Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 PC

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 321 Ratings

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  • Summary: Wielding strange new technologies and hungering for revenge, the Soviet Empire invades America. New York City and Washington are overwhelmed. Allied forces, unprepared for the surprise attack, are decimated. Will freedom be crushed under the heels of Communist aggression? [Electronic Arts]
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  1. Positive: 26 out of 29
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  1. The game play is absolutely superb, with well-balanced armies and some simply brilliant new units including a new building system more akin to the WarCraft series that allows for a more efficient unit production system.
  2. Although the gameplay hasn't changed much from the original, the updated graphics and the resolution of minor bugs make this a wonderfully enjoyable title.
  3. 90
    The gameplay is nothing new, but the engrossing story and intense action will keep you playing for hours.
  4. A beautiful meld of both action and strategy that seems to hold a little something for everyone.
  5. The most important thing we can say is that we had a whole lot of fun playing it - and that's what matters, isn't it?
  6. CNET Gamecenter
    80
    Red Alert 2 proves to be one of the finest offerings in the C&C series.
  7. Red Alert 2 can be both fascinating and bewildering, neither of which amounts to much when you are launching a tank rush in multiplayer games.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Dec 18, 2010
    10
    This game is brilliant. The AI could use a little work to increase the difficulty, but overall the missions are challenging and well thoughtThis game is brilliant. The AI could use a little work to increase the difficulty, but overall the missions are challenging and well thought out. The guy that said single player is impossible just isn't good at it. The faction imbalance in RA2 (Allies stronger than Soviets) is mostly corrected in the expansion. Each side has some very strong offense and defense and makes for an incredible multiplayer experience. Buy this game. It's worth it. Expand
  2. Jul 25, 2013
    10
    Red Alert 2 was amazing. This game along with the Yuri's Revenge expansion kept the Command & Conquer franchise in the game against hugeRed Alert 2 was amazing. This game along with the Yuri's Revenge expansion kept the Command & Conquer franchise in the game against huge blizzard Real-Time Strategy titles including Warcraft and Starcraft. There actually existed active debate as to whether Red Alert 2 was a better RTS than Starcraft.

    This game was an absolute blast and definitely had its day.
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  3. JohnR.
    Aug 2, 2005
    10
    There are no words that can describe the awesomeness of this game. Unbeliviable.
  4. Dec 1, 2015
    10
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  5. Jan 1, 2012
    9
    Seems like EA noticed that they could not "seriously" compete to games like starcraft. So they did the right thing and simply didnt even trySeems like EA noticed that they could not "seriously" compete to games like starcraft. So they did the right thing and simply didnt even try it the "serious" but instead in a ironic and fun way. They did an amazing job doing so. Red Alert 2 is just plain fun to play. The units are well designed. The cutscenes are good for a few laughters. Soundtrack and atmosphere are also great. This game is still worth to get picked up and played. Expand
  6. Apr 6, 2011
    9
    I guess I can be a bit girly when it comes to games- I'm not a big fan of blood and gore and FPS's, but give me a good strategic game withI guess I can be a bit girly when it comes to games- I'm not a big fan of blood and gore and FPS's, but give me a good strategic game with interesting puzzle-type content and I'm there! Along with the Civilization Series (well, the earlier games in that series) this is one of my all time favourites! I just wish there were more games that build upon this type of concept rather than the raft of FPS clones that seem to be flooding the market at the moment :( :( And don't forget, there is multiplayer, but the single player campaigns aren't just an afterthought to the multiplayer like some games, they are fun and intriguing in their own right! Expand
  7. Feb 28, 2012
    5
    Cranberry, cranberry, cranberry.. enough.
    Circus. Red = Soviet. War cathedral? Not serious and not fun either.
    Psycho Lenin and other 'funny'
    Cranberry, cranberry, cranberry.. enough.
    Circus. Red = Soviet. War cathedral? Not serious and not fun either.
    Psycho Lenin and other 'funny' stuff.. nuff said.
    Ahh.. Yes.. we can send prismas, prismas, prismas.. Aaanndd.. Cepellins!

    Hmm. Fun in drunk company, but totally dumb at all. Im confused).

    5/10 is between 0/10 for RA1 ruining and 10/10 for nutty fun).
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