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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...
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.

  • It's Always Better With Someone Else — Fight your way through three campaigns solo, or join forces with your friends or one of nine, in-game commanders, each with unique personalities and play styles, in missions designed from the ground for co-op play.
  • 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).
Helpful customer reviews
40 of 47 people (85%) found this review helpful
101.4 hrs on record
Gamespy is closing its servers the 30th of June. This means that you cannot play this game online anymore.

There are plans that someone else might take over the server. Still I was told that this was not certain.

More information can be found on the Red Alert 3 community website:

Posted: June 20
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67 of 113 people (59%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Comrades lets drink some vodka for glorius soviet union! Da?
Posted: March 22
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
15.7 hrs on record
>♥♥♥♥ YOU EA< (((EDIT: go here to get multiplayer in this now: http://cnc-online.net/)))

The multiplayer on this game is now gone.
Lost 7 points out of its initial 10


3 points because its a great C&C game, like any other honestly, but updated, like the others. ♥♥♥♥ING EA RUINING THIS GAME.
Umm yeah, if you want to buy a C&C game now, just buy the newest one so you can play online or buy one that will give you a notalgia trip.

If you're brand new, just know that in the future EA will ♥♥♥♥ you in the ♥♥♥ eventually. and you should start with one of the older games to get the concept, might I reccomend Red Alert 1 or 2?
Maybe after beating those you'll feel the need to get 3, go ahead. But the best part of the game is gone now, no more skirmishes with friends. or playing Co-Op (granted there is still true LAN, Hamachi doesn't work though.)


Story: 10/10
Gameplay: 10/10
Presentation: 10/10
Soundtrack: 9/10 (its good.)
Replayability: 2/10 (After beating this there is no end game.)
Posted: August 18
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.0 hrs on record
Solid gameplay, good campaign, and intriguing units. This truely is the sequel to red alert 2 with its querkyness and all. Although this game does not take itself very seriously it is massively fun to play for hours on end. Strategy is key in this game where you have many options of assault and you are able to take research and development in different areas to see what is effective. You will soon learn after playing the strengths and weaknesses of each faction and just how to play as each. This game decides to mix naval air and ground battles just as in red alert 2 but it is done better as you have the worry of being snuck up on by enemy fleets, or bombed by bombers.

This game is great and I enjoy it more than many of the other command and conquer games out there. Definitely buy this and if you enjoy the campaign or just single player battles but wish for more units then buy the expansion pack it is worth the money if you don't mind no multiplayer which really is a shame.
Posted: June 15
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
164.3 hrs on record
C&C: RA3 is one of those very much so rare games that even though all competition from newer RTS-titles, still have managed to remain just as fun to play at the current as back when they were initially released.

With this IP, EA Los Angeles introduced to us (the players) one of the very best of gaming-experiences ever crafted, let alone one which one could ever have asked for. EALA gave us players lots of additional features and tools both advanced as simple that made and still makes this game from the bigger rest.

The Developers gave us the very best, with features such as the fantasticaly simplictic hosting-system of which still runs as smooth as ever and in which one didn't need to set up a entiere f*****g home-based server in-order to do so.
The RA3 Worldbuilder map-editor which was and once again still remains one of the simplest and most time-saving/conserving map-editors ever to have been introduced to the gaming community.
The Brutal smart-AI's,.. although admittedly not being the hardest nor smartest in all of gaming history, did give us quite a ride with their smart and uncountable use of tactics which they 'occasionally'' deployed with great cunning fighting alonside or versus the players.
The SuperWeapons, even if 'yes a bit anoying'' did by fact bring us that underlying sense of fear of imminent destruction and the feeling that the favors might swing to your opponents side in any number of seconds. It made for a crucial part of the RA3 playing mentality.
They gave us a truly unqiue set of factions whom opperated in very distinct ways from one another and of which employed different tactics for the various of tasks.
Lastly, they gave us the Replay, one of the first in-whole trully so good theater-modes as far as RTS-IPs' are concerned.

Now, too finish off this way too overly extensive review of mine I shall end by proclaiming in-accordance with personal opinion, that Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 most-probably am one of the very best game-IPs' to have been crafted in reccent memory.

-:"Spoken In The Common Man's Langauge; It Would Be Fair To Considered It My Nr.1 Favorite Game Of All Time."
(Rating: 11/11)
Posted: March 23
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177 of 208 people (85%) found this review helpful
3,283.5 hrs on record
The Good:
Red Alert 3 is a great game. The easy user interface combined with the fast action make me choose this game over Starcraft II on a nearly daily basis. The multiplayer is amazing, and the game is incredibly balanced. Unfortunately, the game does not have a massive online community. You end up running into the same people, time and time again.

The Bad:
As a fan of Red Alert 1 and 2, I found the campaign to be COMPLETELY destroyed by EA. Real actors, combined with cartoony stuff, and Tanya having blonde hair. It made me cringe. If you're looking to play the campaign, and not delve into the incredible tactics within the multiplayer... don't bother. This game is not for you.

Posted: December 21, 2013
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