Well-regarded games from past generations getting a remaster are almost always a mixed bag. In the case of Commandos 2 I’d say it’s a split down the middle. Certainly it’s nice to see the game looking at least a bit more polished than in its original form, though there’s no doubt it is still rough around the edges, and the pretty unique tactical play it features is pretty uncommon on the system. That said, key areas like control are undoubtedly on the clunky side and the degree of trial and error you may need to go through to find success (absolutely be sure to save often) because of some wonky mechanics at times sour the experience a bit. The key to the game and enjoying it really ends up being how well you’re able to tolerate the bumpy road of knowing what you need to do but having it be more of a struggle than you’d expect to implement your plan. For those looking to reminisce on a beloved title I’d say there’s a stronger case to be made for checking it out, but for people without that nostalgia it’s more likely to be a disappointment.
Justin Nation, Score: