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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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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
24.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
This is a good RTS.
Had a lot of fun with it, I rate it 8/10, i still think that red alert 2 was better but anyway get the game it will be a classic RTS someday.
Its sad because you cant play multiplayer online on steam.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 1
Soundtrack of this game is amaaaaazing... My favourites are Soviet March and Hell March 3.
How the game looks like depends on which side do you play.

Soviet Union - Let's Make Russia Great Again!
Allies - Let's make America and Other Allied Countries Great Again!
Empire of The Rising Sun - Let's Make Japan Great Aga... For The First Time!

Pros:

+Tim Curry
+Soundtrack
+Great Story
+Soviet Union
+Statue of Liberty Lenin
+Sexy cutscenes

Cons

-Capped at 30 FPS :(
-Made by EA
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
38.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
AWESOME ! <3
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
Very good game, not the best graphics
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
123.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
It's one of my favorite games ever.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
85.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
C&C fans all sort of owe David Lynch big time for distorting dune big time... Without sonic weapons other adaption for the big screen it might never have been adapted for games either laying the foundation for C&C.

Even super weapons where introduced here and dune2 plays surprisingly similar.
C&C then made cut scenes a major theme of the series.

and Red alert introduced a lot of conspiracy theory stuff... RA2 built into that and solidified the specific aestetic of the RA series after that especially with Yuris revenge.

C&C generals was almost a betrayal in its lack of story and cut senes disapointing many fans but making up for it at least in replay value especially with Zero hour..

Now finally we arive at C&C RA3 a game that manages to hit all the marks spot on!

It is just a pitty EA owns it since they tend to polute it with DRM... steam does help there...

I wonder if there will be another C&C game anytime soon? we really do need one... preferably DRM free if the corporate asshats can stop trying to impress their ignorant stock holders actually deliver something fans want... Sigh.... If only westwood was runing thing still...

We need more of this stuff! (again at least with resonably non ♥♥♥♥ed up DRM... so... yay steam!)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 9
I used to own the non-steam version and played the game quite extensively. I recently had a bit of craving for a good story driven RTS that's just a bit of silly fun so I bought the game again via G*2*A. I have just in one sitting played for about 2.5 hours straight with the new steam version I purchased. The game has a great campaign and the cut scenes are fun to watch if you don't mind some cheesy acting but I think it has been clearly done like that on purpose to give the game a B grade movie feel.

Coming back to this game nearly 5 years on I have to admit the graphics fully cranked look pretty good considering it's age. I'm also finding a lot of features that bring some quality of life to controlling the game. Setting up way points with the alt key. Attack ground to kill units not in vision, units that can be tabbed through via type when all selected at once and lastly unit abilities.

The game encourages expansion and feels fast paced a little like a more shallow version of StarCraft 2. I read some reviews about balance especially with the ERS but I have found from playing RA1,2 and 3 in the past there is always stength and weaknesses for each side and using them correctly helps immensly. I briefly checked out some of the maps and they seem fairly balanced to allow for the strenght and weaknesses of each faction.

I'm going to try and start some multiplayer with the newer C&C Online in the near future. Overall the game is great for its age and I think the game has a fairly solid campaign with fun cut scenes good variance and over the top acting which from around RA2 started becoming its distinct style.

I recommend this for a cheap story driven time sink.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
My childhood all came back lmao, still favorite RTS of all time
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
30.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
Amazing game. Love the new race and diversity of the factions. The campaign is excellent. Have fun playing!
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
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Snow
2.1 hrs
Posted: September 27
If you want a game that lives up to the greatness of red alert 1 and 2 this is not it. Its buggy its garbage its the same recyled bull ♥♥♥♥ but a failed.

Stick with red alert 2 and make yuri proud

Mother russia doesnt even like this peice of ♥♥♥♥.

2/10
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Embrace Space
1.2 hrs
Posted: September 27
Meh, red alert fans will like this but as a C&C fan i didn't enjoy it.
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tan1773
73.3 hrs
Posted: September 27
great games
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sc0tt10
6.4 hrs
Posted: September 24
It's good, but Red Alert 2 remains the crown jewel of the series, and I can't help but also prefer Tiberium Wars to this.
Credit where it's due for sticking with the camp feel of the previous games though, if you don't love Tim Curry then you have no soul.
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AlKTrAz
267.5 hrs
Posted: September 17
the graphics are a little cartoon but is a good strategy game
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vTb_BruIsGreat
33.7 hrs
Posted: September 12
Classic
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