With the recent resurgence of real-time tactics games in titles like Desperados III and Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun, eyes should eventually turn to the franchise that really nailed the genre in almost every way, Commandos. The Commandos franchise spanned multiple games, some would say three and one standalone expansion, others would lay claim to knowledge of an additional game in first person perspective released in 2006, but ignore those people they’re arseholes.
So now seems like the perfect opportunity to give these games a fresh lick of paint and send them off into the world to shock and awe players previously unaware of their existence. Which has pretty much been the case with Commandos 2 HD Remaster having already released on PC, PS4 and Xbox One earlier this year.
“Eyes should eventually turn to the franchise that really nailed the genre in almost every way, Commandos”
Confusing that these remasters begin with the second title in the franchise, however, in lieu of the franchise’s initial venture into the stealth based real-time tactical escapades that make the series so iconic, Commandos 2 is a more than acceptable stand-in for now. Each game essentially follows the same formula, you are placed in command of an elite group of Allied commandos who must venture deep into enemy territory and utilize their combined expertise to complete a series of progressively demanding missions. In this World War II genre-defining classic, explore interactive environments and use unique skill sets to complete missions against seemingly impossible odds.
And now Switch players wont be left in the dark on the Commandos goodness after it’s been announced that Commandos 2 HD Remaster will release on Switch next month on December 4th featuring a full high-definition refurbishment of its Pyro Studios predecessor, adding revamped tutorials, campaign missions, and optimized support for both the Nintendo Switch™ Joy-Con and Pro Controller.
Commandos 2 HD Remaster
(December 4th 2020)
Take control of an elite group of commandos who must venture deep into enemy territory and utilize their combined expertise to complete a series of notoriously demanding missions set in World War II.