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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TheKoriKnight-
2.6 hrs
Posted: August 25
I JUST BOUGHT THIS AN HOUR BEFORE THE SALE. COME ON D:<
But its a fun game. If you like RTS that can be fast or slow paced, a bit of humor and command and conquer, yeah get it.
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a black man
0.5 hrs
Posted: August 25
2hr triying 2 get it 2 werk .thay rery sod feck the directx 9 ethow
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Gorzealion
4.1 hrs
Posted: August 25
kinda a dissapointment. Not a terrible game and anyone can enjoy it, but it is a bit cartoonish with it's humor and portray compared to Red Alert 2. I'm not saying you can't have jokes in a game like this, but it's hard to roleplay as a soviet general when you got british men saying good day with a cup of tea in hand and tanks doing a little wiggle while idol like a cartoon. I'd recomend the 2nd game compared to this one.
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rDigital
42.0 hrs
Posted: August 25
A polished classic. A+
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blake
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 25
Will not work on Windows 10. Pointless waste of time.
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★★★★★★
18.4 hrs
Posted: August 25
Product received for free
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Dem
3.1 hrs
Posted: August 19
DONT BUY THIS GAME.

The Gamespy servers are down so you can't play online, at all. All solutions I found that if you have a slower internet or are trying to connect to a game in another region (i.e EU to NA) it gives you an error and doesn't work. The single player is also very broken with bugs during the tutorial that make it un-passable.
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mjy030630
55.1 hrs
Posted: August 13
I really hoped the game when I bought it.But it let me so sad when I started to play it.Because I can't get online.So I want you,the consumer.Please think about the important things what I say before you buy it.Thank you!
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Vinz
14.2 hrs
Posted: August 13
Solidly Good. .
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Numskull456
22.4 hrs
Posted: August 12
This is my favourite Command and Conquer game besides Generals: Zero Hour. It has great acting in this game during cutscenes With some very well known actors but onto the gameplay it's just a like any other command and conquer game but it feels so fresh and new but keeps that old command and conquer style which I really like. Campaign is very good played it over and over again, and some of the mods for this game are EXCELLENT. For example there is a mod that allows you to play with C&C generals units or there is one that adds more units and constructions from red alert 3 uprising. So I would say this game is a must buy for C&C fans because we won't be getting one anytime soon since the new generals game was canceled would have been great with frostbite engine :(
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53 of 66 people (80%) found this review helpful
39 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,871.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 30
This game is very addictive.. Save me.. I can't stop playing it ..
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
This is my favourite Command and Conquer game besides Generals: Zero Hour. It has great acting in this game during cutscenes With some very well known actors but onto the gameplay it's just a like any other command and conquer game but it feels so fresh and new but keeps that old command and conquer style which I really like. Campaign is very good played it over and over again, and some of the mods for this game are EXCELLENT. For example there is a mod that allows you to play with C&C generals units or there is one that adds more units and constructions from red alert 3 uprising. So I would say this game is a must buy for C&C fans because we won't be getting one anytime soon since the new generals game was canceled would have been great with frostbite engine :(
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
42.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 25
A polished classic. A+
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296 of 310 people (95%) found this review helpful
148 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 24, 2015
http://cnc-online.net/ <- go here for multiplayer.

With that out of the way, let me just remind you of what you're getting into here - everything about this game is over-the-top - the story, the characters, the artstyle, the units, the actresses' cleavage. Basically, a Red Alert game like any other, maybe except for that last part.

There are three factions to choose from, the Allies, the Soviet Union, and the Empire of the Rising Sun. Don't ask. Okay, you just had to, fine. Einstein invented the time machine, erased Hitler from the timeline. Soviets got ballsy and started WWII instead of Nazi Germany which is now nonexistent. Then Allies kicked their asses twice, and at that point they invented a time machine of their own to kill Einstein. "Wait, that would mean there is Nazi Germany now and-" No, shut up and go defend your refinery from cryocopters.

Behind the nonsense of a story, there is a jewel of RTS design, hands down. Every unit has a secondary attack, meaning more micro options. There are air, land and sea units (every building except barracks and war factory can be built on water), some can freely switch between two or even all three. Every faction is unique to play down to the way they build their bases, each has something different to offer depending on your preferences and they're overall balanced relative to each other. People might tell you that Allies are the best faction which is kind of true but there was a time when they said the same about Empire so whatever. Just play Soviets, they have bears.
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202 of 236 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3,283.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2013
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.

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137 of 157 people (87%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
27.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 23, 2015
it's good
water graphics is wonderful in my opinion
but i prefer Generals ...which is not on steam ;(
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253 of 318 people (80%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
39.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 4, 2013
Tim Curry is a creepy russian dictator, and George Takei is a badass japanese emperor.

Just... trust me.
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86 of 96 people (90%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 22, 2014
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.

Gameplay:
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.

Campaign:
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.

Results:
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.

Pros:
+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?

Cons:
-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.
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95 of 109 people (87%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
578.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2014
A great followup to Red Alert 2 with more plot holes thists, crazyness and humor. Great adaptive AI, smooth gameplay, great physics, greath graphics for it's time. Campaign is awesome, filled with high quality FMV with great freaking actors and actual acting. My playhours says it all this game ruined my life, send help, though most of them are modding related.
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99 of 116 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
25.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
A good C&C game and a good entry into the Red Alert Franchise. The campy FMV cutscenes filled with 'B' Actors are amusing, the units are varied and interesting and the game is fun to play. The difficulty curve is a little wonky mission to mission, where one mission will be frustratingly hard and the next too easy. It's not quite as good as Red Alert 1 or 2, but is still worth playing.
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