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  • Summary: The title celebrates the 10th anniversary of this franchise and includes a dozen C&C games spanning over the last ten years plus a bonus DVD, which includes commemorative video features. With its explosive style of warfare, the C&C franchise has grown over the years to span multipleThe title celebrates the 10th anniversary of this franchise and includes a dozen C&C games spanning over the last ten years plus a bonus DVD, which includes commemorative video features. With its explosive style of warfare, the C&C franchise has grown over the years to span multiple fictional genres, including the science fiction Tiberium universe, the revisionist history of the Red Alert universe, and a twist on modern warfare with Command & Conquer Generals. The bonus DVD features a half-dozen exclusive video features including an interview with Louis Castle, who is also co-founder of Westwood Studios, the creator of the C&C franchise. As a special bonus, C&C fans will have the opportunity to be featured on the exclusive DVD. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 12
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  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. It shows its age, and some titles are better then others, but all the cinemas are intact and some games never get boring.
  5. Hopefully any future release will benefit from vigorous testing before release, a privilege that hasn't seemed to have been granted to this collection.
  6. You're better off tracking down a copy of "Red Alert 2" on its own. [Sept 2006, p.101]
  7. 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.

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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. Expand
  2. 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.
  3. HaydenO.
    Feb 27, 2006
    10
    Great value! Awesome Games!
  4. AubreyB.
    May 13, 2006
    10
    Best RtS out. Cant what for the new one.
  5. KristapsT.
    Mar 28, 2006
    9
    I have allways loved the C&C theme, brings me back to the time when i played C&C Tiberian sun on the net with my friends, those were the I have allways loved the C&C theme, brings me back to the time when i played C&C Tiberian sun on the net with my friends, those were the days. I rated 9 because they shoul of put something new in C&C The first decade, not just the old versions, but still these games were the best. Collapse
  6. NeowizardArchangel
    Apr 14, 2006
    9
    I find nothing bad to say about C&C, but a technical problem forces me to rate this game-pack. In my case (And a small few others that I I find nothing bad to say about C&C, but a technical problem forces me to rate this game-pack. In my case (And a small few others that I noticed) the Tiberian sun game will simply crash on startup. I believe that bug is treatable, so I only took off one point for it Expand
  7. MigL.
    Mar 25, 2006
    1
    The first games up to Red Alert were excellent, unfortunatelly, Westwood/EA concentrated on graphics rather than gameplay. The latest C&C The first games up to Red Alert were excellent, unfortunatelly, Westwood/EA concentrated on graphics rather than gameplay. The latest C&C Generals was a BIG disappointed. And now EA is cashing in on what it missed before itr aquired Westwood. I certainly not buy this one... Expand

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