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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  • 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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195 of 274 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
29.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
Very good, yes
defend motherland
yes
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146 of 210 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
35.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
Bear Paratroopers

10/10
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58 of 79 people (73%) found this review helpful
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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28 of 32 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
150.6 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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30 of 36 people (83%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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32 of 42 people (76%) found this review helpful
111.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
Probably one of the greatest RTS of all time, very undeservingly placed in the shadows of the more famous StarCraft series, this series pack so much more humor, fun and loonyness!
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31 of 41 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
57.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 26, 2014
Once, in a match, I saw this Allied Rocket Trooper, stuck under the water, but still being able to fire rockets.
I had around 6 Shogun Battleships blow him to wonderland. Unfortunately, the water shielded him from the explosive barrages. Then a soldier gunned him down.
I am questioning the Shogun Battleship's firepower...


But on the bright side, I had an Attack Dog that took hardly any damage from running past 3 Armageddon Tanks who were firing at him. Who let the dogs out?

Canines are invulnerable! (Then they get one-shot by infantry units)

8.5/10 Dogs & Bears with Anti-Tank fur coats, and troops turning into Mermaids to avoid artillery barrages --- what more could you want?

EDIT: Of course, the enemy AI cheats by being able to launch strikes at your base without sending a sighting-unit over, which Human commanders must do (i was building a little infantry army so i can para-drop them and the Soviet AI launched a badger-bomber strike there, killing them all instantly, with NONE of their units at my base to reveal the shroud - this happens in every playthrough; beware!)...
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20 of 24 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
424.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
Out of the recent releases of Command & Conquer, this one is easily one of the best I have ever played. (Red Alert 2 being my favorite). Cheesy live action videos with famous actors, are just the tip of the iceberg of just what makes this game amazing. The online play is outstandingly fun. (Servers are closed down now, Thanks EA. ♥♥♥.
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25 of 35 people (71%) 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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17 of 23 people (74%) 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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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
71.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 20, 2014
So before you continue, I should let you know I have a bit bias towords this game... This was my first RTS and brought me into the RTS world. The cutscenes are funny, and the characters are well written. The campaign is good. The multiplayer was fun, but I always had fun messing with the AI. 10/10
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12 of 17 people (71%) 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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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
49.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 9, 2014
brilliant game must own for RTS fans also better than the console version by miles
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
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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3 of 3 people (100%) 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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34 of 64 people (53%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
Fun at Stages, but there is no way (at least no easy way) to play the cooperate!! hear me: NO MULTIPLAYER as EA stopped the support of game spy (if i remember correctly), but with Origin there is no RA3 support either. Big Letdown, but honestly, waddaya expect from electronic arts anyway...
Game itself is OK, Story is crazy and the Videos are played by real people (as always). Bottom Line: this Could have gone CLASSIC but failed.
Game: 8/10
Gameplay: 6,5/10
Fun: 10/10
Multiplayer: 0/10

Overall: 7/10 but minus 2 for not saying that the multiplayer is down gives a final rating of: 5/10!

P.S. If i sound somewhat angry that is because we (yes more people than me) baught this game BECAUSE it had a COOP Campaign, well it has no longer...
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13 of 23 people (57%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
64.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2014
Until 30 June 2014 it was a nice game, bacause of the coop campagn. Now its the biggest crap in the world. Such a rich EA just shutted down their server. What about our money? HUH? What about all that fun? Its gone. Now its a normaly single player game with an star (internet) that doesnt work ^^.
Daym, Steam seriesly want 9.99 euro for that game. Serisly??? Npw its nothing worth. Do the fans a favor and delete it from the selling-list. My eyes start to hurt if im looking at that game.
I think that in a shortly all the servers of all games from EA- will shutted down. Ofcourse shut down the old games to make the way for your new graphic crap.


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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 26
Generals way better than this crappy game. I had enough of cheating AI, useless allies AI doing absolutely nothing, and being a Starcraft-wannabe gameplay style. Plus almost all the units in the game are useless against anything and all you have to do is spam a specific OP unit to win the game. I really like the Command & Conuqer Series, but Red Alert 3 is not my cup of tea and won't be playing this crap ever again.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
37.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 18
I find the missions unispiring. Your AI partner definately needs some work. I like to keep all my units alive but definetly hard to do in this game. Can't really have a good base defense, because of the superweapons.
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