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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 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
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  1. Very little was lost in the transition to the Xbox 360, which is an encouraging sign for future RTS games on consoles.
  2. Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars is confident enough to stick out its chest on PC and indeed the console for its impressive control setups.
  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. Tactic fiends may fiend it slightly lacking; everyone else will go bonkers. [Issue#20, p.86]
  6. 80
    With the Xbox 360 version, you can gawk at Jennifer Morrison on your TV instead of on your computer monitor. And that’ll make you look slightly less loserish. Right?
  7. 70
    Command & Conquer 3 isn't a brilliant reinvention of the RTS game. It's dirt-farming and mediocre live-action cutscenes and tank rushes and screaming that the Mammoth Tank is unbalanced (it is), and that's where the fun lies.

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  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
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  1. 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 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
  2. 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. 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
  3. Sep 26, 2013
    8
    I was pleasantly surprised to see just how well this handled on a console. Still not as good as the PC, but a good attempt and it ended up being very enjoyable.

    Compelling single player campaigns with a great story arc, a shame the Scrin Campaign was so short and not as flushed out as GDI's or NOD's.

    Overall:
    A good addition to the series and a much needed good RTS game for the consoles.
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  4. Jul 15, 2011
    7
    A great strategy game and a solid UI from my experience, its definitely a challenge and can keep you busy for hours on end. Put aside the cheesy cut scenes and its actually a good fun game to absorb yourself into if you like this style of game. Expand
  5. Jan 18, 2014
    6
    For an RTS on a console this game is good but suffers from the same old control issues of all RTS games not on PC. The fact is this game offers nothing new to the franchise and is a box standard command and conquer title but is the best RTS on the 360 so it's only worth playing if you can pick it up for under £5 and you have the RTS itch......... although I would also consult a doctor. Expand

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