Mixed or average reviews - based on 27 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 27
  2. Negative: 2 out of 27
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Commandos Strike Force is the only game I've ever attempted to play on Xbox Live where there wasn't a single player playing.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    Problem is, getting to the good stuff requires battling through a blitzkrieg of banality. [May 2006, p.98]
  7. 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]
  8. Perhaps the Commandos series should stick to strategy gaming.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 50
    The WW2 shooter has been done to death, and this game doesn't do anything at all to breathe life into the genre.
  12. Overall, Commandos Strike Force is a competent shooter and a decent first effort at a FPS.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  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. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. An uninspired shift to first-person saps this Commandos instalment of that special strategic touch.
  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. 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.

Awards & Rankings

#70 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2006
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  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.