• 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. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Nothing really new. [Aug 2008, p.92]
  6. The Xbox 360 version of Kane's Wrath really shines through its slick interface.
  7. An entertaining expansion, but it needs to be gack to the drawing board. [Sept 2008, p.74]
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
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 andControls 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 mapThe 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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  3. MaxP
    Sep 21, 2008
    0
    Lousy game, really pales in comparison to previous cnc games such as RA1. EA was too lazy to make the game themselved (not that they wouldLousy game, really pales in comparison to previous cnc games such as RA1. EA was too lazy to make the game themselved (not that they would have done a better job anyway) so they outsourced it to some random developer. Cnc was a great franchise, its dead to me now though. Full Review »