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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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  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: 37 out of 40
  2. Negative: 1 out of 40
  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 20, 2014
    10
    Truly a masterpiece of innovation and enjoyment. I still play it to this day, nearly 15 years on. It introduced me to the world of RTS andTruly a masterpiece of innovation and enjoyment. I still play it to this day, nearly 15 years on. It introduced me to the world of RTS and personally, scores a perfect 10. Great, reliable, somewhat realistic, amazing soundtrack and well engineered. It's still my favourite RTS to this day, and thus remains on top of this category as undisputed champion.honestly, there is very little I can flaw about this game. I found it to be quite revolutionary in its genre. Expand
  3. DanL.
    Apr 3, 2003
    10
    DONT EVEN THINK ABOUT NOT BUYING THIS GAME! This is the third greatest game ever made. Behind Halo and its expansion pack YURI's DONT EVEN THINK ABOUT NOT BUYING THIS GAME! This is the third greatest game ever made. Behind Halo and its expansion pack YURI's ReVENGE, buy that too. Expand
  4. Dec 1, 2015
    10
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  5. ChrisM.
    Aug 2, 2005
    9
    It was a great game.
  6. Feb 21, 2012
    9
    Most fun RTS game i ever played, good job Westwood! The Yuri expansion is also a lot of fun. Skirmish and campaigns were very nice. EA made aMost fun RTS game i ever played, good job Westwood! The Yuri expansion is also a lot of fun. Skirmish and campaigns were very nice. EA made a mess of it compared to this. 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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