Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. All the storylines were so creatively done it’s a wonder that Westwood or EA has not jumped on the bandwagon and gone Hollywood.
  2. There simply isn't a better compilation of Command & Conquer material. You could buy each game individually and set up the appropriate hacks to make them work, but you can bet that EA won't be patching those - this compilation is where your future support lies...hopefully.
  3. C&C: The First Decade will have all C&C aficionados waxing nostalgic for the good old days of GDI versus Nod, Kane and Yuri, and of course, Tanya, the sexiest female gaming character next to Lady Croft.
  4. 80
    The occasional crashes in the older ones are a little annoying, but they’re still quite playable, and with all their expansions you could easily spend months playing against the AI alone.
  5. The older games, while classics, are woefully dated. And the more recent titles, themselves more than two years old, don't justify the hefty price. [Apr 2006, p.95]
  6. A lot of what made Command & Conquer great comes through in this package, but a few rough edges make it all seem a little sloppy.
  7. Hopefully any future release will benefit from vigorous testing before release, a privilege that hasn't seemed to have been granted to this collection.
  8. It shows its age, and some titles are better then others, but all the cinemas are intact and some games never get boring.
  9. You're better off tracking down a copy of "Red Alert 2" on its own. [Sept 2006, p.101]
  10. In their time, many of these could be considered great titles, but there’s nothing new here. There’s old here. There’s some very old here. Some very, very old here. If they had done something, included another Generals expansion packlet just to give me the inkling that perhaps they had put some work into this collection rather than just stuffed it into a box, I might be more favorable towards it. But they didn’t.
  11. I lean back in my chair and, in a moment of grim lucidity I realise: all of these games are already in a cardboard box in the shed.
  12. With some more care and ambition, Command & Conquer: The First Decade could have been the single greatest compilation of all time, a must-have for vets and newbies alike. Instead, it's actually only appealing to fans of a few of the titles that are still playable, and it's just a buggy nostalgia trip for everyone else.
User Score
8.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 11
  2. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. MattW
    Jun 22, 2009
    10
    This is the franchise which revolutionised RTS gaming as we know it. every game, for it's time, had top spec graphics, with outstandingThis is the franchise which revolutionised RTS gaming as we know it. every game, for it's time, had top spec graphics, with outstanding game play, The game has only developed as it's gotten older, more complex, more strategic, and more intense. I just wish Westwood had stayed with EA for longer, as I felt the games lacked that intense fast pace play, that was experienced in Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge. That said, the game are still 10/10. Full Review »
  2. AubreyB.
    May 13, 2006
    10
    Best RtS out. Cant what for the new one.
  3. ElliotN.
    Apr 24, 2006
    10
    This was a great buy. All of my old favorites on one disk. Also I got every game to work online.