Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Will it be the most incredible expansion ever? My answer is ABSOLUTELY!
  2. Westwood shows us once again that it knows how to improve upon near perfection. [Dec 2001, p.116]
  3. The multiplayer component truly makes for the great replay value as you can play as Yuri’s forces while online but not in Single player.
  4. 91
    For an expansion pack, Yuri's is unmatched in it's level of depth.
  5. Imaginative new units and missions and an entire new faction, make this a no-brainer purchase for Red Alert 2 fans.
  6. These single-player campaigns are really the only part of this whole pack that came close to disappointing me. [Holiday 2001, p.84]
  7. 90
    This is what an expansion pack should be ... tons more of everything you enjoyed from the first game with just enough new stuff to keep you guessing.
  8. Takes the game in a new, and sometimes hilarious, direction. Revenge is a dish best served cold - we served it colder than others, but we still ate heartily.
  9. The game adds enough new missions, locations, structures, weapons and units to justify the purchase and will likely keep you clicking away feverishly until the wee hours of the morn.
  10. 86
    Pure gold...[it] gives a really excellent game some really impressive enhancements.
  11. There are no bugs or technical problems, the production values are excellent, and the gameplay is fun. What more could you want? Well, ok, a longer single-player experience would be nice.
  12. It makes an already great game even better, not only by piling on new features, but also by adding enough significant enhancements that the result stands out as being not just broader than its predecessor, but legitimately different.
  13. Gives you enough to be entertained but doesn't leave you thinking you just wasted a bit of cash on features that should've been included in the first game.
  14. This little CD is oozing with so much gaming goodness that it would be silly not to pick it up.
  15. The fourteen new missions will provide at least twenty new hours of fun.
  16. The paper-rock-scissors effect has never been so intricately factored into the units, the missions are interesting, and all your favorite actors (from Udo Kier to Ray Wise) are back to make Yuri's some of the sweetest revenge ever.
  17. The game adds enough new missions, locations, structures, weapons and units to justify its purchase and will likely keep you clicking until the wee hours of the morning.
  18. As a single player game you might whip through it a few times on different difficulty. However if multiplayer is your thing this game is excellent value, well we reckon it will be when we get another copy!
  19. In every way an improvement over its predecessor. [Jan 2002, p.108]
  20. 80
    Even the early missions start out fairly difficult, and it only gets harder from there. These campaigns are not written for the novice player.
  21. It's certainly not intuitive and it's not always streamlined, but there's a unique sense of satisfaction when you've won not by out-harvesting the other guy (which still happens far too often), but by throwing a rock when he threw scissors.
  22. Skirmishes themselves are also still painfully primitive in their nature. Trying to introduce any kind of superior tactical operations into proceedings is nigh on impossible, with the two sides generally showing all the tactical nous of bar-room brawlers.
  23. Delivers more of their established brand of imaginative gameplay rather than attempts at innovative technology.
User Score

Universal acclaim- based on 158 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. Jun 20, 2012
    In short, this is the best, the one and only 2.5D real-time strategy computer game of all time in the history of mankind. It was released in 2001 and yet it still had a much better story lines and creative ideas created from the developers as compared to others. I played many other real-time strategy computer game but I do not feel the "X Factor" excitement as this one. From the moment of installation which has a nice song till finish installation it gave the feeling of you are inside the story. I do not really care much about the acting of the actors as this is a review of the game and not the movie. 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 and still playing till now (June 2012). Thank's to the fans and C&C community on this. There is no doubt that Red alert 3 and its expansions Uprising had a much better graphics. But Red Alert 2 & Yuri revenge definitely had a better story lines and missions. I wish they could be reproduced or remastered it in a better graphics. Command & Conquer 3 and 4 are not even close to compare. I played Command & Conquer 4 and stop at mission 3 or something. I have no interest to continue anymore. Command & Conquer 3 is a much better version than Command & Conquer 4. Red alert 3 is a much better version than any Command & Conquer series. Red Alert 2 Yuri Revenge is the winner of all. Full Review »
  2. Aug 6, 2012
    While I didn't much care for the storyline in the campaign, the new Yuri faction is a really fun addition to an already-awesome game. This expansion adds a whole new army with interesting new abilities, such as mind-control, unit recycling, and gravity-warping. I was never keen on playing as Yuri in multiplayer, but always found it to be fun when just messing around in skirmish. Definitely worth playing if you're already playing through Red Alert 2. Full Review »
  3. Nov 27, 2013
    I can't believe that I'm still playing this game to this day, but Yuri's revenge got what it takes to be worthy of this incredibly long lifespan. Yuri's faction (although somewhat OP) and the addition of new units and maps really adds tremendous replay-ability. As this is a old-school game, there are a great number of mods out there for it as well. They all make this game way more diverse than the newer, more "user-friendly" and humanized CnC's where you have no options. Full Review »