Use the radio to give commands to the soldiers on the battlefield. Keep track of the situation based on their voice reports only. Lead US platoons to clash with Vietcong in a realistic, innovative approach to the RTS genre. Make hard choices in a narrative driven experience and face the outcome.
Radio Commander includes:
- 9 main campaign missions (every mission is possible to complete in several different ways)
- quick battle mode
- 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
- voice recognition
- over 200 dialogue blocks, used to construct radio messages
- over 600 story dialogues between units and the commander
Buy it for an unforgettable taste of bona fide battlefield chaos. Buy it for the edginess it engenders so effortlessly. Buy it for those dry-lipped Say again?s that never get answered.
Rock Paper Shotgun
In many ways, Id say Radio Commander is one of the most immersive games Ive played in 2019.
As you get wrapped up in the story, the outcome of missions becomes incredibly tense. I cant remember a simple move order in a strategy game ever being so heart-wrenching, as you sit idly by for minutes at a time (you can speed things up with a timelapse clock, though), waiting to hear back from units, or order a platoon into combat only to be met with silence.