Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 – Uprising is deemed to be a stand-alone expansion to Red Alert 3, but it is really more of a Red Alert 3 mod than a typical expansion. It certainly is stand-alone in that you don't need to own Red Alert 3 to download and play Uprising, although if this is your first exposure to Red Alert 3 you may find yourself wondering just what the heck is going on with all of the over-the-top cutscenes, bizarre units, and crazy story line. It's a bit difficult to think of Uprising as true expansion game, though. Most, if not all expansions for strategy games add new gameplay to the original game. While Uprising does include new missions, modes, and units not found in Red Alert 3, it also removes multiplayer support and the co-op co-commander (both for real people and the AI) focused gameplay of the mission.