The desperate leadership of a doomed Soviet Union travels back in time to change history and restore the glory of Mother Russia. The time travel mission goes awry, creating an alternate timeline where technology has followed an entirely different evolution, a new superpower has been thrust on to the world stage, and World War III is...
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Release Date: Oct 28, 2008

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  • Note: As of June 2014, our friends at GameSpy have ended all hosted game services, which will affect the online multiplayer aspect of this game. Because of technical challenges and concerns, EA does not have a solution to keep these services up and running at this time, and online services for this game and other EA games on the GameSpy platform have ended. 


About This Game


The desperate leadership of a doomed Soviet Union travels back in time to change history and restore the glory of Mother Russia. The time travel mission goes awry, creating an alternate timeline where technology has followed an entirely different evolution, a new superpower has been thrust on to the world stage, and World War III is raging. The Empire of the Rising Sun has risen in the East, making World War III a three-way struggle between the Soviets, the Allies, and the Empire with armies fielding wacky and wonderful weapons and technologies like Tesla coils, heavily armed War Blimps, teleportation, armored bears, intelligent dolphins, floating island fortresses, and transforming tanks.

  • Star-Studded Storytelling — Command & Conquer's trademark live-action videos return in HD, with over 60 minutes of footage featuring the largest cast in the history of the Command & Conquer franchise.
  • Command the Seas, Conquer the World — Experience Gameplay as for the first time in the series, waging war on the water will be every bit as important as dominating by land and air. Gain strategic advantages by controlling resources in the seas and mounting three-pronged attacks from all directions.
  • Ready your Man Cannons! — Armored War Bears, and Anime-inspired psychic school girls join your favorite Red Alert units like Sonic Dolphins, Tesla Troopers, Attack Dogs, and the ever popular Tanya.
  • A New Threat From the East — The deadly Empire of the Rising Sun is a technological terror, with designs influenced by a mixture of anime, science-fiction, martial arts and robot culture. The Empire's futuristic units can transform into alternate forms, and they specialize in naval warfare.

System Requirements

    • Supported OS: Microsoft Windows® XP SP2, Windows Vista (32-bit)
    • Processor: Any Intel Core Duo machine; XP: Intel Pentium 4 2.2 GHz or better, AMD Athlon XP 2100+ or better; Vista: Intel Pentium 4 2.6 GHz or better, AMD Athlon XP 2800+ or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX® 9.0c compatible video card, NVIDIA GeForce 6800 or better, ATI Radeon X800 or better
    • Hard Drive: At least 10 GB of free space
    • Sound: DirectX® 9.0c compatible sound card (Yamaha Xwave-512 is not supported)
    • Multiplayer: 2 - 6 players with optional voice support, network or Internet connection required (Cable, DSL or faster connection).
    • INTERNET CONNECTION, ONLINE AUTHENTICATION AND ACCEPTANCE OF END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT REQUIRED TO PLAY. TO ACCESS ONLINE FEATURES, YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE. ONLY ONE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE PER GAME. EA ONLINE TERMS & CONDITIONS AND FEATURE UPDATES CAN BE FOUND AT WWW.EA.COM. YOU MUST BE 13+ TO REGISTER WITH EA ONLINE. EA MAY RETIRE ONLINE FEATURES AFTER 30 DAYS NOTICE POSTED ON WWW.EA.COM.
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50 of 59 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
164.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Best RTS on Steam!
Pros:
+Nice graphics that still look mighty fine even after all the years
+Energizing soundtrack that changes according to the battlefield situation
+Reworked and well thought-out resource system that promotes base expansion
+All the factions are all fundamentally unique and don't have a single similiar unit
+Really good in-game voice acting
+Clear and understandable interface
+Co-op campaign!
+Action-packed battles that require both macromanagement and microcontrol!
+Gamechanging unit abilities! Not a single ability is useless

Cons:
- Somewhat poor unit pathing on particular maps (Not all)
- Fair share of abusable bugs, like a harvester passing through an ore node
- Singleplayer campaign is so easy that can be cleared by a one-handed blindfolded monkey even on "Hard" difficulity (seriously)
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The game CAN be played in MULTIPLAYER, even though the official servers closed. Visit http://cnc-online.net/ and do all the required steps and you are good to go. If you still can't do it, then just send me a message - i'll be glad to help you and bring another player to the RA3 online community!



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75 of 105 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
53.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Online doesn't work on steam version anymore, I'm reviewing this today because I saw it on sale. So anyone wanting to play it online get it on Origin then go to C&C online. Gamespy stopped the online service on June 30th 2014.

http://cnc-online.net/
http://forums.revora.net/forum/2728-c-conline/ (Forums)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LPrax-e-naU ^^^(Tutorial how to sign up to C&C Online)^^^

http://www.ea.com/1/service-updates
http://www.ea.com/news/update-on-ea-titles-hosted-on-gamespy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bMsThO6m6s0 ^^^(TL;DR)^^^
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34 of 42 people (81%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 5
TL:DR? See Conclusion

NOTE:
I have played this game extensively, but not on Steam.

INTRODUCTION:
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 is a Real Time Strategy (RTS) game serving as the third installment of the popular Command & Conquer series. It features a rebooted story and a brand new faction called 'The Empire of the Rising Sun'. However, unlike its predecessors, Electronic Arts who acquired Westwood Studios, the original developers of the game, produced Red Alert 3. It is one of the last few remaining franchises who use live action cutscenes which the series is known for.

Players once again take the role of the unknown commander who leads either the Allied Forces, the Soviet Army, or the newly resurrected Imperial Armed Forces to ultimate victory.

Red Alert 3's story starts with the Soviet Union in complete collapse after the events of Red Alert 2. In an effort to stop the USSR's defeat, surviving Soviet leaders use a time machine to go back in history and erase Albert Einstein in order to prevent him from developing Allied technology. Upon returning to the Present day however, they discover that without Einstein, nuclear technology was never developed. With this turn of events, this meant that the US never bombed Japan and the Empire never surrendered during World War 2. Now the Empire has risen once more and poses a new threat to both the Soviets and the Allies prompting the hilarious line by actor Peter Stormare as Dr. Gregor Zelinsky: “We now have...two mortal enemies?”

PROS:
+ Colorful visuals and very nice graphics with good use of Physx technology
+ New 'Empire of the Rising Sun' faction is fun to play featuring highly advanced, extremely versatile, very expensive, and unhealthily suicidal units (ex. Tsunami Tank: “HA! Give us a good death” Imperial Warrior: “Death before defeat!” Shogun Battleship: “Ramming speed!” Yari Sub: “We're taking you with us!”
+ Fun campaign for all 3 factions
+ Hilarious, Hammy, Cheesy but overall good voice acting
+ Humorous and entertaining Tutorial
+ All units for all factions now have secondary abilities
+ Co-op campaign
+ Very nice Music and Sounds

CONS:
- The very colorful art-style that could cause headaches for some people
- Some low polygon models, low resolution shadows, and poor textures can be seen here and there
- Short campaign for each faction
- Story is shallow and uses way to many cliche elements from the previous Red Alert 2
- Occasional pathfinding problems
- Balance issues with some of the units
- Some outstanding bugs that was never fixed (for some reason, changing the graphics quality and resolution at the same time MAY cause a crash)
- Despite EA's vast resources and use of big name actors like Peter Stormare and George Takei, I can't help but feel that they were not able to live up to the standard of Westwood.
- Broken multiplayer on Steam (No idea if it works in Origin)

CONCLUSION:
GREAT RTS GAME. Although it does not fully capture the magic of Red Alert 2, Red Alert 3 still delivers a great fast paced experience for RTS fans looking for a quick fix. The campaign is fun with a story that is easy to follow but uses a lot of cliche plot elements. The Soundtrack is excellent and the over-the-top, hammy, and cheesy voice acting are very entertaining. Multiplayer is also fun if you're looking for a casual RTS experience since the AI does pose a challenge on higher difficulties. In addition, new game mechanics such as the secondary abilities and the new faction spices up the action.

Now we come on whether or not I recommend this game. If you're in this for the single player experience, sure I can RECOMMEND this game easily. If you're in this for the multiplayer experience, I DO NOT RECOMMEND this game here on Steam because for some reason the Servers are broken so you're better off purchasing this in EA's Origin Platform.

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40 of 55 people (73%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
I love red alert games but this one if I could I would return it. none of it felt right and I finished the campaigns in next to no time at all compared to the last games. red alert 2 is far better in my opinion, you might feel differently but heres the thoughts from an absolute red alert fan.
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21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
24.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 8
Destroyed a Dreadnaut-Class Battleship with an attack dolphin. 10/10.
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15 of 18 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 23
it's good
water graphics is wonderful in my opinion
but i prefer Generals ...which is not on steam ;(
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
30.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
http://cnc-online.net/

Multiplayer works again, thanks to the great people that actually put some effort into putting RA3 back in the Multiplayer spotlight. Something that EA doesn't have the brains to do so. Co-Op works well too! Absolutely no lag at all.

10/10 would crush infantry with tanks.
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24 of 38 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
64.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 11
Game does not include a lapdance
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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
able to shoot paratrooping bears out of a cannon on a tank into the enemy base from the water. nuff said.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
Definitely a historically accurate game, It's a shame EA banned me.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Ah, almost forgot how awesome the cast is. Still, more of a fan of old C&C games.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
73.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 10, 2014
I keel them like watermelon.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2014
Too outlandish. Red Alert 2 featured a good, fun balance. This is ridiculous. Bears? Cannon-fired parachuting infantry? In my opinion, the series is being catered to younger folk and EA is distancing themselves from the real-time strategy enthusiast that once represented the main clientele for this series. If you want a serious real-time sim, turn back now. I cannot recommend this title or consider it a serious contribution to the Red Alert and Command & Conquer series.
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10 of 18 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
So boring... Red Alert 2 is much more fun
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16 of 30 people (53%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
Great... They don't support any servers for online play anymore, that is might something you wanna tell the customer
before you buy this game.

Gimme ma money back EY!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
Awsome realtime stratagy game, best i've ever played. 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
33.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 4
its a ok game i liked red alert 2 better because its a better game with more options with it the campaign is better, the empire of the riseing sun is op. not much map genaration and no randomness with it. like i said its a ok game could be made better.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
24.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
I want to make a note, that I've only played RA3 for about 6 - 7 h when writing this "review".

I can see a fun game in there somewhere, but one major thing really kills the gameplay for me; at least during th solo campaing, and that is the shared economy. I really hate that. Since the AI is always building stuff you can't save up money for things to build, and you are ALWAYS short of resources because of this. It is really frustrating! I was looking forward to having a full co-op campaign when I bought this game, but I was not ready for that design decision.


Otherwise I've been surprised about how well this holds up as a sequel to RA2 and YR. And it is fun that we finally get a main campaign that focuses on the Sovjet side. Sure, previous games have always had the sovjet campaign aswell, but that was not the main story. And having such a great actor-rooster adds to the experience.

The amoun of bewbs (or cleavage) this game shows can be discussed. The twelve-year old inside my 25 year old body is happy, but the game would have been just as good (perhaps better) without it.

So how does the game feel then?

Basically this game is a mixture of the previous C&C titles. You've got the familiar units, all though redesigned, from the RA-series with addition of new units. You've also got the micromanagment system from RA2, which was lacking in the Generals-series; waypoints and hold-fire and stuff like that. Then again, some controls and features from the Generals series have found its way in here. It is really odd to see units and gameplay first feeling like generals, but then also feeling like RA2. I'm not sure I'm all that fond of the mixture yet.


I'm sure my view on this game will change as time goes by. And if I manage to get online I will add that experience to this review later on.

Will I recommend this game for new players? Well if you have RA2/Yuri's Revenge and you somehow manage to play that online then stick with that game, because it is more fluent than this. At least in my humble opinion.

If you don't have anything else, I can surley see this as a viable option. And for 5 dollars on steam it is worth it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
89.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
Its kinda old, but The Red Alert series is still my favorite RTS franchise.
Too bad it had to be turned into poop and anihalated by EA. As usual EA turns everything it touches into garbage.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
48.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
Dear lord I miss the days of old. Back in the day when you saw a beatiful day outside. You could hear the children playing and laughing.

Then you'd close the curtains because they were disturbing your RA3 match. The days of old when there were no other games than CS and RTS's to distract you from doing something productive.

Well I might actually say something useful in this too since I decided to spend time writing it in the first place...

The game features three factions: The Japanese Empire, The Allies, and the Soviets.

Each of the three factions bring a unique playstyle to the table. As the Japanese have a very mobile force capable of moving individual buildings all around the battlefield (ps Japan ♥♥♥♥ing op nerf plz) they do lack in some things where for example the Allies have great air support but lack in land units that the Soviets can bring to the table.

Overall even though not greatly balanced it's an interesting asymmetrical RTS with a cool theme and creative units.

What it lacks in depth it brings back double in hilariousness and general nonsensical ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.

I give it a good ol' thumbs up!
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