Commandos demo invades GameSpot

Single-player sampling of Eidos' first-person shooter and stealth hybrid now available for download from GameSpot.

Commandos Strike Force, the next game in the long-running Commandos franchise, is straying from the series' battle plan. Instead of using the normal real-time strategy gameplay the Commandos games are known for, Strike Force will take a first-person perspective and combine shooter and stealth elements.

Is this new direction good for the franchise? Gamers can decide on their own now, as GameSpot has the Commandos Strike Force PC demo available for download. The single-player demo will feature two levels: one spy-based training level that gives the lowdown on sneaking and stealth, and a two-commando mission that lets gamers switch between a Green Beret and a sniper on the fly.

Longtime Commandos developer Pyro Studios, a company from Madrid, Spain, once again handles the game's development. The shooter will be released for the Xbox, PlayStation 2, and the PC on April 4.

Commandos Strike Force is rated T for Teen and will retail for $39.99 on consoles and $29.99 on the PC.

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25 comments
zeruak
zeruak

Cant wait to download the demo. Commando games were "games of cult" for a generation of mature hardcore gamers who wanted a real hard challenge.

abxy
abxy

I downloaded and played it. I haven't beaten the demo yet, but I must say they've done an excellent job of transferring the essence of the Commandos series to an fps. There's still plenty of hardcore strategy involved; no blitzful running and gunning here folks. And in a sense, it's even harder since you don't have a bird's eye view of the field now. The action is solid and so are the visuals. If I wanted to describe the gameplay in really general vague terms i'd say it's like trying to play a match of Counterstrike or Day of Defeat and your team is composed of a few bots, and a few others played by you. The characters played by you are different classes and you have to switch back and forth between them on the fly. hmm, i'm not sure if that makes complete sense with the way I said that, but that's how it is. Nevertheless, it's pretty intense, and there's still that classic Commandos strategy that fans of the series will love. My prediction is that this won't dissapoint fans of the series and at the same time it'll bring on new fans. People who enjoy games like Commandos (duh!), Day of Defeat, or Enemy Territory, or any online team multiplayer games should enjoy this. I'm buying this the day it's out.

Tode
Tode

Corrupt or invalid error when I try to download. Any Help out there?

Gunlance
Gunlance

So for some reason the game totally blows on my 6600GT which is very odd. I mean I even set it to low everything and the resolution is locked at 800 by 600. Maybe it's the locked 2x aa thats screwing everything. The game looks to be pretty good...but... It's slow as hell on my PC which leads me to believe horrible bugs or coding or whatever which is going to steer me away for now. The game isn't as graphic demanding as BF2 or Quake IV so why is taxing my PC so much...completely boggles me. Oh well back to playing those games D:

anyulled
anyulled

Este juego es genial !!!! me encanta la escena del Francotirador, y el modo en primera persona es excelente, no puedo esperar a que llegue para tenerlo entre mis manos......

CAPITANMORGAN
CAPITANMORGAN

lock and load ladies..... were going in...... Its back. Another WAR game. I tell you, They just kep spitting them out dont they like a chiken does eggs! Well this ones a HIT. INSTANTLY!. You know it kinda makes you wonder.. was it that harsh back then when they were fighting or do the game developers ACTUALLY intensify the game for better gaming expirience? Hmmm.....( scrathces head ). Im ready for this one... ...downloading as we speak. So anyways, Now this game has what MEDAL OF HONOR didnt have. REALISM. The shading is actually great. Makes you kinda feel like your in the game not just playing it. An the shadows... oh the shadows... :) Unlike BF42 need i say more... This is a GAME WORTH for my collection. Imma buy it are you? AREA 51

molivers7
molivers7

I wonder how good this is going to be. Demos always leave me hanging.

s0l0123
s0l0123

Not excited. They ruined the Commandos series, imo.

gameAap
gameAap

i hope its a Fun demo, i loved commandos 2 and 3 :D

Mehfuz
Mehfuz

Why they changed the genre now it's FPS? like C&C red alart to renegede

Koen-Rio
Koen-Rio

tbh it looks cheap, enough said

amogley
amogley

anyone remember what happened when Command & Conquer went FPS a few years ago with Renegade ??? It might be worth checking out the demo though.

nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

Could be good, wish it was old school gameplay.

THF2
THF2

This doesn't have me too excited.

w_reflection
w_reflection

There taking a gamble with this but is this works out, will that be the end of the standard rts commandos that we have all come to like and enjoy?

XtReMeGaMeR4eVa
XtReMeGaMeR4eVa

LOL the first ones sold soo great this will be a hit!!!!!! JK I think they arrived to the FPS Hybrid party a year or two too late. It's sad but this game will probably bomb badly.

AA7
AA7

Looks semi cool, not sure if a FPS will work for the Comanados series. Expect it to be hard, all of the other Comandos games sure were.

Mantis_248th
Mantis_248th

what a way to ruiin another great franchise

Sturm08
Sturm08

Pyro is a bit hit or miss. Worth the demo download at least.

triplej04
triplej04

ive got a bad feeling about this

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

I hope it will be a good Demo that will give us a good feel for the game

ccgod
ccgod

Fun maybe it's A FPS?? which isn't Commandos at all

shaddix55
shaddix55

I love Commandos. It should be fun.