The year is 2047. A massive nuclear fireball explodes high in the night sky, marking the dramatic beginning of the Third Tiberium War and the long-awaited return of the most groundbreaking Real-Time Strategy franchise of all time.
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Release Date: Mar 28, 2007

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About This Game

The year is 2047. A massive nuclear fireball explodes high in the night sky, marking the dramatic beginning of the Third Tiberium War and the long-awaited return of the most groundbreaking Real-Time Strategy franchise of all time. Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars unveils the future of RTS gaming by bringing you back to where it all began: the Tiberium Universe. With the corrupt substance Tiberium blanketing most of the Earth, the infamous Kane is back to lead his Brotherhood of Nod in a massive global assault on the Global Defense Initiative (GDI) and the few remaining livable Blue Zones left on the planet. Only you can stop him. Featuring state-of-the-art next-generation graphics, an epic story, and truly innovative features such as the ability to transform online battles into a spectator sport, Command & Conquer is about to reinvent RTS gaming … again. Welcome back, Commander.
  • Fast, Fluid, Fun — The ultra-responsive, smooth-as-silk gameplay C&C invented is now better than ever, intuitively placing your entire arsenal at your fingertips.
  • 35+ Single Player Missions — In a vast open-world theater of war where each decision you make matters, you’ll experience one cohesive, epic story told from the unique perspective of all three warring factions.
  • Story Like You’ve Never Seen — High-definition, live action video sequences that seamlessly tie the game’s epic story together feature an unparalleled, diverse Hollywood cast, including talent from Star Wars, Starship Troopers, Battlestar Galactica, LOST, and House and the return of Joe Kucan as Kane.
  • AI with Distinct Styles of Play — The game AI matches your style of play—choose from play styles such as ‘rushing’, ‘turtling’, and more, or level the battlefield and let the AI use its own tactics to give you the highest level of challenge.
  • New Ways to Attack — Keep your opponent guessing by building flying battleships, wielding the power of terrifying Ion Storms, and combining units to form powerful, never-before-seen super-units.
  • Technology Makes the World Come Alive — Lose yourself in reflected sunlight and scream in sheer joy as you blow chunks off of enemy tanks, structures, and anything else you can launch a rocket at. The game world gains a new dimension and the battlefield comes to life as the atmosphere fills with smoke, fire, haze, tracers, explosions, and state-of-the-art weather effects.
  • Intuitive and Evolved Interface — A fully evolved side-bar interface allows you to completely manage your base operations while never leaving the action.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista
    • Processor: 2GHz AMD Athlon™ processor or equivalent
    • Memory: 512MB RAM
    • Graphics: ATI Radeon 8500 or Nvidia GeForce 4 or higher video card
    • Hard Drive: 8GB
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible sound card
    • Other Requirements: Internet service required to access online features, Broadband modem required for 3 to 8 players and voice support
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( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
does not work on window 10
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( 57.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
My most anticipated strategy game, though i suck at them
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( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
not bad this game
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( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
it would be fun if I COULD ACTUALLY SAVE THE GAME but instead i just get an error message and thats it, so every time i want to do the campaigns ill have to redo them from the start......
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( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Little note to people with the latest Intel video driver on Windows 10, the game does not run. I just installed an older version of the video driver and it worked fine.
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( 35.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Difficulty for campaign is completely unreasonable. An example: In one of the GDI missions in Sarajevo, you need to build up a force to attack a heavily fortified Nod position. It's pretty much impenetrable to ground assaults and air attacks. You can't use the ion cannon on the main objective because it's shielded. Now, you would think the logical way to handle this would involve a build up of high-tech, high cost units. But you can't- because you will be blowing all your money on building and repairing base defenses. Let your base get destroyed, and you won't be able to complete later objectives. There are no production facilities you can take out easily to slow down enemy waves. The only defenses of the Nod base that you can destroy with impunity are the obelisks, which are vulnerable to air assault, but will quickly be rebuilt.

I eventually assaulted the base with ten mammoth tanks, and managed to destroy less than half of it. I couldn't do more because my base was destroyed at that point.

On all missions, AI will also attack on two or more different fronts, and with such rapid, frequent attacks that even a diehard RTS fan can be overwhelmed. Also, you can't build walls or gates anymore, because why would anyone want to keep enemy units out of their base easily? And you can't build in certain locations for no discernible reason, other than the design team said so.

This game is designed to be more frustrating than fun. It is a far cry from Tiberian Sun. It's a shame that such a game franchise went in this direction- I'm sure it's a great story, it's got famous actors in it, there are great units...but the fact that missions are designed to screw you over every way possible just makes this not worth the time.
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( 13.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Fun game, but as all of us forlorn C&C gamers know, with EA owning the games and the death of Gamespy, these beloved C&C titles are hard to use now. Online servers are hard to come by and often dead (unpopulated), player made maps often don't work anymore with all the various EA re-releases of the games. Player made maps are crucial! Mod support also suffers. C&C is a beloved series that has been bled out by a liquidation company and took a huge hit when it lost Gamespy servers. The games are trying to make a comeback, but with so many different versions of the same game and even various servers to play on, it is hard to find the right game version that can use player maps/mods and then you need to actually find other players.
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( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
well, the only bad thing about it is THAT I CANT PLAY IT! other than that idk what to say, the game looks very good but Y DO IT NO WORK?
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( 61.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
I have always enjoyed the Command & Conquer series. With the exception of 4: Tiberian Twilight, this series has been the granddaddy of RTS games to me, and you'd be hard pressed to make me dislike the series.

C&C 3: Tiberium Wars, as you may have guessed, is the third main entry in the Tiberian Universe. The Global Defense Initiative and the Brotherhood of Nod are at it again in the third world-wide firestorm to occur after the appearance of the deadly crystal, Tiberium. In the perspective of both campaigns, you command forces of the two factions in an effort to dominate the enemy.

Some missions have you build up a base, assemble a strike force, and proceed to take out an objective before your enemy destroys you first. You construct buildings to train/upgrade your forces, and need to divide your attention on taking out the enemy base, while making sure the enemy doesn't destroy yours. In the process, you harvest Tiberium to help fund your genocidal conquest of the map.

Those missions... suck.

However! Some missions give you a limited number of units to strike your foes where it hurts, like one mission in the GDI campaign where you have to use mobile Battle Bases to keep vehicles repaired while you destroy a Nod vehicle stockpile. I have a lot more fun with those missions, because I have more fun being given limited forces than maintaining a base while trying to accomplish a hard objective.

Completing the GDI and Nod campaigns unlocks a third campaign for a new faction: The Scrin, an insectoid alien race.

The campaign mode shows you a map of "Theatres," which each contain a number of missions. Between them, GDI and Nod both have the same number of missions: 17 for each of them, for a total of 34 maps. The unlockable Scrin campaign has 4 missions, which leads to a final total of 38 levels.

When you pick a mission to play, you're given the option of playing on Easy, Normal, or Hard difficulties, with the enemy's units packing more of a punch and being a bit tougher the higher you go. Beating a mission will award you a Bronze, Silver, or Gold Medal, respectively. However, as far as I know, the types of medals you actually earn have no effect on gameplay rewards, so if it's your first time playing, don't feel bad for playing on Easy, 'cuz it's a challenge even then. :avgnmad:

Each mission also has a set of optional bonus objectives; completing them will add a nice little stripe to your medal at the end of a mission. Also, the game has an intelligence database for the two (actually three) factions. Getting these entries often requires completing bonus objectives, but destroying a special enemy unit, just playing on, building a special structure, etc. will let you get even more. Getting all intel entries adds another nice completion stripe to your end-of-level medal!

(Now, if you're a story hound like me, this'll let give a lot of interesting stuff to read about the game's world. If not, then there's no shame in missing a couple.)

Even without online functionality, the Skirmish mode is fun, too. Here, you can either team up with friendly AI from the factions and/or pit yourself against opponents, both of which have adjustable difficulty levels. Maps can support 2, 3, 4, 6, or even 8 bases to wage war on each other!

Overall, Tiberium Wars sticks to what worked in the series so far and, while not quite having the same charm as Tiberian Sun, it still stands as a nice game that I wholeheartedly recommend to anyone who likes the genre.


Peace Through Power!!!
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( 3.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Nostalgie aside: Played the heck out of this game almost 10 years ago, maybe i just grew to old or bored with rts but didnt enjoy it
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
60.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
A sci-fi RTS with a grotesque alien race. What more could one wish for?

- Easy to learn and play
- Alien faction
- Just enough strategy to be super fun without having to commit to something more complex like the TW series
- Has an alien faction
- Very nice sound design in general
- Did I mention the alien faction?
- Crippling your enemies with a superweapon, then moving in with a vast (alien) army and thoroughly annihilating them
- The awesomely cliche insectoid alien faction
- None of the lag problems more modern RTS's tend to haveo
- Exploding things all over the screen
- Aliens doing the exploding

- The live-action cutscenes don't have the best writing and some of the actors aren't so great
- The campaign story is uber predictable
- Incidental voice-acting suffers from the same problem as the cutscenes ("Down with GDI!" ...seriously? You're a militant cult faction who very obviously wants GDI to go down and that's all you can think up?)
- Fairly predictable AI (though several "brains" - balanced, turtle, rusher, etc. - make it a bit better)

Rating (relative to the RTS genre): 8.644143 out of 10
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
131.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars keeps to the roots of the C&C genre in terms of base building, unit construction, and faction diversity. Minor changes are resource generation (Pre determined pools of tiberium exist), the special abilities of the factions, and trying to keep your enemy from unit swarming you (good luck with that haha). This is possibly the last true C&C game to come from EA that retains much of the C&C core (don't get me wrong, the Red Alert, Generals, and Kane's Wrath timelines are fun to play as well, not to mention KW is a throwback to Tiberian Sun in a manner). C&C 3 is also fun because you actually get to duke it out in diverse areas and SOME important cities all around the globe.

I strongly recommend this game to any 90's kid.

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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
42.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
The oppressors must die!

Nod Infantry/8
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
This game is fantastic. Possibly my favorite game of all time. There is one major problem however... It does not, at this time run on Windows 10... EA also shut down the multiplayer servers. If you don't have Windows 10, get it. Even without the servers it's a great game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
Do it for the alien tentacle tanks.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Great game. Played it for years on the Xbox 360 then got it for pc. Kane's Wrath is a great expansion pack too.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Classic game worth it
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Product received for free
Good game. I reccomend it
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122 of 125 people (98%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
100.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 23, 2015
Game works perfectly on Windows 8

Graphics still hold up to this day

There is no unit limit

Game is balanced

Music is great

Campaign is pretty long. Possible to play as all 3 sides.

Not sure about in-game multiplayer services, but hamachi/Gameranger work fine.

AI can put up a fight and has different "characters" (Agressive, defensive, etc).
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130 of 144 people (90%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
50.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
Command and Conquer 3 has to be one of the greatest in the series since the very first installment. If you aren't familiar with the series, pick this up. It's my all time favorite. Play as GDI, NOD, and god damn aliens. Evil god damn aliens.
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