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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: 45 out of 49
  2. Negative: 1 out of 49
  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. Sep 28, 2019
    10
    One of the best strategies of my time that I have ever played. This is just a bomb among the strategies. An excellent, thoughtful andOne of the best strategies of my time that I have ever played. This is just a bomb among the strategies. An excellent, thoughtful and interesting plot that was played by live actors. Very strong and appropriate atmosphere conveyed by this plot and game-play. Excellent drawing of the environment and controlled units and buildings. And, of course, this soundtrack... you'll recognize it from thousand others by its first seconds. A masterpiece of the classics of its time. Expand
  3. FelipeH.
    May 12, 2006
    10
    If RA1 was good, RA2 its the master piece. I still love playing the mission over and over.
  4. Oct 4, 2019
    10
    Игра - просто супер. Играл в свое время - с удовольствием.
  5. May 30, 2014
    9
    Not much to be said for this game. I really was giving us a lot of good times. I think everyone need to do to play a game.You've done a very good job.
  6. Jan 1, 2012
    9
    Seems like EA noticed that they could not "seriously" compete to games like starcraft. So they did the right thing and simply didnt even trySeems like EA noticed that they could not "seriously" compete to games like starcraft. So they did the right thing and simply didnt even try it the "serious" but instead in a ironic and fun way. They did an amazing job doing so. Red Alert 2 is just plain fun to play. The units are well designed. The cutscenes are good for a few laughters. Soundtrack and atmosphere are also great. This game is still worth to get picked up and played. 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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