Reviews for Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight

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Avoid like the plague

Infiltrator | May 10, 2013 | See all Infiltrator's reviews »

One of the most boring RTS games I've ever played. It's downright disgraceful that they could go from C&C3 (a pretty damn good game) to this piece of garbage. There's no base building, no resource management, the units are boring, and there's almost no strategy beyond pointing your units at the enemy. Seriously, how do you mess up Command and Conquer SO badly? On top of all that, they've made the unit designs look worse. The sleek and dangerous looking stealth tank from C&C3 is now a blocky, over-sized mess. As I've said, no more base building. Instead, you have one mobile command center that produces all of your units. Now if the units and their strategies were more sophisticated, this might have worked. But no. Instead all you have to do is produce a mix of units (which takes about 1 minute) and send them after the enemy. This is even more boring than it sounds. If you want a good RTS, look elsewhere.

73

Better than 3

Mister_Schmidt | March 13, 2012 | See all Mister_Schmidt's reviews »

A valiant effort from EA to be sure, Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight is a considerably better game than the previous instalment. It builds on the few things that made it good and improving them, such as the nice variety of units.

It also add innovative new features that do a huge service to the franchise, pushing it forward into the next generation of games.An example of this would be the Crawler; a hulking mobile base that lets you do what you want, where you want. It feels believable and it looks awesome, something this series prides itself on offering.

The addition of classes; a kind of General setting whereby you choose the type of commander you want to play is also a fresh new option allowing you to tailor your forces to better suit your style, rather than forcing you down the narrow bog-standard procedure of previous games.

Overall, a very solid effort. Whilst it can't quite hope to match the sheer brilliance of the Red Alert or Generals series, the Tiberian saga ends on good ground and is definitely worth a purchase.