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  • Summary: An epic single-player campaign expansion, this standalone title catapults players deeper into the Red Alert universe, giving them more of the action-packed gameplay they have been clamoring for, while offering a gauntlet of new and compelling challenges with the new Commander’s ChallengeAn epic single-player campaign expansion, this standalone title catapults players deeper into the Red Alert universe, giving them more of the action-packed gameplay they have been clamoring for, while offering a gauntlet of new and compelling challenges with the new Commander’s Challenge mode. Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Uprising takes players into the aftermath of the epic battles in Red Alert 3, with the Soviets still reeling from a crushing defeat, the Empire of the Rising Sun desperately trying to regain both honor and identity and the seemingly victorious Allies finding themselves in the midst of corruption and deceit within their own ranks. In addition to four mini-campaigns, one for each faction and one bonus campaign centered on the origins of the Empire of the Rising Sun’s commando Yuriko, Command & Conquer Red Alert 3: Uprising will also introduce the new Commander’s Challenge, enabling the players to test their skills against a set of nine commanders from different territories and difficulty levels in 50 unique challenges with their own special rules and unique conditions. In true Command & Conquer fashion, top Hollywood talent will be delivering the gripping story in full HD live-action cinematics. Fan favorites Gemma Atkinson and Ivana Milicevic will make their stunning return to the high ranks of the Allied and Soviet leaderships and will be joined by an all new set of stars, who will be announced soon. [Electronic Arts] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 33
  2. Negative: 2 out of 33
  1. PC Zone UK
    84
    Challenging, but not infuriating. [June 2009, p.70]
  2. I’m a fan of the Red Alert series, warts and all. It’s just too much fun for me, whether playing with people through the co-op campaign of Red Alert 3 or the single-player aspects of Uprising, it’s all goofy fun. And that’s mainly what I want from my games: fun.
  3. I have to say that I was hoping that Uprising would have been the third Real Time Strategy game which I could absolutely love this year but it has left a bitter taste in my mouth. This is an expansion only for those who are die hard Command and Conquer Red Alert 3 fans who are looking for more single player fun but do not expect the same level of quality as the original Red Alert 3 had.
  4. PC Gamer UK
    63
    Fun, but frustratingly contrived. [May 2009, p.62]
  5. Uprising's decent value at £15, but without any multiplayer features it lacks longevity and feels at odds with the original game. It introduces some nice new units and successfully makes a move into the dungeon crawl arena, but ultimately it's an underwhelming experience that never hits the spectacular heights of the game that fathered it.
  6. The heart of RTS games is all in the maps and how well your enemy plays them.
  7. No multiplayer, brief campaigns, same old factions and anemic AI.

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  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. Aug 7, 2013
    7
    There are quite a few new units in this and a new story to each faction and as you can guess, it's under the assumption that the allies won,There are quite a few new units in this and a new story to each faction and as you can guess, it's under the assumption that the allies won, oh joy.

    Anyway, there are 4 campaigns to choose, allies, soviets, empire and yuriko which is a personal story about the special unit the empire have, Yuriko Omega. You have to play the soviets first though a mission or two to unlock the others and the only two stories I like in this one is the soviets and Yuriko's because I could understand why they want to do stuff, but the other two is merely a grab for power and such.

    Alll in all, nice new units, but the campaigns are a bit short so it's a okey buy and you don't need red alert 3 to run so maybe buy it when it's on sale like I did, I believe. Unless you are a HUGE fan of C&C.

    Also having completed it I have discovered the challenge mode. This is where you get to play as any of the three groups, however you have limited tech and the only way to get it is by defeating your opponent. For instance, the first test match is against an Allied general who uses only dogs (attack dogs being for first unlock) so the best way to win is just to build up basic tanks and bulldoze the place to nothing. Easy right? Until you look at the other missions involving far more advanced technology and it gets worse later when the generals have ALL their tech and you only have what you've unlocked. Quite addictive though and requires more stratey as some maps even have unique units too like the bears map has giant bears that can actually destroy vehicles.

    Certainly not the worst C&C game, but it really is just a expansion to Red Alert 3 even though it's seporate and the challenges are fun. It's pretty fun and okay with a interesting story surrounding Yuriko Omega, but atleast it isn't C&C 4.
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  2. Nov 15, 2019
    7
    Unlike many players, I actually quite enjoyed playing Uprising upon the release - it brings a few funny new levels, new units but moreUnlike many players, I actually quite enjoyed playing Uprising upon the release - it brings a few funny new levels, new units but more importantly a challenge mode with some more challenging missions to tackle. Expand
  3. Nov 13, 2011
    7
    This game was pretty okay. I like the new units, but I feel that some of them are way over powered, especially the new Empire units. With thatThis game was pretty okay. I like the new units, but I feel that some of them are way over powered, especially the new Empire units. With that said longer campaigns and less focus on Miltiplayer would have been good.

    I really liked the new soundtrack for this game though. I'd have to say it's one of the best in the C&C Series so far.

    Is it worth a full £30? .... no it isn't. Any Die hard C&C fan will get this.
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  4. Oct 13, 2011
    4
    One of the worst C&C games of all time. The story makes a cliffhanger with no ending, the gameplay is very unbalanced, some characters areOne of the worst C&C games of all time. The story makes a cliffhanger with no ending, the gameplay is very unbalanced, some characters are wrong in the game, the campaigns are short, lack of multiplayer and co-op winds up nothing and lack of a Mod SDK makes this game uninteresting. Worst of all, zero support on this game and you can only buy this game through a digital download and you have to create your own double-layer (or dual-layer) DVD for the backup. Expand
  5. JimP.
    Jun 13, 2009
    4
    This expansion was something I was curious about at first but after spending the $30 to buy it, I have to say I should never have wasted This expansion was something I was curious about at first but after spending the $30 to buy it, I have to say I should never have wasted money on it in the first place. It starts out by adding a sleek new Japanese song to the introduction and showing a decisive lack of Multiplayer options. This was okay for me since I don't generally play RTS games online, since I suck so bad at them. However, I started getting into the campaign just to see that each campaign was "blacked out" until you played the first Soviet mission. I proceeded to play the campaign and although it was horrendously short, it was slightly challenging and gave for good gameplay. I then came upon the last mission, which borders on the near impossible, even when playing easy. If you're worried about spoilers, skip this part and go to the next paragraph. The "FutureTech" corporation, a monstrous defense contractor working for the Allies, has begun development of several superweapons which will help keep the Allies dominant on the battlefield and advance their own hidden agenda, which is completely left vague... The end mission consists of you assaulting the superweapon of FutureTech, the Sigma Harmonizer, which stops time for a short span of time. If this was not infuriating enough, the AI sends 4 insanely difficult and massively destructive Supertanks at you, which shoot small shots that expand and do massive damage to everything in sight. Its preferred tactic, go right into the middle of your base, shoot the beam until the whole thing is leveled. Setting up defenses doesn't work because they blow through them in a couple of shots. Massing units to bring it down doesn't work, since it kills them in a couple of shots, and trying hit and run tactics doesn't work either since it just goes to the middle of your base and shoots, ignoring the other units and causing horrendous destruction in its wake. Not only that, the AI sends land units, sea units, and air units to pummel your base into submission. I tried several times alternating units, tactics, and strategies and nothing worked. Oh yeah, forget about air units since an inaccessible airbase is somehow dominating the airspace on the map. I ended up rage-quitting and I'm not sure when I'm going to bother to pick the damn thing up again. They also added a new Yuriko campaign, which briefly explains how Yuriko came into being and what happened to her after the campaign. It was pointless to include it in the campaign. Like the other campaigns, it was short, and it explained little. Although seeing a more powerful Yuriko was slightly fun, it ended up just being incredibly boring and easy. While I really haven't seen all of the new units, particularly the Japanese ones, I have to say the expansion disappointed me severely. Some say Kane's Wrath was a terrible expansion, but I don't agree. Uprising, however, really sparks my anger, frustration, and rage mainly at the fact that I was willing to spend money on it the first place. Expand
  6. JCTam
    Mar 16, 2009
    3
    This expansion pack to RA3 did not meet good expectations and therefore it's an epic fail to the C&C franchise. At least this expansion This expansion pack to RA3 did not meet good expectations and therefore it's an epic fail to the C&C franchise. At least this expansion does answer to the RA3 beta. The beta has no SP and this expansion only has SP. Despite minor improvements such as the 50 challenge missions, a Yuriko campaign, 12 new units and new characters, this game is still very much the same and it's not as better as RA3. Even some game critics are calling out no MP, poor AI, unbalanced gameplay and lacking co-op play in those campaign missions. This expansion development rush makes me think only one thing: that Kane's Wrath deserved their uprising rather than Yuriko Omega and the Empire of the Rising Sun faction. With no epic units, no sub-factions, no Yuri, poor balancing, slow economic gameplay (with the wrong resources), fair AI, sexy characters and two wrong roles in RA3 Uprising (Ric Flair as Commander Hill and Jamie Chung as Japan Lieut.)makes me think this is one of the worst expansion packs in the C&C series, even worse than Kane's Wrath! EALA continues to do their worst to ruin the C&C franchise by making up the worst possible stuff they could ever develop. Expand
  7. Dec 20, 2018
    0
    These game even worst than RA3. Now we have non-explosive oil-stations and unpatched Japan. Fail!

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