Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 23 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
Buy On
  1. Despite some control and visual issues, this Ultimate Edition is still an exciting experience, a “must try” for every strategy fan. The claimed “exclusive content” is not there, so don’t expect anything new if you already played it on PC – Xbox 360.
  2. PSM3 Magazine UK
    71
    Fiddly and frustrating, but not without its stand-out features. [May 2009, p.62]
  3. The best console version yet of the PC hit - and accessible enough to suit even real-time strategy haters.
  4. Essentially the Ultimate Edition isn't that much different to what's gone before. It's better than the 360 version on account of the improved technical performance, but, as with so many console RTS', it's got nothing on the PC version. If you're a PS3 owner looking for a solid RTS with good controls, this is the best the console has to offer. If you've got both "next-gen" consoles, Halo Wars is still the daddy.
  5. Games Master UK
    69
    With poor controls and shoddy visuals, this is a low-point in the Red Alert series. [May 2009, p.82]
  6. 65
    A fun, and occasionally tense videogame, Red Alert 3 welcomes genre newcomers and casual gamers alike. However, C&C fans and real-time strategy stalwarts that get to grips with the controls may find the action a little bit lightweight.
  7. This is a game that Command & Conquer fans will enjoy (and it’s definitely the best version for those interested in purchasing it) but for everyone else, I suggest you rent it first.
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 22
  2. Negative: 2 out of 22
  1. Apr 30, 2011
    6
    i hate myself for giving this game such a low score because this game is good in so many ways but i cant give a good score to a game that youi hate myself for giving this game such a low score because this game is good in so many ways but i cant give a good score to a game that you want to put down after an hour. the graphics are alright and as always the fighting is top notch but you can only play this game for so long before you want to put it down for the night and play something else because this game is too slow paced and im sure many people have gotten frustrated over the controls and the complexity of them since there is so many that it is hard to remember them all. i still play it but only in small doses because this game can get a little boring after an hour. my advice is to skip this one because you wont be playing it that much and i think you may just get frustrated with it Full Review »
  2. Sep 28, 2010
    7
    great package and well polished game, but frankly this game takes too much time. usually after one mission, i don't want to do another in thegreat package and well polished game, but frankly this game takes too much time. usually after one mission, i don't want to do another in the same night, so game progression is slow and it's easy to put down and never pick back up. a good RTS, but menu navigation and mission objectives just seem to make you beg for the next save point so you can put it down and play something else. its a game that has been buried between my "games i'm playing" disc pile and my "games i'm done playing" disc pile, and that is a game limbo in which few titles ever see the light of day again. Full Review »
  3. Mar 5, 2019
    9
    BEST WWIII GAME EVER

    since the first red alert i was big fan of red alert but when 2 came out i was biggist fan, since 2000 to 2009 i was
    BEST WWIII GAME EVER

    since the first red alert i was big fan of red alert
    but when 2 came out i was biggist fan, since 2000 to 2009 i was allways playing red alert 2 on my pc, ive never get bored with it.
    for me RA is the best strategy ive ever played, for me RA2 is number 1.
    i loved RA3 i loved the story and loved the game play.
    3 campaign really amazing each story, each is very short only 9 missions each campaign.
    the worst thing of RA3 is really bad thing that i hated in RA3.
    its the AI, the AI SKIMISH mode is very hard their is no balance.
    what i mean in RA2 skirmish mode when you start you can attack with only 1 soldier and you will see that your enemy they didnt have enough time to build an army like you.
    but RA3 you start the skirmish and in 15 seconds your enemy has allready started attacking you with soldiers and in 1 minutes tanks are attacking you and you didnt build diffence becuse you didnt have enough time to start.
    and your enemy really extreme quick to build like un human speed against a human.
    all my opinion that RA3 skirmish mode is not fair.
    only that reason that RA3 is 9.0
    amazing game love it but 2 is better
    best story of WWIII game and funny.
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