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  • Summary: Command & Conquer Generals puts your trigger finger on the pulse of modern warfare. Choose a General in control of massive armies of bleeding-edge military weaponry across a globe teetering on the brink of Armageddon. Command either the mighty U.S. Army, the Chinese war machine or theCommand & Conquer Generals puts your trigger finger on the pulse of modern warfare. Choose a General in control of massive armies of bleeding-edge military weaponry across a globe teetering on the brink of Armageddon. Command either the mighty U.S. Army, the Chinese war machine or the resourceful Global Liberation Army, each packed with high-tech arsenals ready to deliver unprecedented firepower on land or in the skies. Prepare your forces, Commander... it's time to engage in the next generation of 3D real-time strategy. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. 100
    Generals has a rock-solid single-player game and the most addictive multiplayer skirmishes of the year... A gaming masterpiece.
  2. 100
    One of the biggest improvements to the game is the full-fledged air battles.
  3. The 3D graphics is exceptional, the units, the buildings, their animations also and the visual effects are very detailed and very well done for such a game.
  4. 86
    It’s these little details and the wide array of units for each side that makes Command & Conquer Generals a very entertaining title and the included skirmish mode will keep you entertained for a long while.
  5. 82
    Like Westwood's real-time strategy games, there's a lot of flash here, some of the same old interface problems, and more than enough "yee-haw!" enthusiasm to make up for any shortcomings. Well, almost.
  6. Although Command & Conquer: Generals has many points that has made the franchise so popular over the years, it has been “vanillafied” – it’s been molded to play and appear like every other real-time strategy (RTS) game out there.
  7. GMR Magazine
    60
    The glossy graphics can't shine off the mediocrity of the Westwood formula. [Apr 2003, p.67]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 36
  2. Negative: 4 out of 36
  1. Jan 27, 2013
    10
    C&C Generals is in my opinion one of the best strategy games ever released. Unlike many other games that call themselves "strategy" games,C&C Generals is in my opinion one of the best strategy games ever released. Unlike many other games that call themselves "strategy" games, Generals really requires a good strategy to play well. It is very well balanced and very entertaining while it isn't as needlessly complex as many other strategy games are. Even though the game was release quite a few years before I write this review, I still consider it a must-buy for people who enjoy strategy games. Collapse
  2. AmericanGeneral
    Apr 29, 2003
    10
    I love this game, Buy this game period.
  3. TomG.
    Jan 30, 2007
    10
    Does so many things right. The 3 teams you can play as (USA, GLA, and China) are all well balanced, and have very unique units and abilities. Does so many things right. The 3 teams you can play as (USA, GLA, and China) are all well balanced, and have very unique units and abilities. The skirmish feature gives a lot of replay ability to the game, and can give you a well challenge when you crank up the AI. The story feels like an actual military conflict, even though this is set in the early 2010s, and you're sitting 4 inches away from a computer screen. While we may be experiencing the same point, click, kill, win gameplay that's been seen for quite a while, this can give you numerous decisions to make. Storm the enemy, defend the base, set up shop somewhere else, take to the skies, make an armored division, make a nice foot-soldier unit, etc. There are so many decisions to make, and so little time to make them. Command, Conquer, and win at any cost. 10 out of 10. Expand
  4. Robert
    Feb 10, 2003
    8
    Looks good but unfortunately it doesn't allow a proper over-view. The battlefield can't be zoomed out to what i want. The gameplay Looks good but unfortunately it doesn't allow a proper over-view. The battlefield can't be zoomed out to what i want. The gameplay is also good even though i think it's too slow. Expand
  5. Sep 26, 2011
    8
    The major changes make Generals a more generic RTS, but it is still fun and original enough for it to hardly matter at all. Worth picking upThe major changes make Generals a more generic RTS, but it is still fun and original enough for it to hardly matter at all. Worth picking up in a sale. Expand
  6. IzZO
    Apr 15, 2003
    7
    Fantastic game!! one of da most addictive games i've played!! thot da single missions waz too short( 7 levels each)thot US waz too Fantastic game!! one of da most addictive games i've played!! thot da single missions waz too short( 7 levels each)thot US waz too powerful as well, but this game shines in mutliplaya,n its kinda easy compared to old c&c titles.but still this game rocks, its a must buy! Expand
  7. BranFlakes
    May 10, 2003
    3
    Pretty graphics, same crappy AI. Here we are in 2003, using 2003 hardware, and yet the AI of the units feels no different than the ones from Pretty graphics, same crappy AI. Here we are in 2003, using 2003 hardware, and yet the AI of the units feels no different than the ones from Dune 2, over 10 years ago. Westwood's AI abilities and programming priorities are a joke. Expand

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