Mixed or average reviews - based on 35 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 35
  2. Negative: 3 out of 35
  1. Games Master UK
    In co-operative three-player this is a nostalgic blast, but single players will grow bored quickly despite a wealth of weapons, vehicles and bosses. [July 2008, p.82]
  2. This is old-school gaming at its very best and I couldn’t be happier for the trip down memory lane.
  3. The game is simply way more fun playing with friends than all by your lonely, and if you do play by yourself you’ll be way challenged to complete the game solo, even on the lower difficulty levels. It just doesn’t scale down that much.
  4. So, Commando 3 is a bit of a tricky call on whether or not you should download it. At 400 points, we would say go for it. But at a steep 800 points, you may want to check the demo first.
  5. Aside from the fact that the game can get a bit repetitive and is rather on the short side, Wolf of the Battlefield is a retro-styled shooter that’s hard to put down.
  6. 70
    Commando 3: Wolf of the Battlefield doesn't break any new ground or blow away the competition, but it provides some no-fuss shooting fun.
  7. Definitely recommended to big top-down shooter fans, but a definite try before you buy for other folks.
  8. 70
    The amazing thing is that, despite these issues, Commando 3 still manages to be a lot of fun.
  9. If you really like guns and explosions, this game is for you. Otherwise, pocket your points and save your ammo.
  10. 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.
  11. Commando 3 is an all-too-brief shooter that delivers high-caliber fun in solo and cooperative bursts.
  12. 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.
  13. Edge Magazine
    As a short, sharp blaze of fun, it's every bit as brash and ballsy as "Mercs" ever was. [July 2008, p.99]
  14. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    Nothing clever and nothing new; it's everything you've seen many times before, but done very well. [Aug 2008, p.99]
  15. This is about as good as it gets for a game that can be purchased on the cheap.
  16. Commando 3 soon becomes repetitive, even though it's a short game.
  17. 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.
  18. 59
    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.
  19. For what it's worth though, if you gave me a straight choice between this and an absolutely 100% accurate clone of the original, complete with the same sound effects, jaunty tunes and gameplay I'd choose the original Commando every time.
  20. X-ONE Magazine UK
    The vertical scrolling and relentless shooting become tired and boring very quickly. [Issue#35, p.114]

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