Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
Buy On
  1. Commandos Strike Force achieves the impossible - it's a wargame that's innovative and interesting to play. Switching characters in the middle of a battle keeps the pace high, while the solo chapters use each fighter and their skills to their fullest.
  2. A limp first-person shooter that forgets strategy and adaptability for linear play.
  3. Avoid high expectations, and rent.
  4. 75
    I'd say that fans of the series ought to check this one out, but those of us who've gotten spoiled by Brothers in Arms and Call of Duty will only see glimpses of that intensity and cinema.
  5. Commandos: Strike Force just feels like a game of half measures. The tree textures are straight out of 1999, the one-liners are repeated way too often, and the fighting just feels almost fun, rather than fun.
  6. For those who aren't familiar with the series, you won't find anything here that will knock you over. Without understanding how good the other games were, you won't have the context to see this one as anything but a sub-par WWII game.
  7. Commandos Strike Force is the only game I've ever attempted to play on Xbox Live where there wasn't a single player playing.
  8. Overall, Commandos Strike Force is a competent shooter and a decent first effort at a FPS.
  9. There's no use mincing words. Commandos Strike Force is a dumbed down version of the Commandos series. It's more accessible, more forgiving and for the right player it can be a whole lot of fun.
  10. It's certainly more of the same when it comes to the stealth action and FPS genres that it follows, and doesn't really rise above or try anything particularly new in order to provide that little bit of an edge that it needs to make it out of the realm of mediocrity.
  11. Stripped of the strategic elements, this title is left as little more than an average first-person shooter with a smidgen of cool stealth gameplay.
  12. AceGamez
    Commandos: Strike Force does have some unusual ideas that it brings to the war first person shooter, such as peeking through keyholes and sneaking around strangling Nazis while dressed as one of them, but it's simply not enough to earn it a promotion through the ranks, not with so many great shooters out there.
  13. The respectable Commandos series goes away from its RTS roots to a full-blown shooter, but loses much of the franchise's greatness in the transition.
  14. Things like framerate and hit detection can sometimes be tolerated if a game looks spectacular, but Commandos Strike Force doesn't even have the beauty card in its hand.
  15. Official Xbox Magazine
    Strike Force is an unusual departure for the series--one that will undoubtedly disappoint fans who loved directing their tiny heroes around lushly detailed isometric maps. [May 2006, p.83]
  16. Perhaps the Commandos series should stick to strategy gaming.
  17. 60
    Even if some parts are lackluster there's not much that's truly awful about it, and its unique elements are more than enough to make up for things like the handful of missions spoiled by suicidal Allies.
  18. Commandos Strike Force is a decent action shooter but if fails in its objective of trying to be a FPS version of the well-known Commandos RTS series.
  19. 60
    Commandos: Strike Force tries to combine its tactical strategy roots into a FPS, but you'd never be able to tell it, especially with a game like Brothers in Arms out on the market.
  20. Though based on a great series of innovative tactical action/puzzle games, Commandos Strike Force comes off as just another middling World War II shooter, despite some good ideas.
  21. Game Informer
    If I had more space I could detail the game's numerous flaws in control, design, and AI, but I don't. Thank God. [Jun 2006, p.112]
  22. 50
    It looks okay, it plays okay, it has some nice touches, but it lacks the spit and polish required to elevate it above the rest in an already crowded genre.
  23. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    Problem is, getting to the good stuff requires battling through a blitzkrieg of banality. [May 2006, p.98]
  24. 50
    The WW2 shooter has been done to death, and this game doesn't do anything at all to breathe life into the genre.
  25. An uninspired shift to first-person saps this Commandos instalment of that special strategic touch.
  26. games(TM)
    The game is so immensely frustrating and linear that moments of fun are few and far between. [Apr 2006, p.124]
  27. 40
    Only the Sabotage online mode, where teams attempt to interrogate rivals for parts of a six-number code, stands out as unique. One mode won't win the war, much less our gaming money for the month.

Awards & Rankings

#70 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2006
User Score

No user score yet- Awaiting 1 more rating

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. GuyE.
    May 6, 2006
    Buy this game if you like me loved hitman2, its a great game with well constructed missions, good story and exciting gameplay.