The console generation may be dying down but the latest round of remasters keep on coming; this time it is the classic World War II game Commandos 2 and – for the first time on consoles – Praetorians receiving the HD treatment on Xbox One and PS4.
Both titles are available in the same package – and as separate purchases if you so wish – in one glorious dose of tactical and strategic real-time action.
First up is Commandos 2: Set during World War II you lead a small group of elite units through scenarios based on real-life. Each commando has unique abilities and stats so it is a question of finding the right man – or woman or dog – for the job. Interact with your surroundings by climbing up telephone poles or peeking into buildings to give yourself the edge over your opponents.
- • Re-imagined in HD with reworked controls, modernized UI and an overhauled tutorial
- • Control nine unique commandos, each with different skills and specializations
- • The Commandos series’ first appearance in a modern 3D Engine
- • Experiment with skills and weapons in a challenging “against the odds” gameplay style
Then we have Praetorians: A real-time strategy game set during the ascendance of the Roman Empire. Take control of three armies including the Romans, Barbarians and the Egyptians across a large campaign that travels through Italy, Northern Europe and Egypt. Terrain and unit formation plays a huge part in your success or defeat in this fast-paced RTS classic.
- • The PC strategy classic, released on consoles for the first time
- • Re-imagined in HD with reworked controls for consoles
- • Over 20 campaign missions set in Egypt, Gaul and Italy
- • Unique sets of abilities and formations for different unit types and characters
Both titles have been given a HD facelift and revised user interfaces and controls. Want to know how well this was done? Our full review will be with you before you know it.
Available to download right now in a tasty double pack for £33.49, or individually at £16.74 each, Commandos 2 and Praetorians HD Remaster bring real-time goodness to Xbox One and PS4 consoles. Whether you are a returning fan of these games or missed them first time around, let us know in the comments below!
Commandos 2 HD –
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.
Relive the celebrated real-time strategy classic Praetorians, re-imagined in high definition. Praetorians is set amidst the political machinations of an emerging Roman Empire. Prove your worth on the battlefields of Egypt, the combat theaters of Gaul and finally the heart of the Empire itself in Italy, in the crusade to become Emperor. To emerge victorious, you’ll need to learn to combine your units and exploit the weaknesses of your enemies.