Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
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"When this seamless integration between the single- and multiplayer aspects of Red Alert 3 works, it's a truly revolutionary thing." - 1UP.com
"a widely accessible product that not only captures the essence of its predecessors, but infuses them with a whole new multiplayer dynamic." - CVG.com
Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 from EA brings back the fan-favorite real-time strategy game in its latest incarnation with new features, powers, technologies, and a different world. Now, you can play not just by yourself but also cooperatively with a friend as you take on the enemy in this glorious, over-the-top romp.
Intriguing Plot Twists
In previous games, the war between the Allies and Soviets was coming to a close with the Allies nearing victory. In desperation, the Soviets created a time-travel device that they've used to assassinate Albert Einstein before he is able to develop the weapon technology the Allies later use to defeat the Soviets. Upon returning, they notice a new world, and there is a world war taking place between three groups for control of the world.
RA3- One of the Best Strategy-games there isCrazy4ever | May 27, 2013 | See all Crazy4ever's reviews »
Command and Conquer: Red alert 3 is the best strategy-game I have played. It has stunning graphics and 3 STORIES. These stories have exciting missions and good maps. Also, you can make offline or online-matches yourself and these are really exciting. It runs well on most PCs, and has a great variety of options. What I really love about RA3 is how skills count so much. You can be the same faction and have the same amount of money, but the player who uses the most advanced tactics and who thinks farthest ahead, will in most situations win the match. This makes RA3 a real strategy-game as this genre has excisted in many forms for thousands of years, and RA3 is just the same, and rewards the most excperienced player. Still, if you are new and cant keep up with the online community, you can play all the campaigns in co-op which is relly enjoyable. If you like strategy-games RA3 might give you countless hours of playing-time.
Worst in the seriesGuardian412 | Feb. 7, 2013 | See all Guardian412's reviews »
Red Alert 3 is a fine example what happens if a classic strategy game turns to mainstream. The original Red Alert was one of the finest cold war strategy games, mixed with an interesting fictive story and a unique and so great atmosphere where you was almost touch the tension. Red Alert 3 however is a joke, a game which is a comedy and does not have any of these elements at all. The strategy part is even worse as here one major strategy exists; mass production and flood victory. I still remember the times when in Red Alert I needed to fight against overwhelming Russian tanks with only a handful of Apaches and that one required skill, especially in multiplayer. Here; whover clicks faster, builds the greater army, wins, regardless what you do and how you do. There is no true balance in the game, but it applies the stone-paper-scissors game mechanics scheme on the very-very basic level. The missions are boring and there is a cooperative mode, which is making it even worse, especially if you play it in solo. The story of Red Alert 3 is a joke and you can't take it seriously. The actors and actresses, while many of them are B movie actors, none of them are better than the noname actors of the original Red Alert. Their dialogues and the whole story line is a joke. And I'd like to know who the hell figured out that you have to play with Pink tanks in the tutorial. This game is a joke and not in good sense. If you ever loved the original Red Alert, or even Red Alert 2, avoid this title as far as you can.
Worst title in a great crop of gamesigzaustion | Jan. 1, 2013 | See all igzaustion's reviews »
It seems a lot of effort has gone into making this game look good, crossing the bridge to 3D. Everything looks good, and the game plays well. At the same time, you will not get half the enjoyment out of this one as you got from RA2 and Yuri's Revenge. In 3D, everything seems bigger, which makes everything feel smaller. Furthermore, every match I've played has felt like following the same small path to victory as the previous, whereas in RA2 I had more room and freedom.
The one area in which RA3 excels is its multiplayer, especially coop. Having a friend to help you out instead of a disoriented AI allows you to take on more challenging opponents, a necesessity for enjoying this game. Buy if you prefer 3D over 2,5D, and if you have friends to play with.
A good moddern day Red Alertoginer | Nov. 6, 2012 | See all oginer's reviews »
Being a fan of the series I was a bit sceptical about this one. It turned out to be quite good. Except from some differences, it plays quite similar to the classic ones, with all its base building and real actors cinematics.
But C&C games have always been serious games, although set in a paralel universe, and this game lacks that "seriousness". That's palpable just from the title screen. I think that's a shame.
Gameplay-wise, the biggest difference is probably that this one is targeted at coo-op. All missions are 2 player coop, but you can play it with a bot. The big problem is that this bot is not very good and can make a few missions extremely hard if not played with a human.
A good transition from classic 2D Red Alerts to 3DCynaris | July 13, 2012 | See all Cynaris's reviews »
Scepticism is always surrounding a game when it is about to be "remade" into modern times. Red Alert is no exception, but from my experience, the game succeeded.
This is still classic Red Alert with all the base buildings, Kirov Airships, and Iron Kurtains. So the core gameplay remained intact, it might feel slower due to the 3D transition, but the game will never let you get bored, and will always challenge you.
This time around however, the game is build around Co-op. Of course you can play alone, and a computer controlled ally will help you out, but said AI most of the time isn't much help for you, so getting a friend, or a partner is advised.
Multiplayed holds up quite well, the servers are still populated even at this day, so no need to worry about that.
Classic Real-time Strategy fans: Go for it.