If you’re a fan of strategy games, the name ‘Commandos’ will likely be music to your ears. In 2001, following the release of Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines, Pyro Studios once again set the strategy scene ablaze with a sequel – Commandos 2: Men of Courage. Almost two decades on, we thought it was time to introduce this classic strategy game to the next generation of enthusiasts with Commandos 2 HD – Remaster.
Re-rendered in glorious high definition, Commandos 2 – HD Remaster features reworked controls, a modernised UI, and aims to be the definitive Commandos experience. If you’re new to the series, here’s a quick rundown of what you’ll be doing, courtesy of a pre-alpha build of the game and the first tutorial mission.
Tutorial Mission 1
Select the Sapper class and wait until the first soldier leaves to patrol the nearby area. Knock out the remaining soldier and pick up his body, hiding it in the clearing and away from prying eyes. Loot the unconscious soldier to retrieve the Cigarettes.
Place the Cigarettes nearby to lure in the first soldier. Once distracted, knock him out and stash his body alongside his unconscious partner. Repeat the process with the third soldier standing beside the barrier.
Move the Sapper to the small copse of trees in the bottom-right of the mission area. Knock out the remaining soldier and stash him alongside his buddies.
Select the Thief and climb the pole next to the barbed wire. Move along the telephone wire and descend the pole at the other end to find a soldier and a Box.
Use your Keys on the Box to retrieve the Wire Cutters and Grenades from under the nose of the nearby soldier. Return to the Sapper to gift him the Wire Cutters and Grenades.
Select the Sapper and cut the barbed wire. Equip the Metal Detector and defuse the nearby mines – two directly in front of your position and one slightly south-west of the nearby guardhouse.
From your position next to the guardhouse, go prone and crash the meeting of the soldiers and commander by throwing a Grenade into the middle. Wait for the final soldier to investigate the noise. Once he does, finish him off with another well placed Grenade.
These are just a few of the mechanics introduced throughout the game’s ten missions. Expect to climb, swim, steal and even pilot vehicles when the full version arrives in holiday, 2019. In the meantime, stay tuned to our news-wire for the latest on all things Commandos!