Tom's Games - Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 Review

Rob Wright writes:

"Red Alert 2 is considered by many gamers to be not only the best title in the hallowed Command & Conquer series but also one of the finest RTS games ever made, period. In fact, both the first two Red Alert titles are held near and dear by many loyal C&C fans. So it's easy enough to be cynical about Red Alert 3 and its chances to reach the high standard set by its predecessors. After all, it's been over eight years since Red Alert's 3 release; during that stretch Westwood Studios was closed down by its parent company Electronic Arts and the Command & Conquer series lost some of its luster.

Well, cynicism be damned - Red Alert 3 is a fine game. More importantly, it's a fun game. In fact, the game has provided some of the most fun I've ever had playing an RTS. True to its roots, Red Alert 3 delivers a rapid-fire succession of outrageous, over-the-top moments coupled with rich, complex RTS gameplay, thanks to the bold addition of a brand new faction as well as a host of fresh units. There's also a different twist to the franchise's old premise of an alternate history, where World War II is avoided when the Albert Einstein builds a time machine and kills Adolf Hitler before his rise to power. This changing of history, of course, gives rise to a new, more powerful Soviet Union during the 1950s."

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