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  • Summary: It is 2047 and the stakes could not be higher. Tiberium—a self-replicating alien substance that has infected the Earth—is spreading like a radioactive ice age. The GDI, a high-tech alliance of the world’s most advanced nations, is fighting to contain Tiberium, but Kane, the megalomaniacalIt is 2047 and the stakes could not be higher. Tiberium—a self-replicating alien substance that has infected the Earth—is spreading like a radioactive ice age. The GDI, a high-tech alliance of the world’s most advanced nations, is fighting to contain Tiberium, but Kane, the megalomaniacal leader of The Brotherhood of NOD has other plans for Earth. Kane’s secret society turned superpower is bent on using Tiberium to take control and transform humanity into his twisted vision of the future. All-out war rages over Tiberium and the fate of the planet rests in the balance. Experience a revolution in RTS gaming with a single player campaign that rewards you for your gameplay style. Add layers of strategy to your gaming experience by building mobile bases, wielding the power of terrifying Ion Storms on the battlefield, or customizing your armies by combining units. Battle it out online with native voice-over IP, integrated clan support, and new spectator modes that let you play RTS games like a sport. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 32 out of 40
  2. Negative: 0 out of 40
  1. Very little was lost in the transition to the Xbox 360, which is an encouraging sign for future RTS games on consoles.
  2. The controls are intuitive, proving there’s life in console RTS games yet, and the game itself is as diverse, challenging and enjoyable as the series ought to be.
  3. Command & Conquer 3 is proof that the 360 is just as able to deliver a solid RTS experience.
  4. A must buy for RTS fans who own a 360.
  5. It’s strategically strong, with custom setups, objectives and teams available. The ten or so maps are, as always, well balanced though uninspired, and the AI can be a beast – humans even tougher.
  6. Once you get into the rhythm of the game, though, you remember why this series is so popular. It's not the mythology or the unit design or the videos as much as it is the kill-or-be-killed simplicity of it all.
  7. It's certainly a good game, but we want to wage war against Sawyer from Lost, not our 360 controller.

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  1. NickoleP.
    Apr 9, 2008
    10
    It's one of the best games I've ever played!
  2. McBain17
    Jun 5, 2007
    9
    This game is great. From the full motion video to the game play itself its everything any C&C fan has grown to love. There seems to be a lot This game is great. From the full motion video to the game play itself its everything any C&C fan has grown to love. There seems to be a lot of complaing about controls, I own a PC and don't see the complaint at all. You can smoothly control everything on the battlefield. I was surprised at that like most just because this type of game is meant for the PC. The graphics are solid (you can zoom in and out and rotate 360) and the campaigns and skirmishes a blast. There are several ways to set up your AI oppenents who are no push over. It took me 5 trys before I beat 3 medium AI oppenents in a single skirmish. That alone gives it huge replay value as no one single skirmish is the same. I only have two complaints. The first is that you can't control the teck level as in previous games. It was fun if you felt like it to limit the level of technology so you could have a massive infrantry war with pill boxes (now gun towers/lasers) or a low level of apc or the like. That feature is missing, and along with my next complaint kept this game from a ten. The second issue is the frame rate. When games gets to MASSIVE with hundreds of units on your side and the AI's or human the game bogs down. This is a must play for a novice or experienced RTS player who owns a 360. Expand
  3. Jul 27, 2011
    9
    The campaign is very fun and the live action cut scenes are cheesy in the perfect way. The factions are perfectly balanced in skirmish andThe campaign is very fun and the live action cut scenes are cheesy in the perfect way. The factions are perfectly balanced in skirmish and online multiplayer. I really love this game and recommend it to any strategy fan although the A.I. is very challenging even on the easy difficulties. Expand
  4. GlynneF.
    Jun 5, 2007
    8
    Ok, this game is better on pc for 2 reasons 1. controls (mouse is better) 2. graphics (not by much tho) the xbox 360 version tho has my Ok, this game is better on pc for 2 reasons 1. controls (mouse is better) 2. graphics (not by much tho) the xbox 360 version tho has my favourite feature EXCELLENT MULTIPLAYER! the graphics may be sucky and the control scheme not as good as the pc''s but when does that matter when you are having a good time on xbox live with your mates defininetly worth a purchase if you don't have a amazing pc. Expand
  5. Aug 1, 2012
    8
    Good game, better than I expected for a console RTS. As others have mentioned, acting is sub-par, but most of the missions are enjoyable. IGood game, better than I expected for a console RTS. As others have mentioned, acting is sub-par, but most of the missions are enjoyable. I may be biased due to the fact that I loved the original C&C, but I thought this was a pretty decent game. Expand
  6. FPSMaster
    May 13, 2007
    7
    Another nice try at having an RTS on a console with nice controls, I'll give it that. But I just don't see the huge deal with these Another nice try at having an RTS on a console with nice controls, I'll give it that. But I just don't see the huge deal with these kinds of games after playing the 2 on my 360. It's not that's there's too much going on, it's that there does't seem to be a point to having so many resources to deal with at once. I know that part of the game is necessary to keep you from having everything at all times, but why not give me a certain number of resources and let me fight like a real war commander? He doesn't deal with building all this crap. it's given to him by a higher power THEN he utilizes it. It's almost like they add all that stuff to do to cover up the fact that there's not much gameplay here outside of managing resources for 80% of the game. Company of Heroes nailed it with the gameplay, management and resources balance, so C&C and other games like it just feel outdated now. Speaking of COH, why can't I zoom in that far in C&C like i could in the aformentioned game to see what's in front of me and all the detial? The details look nice in this game other than some blurriness and screen tearing, but it seems kinda pointless to have all this detial when I can't get close enough to see it. The cutscenes and voice acting are terrible to say the least. Maybe this just isn't my kind of game no matter how much I try to like it, but it just feels pointless. It would be different if there was more action, but it feels like you spend more time building cranes and factories than actually commanding and conquering. They might have changed this a lot since Generals to be faster paced for the console audience, but I think maybe at least for a console they should have rethought the difference in what PC gamers want and what console gamers want. In a word: BORING. Expand
  7. HaroldO.
    May 21, 2007
    5
    RTS games should stick to the pc, i love c&c as much as anyone but the controls just plain suck, i never felt like i actually had control ofRTS games should stick to the pc, i love c&c as much as anyone but the controls just plain suck, i never felt like i actually had control of the battlefield like i do with a mouse compared to the 360 controller. Expand

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