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  • Summary: Wielding strange new technologies and hungering for revenge, the Soviet Empire invades America. New York City and Washington are overwhelmed. Allied forces, unprepared for the surprise attack, are decimated. Will freedom be crushed under the heels of Communist aggression? [Electronic Arts]
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. The game play is absolutely superb, with well-balanced armies and some simply brilliant new units including a new building system more akin to the WarCraft series that allows for a more efficient unit production system.
  2. Although the gameplay hasn't changed much from the original, the updated graphics and the resolution of minor bugs make this a wonderfully enjoyable title.
  3. 90
    The gameplay is nothing new, but the engrossing story and intense action will keep you playing for hours.
  4. A beautiful meld of both action and strategy that seems to hold a little something for everyone.
  5. The most important thing we can say is that we had a whole lot of fun playing it - and that's what matters, isn't it?
  6. CNET Gamecenter
    80
    Red Alert 2 proves to be one of the finest offerings in the C&C series.
  7. Red Alert 2 can be both fascinating and bewildering, neither of which amounts to much when you are launching a tank rush in multiplayer games.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 44 out of 47
  2. Negative: 1 out of 47
  1. Dec 18, 2010
    10
    This game is brilliant. The AI could use a little work to increase the difficulty, but overall the missions are challenging and well thoughtThis game is brilliant. The AI could use a little work to increase the difficulty, but overall the missions are challenging and well thought out. The guy that said single player is impossible just isn't good at it. The faction imbalance in RA2 (Allies stronger than Soviets) is mostly corrected in the expansion. Each side has some very strong offense and defense and makes for an incredible multiplayer experience. Buy this game. It's worth it. Expand
  2. Nov 15, 2019
    10
    For me this is the best RTS in history and C&C franchise.
    Love this game to this date, thats why I play it once for a while :)
    Hope remake
    For me this is the best RTS in history and C&C franchise.
    Love this game to this date, thats why I play it once for a while :)
    Hope remake will be as good as original :)
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  3. AnsonG.
    Aug 5, 2006
    10
    The real 3d stunning action strategy game. Nice quality field, cool graphics and units, easy to control them.
  4. Oct 4, 2019
    10
    Игра - просто супер. Играл в свое время - с удовольствием.
  5. Aug 31, 2020
    9
    Never change a working system. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 is a brilliant strategy game with a very similar gameplay to its predecessor.Never change a working system. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 is a brilliant strategy game with a very similar gameplay to its predecessor. And that`s absolutely positive! One of those games, that never get boring! Expand
  6. Apr 6, 2011
    9
    I guess I can be a bit girly when it comes to games- I'm not a big fan of blood and gore and FPS's, but give me a good strategic game withI guess I can be a bit girly when it comes to games- I'm not a big fan of blood and gore and FPS's, but give me a good strategic game with interesting puzzle-type content and I'm there! Along with the Civilization Series (well, the earlier games in that series) this is one of my all time favourites! I just wish there were more games that build upon this type of concept rather than the raft of FPS clones that seem to be flooding the market at the moment :( :( And don't forget, there is multiplayer, but the single player campaigns aren't just an afterthought to the multiplayer like some games, they are fun and intriguing in their own right! Expand
  7. Feb 18, 2016
    0
    This game is awful and I love C&C games. I love Tiberian Sun, I loved Tiberium Wars, all be it not as much as Tiberian Sun. Red Alert 2, feelsThis game is awful and I love C&C games. I love Tiberian Sun, I loved Tiberium Wars, all be it not as much as Tiberian Sun. Red Alert 2, feels like a dumbed down version of these games. To me its just tank wars for multiplayer, and the single player bored me to death. 0 Would not buy. Expand

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