Welcome to the winter wonderland, where trees look lovely, snowmen abound, and your enemies are much easier to spot and shoot dead. Battalion Commander 2 by Iriy Soft shows that snow makes everything more better, including action-packed vertical shooters, as your men march out to frolic on the white battlefield. Their goal is to complete missions and maybe, somewhere along the way, actually reach the enemy headquarters. They will walk and shoot on their own; all you need to do is direct them (with your mouse or [WASD] keys) and use the special skills by clicking or pressing the [spacebar].
As in the original game, you start out with the leader and pick up team mates as you go along. Each time you start, there will be three missions to complete, and they will give you money and experience points which you'll use to reach better ranks and purchase upgrades. There are forty-eight missions in total, which makes this game shorter than its predecessor, but it's still more than enough to keep you entertained for a good while. Battalion Commander 2 introduces perks, such as reduced damage or better movement speed, which are unlocked gradually. There are some new soldiers, weapons and skills (bullet time ftw!), all making the overall experience even greater. Your enemies are more sneaky and better equipped: they will jump out at you left, right and centre, and their sinister towers will rain bullets at you like there's no tomorrow. The mechanics are as smooth as ever, and the soldiers as tiny and awesome, bravely wading through wave after wave of artillery. So, whether you want to reach the end of the road or you're just in it for the glory of completing missions, Battalion Commander 2 will give you an excellent fix of polished, fast-paced action.