Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath Xbox 360

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  • Summary: As the expansion pack to Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars, this Real-time Strategy game returns to the Tiberium universe with Kane at the center of an epic new single player campaign which allows players to experience a new story that spans 20 years – from the rebirth of the Brotherhood ofAs the expansion pack to Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars, this Real-time Strategy game returns to the Tiberium universe with Kane at the center of an epic new single player campaign which allows players to experience a new story that spans 20 years – from the rebirth of the Brotherhood of Nod after the Second Tiberium War through the dramatic events of the Third Tiberium War and beyond. The story is told through a new set of high-definition live action video sequences starring a celebrity cast. Joe Kucan, the original actor who portrayed the character Kane in Command & Conquer games over the last decade, reprises his role as the megalomaniacal leader of the Brotherhood of Nod. Kane's Wrath also features a new strategic layer to gameplay that allows players to establish bases, build customized armies, and attack their enemies on a global scale – and then dive into the frenzied tactical combat where their skills as a commander makes the difference in battle. The game introduces six new sub-factions and a wealth of new units, structures, and powers to the armies of the Global Defense Initiative, the Brotherhood of Nod, and the enigmatic alien Scrin. The Xbox 360 version features a revolutionary new radial interface designed specifically for console gamers. Taking RTS controls to a whole new level, players utilize the command stick to build, deploy, and attack. [Electronic Arts] Collapse
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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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Games Master UK
    75
    The in-game menu is the best we've seen, but no substitute for a mouse and keyboard. [Sept 2008, p.77]
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. Sep 8, 2015
    10
    This is by far my favorite Command And Conquer title.I love how you play as the bad guys throughout the Game.You assume A genetically enhancedThis is by far my favorite Command And Conquer title.I love how you play as the bad guys throughout the Game.You assume A genetically enhanced clone and become supreme commander of the NOD Armies.The Leader Kane commands you and the mayhem begins as you strike at the heart of the Allied forces.The Actor who plays Kane is at His finest as neat little video cut scenes begin each Mission.The videos are not what most think as they are well acted and are not reminiscent of FMV (full motion video) from the likes of the Sega CD or 3DO.They look nice and are very fun to watch.As for controls,this Game perfects the way RTS Games are played on A Console.Are they as good as those on A PC version?No.However,they work great for A Console and Xbox360 Controller.I love all the alternate Armies and their individual special Units only found for that particular Army.It's A lot of fun just to play Skirmishes just to mess around with them.The separate Rise of NOD (or whatever it's called) mode is fun,but very hard and unforgiving.I found it A bit too difficult for myself anyway and I'd like to think I am pretty good at C&C in general. Overall,for A stand alone expansion of Tiberium Wars and the low price point Kane's Wrath is beyond worth the time and investment especially if you A long time Fan of the Command And Conquer Franchise as I am.If you are then you have no excuse not to buy and play this wonderfully exciting and fun Game.Do not disappoint Kane! Expand
  2. ILikeFood
    Mar 28, 2008
    10
    Brilliant, superb gameplay, one of the best expansion packs ever!
  3. KevinR.
    Aug 12, 2008
    7
    Pretty good game. There are a few things that should've been done to make it better though. Kane's Challenge is a nice addition but Pretty good game. There are a few things that should've been done to make it better though. Kane's Challenge is a nice addition but there really isn't any variety to it for each faction. It's just using the same strategies over and over again which doesn't make the game's lasting appeal very good at all. The campaign is ok for an expansion pack but it just doesn't do much to keep you interested in what is going on. The new sub-factions are a great addition to the game. It brings variety to the factions but, as I said earlier, when you play Kane's Challenge with all of the factions you can just use the same strategy over and over which makes it repetitive. Overall it is a good game. Expand
  4. KellarWilliams
    Jul 2, 2008
    5
    The production quality on KW 360 is solid, and the cinematics are stellar, but I do agree that the game-play is nothing to remember. The production quality on KW 360 is solid, and the cinematics are stellar, but I do agree that the game-play is nothing to remember. Multiplayer and a decent frame rate is really all the game has going for it. The interface is better than Tiberium Wars, but like others have said, the interface in Universe at War 360 is far superior. KW 360 is worth a rent if you are a 360 RTS buff. Expand
  5. 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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  6. MikeS.
    Jun 27, 2008
    2
    Even with the new modified control scheme in KW 360, it still feels very clunky when compared to Universe at War 360. As for gameplay, it is Even with the new modified control scheme in KW 360, it still feels very clunky when compared to Universe at War 360. As for gameplay, it is very forgettable. Typical RTS, generic factions. I will say the missions are a least different and mostly tolerable. If Kanes Wrath 360 was sporting the Universe at War 360 interface my review would be at least a 7.0. Expand
  7. 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. Expand

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