Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines, a game based on the exploits of commandos during World War II, is an excellent if sometimes frustrating game. It draws quite a bit from role-playing games with its character interaction, enabling individual control of a party with a vast set of skills. You navigate your party through maps crawling with enemy soldiers, and must use your wits to stealthily avoid or eliminate the opposition. The end result of fusing these elements together proved a killer combination for Commandos.
By allowing you to control an entire group of specialized soldiers instead of just one, Commandos plays more like a puzzle game than a typical RTS twitch session. Itís a game that relies heavily on both patience and precision, since you must use your pack of characters to perform different goals. The artificial skill limitations are a bit annoying on occasions. For example, the only character that can row a boat is the Marine, and the only character that can drive a truck is the driver. However this appears to have been done to make each character essential in completing the scenario and thus adds to the gameís complexity.