In the name of Kane! The Command & Conquer™ series continues to thrive with Command & Conquer™ 3: Kane’s Wrath. As the expansion pack to the critically-acclaimed and fan favorite, Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars™, this Real-time Strategy (RTS) game returns to the Tiberium Universe with Kane at the center of an epic new...
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Release Date: Nov 13, 2009

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In the name of Kane! The Command & Conquer™ series continues to thrive with Command & Conquer™ 3: Kane’s Wrath. As the expansion pack to the critically-acclaimed and fan favorite, Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars™, this Real-time Strategy (RTS) game returns to the Tiberium Universe with Kane at the center of an epic new single player campaign spanning 20 years – from the rebirth of the Brotherhood of Nod after the Second Tiberium War through the dramatic events of the Third Tiberium War and beyond. This story will be told through a new set of high-definition, live action video sequences starring a celebrity cast including Joe Kucan, playing the megalomaniac leader of the Brotherhood of Nod, alongside new talent Natasha Henstridge and Carl Lumbly. With your help, Commander, the Dark Messiah may rise again!
  • Unprecedented Multi-decade Campaign – Kane returns as the centerpiece of an epic new single-player campaign. Experience a new story that spans 20 years – from the rebirth of the Brotherhood of Nod after the Second Tiberium War through the dramatic events of the Third Tiberium War and beyond. Facilitate the rise of the Brotherhood leading up to and beyond the events of Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars.
  • Global Conquest – Fight the Third Tiberium War your way. Take command in an all new global conquest mode. Position your forces on a strategic level and then wage conflict in the fast, fluid, furious, tactical gameplay that Command & Conquer pioneered. Map out your strategies on the planetary level and wage all-out war on the ground.
  • Live Action Videos are back! – Witness the rise of the Brotherhood first hand through intense live action video sequences starring Joe Kucan, the actor who originated the role of Kane in the Command & Conquer series in addition to a new celebrity cast of characters.
  • Introduction of new Epic-Units – Devastate the battlefield with the immense firepower of all-new Epic-units. Customize your Epic-Units mid-battle via garrisoning and upgrades. Position these units in the strategic, global conquest mode then lay siege to your enemy at the tactical, battle level.
  • Take Command of a Whole New Army – With the introduction of new units, structures, and abilities to each of the three factions, the Tiberium Wars will never be the same. Conquer your enemies with new units on both land and air.
  • Specialized Sub-factions – Play to your strengths with six unique sub-factions, each equipped with their own exclusive units, powers, and upgrades. Utilize the sub-faction of your choice to fully take advantage and compliment your play style.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista (64-bit not supported)
    • Processor: 2GHz (2.2GHz Vista)
    • Memory: 512 MB (1GB Vista)
    • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce 4, ATI Radeon 8500 or greater (ATI Radeon 9200 and 9250 PCI, nVIDIA Geforce 4 MX cards not supported.); for Vista NVIDIA GeForce 6100 or ATI Radeon 9500 or greater
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0 compatible
    • Hard Drive: 6GB of free space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0 compatible
    • Controller Support: Keyboard, mouse, optional controller (Xbox 360® Controller for Windows)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1,099.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
Easily the best RTS I've ever played. A solid 9/11 ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡° )
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
16.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
I was a little dissapointed when I heard this expansion will only have a NOD campaign, but the final product is so well developed it "compensates" the lack of other factions.
The new "Global Conquest" mode is an interesting addition, just like the new factions and their unique units.

I wish they would have rather done a Scrin expansion (like this one) instead of that disgrace Tiberian Twilight...
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75 of 86 people (87%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
17.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2015
Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath is actually an expansion pack for Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, which I haven’t covered yet, and played these in the wrong order; that being said, I can still give a review on this game as an individual release.

Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath was released in early 2008 before actually being released on the 360 console if you can believe it. This is the first C&C game I have played since Generals in 2003. This game takes place between the time of Tiberian Sun and the start of Tiberium Wars plot wise, so if you want to play the games chronologically, start with this one before Wars.

The single player campaign has 13 levels which are divided up into three different sub-stories which follow Kane’s plot. In all good C&C fashion, there are two types of missions, base building missions and more stealth operation missions. The base building missions can normally be completed by overrunning your enemy with your army of tanks an d troops, and just play the numbers game. There is a good amount of buildings to use, but there are only handfuls which actually have some real use in terms of game play. If you want to be playing this game optimally, there are really only 4 or 5 buildings you’ll be using. The second type of mission which gives you control of a smaller force of units, meaning you have to use an element of either stealth or well planned attacks in order to complete objectives. These missions are the hardest, but they present the greatest amount of fun in this title. They really do give you a serious element of strategy and planning which is what you would expect to see from a C&C game.

This game is eight years old now, and whilst none of the C&C games ever had super amazing graphics, some may be put off by the graphically old style to this game. There are some low texture qualities to be seen in abundance, but you really only see these if you are zoomed as far in as you can go, and you will hardly ever want to do this as you are overseeing the whole battlefield anyway. The game is fully voice acted and has very well made cut scenes in between levels which have live action taking place, with some celebrity cast members such as Joseph Kucan returning as Kane, Carl Lumbly, and Canadian actress and fashion model, Natasha Henstridge

The base building missions are really quite ease – like I said you can just use the numbers game against the opponents and overrun them with a huge army. Where the game challenges is the other missions. The game can be played on varying levels of difficulty so you can tailor it to how much of a threat you want your adversaries to cause you.

All of the thirteen missions come with their main objective, along with optional objectives for you to complete. Completing these bear no real game play bonus’ apart from a higher rank at the end of the mission, what they do offer you is a greater knowledge of the lore and plot going on behind the scenes, so fans of the series should definitely be taking the time to read through the extra bits of story you get.

The game took me just about fifteen hours to finish; I am very happy with that length of time for a RTS game like this, and it matches the full price tag quite fairly too. The multiplayer scene is fairly dead on this game as the official servers were taken offline, so it’s only a single player experience from now on. The game has a few other game modes which include a Risk style game, and of course, just general skirmishes against the AI, all of which add to the replay ability of this game.

The only major technical issue I had whilst playing, was that I could not get the game to run in 4k resolutions. Whilst it is an option in the menu, the game will crash when trying to select it. 1080p works fine and runs at over 60 FPS all of the time when maxed out. Keyboard and mouse is an absolute must whilst playing too; even though the game was released on xbox360, the controller doesn’t work on the PC title for some reason?

In conclusion, Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath is a quality C&C release, whilst it may not be as fully polished as the previous games in the series, it still has some really stellar gameplay and an interesting plot. The price tag of £9,99 is right on point as well. You cannot go wrong with picking this game up now.

Tom's Score Card
1) Stay away
2) Not Recommended
3) Only recommended when on sale
4) Recommended
5) Highly recommended
6) This is a must play

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53 of 56 people (95%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
182.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath.

What a game, really. I've loved the CNC and Red Alert series since RA1, what a classic. But this is, sadly, the best, most recent game out of both series (in my opinion).

I haven't played much of the single player, because WHY? The skirmishes are so fun, there are many different strategies to try out, try different challenges like vs one easy AI and two Hard, capture the easy base early game with minimal resources, e.g. engineer and a few troops, get their tech, have yourself TWO ultimate units, MARV and REDEEMER for example. The unit ranking system is basic but great, very rewarding for looking after your units and keeping them alive through battle trades.

The graphics are great for its age, someone else mentioned about the sound design and yes, I agree, it's awesome. Explosions sound big, siege weapons sound like siege weapons, and units have some great dialogue which you'll catch yourself saying.

Mammoth Tank - "Armoured superiority" "Ready here"

Nod Harvester - "It's time for harvest" "The beautiful glow"

There is still a community out there for multiplayer matches, another reviewer mentioned about the symmetry of the maps, but it's not ALL maps, it's mostly the "tournament maps" which is for... Tournaments. The symmetry is for balance.

However, I do have a gripe for it, and it frustrates me a lot. With so much multiplayer and skirmish potential, I would have loved to have seen more community maps, challenges, missions. But there is almost none through steam. This game is probably past its time to have a big revival, but if you can grab it on a steam sale, I wouldn't hesitate a second.

EA have recently cancelled their F2P model game, which I think is a good move. F2P CnC won't work, I am thoroughly looking forward to a new CnC which will hopefully keep up to this level and more. Don't let us down EA! (Wishful thinking I know)

TL;DR - If the game is on sale, buy it, but don't expect there to be a massive community on Steam. However, there are plenty of people doing game commentaries, one I like is a guy called GreenZero over on YouTube. Check out too for replays, have a search on google for some custom maps too. I've had many hours of fun with this game (as you can see) plus hours I had with a non-steam copy. Highly reccomended.

My raiting - 4.5/5 I would give it 5/5 if there was better support and community here on Steam.

Thanks for reading my review, I hope it helps!
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49 of 51 people (96%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 12, 2015
This was the last good Command and Conquer game ever released. I still like Tiberian Sun over it, but still. This brought back the classic CnC style for one last run.

Why isn't the actor of Kane (Joseph D. Kucan) in Hollywood? He does a very good job at portaying Kane.
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49 of 51 people (96%) found this review helpful
20.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2015
TL:DR? See Conclusion

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Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars Review
Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight

Command and Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath is the official expansion pack to the critically acclaimed real-time strategy game Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars.

Unlike its predecessors, Kane's Wrath handles its campaign in a more disjointed fashion rather than the linear approach of the older titles. This game follows the 'ascension' of L.E.G.I.O.N., a newly developed and highly experimental Combat A.I. The game has missions based on the various stages of the Tiberian Sun Story Arc such as the end of Tiberian Sun: Firestorm, the start of Tiberium Wars and the events that came after it.

+ The game has good art style and graphics: (Both of which aged really well specially since this game was released back in 2008.)
+ Very good Sound design and unit voice acting.
+ Quality live action cinematics have returned along with the ever iconic Joseph D. Kucan as “Kane.”
+ New 'Sub-factions' that are fun to use and adds variety to the gameplay
+ Adds new units to play with
+ Return of some of the Tiberian Sun favorites, such as GDI Titans and Wolverines as well as the NOD Cyborgs and Artillery. NOD infantry also got their iconic NOD Combat Armors back.
+ Fast paced and intense action
+ Lore and story continuity from the old games
+ Campaign missions (specially the Stealth based ones are still as fun as ever)
+ Fun new skirmish maps and multiplayer maps
+ Adds a new game mode called “Global Conquest” similar to Red Alert 3: Uprising's 'Commander's Challenge'.

- No online multiplayer due to GameSpy shutdown: FIX
- Some unit pathfinding quirks (specially with the massive 'Mega Units' like the Redeemer and MARV)
- Balance issues
- No GDI or Scrin Campaign
- Relatively shorter Campaign game time: (mostly because there's only the NOD campaign which can last you at least 9-10 hours)
- More expensive than the base game (Tiberium Wars) for some reason

+/- The disjointed story may not appeal to most old school Command & Conquer fans
+/- The story can only be understood by both Tiberian Sun and Tiberium Wars veteran players.

GOOD EXPANSION that manages to spice up the C&C3 universe with new content and gameplay while at the same time being able to connect and reveal many untold stories about the Brotherhood of Nod and their leader Kane.

The game's full price is $20 (or your regional equivalent) which is $5 more expensive than the base game so I can only recommend this expansion pack only to Tiberian Sun and Tiberium Wars veteran players. If you're looking for your first RTS game, get Tiberium Wars instead.

Again I have to point out the fact that the official multiplayer servers are now permanently offline so you'll have to use CNC:Online if you want to experience the game's online multiplayer feature.

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38 of 42 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 15, 2014
The last real C&C game. Fun challenging RTS.
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31 of 31 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 1, 2014
For those who said you can no longer play multiplayer, as they shut down the online servers, do some research first!
Just came out of an online game with a friend, just like before and found no difference
Check out for details on how to play CNC3 & CNC3 KW online, works a treat!
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34 of 39 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.1 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: July 25, 2011
oh lala tiberian sundan gozbebegim gdi titan ve nod cyborg uniteleri de gelmiş. al bunu alamaz mısın ?!?
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27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
46.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
Kane Lives!

What else could I say? Classic RTS with great an atmosphere of doomed planet infested by a tiberium. And of course Joseph D. Kucan as charismatic Kane. Last game from a CNC series worth playing.

RIP Westwood.
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1.6 hrs
Pre-Release Review
Posted: October 17
Quite simply, this is a great expansion for an already great game. Seriously, I would just pretend that the garbage fire that is C&C 4 didn't exist, and that this is the final game in the series, if not for the cliffhanger ending of Kain's arc in this DLC.
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89.4 hrs
Posted: October 6
i've played this game for about 5 years now, but ever since the windows 10 update this game will not work. i've searched around for months and it seems to be an issue with the built in Intel HD Cores which for some bloody stupid reason now will not run Kanes Wrath or Tib wars. from what i've seen Nvidia users have had very little issue but myself and tonnes of others who use Intel have had this unresolvable issue. because of this i cannot reccommend this game, not because it's a bad game; don't get me wrong, I love this game; but Intel's stupid updates and lack of knowledge about older games is the reason why i downvote this game. i highly doubt this will be fixed because EA isn't pushing for it because it's 'not a viable source of income' anymore so they've just dumped it and screw people who can't play it because it's not in their plan.

in summary: i loved this game, seriously poured hundereds of hours into it before EA and Intel screwed us over, but in it's current aged state i would not recommend buying unless you have a Nvidia graphics card.
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35.2 hrs
Posted: September 10
My favorite RTS game of all time.
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59.1 hrs
Posted: September 10
One of the good old games I keep coming back to, for a quick skirmish mission. And I reccomend this game, especially if you want a quick game to kill half an hour now and then.
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0.7 hrs
Posted: September 7
Just another Tiberium C&C. If you like the Tiberium series totally get this game.
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9.4 hrs
Posted: September 6
A proper expansion to the already awesome Tiberium Wars. Definitely pick this up, and going back to TW after KW really feels limiting without the new upgrades, units, and faction that this expansion brings. Seriously you cannot get TW without KW.
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TN the Great
9.0 hrs
Posted: September 3
Still a great game until now
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2.9 hrs
Posted: September 3
Product received for free
Tiberium field depleted!
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