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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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Score distribution:
  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: 87 out of 102
  2. Negative: 10 out of 102
  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 19, 2021
    10
    Command & Conquer:

    The original game that gave rise to one of the most entertaining strategy game series ever made, that is until EA
    Command & Conquer:

    The original game that gave rise to one of the most entertaining strategy game series ever made, that is until EA acquired Westwood and killed it. Command & Conquer takes Dune II, dresses it with more realistic alternative history setting, improves the gameplay mechanics and introduces some of the best video game cinematics of all time. It is by all means the definition of old school RTS. It is very fast and extremely fun. The music is second to none, except its own sequel, Red Alert. Yes, when you remove the nostalgia goggles, there are some problems with it. The campaign AI cheats and the missions are very scripted and the harvester AI can be really dumb at times. Like most RTSs, multiplayer is not that great, which is probably one of the reasons that the genre is on life support nowadays. You can’t really enjoy a multiplayer game where players build a base, defenses, an army and do strategic attacks. No. Players will probably attack immediately, with everything they have and the game will most likely end in less than 15 minutes.

    That said, I refuse to take my nostalgia goggles off. I love this game with a passion. As a teenager, I used to love the charismatic leader of Brotherhood of NOD, Kane. And after all these years, he is still one of the best video game characters ever created. This is Command & Conquer baby. This series was only surpassed by StarCraft (which heavily imitated it but at the same time improved it greatly) and the original game still holds up.

    Long live Kane and the Brotherhood of NOD!

    9.5/10

    Command & Conquer: Red Alert:

    Red Alert was my favorite game as a child. I spent hundreds of hours playing the campaign, skirmish missions and multiplayer on 56k internet. Revisiting was a big nostalgia trip for me and also interesting to see how it compares to the original Command & Conquer after all these years.

    Let’s start with the music. Hell March is one of the best video game songs ever, if not the best. The entire soundtrack is nothing short of a masterpiece, puts you in mood and is a great fit for the fast-paced gameplay of Red Alert.

    The story is a cheesy alternative history. Einstein invented a time machine and made sure Adolf Hitler doesn’t come to the world stage. This, however, makes Stalin rise as the absolute power in WWII. There are unforgettable characters from Tanya to Nadia, and more importantly Kane (I had erased from my memory that Kane appears in Red Alert. Without spoiling anything, let me just say it was a pleasant surprise). The cinematics have always been a strength of Command & Conquer series and Red Alert doesn’t disappoint. I especially enjoyed the ones with Tanya.

    Gameplay is enhanced in some ways. The two factions (Allies and Soviet) are more distinct from each other in comparison to GDI and NOD of C&C. There are many units which are exclusive to a faction. While Soviet appear to be impenetrable with their Tesla Coil and Mammoth Tank, Allies have the naval artillery cruiser which are the most powerful firepower of the entire game, as long as you have access to water.

    There are some serious AI issues in the campaign. You will often see your harvesters or submarines getting stuck. This one I remember from the original game. But there are also problems with the enemy AI, where the enemy stops responding to you efficiently as soon as you destroy some harvesters or power plants. I am not sure if this comes from the original game or if it is a problem with the remaster.

    In most aspects, Red Alert is better than its prequel Command & Conquer. It offers more strategic depth with a wider range of units. But in terms of offering a good campaign challenge in medium difficulty, Red Alert pales in comparison to C&C. The enemy in C&C is smarter. Again, this may be an issue with the remaster but not the original game. I am not sure.

    9.5/10

    Some words on the Remastered Collection:

    This is almost a perfect remaster of one of my favorite game series of all time. Remastered graphics are beautiful and true to their original spirit. Press space anytime and you can switch to old graphics.

    Red Alert medium difficulty felt easier than original medium and hard felt much harder than original hard. So I feel there are some issues with the difficulty balance in the remastered collection.

    Overall, if you consider yourself remotely interested in RTS games, you have to purchase this collection. It is a great remaster; it blows new life into the multiplayer scene and it brings back Command & Conquer franchise from the grave. I am only hoping we will see a similar treatment to other titles such as Tiberian Sun, Renegade among others.

    9.5/10

    PS: I will update my review once I play through the C&C and Red Alert expansions.
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  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 17, 2020
    9
    Oh, my God, E.A. didn't **** herself. Here's my money.Look, don't ruin it again.
  6. Jun 6, 2020
    9
    It's not perfect, I've run into a few graphical bugs here and there, changing in settings did not work at first (hit enter, not the button inIt's not perfect, I've run into a few graphical bugs here and there, changing in settings did not work at first (hit enter, not the button in the menu), default game speed is SUPER fast for my taste. But other than this little issues, I'm pretty happy.

    They game is a faithful remaster of the original, with bonus content galore and modern quality of life features. They did a great job up-scaling the original videos, the will not win any awards, but for what they had to work with it is impressive. The soundtrack is amazing and graphically there is a clear upgrade while not throwing out the original style or feel (zoom in if you want to see more detail).

    At $20 bucks, this is well worth the money. 2 Complete games and all associated DLC are included. They even went and included content from the console version of the games that PC players originally did not have access to. Plus, the team worked with the community to create the remaster. So if you want a true "remaster" of a classic, and not a "re-imagining", grab this game and see how other companies should do it...
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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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