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  • Summary: Commandos 3: Destination Berlin is a game of real-time tactics that places you in command of an elite unit of Special Forces behind enemy lines. From the shores of France to the heart of the Third Reich, strike fast from land or sea with your small squad of guerrilla fighters, infiltrating hostile territories and conducting raids to disrupt the German war machine. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
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  1. Positive: 15 out of 24
  2. Negative: 2 out of 24
  1. A fun and highly challenging tactical game that will test your analytical skills as well as your undying patience.
  2. 89
    While no other franchise can present you with so many seemingly insurmountable challenges, no other franchise is able to offer such a feeling of accomplishment once the objectives are miraculously achieved.
  3. Make no mistake that it is going to give you absolute hell, yet beyond the initial frustration at your apparent gaming impotence, attempting to penetrate its steely exterior becomes a bizarre pleasure that offers a triumphant sense of achievement.
  4. While Commandos 3 is still a strong concept, and most definitely a super-looking game, it's only suitable for the most patient veterans of the series.
  5. Sadly, despite such impressive scope, the difficulty level takes its toll on the playing experience. Only those with buckets of patience and strategic acumen will ever fully realise this game's awesome potential. [Dec 2003, p.110]
  6. A quality experience for the hardcore strategy gamer. The biggest drawback is that it’s so similar to the older Commandos; frankly, you may have already experienced this battle before.
  7. Pure blah from the opening missions in snowy Stalingrad to the last hurrah on the beaches of Normandy. [Jan 2004, p.67]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Oct 6, 2011
    10
    I've been playing the Commando series since they first came out and they keep getting better and better. The cut scenes are worth the effort. I can't wait for the next one to come out. Collapse
  2. Feb 5, 2014
    10
    Ah WTF, Commandos is a miracle in my life, all of them! I could not imagine my childhood without the opening song of beyond the call of duty and the voice of green beret saying 'roger that" "COPY THAT" Expand
  3. Nov 10, 2011
    10
    As far as RTS games go, this is one of the best series I have played. So much so, that I have adopted my online alias to Beret in honor of the Green Beret. This is not a mindless run and gun, this requires strategical thinking and skill. Kind of like a 2.5 Splinter Cell from the WWII era. The graphics are gorgeous for the time this was made and plot, though cliche, is nicely done. There is not any character development which isn't surprising. However, this is still one of my favorite games to date. Expand
  4. Nov 3, 2011
    6
    I've spent five hours, and I still haven't got this game down. Too much micromanaging, but not enough hotkeys or ease of access to do so. Still, when I've gotten something to work, it's very rewarding, such as using a gas grenade to put some enemies to sleep as I go in and tie them up. Silently taking out guards one by one (using a pack of cigarretes on the ground and a piano wire from behind, hehe) is another high point. Still, I've not beat one level yet.

    Maybe I'm just doing something wrong, but after 5 hours, I'm simply treading water in this game, not enjoying myself.
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