Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
|a game by||Electronic Arts Los Angeles|
|Platforms:||XBox 360, PC, Playstation 3|
|Editor Rating:||9.5/10, based on 1 review, 2 reviews are shown|
|User Rating:||9.2/10 - 5 votes|
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|See also:||Command & Conquer Games, Red Alert Games, WW2 Games|
Are you tired of all those historically-accurate real-time strategy games like Age of Empires or Rise of Nations? How about a game with time-traveling communists instead? Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 mixes the bizarre with the exciting and delivers a unique RTS experience like no other game can.
Alternate history shenanigans
The plot of Red Alert 3 is simple: a falling Soviet Union devises a plan to kill Albert Einstein to change the future in their favor. Killing the German scientist has some unexpected side-effects though, as the Soviets create an alternate timeline where Japan (as the Empire of the Rising Sun) has joined the fray against both the Soviets and the Allied Nations.
Thanks to such a quirky backstory, Red Alert 3 features some outlandish and technologically impressive units for players to control. In a world without the atom bomb, protons and electricity are the ultimate tools of destruction, and there’s also more focus on naval warfare than before.
On land, air, and sea
Unlike many other RTS games, naval combat is just as important as the battles on land in Red Alert 3. Players can build almost anything offshore, giving them the possibility of constructing a predominately maritime stronghold.
Having to keep an extra eye on naval units means that players have to keep their forces balanced to be able to engage the enemy on any terrain. And we haven’t even talked of aircraft yet. The Allied Nations predominant strength lies in its air units. It’s all fun and games until the Allies bring out the Cryocopters.
The three main factions have unique units for every field of battle, but each of them has a terrain which they favor. This adds an added element of strategy, as players might have to choose different factions according not only to their playstyle but also to the map’s terrain.
Gorgeous but deadly
Powered by EA’s SAGE 2.0 engine, Red Alert 3 is one of the most visually impressive RTS we’ve ever seen. Every unit is beautifully rendered, and the environments (especially the water) manages to achieve the perfect combination of exaggerated cartoonishness and gritty realism.
Now that naval warfare plays a more integral role in the game, it’s clear that the developers aimed to give the sea a fresh coat of paint. The way in which the waves and the seafloor are rendered is simply amazing, and it more than manages to blow games like Age of Empires III out of the water.
Just like in previous Command & Conquer games, the full-motion videos in Red Alert 3 feature real actors portraying the game characters. EA Los Angeles did a great job casting the actors for this game, seeing as we have personalities such as J.K. Simmons, Tim Curry, and George Takei performing as the leaders of each faction.
Tim Curry does a terrific job, as it’s clear that the actor is having lots of fun playing the cunning Premier Anatoly Cherdenko. While these cutscenes are among the best that the game has to offer, some players might find the jump from CG graphics to real-life footage a bit jarring.
Fun, charming, and mercilessly punishing, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 is every RTS fan’s dream come true. The quirky characters and complex mechanics are enough to recommend the game, but when we take into consideration the music and the overall presentation, there’s simply nothing much to complain about this game. If you’re in the mood for a hard game to put lots of hours into, then Red Alert 3 might be the one you were looking for.
- Amazing visuals
- Great soundtrack
- Entertaining cutscenes with real-life characters
- Intricate Campaign mode
- Messy multiplayer experience
- Steep learning curve
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When Was This Game Launched
This amazing game was initially released in 2008. It was initially launched in the USA where it got many positive reviews. You could only play it on Windows in the beginning however with time the developers released newer and updated versions of the game that could be played on other consoles as well.
Over the years there have been many amazing games set around the time of World War II. This is another amazing game from the same gaming genre. There are three groups in the game and the premise of the game revolved around an all out war between all three factions. The three teams include the Allies, Soviet Union and Empire of the rising Sun which is a nod to the involvement of Japan in World War 2.
One of the most amazing things about this game is that you can play it on your own or you can play it online with other Red Alert enthusiasts. This game has a typical strategy game vibe to it which means that you set up base, collect resources to service and to boost your base and then use the resources to build a strong army that can defend the base as well as attack other bases.
What Is Needed?
To play this game, one needs to have a mouse and a keyboard. If you are looking to get a microphone for it, it is as per your choice. Other than this, you require a Play Station 3 or an Xbox 360 to operate this game. The operating system which works for the game is either Microsoft XP or Windows Vista. Your system must have a RAM of at least 1GB to operate this game. As this is an online game, you are supposed to acquire an internet connection that is fast enough so that the game could be easily installed.
This game has gained much popularity and recognition over the years. A lot of gamers play this game regularly and it has gained a lot of recommendations from them. Even websites such as Metacritic has scored it well. Even IMDB has a very decent rating for the game. The graphics and gameplay for this game were really good for the time and because of that we would rate it 4/5.
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