Commandos 2: Men of Courage
Commandos 2: Men of Courage is the sequel to Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines and Commandos: Beyond the Call of Duty. The games were developed by Pyro Studios, and published by Eidos Interactive. The game places the player in command of a squad of commandos and various allies as they sneak behind enemy lines to accomplish their objectives. The action stretches from 1941 to 1945 and takes place on both the Western Front against the Germans and the Pacific theatre against the Japanese. The game comprises a total of 21 missions: 2 Training Missions, 10 Main Missions and 9 Bonus missions.
The PC version of Commandos 2 was well received with a score of 87 out of 100 at Metacritic. The game was praised for the AI which was advanced for the time but criticized for the steep learning curve. The PS2 version was not so well received with a score of 67 out of 100 at Metacritic. Many reviewers found that the controls were much less intuitive and easy to use than the PC controls and that they made the game more difficult as a result. Most reviewers recommended the PC version instead.
A mod of this game called Commandos 2: Destination Paris (a reference to the title of Commandos 3: Destination Berlin) was created for PC in 2004, making the existing missions of Commandos 2 far more difficult to complete. In the mod, the player faces more dangerous enemies, redesigned levels and a shortage of items and ammunition. Created by Commandos 2 fans, the mod offers new challenges to seasoned players while still being accessible to newcomers.
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