Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
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  1. The closest you’re going to get to a realistic war simulation. Oh yes there’s no doubt about it we’ve been waiting for Commando’s 2 for a long time and now it’s finally here we’re far from disappointed.
  2. 82
    The non-linear mission design and freeform gameplay mechanics allow for some truly imaginative play.
  3. An underwhelming conversion can't quite obscure its brilliance. [XGamer]
  4. If you are patient and you are a hard core strategy gamer then you really cant go wrong with Commandos 2.
  5. The developers have done a commendable job both of translating mouse-and-keyboard controls to the Xbox's stock controller and of not sacrificing the finer points of Commandos 2's extremely challenging gameplay.
  6. I cannot stress this enough—this game is difficult. You will get frustrated. If strategy games are not your thing, stay far away from this one.
  7. Official Xbox Magazine
    It's definitely not for the uninitiated. [Nov 2002, p.125]
  8. Xbox Nation Magazine
    To describe the series of menus used here as "labyrinthine" would be to horribly oversimplify labyrinths. [Winter 2002, p.102]
  9. 70
    A good concept, a good game on PC, but really frustrating on Xbox.
  10. Game Informer
    Story-wise, the game is interesting, but the difficulty of the missions themselves will probably serve as a massive barrier for the gamers who want to find out what happens next. [Nov 2002, p.142]
  11. Play Magazine
    Not a poorly constructed game at all, but more of an esoteric offering for the console gamer with exceptional patience and desire for a game that demands meticulous strategy. [Nov 2002, p.90]
  12. 40
    Frustratingly difficult, and even knowing what you need to do to succeed doesn’t mean you will, thanks to a horrible in-game map and unintuitive and difficult controls.

Awards & Rankings

#84 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2002
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
    Dec 19, 2002
    Not bad , better than the first on the pc. Needs more levels, and more difficult ones.
  2. AlexS.
    Dec 14, 2002
    This is probably the best strategy-war game I have ever played.
  3. NIKO
    Oct 13, 2002
    Good Game! graphics are impressives and sounds are better than gommandos 1, but it's little bittle too difficult.