrating in parts though - it was awkward to see ahead in some scenarios set in tunnels. I'd love to see a new Commandos, but perhaps fully rotatable, better textures etc - Commandos was popular for what it was - it should stick to that and give us more!
part 1 was my favorite. Only certain commandos can do certain skills. And while each one was limited on what you can do. Its what made the commandos so different. Now they all share skills.
Of course it looks dated, there's a limit to the textures you can put into a 2D isometric game without using too much processing power. The question is: would it look better in 3D? Maybe, or maybe not. Sometimes 3D games look empty, and when they don't, they are really heavy on the pc because of all detail. Besides, it's always cool to lead your tiny team and plan your strategies in an isometric map. I really think fans of the series would have been happier with more of the same than with Commandos Strike Force. I'm still glad the reviewer pointed that the game can really get you into the WW2 atmosphere even with its dated 2D engine.