Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath Xbox 360

  • 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. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. The solid, single-player campaign, multi-tiered Kane's Challenge, Skirmishes, and online play make for well-rounded gameplay options.
  12. 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.
  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. 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.
  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. 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.
  17. A tepid campaign mars this otherwise solid real-time strategy follow-up.
  18. 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!
  19. The in-game menu is the best we've seen, but no substitute for a mouse and keyboard. [Sept 2008, p.77]
  20. Overall for the price you can't go wrong with this title, especially if you are a fan of the series.
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 »