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Commandos 2: Men of Courage

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Commandos 2: Men of Courage (2001, 2002, 2010)

Commandos 2: Men of Courage is a critically acclaimed World War 2 real-time tactics video game. It was released in 2001 for the PC, and ported a year later to the Xbox and PS2. In 2010, it was also released for the Mac OS X along with its sequel, Destination Berlin as part of the "Commandos Battle Pack".

The missions in the game were inspired by famous WW2 movies. The mission "Saving Private Smith" was clearly based on Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan. In the mission "The Bridge on the River Kwai" the Commandos must destroy the bridge, as in the film of the same name. Other references include the movies such as The Great Escape, Is Paris Burning? and The Colditz Story.

The following weapons appear in the video game Commandos 2: Men of Courage:

Allied Weapons

Colt M1911A1

The Colt M1911A1 is the standard sidearm of every member of the team in the game. Has unlimited ammunition and isn't reloaded. Appears as "M1911A".

World War 2 issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
The Remaster's Colt Icon
The 3D Pistol in the remaster, the exact texture/model size depends on the character model but it seems to generally be a 1911-ish Pistol.

Springfield M1903A4

The Springfield M1903A4 is used by Duke and Lips. This weapon has the biggest range and one hit will always kill the targeted soldier. It erroneously shares ammunition with the G43 and Type 97.

M1903A4 Springfield sniper variant with M84 scope - .30-06
The Sniper holds the Sniper in-game in the Remaster.

Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I

The Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I is used mainly by Allied soldiers. Has unlimited ammo and cannot be reloaded.

Lee-Enfield No. 4 Mk I - .303 British

M2-2 Flamethrower

The M2-2 Flamethrower is a devastating weapon, but finding "ammo" for it can be a big problem. Only Inferno is capable of handling this weapon.

M2-2 Flamethrower
Remastered Icon
The Sapper holds a Flamethrower

Mills Bomb

The Mills Bomb is the standard frag grenade of the Commandos. In this game only the Sapper can throw frag grenades, just like in Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines.

Mills Bomb
The HD Grenade Icon


The PIAT appears as "Bazooka" in the game and only Inferno can use it. Can be used to destroy tanks or kill groups of enemies.

Projector, Infantry, Anti Tank (PIAT)
Remaster PIAT
The Sapper holds a PIAT

German Weapons

Luger P08

The Luger P08 is the standard weapon of the German officers and is also used by snipers occasionally. It has the exact same stats as the M1911A1, however it does not have unlimited ammo.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm


The MP40 is the only submachine gun in the game. It has a medium range and packs decent fire power. All of the Commandos can use it. The MP40 is the perfect choice when dealing with groups of enemies, however it can only be fired in short bursts.

MP40 - 9x19mm Parabellum
The HD Icon for the MP40

Gewehr 43

Wehrmacht snipers use the Gewehr 43 rifle. It is one of the poorly-modeled weapons in the game, because the in-game inventory image doesn't really look like that rifle at all, despite this it is still called G43.

Gewehr 43 with ZF 4 scope - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The Remaster's version.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 / Kar98k hybrid

The "Karabiner98k" is actually a Mauser Gewehr 1898 / Kar98k hybrid. It is incorrectly portrayed with a box magazine instead of the 5-round stripper clip. It is used by German patrols and all of the Commandos can use it too. It has the largest range, but the ammunition is limited to 15 rounds per soldier.

In a glaring error in the remaster, the German and Japanese rifles are reversed and as a result, the German rifle is used by the Japanese.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
Karabiner 98k - 7.92x57mm Mauser
The Kar98k in the inventory of a Japanese Soldier.
The low quality 3D Kar98k during gameplay. (The same model and textures are used for all rifles.)

Tellermine 35 (Stahl)

The Tellermine 35 (Stahl) anti-tank mine can be used by Inferno to set up deadly traps for vehicles. If the enemy laid it, only Inferno can detect and disarm it with the Mine Detector.

Tellermine 35 (Stahl) Anti-tank mine

Japanese Weapons

Type 94

Japanese snipers and officers always have one Type 94 pistol in their inventory.

Japanese Type 94 Pistol - 8x22mm Nambu

Type 38

Arisaka Type 38 rifles are used by Imperial soldiers in the game. Incorrectly shown with box magazine instead of the 5-round internal magazine.

Arisaka Type 38 rifle - 6.5x50mm Arisaka

Type 97

Japanese snipers use Arisaka Type 97 rifles. Only Duke can use it of the Commandos. This weapon is also incorrectly shown with box magazine instead of the 5-round internal magazine.

Arisaka Type 97 Sniper Rifle with scope - 6.5x50mm Arisaka

Other/Unusable Weapons


Several PPSh-41 submachine guns can be seen in the intro of the game.

Soviet PPSh-41 Submachine Gun - 7.62x25mm Tokarev
Images from the archive footage shown in the intro of the game. The same footage is also present in the previous game.

Arisaka Type 2

The Arisaka Type 2 Paratrooper rifle is added in the remastered version. The rifle was likely intended to replace the basic Arisaka, however, in a glaring error the German and Japanese rifles were reversed resulting in the Type 2 being erroneously used by the Germans.

Arisaka Type 02 Paratrooper Takedown rifle - 7.7x58mm
The Type 2 in the HD Remaster's inventory.


In a frankly bizarre error, the Mosin-Nagant M91/30 appears as the Japanese! Sniper Rifle in the HD Remaster, seemingly whoever was in charge of the weapon icons saw the Ushanka-like cap on the Japanese Sniper Unifrom and assumed they were Russian instead of making a Type 97 icon for the inventory.

Full-length, Mosin Nagant M91/30 Sniper Rifle with Russian PU 3.5x sniper scope and down turned bolt handle - 7.62x54R
The HD version of the "Type 97", (As well as the Type 94 Pistol) for some reason the end of the rifle is gray.

M7A3 CS Gas Grenade

A gas grenade with what appears to be "M7A3" markings is usable by the commandos.

M7A3 CS gas grenade

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