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Radio Commander

4.2 out of 5
14 User Ratings

User Ratings Breakdown

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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About Radio Commander

About this game

In Radio Commander you are playing as an American military commander serving in US Army during the Vietnam War. You will be carrying a heavy burden as your mission is to coordinate military operations taking place between 1965 and 1968.

But this is not just another RTS, in which you are an invisible being hovering over the battlefield. In Radio Commander situation reports are given to you in form of dramatic radio statements sent by troops fighting on the ground. And your only accessory is a strategic map, on which you can place tokens and notes.

UNIQUE VIEW ON REALISM

Radio Commander offers a unique experience very different from classic real-time strategy games. It’s a bold try to redefine the genre, as the player will be involved in a decision-making process much more realistic than those pictured by casual RTS titles. Ask for situation reports. Listen to what your men have to tell you. Send evac choppers and nape drops. Defeat the invisible enemy.

DIVE INTO THE STORY

Experience the story of soldiers and their commander, trapped in the middle of bloody, chaotic, morally ambiguous Vietnam conflict. Dive into a scenario that doesn’t avoid the difficult issues of civilians trapped in the theater of action, shady CIA operations, and cynical political pressures. Discover those uneasy situations, presented in such cult classics as Platoon, Full Metal Jacket, or Apocalypse Now, which were happening on a daily basis for those serving in Vietnam. See for yourself how hard it is to make the right choices in the middle of a fire exchange with Vietcong.

DECIDE WHO LIVES AND DIES

Decide the fate of your soldiers. The choices you face will have a direct impact on the course of the game. They will also define the views of your hero. Or maybe those are your views? Playing Radio Commander you must be prepared to answer tough questions about the righteousness of your actions, the price of human life, and the toxic power of propaganda and stereotypes.

USE YOUR IMAGINATION

Radio Commander is not another empty action game. You will play as the commander operating from his tent, using only a radio and a map. You will be staring at the map for hours, listening carefully to the reports. Your decisions will affect the lives of many people. Just like in real life, there are no fancy graphics and animations to help you imagine what’s happening on the battlefield. Only you, your map, and your skills. You have to listen and be smart. Thanks to this, the level of immersion is much greater than in normal real-time strategy games.


CHOOSE BETWEEN VARIOUS MEANS

You will take under your command not only units of infantry, air cavalry or field artillery, but also powerful units of air support. It’s in your will to order the jungle-burning nape drops, or devastating bombings. Are you ready to bring the rain of fire and burn the enemy positions to the ground? Are you sure that your soldiers are far enough and won't take damages? And does the ends always justify the means?

EXPERIENCE DEEP IN-GAME SYSTEMS

Beneath the narrative layer, hidden from your eyes, a deep and complex simulation is taking place. In Radio Commander every unit is described by unique set of statistics. You will have to worry about your platoons morale, supplies, and even their stamina. All those factors will be important during your soldiers' confrontations with enemy, unfriendly terrain and extreme Vietnamese climate. What will you do, when your choppers report, that they are out of fuel and forced to land in the middle of the jungle? Will you send the rescue mission risking the life of even more soldiers?

BOND WITH YOUR BROTHERS IN ARMS

Troops under your command are not just pawns on the map. They are complicated, multi-layered human beings, with their own voices, problems, strengths and weaknesses. Mutual trust is essential. They depend on your judgment and cool decisions, while you are hoping they’re giving their best. Discover hundreds of original dialogues and scenarios. Replay previously completed missions and alter the course of events by making different decisions and encountering different events.

HOURS OF GAME EXPERIENCE

Radio Commander includes:

  • 9 main campaign missions (every mission is possible to complete in several different ways),
  • 9 animated briefings,
  • 15 unit types, including: infantry, evac choppers, gunships, field artillery, aerial reconnaissance, M113 armored personnel carriers, and napalm-carrying F4 Phantom jets (every unit is described by a unique set of statistics and communicates with commander using a different voice),
  • full voice over,
  • over 200 dialogue blocks, used to construct radio messages,
  • over 600 story dialogues between units and the commander.

 

 

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User Ratings & Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 14 ratings
79% of users would recommend this.
4.2

User Ratings Breakdown

5 Stars
57%
5 Stars
57%
4 Stars
21%
4 Stars
21%
3 Stars
14%
3 Stars
14%
2 Stars
0%
2 Stars
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1 Stars
7%
1 Stars
7%

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Jay Burrito
Posted: 29 days ago
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Would I recommend Radio Commander? I'd say yeah, because as far as I know, what Radio Commander does is unique to the real time strategy genre. The feeling of being blind to what is really going on the field is gripping, and if you make a mistake it feels terrible (in a good way). You're taking notes, marking locations on your map, calling into your squad(s) to keep tabs on things that you would usually see on a HUD in any other RTS keeping your mind awake. It can be annoying, even infuriating. But I don't think anyone else (bar a few very old titles) is doing anything like this. Especially with the presentation we're given. Being in that tent, hearing the soldiers in the back going on drills, hearing the far off mortars being fired, and the crackling of your radio. It's genuinely great and is what immediately got me to purchasing it. There's some qualms I have (the constant stoping for soldiers to talk can be a bit annoying but nothing to get mad about), but the "uniqueness" alone is why I would recommend it.
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Fanatical User
Posted: 1 month ago
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This game is awesome! I recomend ir a lot
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It is the most realistic commander experience game. A very unique form of war games...

kerakera
Posted: 4 months ago
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It is necessary to understand the scene through radio reported on the actual battlefield. Responses and actions should be established accordingly. It's a game that requires quite a bit of brain battle. The decision has to be made by relying on one radio report from the platoon commander. You can experience the psychology and conflict of a commander on the battlefield. It has an excellent story. There are not many similar games. In a way, it can be said that it is the most realistic and realistic commander experience game among all existing games. However, it can be said that the disadvantage is that the degree of freedom is not very high. I think it would be great if WWII and various real war stories were released as dlc.
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Fanatical User
Posted: 4 months ago
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Radio Commander is a proof of concept, a prototype of a game. I think it proves that a game can provide a fun experience from a commander point of view with limited information on its units. However, the game is not polished enough to make it past a prototype. Many mechanics will frustrate your experience because you aren't even advise they exist. My best example is when it provides you with a transport chopper for artillery units, except you are not introduced to the convoluted system it relies on to function.
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Fanatical User
Posted: 5 months ago
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Radio Commander is a slow game. Good for those who like tactical games, have a fertile imagination and plenty of time to spare.
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