Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  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. 90
    The PC version of Tiberium Wars certainly retains an edge, thanks to its mouse support, but chances are you'll be pleasantly surprised how quickly that advantage comes to seem moot when doing battle from your couch instead of an office chair.
  3. Electronic Arts applies the control scheme from its previous PC to console real time strategy game, "The Lord of the Rings: The Battle of Middle-earth II" with excellent results, offering gamers a user-friendly scheme that makes controlling units and building structures simple.
  4. Any gamer casually interested in RTS games should pick this one up, as it provides a unique look back at the genre's roots in an entertaining and polished manner.
  5. With Tiberium Wars finally correcting so many of the problems that have beset the genre since its console inception, it would be hard not to recommend this as a purchase to any 360-owning strategy fan.
  6. 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.
  7. 90
    The only sore spot in the game is the controls, I commend EA for doing a wonderful job, but because of how fast paced C&C can be you will have to wrestle with them for a little while until you can get them all down.
  8. Even with that raised expectation, C&C 3: Tiberium Wars more than meets my stringent standards for the franchise, and Electronic Arts’ EA Los Angeles team proves once again their skill at designing an excellent RTS title for the Xbox 360.
  9. Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars is confident enough to stick out its chest on PC and indeed the console for its impressive control setups.
  10. Tiberium Wars is just an excellent example of how a strategy game off of its native platform should be.
  11. Command & Conquer 3 is proof that the 360 is just as able to deliver a solid RTS experience.
  12. If you still have a sneaking suspicion that the Xbox 360 version suffers from the inferior control scheme of a controller, think again. After a few minutes of adjusting, you'll find that it's just as easy to perform at your peak on the Xbox 360's controller as it is on a keyboard and mouse setup on a PC.
  13. By using an intuitive control scheme similar to Electronic Arts' own "Battle for Middle-earth 2," Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars proves that strategy has a big role to play on consoles. If you have an Xbox 360 and even the remotest interest in earth-shattering explosions or campy science fiction, you owe it to yourself to pick up a copy.
  14. A great port of the PC game, offering robust online play and an intuitive control scheme.
  15. 87
    The main achievement of Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars - which rises above all other minor concerns - is that it represents the first genuinely appealing real-time strategy success on a home videogames console.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. 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 gameFor 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. Full Review »
  2. 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 upI 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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  3. 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. Full Review »