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Generally favorable reviews- based on 337 Ratings

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  • Summary: Surrender is not an option. Dark experiments have permanently altered time. Or have they? Now, Soviet tanks crush city after city while Allied cruisers shell bases. Spies lurk, land mines wait, and strange new technologies aid both sides in their struggle for ultimate control.Command &Surrender is not an option. Dark experiments have permanently altered time. Or have they? Now, Soviet tanks crush city after city while Allied cruisers shell bases. Spies lurk, land mines wait, and strange new technologies aid both sides in their struggle for ultimate control.Command & Conquer: Red Alert gives you the opportunity to be more devious, cunning and ruthless than ever before. Easy to play and highly addictive, Red Alert puts the fate of the world in your hands! [Westwood] Expand
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  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Red Alert belongs in the same category as "Civilization II" and "Quake," games that followed legendary predecessors and immediately eclipsed them. One can only wonder where Westwood can take us from here.
  2. With lusciously detailed graphics and some superb sound FX and music rounding the game off, Red Alert looks destined to follow "Dune II" and "Command and Conquer" straight into the Westwood hall of fame.
  3. PC Gamer
    91
    Red Alert will be like by the legions of the faithful, and win new converts as well. [Dec 1996, p.238]
  4. 90
    It not only completely satisfies the wants of any eager strategy player, it also covers those who like more action in their games, and then appeals to practically everyone in between. If you don't have Command & Conquer, buy this immediately.
  5. Suffice it to say that if you like strategy, military tactics, or liked the original game, you will love Red Alert.
  6. While perhaps not upgrading the original Command & Conquer engine as much as some would have liked, its clean graphics, crackerjack music score and immersive sound effects all make for a game that's great fun to play...and that's what it's all about, isn't it?
  7. A lackluster second offering when so much more could be done with the Command & Conquer universe, but just see how much damage I do to you if you take it away from me.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. XandervanDijk
    Feb 7, 2009
    10
    Best game ever!
  2. Feb 2, 2020
    10
    Лучшая стратеги тех времен, которая оставалась актуальной 10-ки лет. Шедевр мировой игровой индустрии. 10/10Лучшая стратеги тех времен, которая оставалась актуальной 10-ки лет. Шедевр мировой игровой индустрии. 10/10
  3. DoisK.
    Jan 16, 2007
    10
    Red Alert is the defining game for RTS.
  4. AndrewCarts
    Sep 30, 2009
    10
    At its time, it was the best RTS out there. From the way the various units traded off (I will never forget that 5 infantry can take out aAt its time, it was the best RTS out there. From the way the various units traded off (I will never forget that 5 infantry can take out a light tank without even one of them dying (as long as none are run over), and with 4, one of them will die before killing the tank), to the crisp sounds (the sound of the Tesla Coil charging up then zapping will always stay in my mind), and especially the music (Hell March is one of my all time favorite tracks ever), it stands out. Expand
  5. Aug 6, 2012
    9
    This game took what was great about the first C&C and made it better. The gameplay is fairly similar, but it adds some new dimensions such asThis game took what was great about the first C&C and made it better. The gameplay is fairly similar, but it adds some new dimensions such as mines, naval units, and multiple super-weapons. I personally liked the addition of more air units--the original C&C had only 2 per side--which allow for quick responses to enemy action. I found the story and characters to be less compelling than the first C&C, but good nonetheless, and the alternate-history WWII makes for a cool alternate story in the C&C universe. Expand
  6. Jul 30, 2016
    9
    Recensione temporanea da sostituire non appena disponibile quella definitiva. Recensione temporanea da sostituire non appena disponibileRecensione temporanea da sostituire non appena disponibile quella definitiva. Recensione temporanea da sostituire non appena disponibile quella definitiva. Expand
  7. Jun 4, 2019
    5
    Although set in a different time period very similar gameplay to the first command and conquer. Story is just ok.

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