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9.0

Universal acclaim- based on 169 Ratings

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  1. Negative: 5 out of 169

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  1. Aug 21, 2011
    8
    One of the better games from back in the day. Very interesting concept, and sometimes truly challenging to play. Definitely had a lot of fun playing it. Really enjoyed the cheesy intro videos for every chapter! Defs a great way to spend your time!
  2. Oct 13, 2011
    9
    Westwood's best RTS game and still the best C&C game to date. The music, sounds, characters and gameplay are all great hits to this awesome war game, but some unbalanced and AI issues remain.
  3. Jan 1, 2012
    9
    Managed to life up to its high expectations even if it played in a kind of different universe from C&C1.
    Singleplayer campaign, soundtrack and general gameplay were very good. Multiplayer not so much.
  4. Jul 25, 2013
    10
    A real epic classic with two great tense and thrilling campaigns and an excellent story lines C&C Red Alert is the best RTS for both the PC and PS1 during the 90's
  5. Aug 6, 2012
    9
    This game took what was great about the first C&C and made it better. The gameplay is fairly similar, but it adds some new dimensions such as mines, naval units, and multiple super-weapons. I personally liked the addition of more air units--the original C&C had only 2 per side--which allow for quick responses to enemy action. I found the story and characters to be less compelling than the first C&C, but good nonetheless, and the alternate-history WWII makes for a cool alternate story in the C&C universe. Expand
  6. Sep 26, 2013
    9
    To be honest I preferred Red Alert to Command & Conquer. Better story, units are more fun and varied, and overall gameplay is just more entertaining.

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    The Red Alert universe, in my opinion, is far more entertaining. It is more or less the same as Command & Conquer, just better.
  7. Jun 29, 2013
    9
    Mission Accomplished..The first English sentence I learned from video games..And also, this is the game that symbolize my childhood..No other games can take its place..
  8. Nov 19, 2013
    9
    An absolute classic that I still play sometimes even today. This game improves upon Command and Conquer in almost every possible way. The campaign missions are great, the music is superb and the differences between the 2 sides is good enough to create a vastly experience based on the side you chose. The game's cut scenes are also great and the acting (especially of Stalin makes for a good laugh. Even after all these years, there are still players to be found online for multiplayer matches courtesy of CNC Net. The game is also free to download now so if you haven't played it, downloading it is a must! Recommended! Expand
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90

Universal acclaim - based on 7 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Suffice it to say that if you like strategy, military tactics, or liked the original game, you will love Red Alert.
  2. While perhaps not upgrading the original Command & Conquer engine as much as some would have liked, its clean graphics, crackerjack music score and immersive sound effects all make for a game that's great fun to play...and that's what it's all about, isn't it?
  3. Red Alert will be like by the legions of the faithful, and win new converts as well. [Dec 1996, p.238]