• Publisher: EA Games
  • Release Date: Jun 23, 2008
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. The best Real Time Strategy on any console and almost as good as the excellent PC version that came out a short time ago.
  2. Online is as good as ever, you still have the great Vision Cam system to see who you are blowing up and the amount of maps available is impressive, about 50 at the moment.
  3. Overall, I absolutely enjoyed Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath. It serves as a really solid follow-up to Tiberium Wars, and it's one of the best RTS titles available on the 360 today.
  4. EALA R&D'd a new control scheme which does pretty well overall. There’s also a fairly fleshed-out Live arena, a custom Xbox 360 gauntlet mode and the ability to play this title without having to jump it with "Tiberium Wars." All of this– at a price that won’t scare away the RTS n00b– makes this wrath worth enduring.
  5. Kane's Wrath is still best played on the PC, but Xbox 360 gamers looking for some classic real-time strategy action will find it enjoyable.
  6. Kane's Wrath does well on expanding what Tiberium Wars did to benefit the strategy genre.
  7. 81
    The exclusion of Global Conquest mode from the PC does not help the idea of choosing this version over its Windows counterpart, but if you enjoyed Tiberium Wars on 360 than you will likely find the same satisfaction here.
  8. It’s a tenner cheaper than C&C 3 (good on yer EA) on account of the fact that it didn’t cost as much to make, being an extension of the first game. If you liked C&C 3, Kane’s Wrath comes highly recommended.
  9. While the storyline might ward off those who are driven by involving plots, the gameplay, fluid controls, and attractive graphics wrapped into a $39.99 package should provide more than enough fun and entertainment for any C&C or RTS fan.
  10. The solid, single-player campaign, multi-tiered Kane's Challenge, Skirmishes, and online play make for well-rounded gameplay options.
  11. 80
    If you are an RTS fan or unsure if you like these types of games, Kane's Wrath is a wonderful place to start your micromanaging skills.
  12. 80
    The stunning production values in the cut-scenes are worth the price of admission and it is all wrapped up with a comprehensive multiplayer component too. Just be prepared for some brutally tough single-player gameplay.
  13. Only the lack of the Global Conquest mode makes the PC-Version the better option, but Xbox360 Command & Conquer Fans can’t go wrong with this one.
  14. 80
    For newcomers to the series, this is a great introduction, not only to real-time strategy games, but to console RTS's in general.
  15. 77
    If you like RTS games but don’t feel the need to go all out for a full-priced C&C experience, Kane’s Wrath might be just the ticket.
  16. A tepid campaign mars this otherwise solid real-time strategy follow-up.
  17. Overall for the price you can't go wrong with this title, especially if you are a fan of the series.
  18. The in-game menu is the best we've seen, but no substitute for a mouse and keyboard. [Sept 2008, p.77]
  19. Of course let's not forget about those 1000 achievement points for the whores out there. God forbid you pay 40 dollars and you don't get a new set of achievement points!
  20. 75
    Ultimately, as good a game as Kane's Wrath is, it's just better on PC -- you just won't get the complete experience with the 360 version.
  21. Online play is as good as we’ve seen out of the genre on console, mostly because of the improved controls, but C&C 3’s reliance on hard counters, unit specials, and speedy expansion is a terrible fit for the limitations of the gamepad interface. Kane’s Wrath executes its mediocre ideas solidly, but that doesn’t make it any more fun to play.
  22. Nothing really new. [Aug 2008, p.92]
  23. Kane's Wrath's biggest problem, though, lies not with the controls but with the difficulty. It feels like it doesn't know what kind of gamer it's aimed at.
  24. If you played C&C3 and came away from it feeling distinctly unmoved by the experience, then Kane's Wrath certainly isn't for you. This is a game for diehard C&C fans or, alternatively, gamers who didn't get around to playing C&C3 last year and fancy a bit of fevered RTS combat over the weekend.
  25. Kane's Wrath is as good an adaptation of classic RTS action to a home console as I've seen, but still makes it painfully obvious that there are far better ways to control the construction and command of complex virtual armies.
  26. The Xbox 360 version of Kane's Wrath really shines through its slick interface.
  27. An entertaining expansion, but it needs to be gack to the drawing board. [Sept 2008, p.74]
  28. Kane’s Wrath on the 360 isn’t quite a delight, but it’s not a disaster either. The very simple C&C economy is suited to the platform, and since the game is all about beating the stuffing out of other things, there isn’t a lot of tactical nuance to worry about.
  29. The game's force variations and library of over 50 maps make it a solid online contender, assuming you can forgive the fact that major battles still reduce an otherwise attractive presentation to a slow and unresponsive slideshow.
  30. A relatively solid but entirely uninspired expansion - one for the dedicated fans only, albeit one with a very clever new control system. It's by comparison with the PC expansion that this game starts to look seriously bad.
  31. 50
    It's certainly as competent in execution as the original and the developers did toss in a few nice console-only goodies, but as a whole, this expansion is quite forgettable.
User Score
6.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 7
  2. Negative: 3 out of 7
  1. Sep 26, 2013
    6
    Controls and visuals are improved from the previous game. Missions are fun and challenging, yet as a whole, the game lacks any real depth and doesn't really have any real substance to it.

    Overall:
    As an expansion it would have been good, but as a stand alone title it's rather weak and lack a decent story driven campaign that made the others feel more whole.
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  2. Sep 26, 2011
    4
    The Xbox version of this game could have been really enjoyable. However it is very unstable, having huge FPS drops on practically every map and level, to the point of it being unplayable.

    The control scheme is fluid, and works well. The graphics are very good.

    I just couldn't play it with the massive FPS drops. Worth a buy if your a C&C fan.
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