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...
User reviews: Very Positive (1,498 reviews)
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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48 of 55 people (87%) 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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73 of 103 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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33 of 40 people (83%) 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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38 of 53 people (72%) 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 26 people (81%) 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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14 of 16 people (88%) 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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24 of 36 people (67%) 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 9 people (100%) 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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9 of 12 people (75%) 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 11 people (73%) 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 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
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 5 people (80%) 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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16 of 29 people (55%) 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
20.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
Excellent game, hours of fun too be had and a bargain at £1.49!!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 17
yamato battlecruiser operational
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
If you enjoyed playing RA2 I highly recommend this game. the campaign isn't very long but the game is fun.
You can always play skirmish just for fun or practise your best strategy. You can't play online because they stopped BUT there are some ways that you can play !
I would reccomend this game. Nice graphics and nice gameplay !
enjoy
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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
378.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
Holy ♥♥♥♥. yes.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
This game was fun in my memories, but it seems like it aged poorly.
Was fun the first playthrough and the last decent c&c game.
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