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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).
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82 of 90 people (91%) found this review helpful
344 products in account
52 reviews
21.0 hrs on record
Command and Conquer does it again with another great installment onto the Red Alert series. Although not as good as its predecessor C&C: RA3 continues to offer no need for builders and no worry of controlling population.

Unlike past Red Alerts I only played about one skirmish as I did not find the AI as enjoyable as the predecessors. This Red Alert offers some interesting new teams and resource harvesting concepts which seem different than before. Like in the past Red Alert games the Russians and Allies are pretty much the same basic strategy type, while the third team offers a fresh new tactics. Similar to past Red Alerts to expand bases (when playing as either Allies or Soviets) you can build Mobile Construction Vehicles. But, unlike past Red alerts they have also added the ability for Prospectors (allied ore miners) to deploy into Command Centers which allow you to expand to nearby areas mitigating large costs. The USSR can build “Sputnik” which can also deploy into a command center. Both of these units allow for cheaper base expansion. This is different for the Japanese whose buildings are built by transforming vehicles into buildings and thus are not limited to base parameters.

The campaign took me about 21 hours to complete (that includes Allies, Russians, and Rising Sun missions). Interestingly the campaigns intertwine and in some instances you play the same missions but just as the opposing team, which I sort of liked. In the case of this game the missions are not exactly gripping, but that is the case with all strategy games. The campaign offers a great composition of actors which make you laugh, gasp, and reminisce in the old days when you first sat down and played Red Alert. Some of the missions are very quick and last no time at all while others can last a couple hours.

If you are expecting something just like the second Red Alert then you will be disappointed. There is only one Yuri and his revenge was an epic adventure that could only be told once. If you are interested in playing a strategy game that brings Red Alert on a new adventure then this is a game worth checking out. With an amazing intro song to boot and epic campaign cut scenes that you won't forget. Red Alert 3 really takes Westwood’s dream into action: hot babes who flirt with you throughout your entire game and keep your spirits bolstered with cheesy lines.

+Great campaign with fun dialogue and amazing cut scenes.
+New Empire of the Rising Sun team which brings all new tactics to the game
+Campaign missions that don't just require you to continually build a base over and over again, but rather test you through a variety of scenarios.
+Epic main menu music that just makes you want to jump right into the Russian campaign.
+It has been 18 years and Tanya still hasn't aged over 30... a mystery? Or did someone use the chronosphere?

-Its not Red Alert 2 (that game already existed, if you want that game you may want to go find the disk from your shelf)
-Some campaign missions can run rather long, while others last about 10 minutes. (Some missions took me up to three hours).
-Poor movement AI can cause units to not exactly act how you want them too.
Posted: February 22nd, 2014
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32 of 39 people (82%) found this review helpful
10 products in account
1 review
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 20th, 2014
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60 of 100 people (60%) found this review helpful
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49 reviews
2.7 hrs on record
Comrades lets drink some vodka for glorius soviet union! Da?
Posted: March 22nd, 2014
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
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4 reviews
22.2 hrs on record
I couldn't stay connected to a game I was playing, with the other player in the room with me because one or both of us kept getting kicked from EA's servers.

Why on earth was there no LAN function??
Posted: May 9th, 2014
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
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7 reviews
25.3 hrs on record
The multiplayer is not working at all so dont buy it to play coop or multi in any form it just wont work
Posted: July 19th, 2014
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164 of 191 people (86%) found this review helpful
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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 21st, 2013
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