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Commandos 2 - HD Remaster

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📰 Title: Commandos 2 - HD Remaster 🕹️ / 🛠️ Type: Game
🗃️ Genre: Strategy 🚦 Status: 05. Released
🏷️ Category: Strategy ➤ Top-Down Fight of Units ➤ WW I & II 🌍️ Browser-based:
🔖 Tags: Strategy; Tactical; Stealth; Real Time Tactics; Puzzle; Unity engine; Military; War; World War I & II; Classic; Squad-based; Missions; Day & Night; Weather; Controller 📦️ Package Name:
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👁️ Visual: Free-roaming camera 📦️ Flatpak/Athenaeum:
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🎖️ Game design: 👫️ Contrib.: Goupil & Louis
🎰️ ID: 16019 🐛️ Created: 2021-04-13
🐜️ Updated: 2021-11-07

📖️ Summary

[fr]: La version HD remastérisée de Commandos 2: Men of Courage (2001, 2nd jeu de la série), un jeu de tactique temps réel dans lequel le joueur dirige une équipe de 9 commandos (aux compétences spécifiques), accomplissant différentes missions d'infiltration (de jour et de nuit) au cours de la 2nde guerre mondiale. Cette version remastérisée apporte notamment un graphisme (HD, 3D, zoom), une interface, des contrôles et un tutoriel améliorés. L'environnement est interactif, il est possible d'explorer l'intérieur des lieux et le joueur bénéficie d'une grande liberté pour mener ses missions. [en]: The remastered HD version of Commandos 2: Men of Courage (2001, 2nd game in the series), a real-time tactical game in which the player leads a team of 9 commandos (with specific skills), accomplishing different stealth missions (day and night) during World War II. This remastered version brings improved graphics (HD, 3D, zoom), interface, controls and tutorial. The environment is interactive, it is possible to explore the interior of the places and the player benefits from a great freedom to carry out his missions.

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📕 Description [fr]

Un RTS dans lequel le joueur effectue des missions d'infiltration avec ses commandos durant la 2nde guerre mondiale, par les studios Pyro Studios et Yippee! Entertainment (acquis par le studio Team17)
Il utilise le moteur Unity.

Commandos 2 - HD Remaster (2020) est la version HD remastérisée de Commandos 2: Men of Courage (2001, 2nd jeu de la série), un jeu de tactique temps réel dans lequel le joueur dirige une équipe de 9 commandos (aux compétences spécifiques), accomplissant différentes missions d'infiltration (de jour et de nuit) au cours de la 2nde guerre mondiale. Cette version remastérisée apporte notamment un graphisme (HD, 3D, zoom), une interface, des contrôles et un tutoriel améliorés. L'environnement est interactif, il est possible d'explorer l'intérieur des lieux et le joueur bénéficie d'une grande liberté pour mener ses missions.


Revivez le chef-d'œuvre de tactique en temps réel qui a défini le genre comme aucun autre : Développé à l'origine par les légendaires Pyro Studios, Commandos 2 - HD Remaster est un véritable hommage à l'un des chefs-d'œuvre les plus célèbres du jeu vidéo. Découvrez Commandos 2 Men of Courage comme jamais auparavant en haute définition avec des commandes, une interface utilisateur et un didacticiel retravaillés. Prenez le contrôle d'un groupe de commandos d'élite qui doivent s'aventurer en territoire ennemi et utiliser leur expertise combinée pour accomplir une série de missions notoirement exigeantes se déroulant pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Dirigez votre équipe de commandos dans des environnements variés basés sur des lieux authentiques de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, contre vents et marées, opérez secrètement et inversez le cours de la guerre.

Caractéristiques

• Réimaginé en HD avec des commandes retravaillées, une interface utilisateur modernisée et un tutoriel remanié.
• Des environnements interactifs : volez les uniformes et les armes de l'ennemi, grimpez sur des poteaux, balancez-vous sur des câbles, nagez, utilisez des véhicules et montez et descendez des bâtiments, des navires et des avions.
• Contrôlez neuf commandos uniques, chacun ayant des compétences et des spécialisations différentes, notamment béret vert, sniper, expert en démolition, plongeur, séductrice et voleur.
• La première apparition de la série Commandos dans un moteur 3D moderne : faites pivoter l'environnement à 360 degrés, déplacez-vous de manière fluide dans et hors des bâtiments, des sous-marins, des avions et sous l'eau, et zoomez dans et hors de l'environnement.
• Des scénarios authentiques de la Seconde Guerre mondiale : 10 missions couvrant 9 environnements différents de nuit et de jour, avec des effets météorologiques réalistes.
• Le choix est le vôtre : la façon dont vous abordez chaque mission ne dépend que de vous. Expérimentez vos compétences et vos armes dans un style de jeu stimulant "contre vents et marées".
• Des véhicules et des armes de la Seconde Guerre mondiale, dont des jeeps, des chars, des camions, des navires, des bazookas et des lance-flammes.



🌍️ Wikipedia: Commandos 2: Men of Courage

Commandos 2: Men of Courage est un jeu vidéo de tactique en temps réel, développé par Pyro Studios, sorti sur PC, PS2 et Xbox en 2001.

Trame

Synopsis

Personnages

Outre les personnages du premier opus, trois nouveaux personnages font leur apparition :

• Le voleur, agile et rapide, qui peut donc s'infiltrer très facilement en territoire ennemi mais ne sait toutefois pas maîtriser efficacement les ennemis qu'il assomme.
• Natacha qui use de ses charmes pour détourner l'attention ennemie. Son rôle ressemble un peu à celui de l'espion. À noter qu'elle était déjà présente dans l'add-on du premier opus.
• l'artificier, sage et âgé et utilise les armes lourdes et les bombes
• le béret vert , un soldat fort physiquement
• le mécano
• l'espion
• nageur de combat
• Le chien qui peut transporter divers objets d'un coin à l'autre de la carte sans être gêné par les soldats. Son rôle reste assez limité dans l'histoire.

Système de jeu

Suite de Commandos : Derrière les lignes ennemies, Commandos 2 reprend les bases de ce dernier. Le joueur dirige toujours une équipe de commandos durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale qui doivent accomplir différents objectifs en s'infiltrant dans des lieux infestés de soldats ennemis, le tout en vue aérienne afin d'avoir une vue d'ensemble de la situation.

Les interactions possibles avec l'environnement sont plus nombreuses et les capacités des commandos étendues (le nageur de combat peut lancer des couteaux, par exemple) ; si chaque commando possède ses propres facultés, ils sont désormais moins spécialisés dans leurs actions (par exemple, tout commando peut désormais porter un corps, nager, ou revêtir un uniforme ennemi).

De nombreux mécanismes ont été ajoutés, il est désormais possible de pénétrer dans des bâtiments, et regarder par la fenêtre, ou tirer par la fenêtre. Les commandos se voient dotés d'un inventaire limité, et ils peuvent trouver des objets dans des placards ou sur les corps ennemis, comme des uniformes ou des munitions. Les munitions sont désormais comptées, à la différence des opus précédents ; de nouvelles armes font leur apparition, comme le fusil d'assaut ou la mitraillette. Les commandos peuvent tous revêtir un uniforme, mais seul l'espion peut en revêtir un pour un temps illimité sans être découvert. Enfin, on peut désormais assommer et ligoter un ennemi au lieu de le tuer, et utiliser ensuite un ennemi capturé pour effectuer des actions en le mettant en joue.

Les graphismes ont été actualisés, avec un passage à la 3D permettant la rotation de la caméra sous quatre angles différents.

Également, trois nouveaux commandos font leur apparition (voir la section personnages), plus le personnage de Wilson, un naufragé sur une île déserte, dans la mission 6.

Le jeu est constitué de dix missions, plus deux missions d'entraînement. Les trois premières missions s'inscrivent dans une continuité : la première mission se passe de nuit dans le port de La Pallice, où le voleur prépare le terrain pour l'équipe de commandos qui doit arriver le jour sur cette base (mission 2) ; l'équipe s'échappe ensuite dans un sous-marin, qui est attaqué et capturé au pôle Nord par un vaisseau nazi. Les missions suivantes se passent en Birmanie (mission 4) où l'on rencontre et l'on peut donner des ordres à des Ghurkhas, sur le pont de la rivière Kwaï (mission 5), sur une île du Pacifique (mission 6), dans le port de Hải Phòng (mission 7), dans une ville dévastée par les combats entre les nazis et les Alliés (mission 8), dans la forteresse de Colditz (mission 9), et finalement autour de la tour Eiffel (mission 10).

Le jeu comporte de plus des phases dialoguées entre les commandos (par exemple après la libération de l'un d'entre eux dans certaines missions).

Enfin, dans toutes les missions sauf une, les commandos pourront récupérer dans les coffres ou placards des éléments de puzzle, constituant les fragments d'une photo ; si la photo est reconstituée à la fin de la mission, le joueur a la possibilité de jouer à une mission bonus.

Développement

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📕 Description [en]

"A real-time tactical game in which the player carries out stealth missions with his commandos during World War II" (Serge Le Tyrant, Le Bottin des Jeux Linux / The Linux Games Book).

Relive the real-time tactics masterpiece that defined the genre like no other: Originally developed by the legendary Pyro Studios, Commandos 2 - HD Remaster is a true homage to one of gaming’s most celebrated masterpieces. Experience Commandos 2 Men of Courage like never before in high definition with reworked controls, UI and tutorial. Take control of an elite group of commandos who must venture deep into enemy territory and utilize their combined expertise to complete a series of notoriously demanding missions set in World War II. Go covert into various environments based on authentic World War II locations and lead your team of commandos against overwhelming odds, operate covertly and turn the tide of war.

Features

• Re-imagined in HD with reworked controls, modernized UI and an overhauled tutorial.
• Interactive environments: steal enemy uniforms and weapons, climb poles, swing from cables, swim, utilize vehicles, and climb in/out of buildings, ships and planes.
• Control nine unique commandos, each with different skills and specializations including green beret, sniper, demolition expert, diver, seductress and thief.
• The Commandos series’ first appearance in a modern 3D Engine: rotate the environment 360 degrees, move seamlessly in and out of buildings, submarines, planes and underwater, and zoom in and out of the environment.
• Authentic WWII scenarios: 10 missions spanning 9 different environments in night and day, with realistic weather effects.
• The choice is yours: how you tackle each mission is up to you. Experiment with skills and weapons in a challenging “against the odds” gameplay style.
• WWII vehicles and weapons, including jeeps, tanks, trucks, ships, bazookas and flame-throwers.


🌍️ Wikipedia: Commandos 2: Men of Courage

Commandos 2: Men of Courage is a real-time tactics video game, developed by Pyro Studios, published by Eidos Interactive, and released on September 20, 2001. It is a sequel to Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines and the second installment of the Commandos series, and is the only strategy game of the series to be designed not only for Microsoft Windows, but also for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. The game sees players taking control of a squad of commandos, along with various allied units, as they sneak behind enemy lines to accomplish various missions in World War II, between 1941 and 1944, that will help them to thwart the war efforts of the Germans and the Japanese. The game features several improvements to the gameplay from its predecessor, including the ability to use enemy weapons and explore interior locations, the inclusion of three new commandos, a number of new skills for the original six members along with their other abilities, and new pieces of equipment to help overcome the enemy.

While the PC version of the game was well received, the console versions received less favourable reviews. In 2005, the game was bundled together with Commandos 3: Destination Berlin as part of the Commandos Battle Pack by Feral Interactive.

A remastered version of the game, Commandos 2 - HD Remaster, featuring updated graphics and controls, developed by Torus Games and published by Kalypso Media was released in 2020: for Microsoft Windows on 24 January, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on 18 September, and for the Nintendo Switch on 4 December, and is set to released for iPad and Android at a later date.

Gameplay

Much like its predecessor, Commandos 2 sees the player taking on the role of an allied officer in charge of directing a group of commandos, each with a different set of skills and abilities that they can use, who take part in a series of twenty-two missions - two training stages to get used to controlling the commandos; ten story missions; and ten bonus missions that feature unique challenges and situations to complete, but are only accessible after each story mission is completed, if the player acquires a set of books marked "BONUS" within each of them. Each mission in the game features a series of objectives, divided between main and secondary, that the player needs to complete in order to finish a mission, including securing an escape route from an area, as well as clues to where players can find supplies or locate useful assets to help them with their mission; while briefings for each mission outline most objectives and clues, others are provided through completing current objectives or clues the player has knowledge of (i.e. If an objective is to contact someone and the player completes this, the contact might provide an additional objective and/or clue for the player to use).

Much like Behind Enemy Lines, each mission features the player having control of a subset of commandos, though in some missions, the player begins with a few commandos to use, but can gain control of others through either contacting them somewhere in the mission's location, or rescuing them from imprisonment. The original six from the previous game are once more available for use, though some have a few notable improvements in how they can be used - the Green Beret can now climb telephone poles and traverse their cables, can jump out of windows, and can carry small containers around; the Sniper can climb up telephone poles to use them as sniping positions; the Spy can now not only direct soldiers and lieutenants to look somewhere else, but can order soldiers and enemy staff to move somewhere else if disguised as an officer, while his syringe can now daze, knock out, or kill an enemy, depending on the number of doses they are given; the Diver now kills enemies by throwing knives at them, and now carries a grappling hook that can be used to traverse walls or set up a trip-wire to knock out enemies; the Driver can now set up traps, both lethal and non-lethal; and the Sapper can now use a mine detector to find buried mines and dis-arm them, as well as set-up mines to eliminate infantry and armoured vehicles. Along with these six, the players also gets control over three new members to use, including: the Thief, who is the most agile of the group, can climb in and out of windows and through small holes, hide in tight spaces, climb and traverse telephone poles and cables like the Green Beret, and unlock metal containers and some doors with his lockpicks; the Seductress, who acts like both the Spy and the Sniper, in that when disguised she can use her lipstick to distract enemy soldiers, but can't fool officers, and when not disguised, she can use a sniper rifle to take out enemies; and Whiskey, a dog who the commandos can use to trade items between them, as well as bark near enemies to distract them. In addition to the commandos, players also gain control of allied units, most of whom can be equipped with weapons and placed in four different combat stances, including firing out of windows and crouching down, and thus be used to combat enemies when needed.

Other new features include the player being able to explore interior locations and underwater locations, facing additional threats such as wild animals and Gestapo soldiers, the ability to salvage enemy weapons from their bodies to use when needed, such as rifles and sub-machine guns, the ability to use multiple cameras to survey a mission's location, the ability to hide bodies in bodies of water or amongst certain objects such as reeds, and the inclusion of new equipment - binoculars, flamethrowers, molotov cocktails, smoke grenades, rope ladders, gas grenades, canned food and first aid kits. While the various gameplay mechanics from Behind Enemy Lines are still used, such as line of sight, the ability to view enemy positions, and other enemy behaviours, such as investigating suspicious sounds or reacting to alarms, a number of areas received notable changes - All commandos can wear enemy soldier uniforms, though unlike the Spy, the effect last only for a limited time and as long as they stay out of close range of enemies; cars and lorries can be driven by all commandos, but armoured cars require the Driver, and Tanks need both him and the Sapper; the inventory system is a grid-like space, with objects taking up a certain number of spaces depending on their size; enemies now display a line of sight when detecting something in their view, which is orange for something that has caught their interest, blue if they spotted something suspicious, and red if they have seen a commando; and commandos will be shot on sight if they are discovered by the enemy, rather than captured, while alarms last for a while before they eventually end, although guards will investigate the area that triggered it.

Plot
The interface for Commandos 2: Men of Courage. The commandos are displayed in the top left, the game commands and map are in the top right and the actions that can be performed by the selected commando are in the bottom right. This screenshot shows the "Target: Burma" mission, which involves the commandos rescuing a spiritual leader and a unit of Gurkhas.

In May 1941, commandos Paul Toledo and Natasha Nikochevski capture an Enigma machine and its codebook in a German submarine base at La Pallice in La Rochelle, France. While Natasha leaves the base, Toledo is ordered to stay behind with the Enigma to assist the other commandos (Jack O'Hara, Thomas Hancock, James Blackwood & René Duchamp) when they arrive at daybreak to rescue the crew of a Royal Navy submarine, the E-423, sheltered and under heavy guard in a submarine pen. They destroy the base's anti-aircraft guns and torpedo warehouse before escaping in the submarine.

While in the North Sea, the Royal Navy submarine is caught and forced to surface in the frigid waters after being depth charged by a German destroyer. The enigma machine is confiscated and the entire crew captured with the exception of Blackwood and Hancock, both of whom evaded capture. After rescuing the crew, the commandos proceed to recover the Enigma and disable the destroyer's main guns and boiler room. Under orders that the Enigma be hastily brought to England, O'Hara and Duchamp takeoff in a Fieseler Fi 156, while the rest escape in the submarine.

A year passes and the commandos are deployed to the Pacific Theatre. In Burma, they rescue a spiritual leader and assassinate a Japanese tyrant with the help of Gurkhas. On 17 June 1942, the commandos are sent to northern Thailand, where they rescue a Colonel Guinness, who in turn helps them destroy the bridge over the River Kwai by revealing its structural weakness. The bridge is blown up just as a train of the Imperial Japanese Army high command crosses it, plummeting into the river.

In July 1942, the commandos land on the strongly fortified Savo Island to disable the large artillery guns, before Operation Watchtower can commence. While on the island, they are assisted by a castaway named Wilson. After destroying the artillery and rescuing a downed American pilot, he returns the favour by piloting a Kawanishi H8K to help them escape the island, but not before telling them of a gold monkey statue which is symbolic to the Japanese. O'Hara steals it as a souvenir.

In Spring of 1944, the commandos are sent to Haiphong, Indochina, destroying the port's fuel depots and infiltrating the Japanese aircraft carrier Shinano. While out at sea, the commandos sabotage the rudder of every A6M Zero and report the carrier's position before escaping in two intact Zeroes. The Shinano is then bombed by American Vought F4U Corsairs.

Following their tour of duty in the Pacific, the commandos are recalled to the Western Front for the Normandy invasion. During the battle of Cherbourg, they rescue a wounded Private Smith, and with the help of American soldiers, successfully defend the town from waves of German infantry and Panzer III tanks. A few months later, Toledo is captured and taken to Colditz Castle where he is to be executed. The commandos save him and they help the prisoners of war housed there escape by disguising them in German uniform. While the prisoners escape, the commandos acquire top secret documents from three high-ranking German officers, revealing plans to devastate Paris with planted explosives before it is liberated.

In August 1944, the entire commando corps arrive in Paris and thwart plans to destroy much of the city, before leaving in an airship from top of the Eiffel Tower.

Missions

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