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  • Summary: Command & Conquer and Red Alert are both remastered in 4K by the former Westwood Studios team members. Includes all 3 expansions, rebuilt multiplayer, a modernized UI, Map Editor, bonus footage gallery, and over 7 hours of remastered music.
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  1. Positive: 48 out of 58
  2. Negative: 0 out of 58
  1. Jun 5, 2020
    100
    This remaster is a winner. It’s a stellar package, and hopefully a template for what is to come. The minor shortcomings are all due to the age of this title – but this is an old game. You have to take it for what it is – a glorious little piece of history. In presenting that, this is a practically flawless release – but the old-fashioned, less friendly design in places will mean this one isn’t quite for everyone.
  2. Jun 5, 2020
    90
    Command & Conquer: The Remastered Collection gathers up every conceivable ounce of content from the first two games in the series and gives it a full makeover, resulting in a collection that feels holistic, modern, and true to its roots. It has some wrinkles that add an asterisk, but only just that much. This is Command & Conquer, not just how you remember it back then, but how you'll want to remember it years from now.
  3. Jun 12, 2020
    90
    Command & Conquer Remastered Collection pays homage to every aspect of the old titles while bringing them into the 21st century. A must-have for anyone remotely interested in the series.
  4. Jun 5, 2020
    80
    Command & Conquer comes back after decades with something for everyone. With two important RTS games in one bundle, this is a serious collection for anyone wanting to get into the series and those of us wishing to return.
  5. Jun 26, 2020
    80
    By modern standards, the Command & Conquer Remastered Collection is far from perfect, but without these games, modern standards wouldn't exist
  6. 80
    Two of the best remasters ever made, as after years of neglect the Command & Conquer franchise finally gets the tender loving care it deserves.
  7. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Sep 3, 2020
    64
    C&C was difficult not because of good AI or interesting tactical puzzles, but due to poor usability. With modernized interface, it’s a walk in the park, and will be enjoyable only as long as nostalgia lasts. [Issue#247, p.44]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 86 out of 101
  2. Negative: 10 out of 101
  1. Jun 5, 2020
    10
    An amazing game, it was a great release, everybody MUST play this amazing game. Nice work by Petroglyph / EA.
  2. Jun 7, 2020
    10
    People who rated this game less than 8 are wrong, they rate it as a remake not a remaster. Expecting new AI ? New mechanics ? Really ? KnowPeople who rated this game less than 8 are wrong, they rate it as a remake not a remaster. Expecting new AI ? New mechanics ? Really ? Know the difference between remaster and remake, because you end up looking like a retard. Remaster is usually up-scaled graphics, its improvements like UI and better sound quality, you got that here and much, much more that didn't have to be in a remaster. But there is. You get additional un-lockable bonuses, console missions, custom maps and mods ready to instant download, customisable soundtrack play-list and ability to switch between remastered graphics and sounds. Lastly you get all of command and conquer (including console missions), red alert and all their expansions for just 20€ / 20$. Price, quality and minor bugs (that i only heard of because i didn't encounter them) are worth this money. This is perfect remaster that you can get. Nice job Petroglyph games, lemonsky studios and it hurts to say after recent games but, good job EA. 10/10 Expand
  3. Mar 9, 2021
    10
    Great game back then, great remastered. Hope to see Red alert 2 remastered soon to!
  4. Jun 7, 2020
    10
    Great game and a great remastering. You can tell that they listened to the fans here.

    They even kept in the smart installation intro from
    Great game and a great remastering. You can tell that they listened to the fans here.

    They even kept in the smart installation intro from the dos days - was blown away by that - if they are keeping true to the small stuff, then you know they are true for the big stuff.

    Never thought I would be so positive about a game released by EA!
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  5. Jun 7, 2020
    9
    Very good remaster. There is some bugs in red alert so it`s not perfect but anyway it`s a very good remaster. Hope sometime i will play fullVery good remaster. There is some bugs in red alert so it`s not perfect but anyway it`s a very good remaster. Hope sometime i will play full remake with new 3d graphics (cancelled game on frostbyte engine was very promising) but with the same passion similar gameplay and the same story :) Expand
  6. Jun 6, 2020
    9
    TRUE TO THE ORIGINAL WITH SOME LIFESTYLE IMPROVEMENTS:
    Graphics Remaster 10 (looks great)
    Video Remaster 6 (It is a shame they did not have
    TRUE TO THE ORIGINAL WITH SOME LIFESTYLE IMPROVEMENTS:
    Graphics Remaster 10 (looks great)
    Video Remaster 6 (It is a shame they did not have the original videos)
    Music Remaster 10 (This is just amazing!)
    Gameplay Remaster 9 (Good old C&C fun with a new interface, only AI path could be better)
    Extra Content 9 (Great extra content that I have not seen, played or listened to)

    Final Score 8.8 (Worth the money and great fun with a big dose of nostalgia)

    To understand my excitement, you have to put yourself in my shoes, As a white 16 year old South African coming out of the apartheid years in isolation. Flying to Europe for the first time to travel the Netherlands, France, Belgium and England on a 4-week trip. When in London I walked down Oxford street and walk past this massive music and game store. In the window is this new game from the creators of Dune. A game I played, and we could not buy in South Africa. Begging and convincing my sister that we should scrape every penny together to buy Command & Conquer (she still teases me to this day - I chose a game rather than explore London more). On the plane back to South Africa I read the manual over and over. Got home, hardly greeted my parents, installed Command & Conquer and played through the night until I could not keep my eyes open anymore.

    Supported every Command and Conquer game since. I still long for just that type of game-play, music, atmosphere. Later years I ran 7 consecutive gaming competitions with Command & Conquer & Battle for Middle Earth at the South African RAGE (Really Awesome Gaming Expo).

    C&C 4 was so bad that I have yet to finish the game to this day!

    It was thus with suspicion that I approached this C&C Tiberian Dawn remaster. Could EA ruin this again with their greed and corporate culture and modern micro transaction monetization?

    Luckily the producer, Jim Vassella in charge of this did not and he stayed in contact with the community and understood what we wanted.

    This is a classic game with some of its original faults improved so that you can enjoy the original experience and tap into the nostalgia. From the upgrading of the original installation sequences to the AI path finding issues this is true to what the original Command and Conquer and Red Alert games were with some much-needed graphics and UI improvements.

    The star however of this game is the music. It is amazing crisp and hard hitting. Better than the original. The music alone is worth the price. Frank Klepacki and the Tiberian Sons are great.

    Thank you to the community, the developers and the people that supported brought this into high definition so that I can enjoy a past experience with some modern conveniences.

    May this be the start of some good things to come.

    Now let me go and play some more.
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  7. Jul 30, 2020
    0
    great remaster of a game. of-course its not going to be winning any game of the years or anything but it was a masterpiece of its time andgreat remaster of a game. of-course its not going to be winning any game of the years or anything but it was a masterpiece of its time and still holds up well today. special in a time where base building rts are absent from the world. Expand

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