Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 PC

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Generally favorable reviews- based on 347 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
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  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 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  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. DanL.
    Apr 3, 2003
    10
    DONT EVEN THINK ABOUT NOT BUYING THIS GAME! This is the third greatest game ever made. Behind Halo and its expansion pack YURI's DONT EVEN THINK ABOUT NOT BUYING THIS GAME! This is the third greatest game ever made. Behind Halo and its expansion pack YURI's ReVENGE, buy that too. Expand
  4. Dec 1, 2015
    10
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  5. Vio
    Nov 20, 2011
    9
    One of the most fun strategy games I have played, beautiful maps to conquer for your soviet or allied lords with interesting units andOne of the most fun strategy games I have played, beautiful maps to conquer for your soviet or allied lords with interesting units and weaponry! Did I like it? YES. Expand
  6. May 30, 2014
    9
    Not much to be said for this game. I really was giving us a lot of good times. I think everyone need to do to play a game.You've done a very good job.
  7. Feb 18, 2016
    0
    This game is awful and I love C&C games. I love Tiberian Sun, I loved Tiberium Wars, all be it not as much as Tiberian Sun. Red Alert 2, feelsThis game is awful and I love C&C games. I love Tiberian Sun, I loved Tiberium Wars, all be it not as much as Tiberian Sun. Red Alert 2, feels like a dumbed down version of these games. To me its just tank wars for multiplayer, and the single player bored me to death. 0 Would not buy. Expand

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