The Red Alert series is best known as the over-the-top, more humorous, spin-off of the Command & Conquer franchise. Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 enthusiastically embraces that tradition except this time bringing in some big name star power to play in the full-motion video (FMV) sequences. Don't let the humor fool you. Beneath the wacky plot and crazy units lies a deep real-time strategy game that has some innovative features. Although Big Download has some major gripes about the game, it fits in well into the Red Alert universe.