Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines

A classic single-player real-time tactics video game set in World War II

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    Windows ME / Windows 98 SE / Windows NT / Windows 98 / Windows 2000 / Windows 95

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Trial version
  • Vote:
    7.3 (603)

Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines is a top down tactical assault game where the player must guide their characters deep into dangerous territory to complete their mission. Players must use stealth and cunning to infiltrate Nazi-infested areas during the second world war, utilizing their six different specialists to get in and out without casualties. The team's adventures will take them to multiple continents as they try to gather information that the allies can use to improve their invasion plans. Over 20 missions await players on their quest to help the allied forces.

Using the standard top down 2D view, players in Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines must use their wits to position their commandos via the point-and-click system that many strategy games swear by. The rest of the interface is non-intrusive, while the in-game scenery is remarkable for what it aims to accomplish: a grim view of Nazi bases. The player will get used to seeing the landscape while they zoom out to get a better view of the landscape, or set up individual cameras to keep an eye on certain commandos' situations. Each unique soldier has a specific set of skills that the player must use to complete missions, though specialization does not come without its downfalls. Put a certain commando where they cannot shine, and there will be consequences. Despite these dangers, solving their way through each mission should be an interesting exercise for any player.


  • Interesting combat. Each mission will test the player's ability to put their commandos in the right spot, while still avoiding enemies.
  • Time to think. This is a true strategy game. Everything is laid out for the player, but it is up to them to figure out how they will succeed.
  • Re-playability. While the missions do not change, they can be completed in multiple ways, allowing interesting solutions to the commandos' problems.


  • Graphics. While the imagery is appropriate for a certain type of game, users expecting modern graphics may be disappointed.
  • Game length. Though they can be replayed, the levels can only provide so much in terms of story content.

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