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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. 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: 33 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  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. Jun 11, 2012
    10
    Nothing to say this is one of the only rts games that could even compete with broodwar and in some cases it was better but red alert 2's timeNothing to say this is one of the only rts games that could even compete with broodwar and in some cases it was better but red alert 2's time has gone EA bought westwood so we will never see something of this ever again and thats why there will all ways be a spot in my heart for this game. Expand
  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. Jul 18, 2014
    10
    Best RTS of all time, the futuristic Cold War setting is brilliantly portrayed with subdued tongue-in-cheek humor taken straight from AmericanBest RTS of all time, the futuristic Cold War setting is brilliantly portrayed with subdued tongue-in-cheek humor taken straight from American Cold War era pop culture hysteria. The units, game mechanics and maps come together to create some great scenarios. The multiplayer suffers a bit from the allies having a slight advantage over the Soviets but the excellent expansion "Yuri's Revenge" even's things out and greatly improves upon the general formula. Expand
  5. 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
  6. Jun 20, 2012
    9
    In short, this is the 2nd best 2.5D real-time strategy computer game of all time in the history of mankind. Red Alert 2: Yuri Revenge is theIn short, this is the 2nd best 2.5D real-time strategy computer game of all time in the history of mankind. Red Alert 2: Yuri Revenge is the expansion and is The Best.

    From the moment of installation which has a very nice song till finish installation it gave the feeling of you are inside the story and in the army. First time try right away gave you the "X Factor" excitement. It is like watching a long movies series. You can not stop and can not wait to know the next stories and missions. The storyline and missions are very addictive. I wish they could be reproduced or remastered it in a better graphics.

    This game had great storylines, missions and most importantly many skirmish maps and modded extra missions which you can download from the fans/C&C community WEB sites. I had never bored playing this game. Thank's to the fans and C&C community to make this game alive.
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  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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