Metascore
66

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. 83
    Despite the minor flaws, I loved most every minute of Wolf of the Battlefield. This is a great game to pop in when you're sitting around with only a few minutes to spare, or when a couple of friends are looking for a quick way to kill some time.
  2. Wolf of the Battlefield succeeds. It's flashier, more detailed, more exciting and lets you play with friends while feeling a lot like Commando must have felt like way back before we knew any better.
  3. For $10, you get a great presentation, packing plenty of action, three difficulties, scoreboards, and online play.
  4. The bottom line is that Commando 3 is worth the $10. It may not be extremely epic or infinitely replayable, but it's certainly fun enough that you'll likely keep coming back to time and time again.
  5. 78
    It's a solid enough action title, but there's little variety on offer, which was also true of the arcade original. [Aug 2008, p.104]
  6. While there definitely are better shooters on the market (especially in the XBLA exclusive camp) Wolf of the Battlefield: Commando 3 is a very solid shooter that is every bit worth the $10 price tag.
  7. Commando 3 is a great addition to your gaming library if you're aware of its merits and its faults before purchasing it. Dying isn't just something that happens every so often in this game, it's a way of life.
  8. It does what the team seems to have wanted it to do fairly well, if not a bit unimaginatively.
  9. With Commando 3, Capcom manages to both wash away the bad taste of Rocketmen and prove that old-fashioned blasters can be made to work today without losing the naïve verve of the 1980s.
  10. 70
    Waging war with unlimited ammo has its fun, but it gets repetitive fast and sweet nostalgia can't really support the mundane.
  11. If you're looking for some brainless, thow-away thrills, Wolf Of The Battlefield provides polished, no-frills action. [Aug 2008, p.80]
  12. The only audience Commando 3 is likely to pull in are those who remember the originals fondly and wish to take a moment to go back to the games of their childhood. Quickly, these same people will remember that games of their childhood were awful by today's standards, and vow to never be suckered in again — at least until the next Contra remake comes out.
  13. Commando 3 is an all-too-brief shooter that delivers high-caliber fun in solo and cooperative bursts.
  14. A decent shooter that anyone could enjoy. As long as you realize you'll be getting only a few hours of dumb fun out of the deal, blasting away at home and online is a riot.
  15. 62
    The nostalgia of the Commando name isn’t enough to carry this one beyond the ordinary, and the lackluster graphics and generic art style don't help either. As arcade shooters go, Commando 3 isn’t a bad game, but it's just nothing special.
  16. 60
    The game presentation feels dated with generic graphics and music taken straight from an 80's Stallone action flick. The driving mechanics are poor, with the driving sections feeling like rushed add-ons. But most disappointing is the game's repetition.
  17. Just be forewarned that your hard earned money may be better spent elsewhere.
  18. Three-player online means co-operative carnage and the chance to torture yourself with high-score whoring leader boards. [Aug 2008, p.104]
  19. By employing a bizarre range limitation to artificially enhance its difficulty, though, it means the game, if you'll forgive the alarmingly twee turn of phrase, shoots itself in the foot.
  20. Like many of the revivalist action films we've seen in recent years, it is little more than a slick homage that lacks the bite of the real thing. [July 2008, p.123]
  21. There’s a real lack of enemy variety, as well.
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Dec 19, 2013
    5
    At first a had a lot of fun playing this. But after a while I noticed that this is an arcade game all the way. So you can't save betweenAt first a had a lot of fun playing this. But after a while I noticed that this is an arcade game all the way. So you can't save between levels, you have to finish the game from start to end in one go. Who has the time for that these days? And it's a very difficult game too. Also, it's kind of repetitive so I would have enjoyed playing this in short bursts, that's not possible though. Full Review »
  2. KevinR.
    Jul 23, 2008
    10
    Perfectly executed old-school action game. If you want to get your money's worth out of this one, then start out on the 4-starPerfectly executed old-school action game. If you want to get your money's worth out of this one, then start out on the 4-star difficulty. Dont play the easy difficulty, because you will beat it on your first try and ruin the fun. It is just how classic commando was, 3 lives then GAME OVER. No continue or any of that fairy stuff. Its game over, you start from the beginning. Like I said, play it on hard. Full Review »
  3. ChristopherTonge
    Jul 6, 2008
    8
    Enjoyable online mult-player and good retro fun with onscreen action that gets manic sometime (especially with 3 player) - shame on the personEnjoyable online mult-player and good retro fun with onscreen action that gets manic sometime (especially with 3 player) - shame on the person who gave it 0 out of 10 (first vote), that's really an abuse of the voting system, there are plenty of things to elevate it above 0, even if it's not your cup of tea.

    8/10from me - best played with others but retro fun even in single player.
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