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Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3

by Electronic Arts
 Ages 16 and Over
2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (272 customer reviews)

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Platform: PC
Edition: Standard
Format: Box
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  • It's Always Better With Someone Else Fight your way through three campaigns solo, or join forces with your friends or one of nine, in-game commanders, each with unique personalities and play styles, in missions designed from the ground for co-op play.
  • Star-Studded Storytelling Command & Conquer's trademark live-action videos return in HD, with over 60 minutes of footage featuring the largest cast in the history of the Command & Conquer franchise.
  • Command the Seas, Conquer the World Experience Gameplay as for the first time in the series, waging war on the water will be every bit as important as dominating by land and air. Gain strategic advantages by controlling resources in the seas and mounting three-pronged attacks from all directions.
  • Ready your Man Cannons! Armored War Bears, and Anime-inspired psychic school girls join your favorite Red Alert units like Sonic Dolphins, Tesla Troopers, Attack Dogs, and the ever popular Tanya.
  • A New Threat From the East - The deadly Empire of the Rising Sun is a technological terror, with designs influenced by a mixture of anime, science-fiction, martial arts and robot culture. The Empire's futuristic units can transform into alternate forms, and they specialize in naval warfare.

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  • Platform:   Windows XP / Vista
  • Media: DVD-ROM
  • Item Quantity: 1

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Platform: PC | Edition: Standard | Format: Box
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  • ASIN: B001G0N1VS
  • Release Date: 31 Oct 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 2.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (272 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 6,252 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: PC | Edition: Standard | Format: Box

Manufacturer's Description

The desperate leadership of a doomed Soviet Union travels back in time to change history and restore the glory of Mother Russia. The time travel mission goes awry, creating an alternate timeline where technology has followed an entirely different evolution, a new superpower has been thrust on to the world stage, and World War III is raging. The Empire of the Rising Sun has risen in the East, making World War III a three-way struggle between the Soviets, the Allies, and the Empire with armies fielding wacky and wonderful weapons and technologies like Tesla coils, heavily armed War Blimps, teleportation, armored bears, intelligent dolphins, floating island fortresses, and transforming tanks.

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Welcome back Comrade

  • Game with fame: Randy Couture, Tim Curry, Jenny McCarthy, Jonathan Pryce, J.K Simmons, George Takei, and others join the largest live Hollywood cast ever assembled in a videogame, with over 60 minutes of high-def video sequences.
  • Rule the oceans, rule the world: Unprecedented naval gameplay delivers an entirely new strategic dimension.
  • Unleash the man-cannon: Bring out the rebirth of the Soviet Union with over-the-top weapons and vehicles including parahuting bears, dolphins with sonic weapons and massive samurai robots.
  • Play cooperatively with friends: Play through the entire campaign alongside your friends to enlist the help of nine in-game Co-commanders.

System requirements:

Required: Internet Connection. OS: Windows XP (SP2), Vista (32-bit). Processor: XP 2.2GHz or faster, Vista 2.6GHz or faster. Memory: 1GB RAM. Hard Drive: 10GB. DVD-ROM: 8 Speed. Video Card: 256MB. Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible, DirectX: Version 9.0C (included), LAN: TCP/IP compliance (2-6 players). Online multiplayer: 512Kbps or faster (2-6 players), Input: Keyboard, Mouse. Also compatible with VoIP Headset.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Just not really worth it 12 Dec 2008
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Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
First off, I bought this without reading the reviews.
Even if I had read them, I would have bought it on the back of RA2, and the other C&C games.

What I see when I look at the game is an attempt to fend off Starcraft 2.
3 sides, with alliances made and broken.
Multi-purpose units, with special skills and activated attacks.

The solo or co-op option of each mission is a welcome addition, which I have yet to try.

Overall, the game is too 'plastic', too shiny and false, compared to the other C&C games.

A disappointment.
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18 of 20 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DRM = Bad 18 Nov 2008
By ZnX
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Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
I was looking forward to this Game. I am a massive C&C Fan and have bought every game and expansion pack (bar Sole Survivor) and play them regularly.

BUT I cannot buy this game. I like the look of the game and have invested in upgrading my PC to play it, but on release contains DRM which is reliant on an outside server to authenticate me to play.

I cant condone this. My old PC was 9 years old (with the odd upgrade) and I was happily playing C&C 1, RA and RA2 quite happily for years.
EA a couple of years down the line will no doubt stop authenticating the installs and I will have nothing but a coaster for my money.

DRM like this has to stop. EA should stick to console gaming. That's what these games are aimed at anyway. Leave PC gaming to a company who cases about the community and listens to their customers.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars DRM loses another sale. 26 Nov 2008
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Fun: 1.0 out of 5 stars   
I am adding my voice to the many that are clearly disappointed with this product.

I have played the demo, had a go on a friends copy and found the game average.

However, the limited installs (limited to 3 machines!) with the daft uninstall policy and the securom haunting the background have made me not purchase this game.

I do not purchase games to hire them out. If I buy a copy I want to install it as many times as I like on both my laptop for when I'm travelling and my desktop for when I'm not.

One more lost sale.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Before I start actually reviewing I feel I must say this: Why don't we actually review THE GAME ITSELF, instead of whatever protection the company has put on it? Okay, granted DRM and Securom are both terrible things (I personally didn't have them as I bought it off Steam, but I have had them in the past) but we should be reviewing the actual GAME people!

Okay? Okay. Moving on...

If you're going to play Red Alert 3, you have to enter it with a certain mindset. Yes, giant Tesla Coils and Armoured Bears are rather silly, as are helicopters with Cry Cannons and giant Anime-esque robots. But that's okay. Red Alert is one of those series that is not meant to be taken serious. It runs on the rules of cool and audacity, using a What If? scenario mixed with a heavy dose of Cold War conspiracy theories to good effect. (But if you've played the other two you already know this part) Nowhere is this lack of seriousness more apparent than the graphics, which have taken a slightly exaggerated, slightly cartoony angle that presents itself extremely.

The new thing that Red Alert 3 brings to the table is a new faction, the Empire of the Rising Sun. Here EA seems to have taken the 'cool and audacious' approach to heart, with the Japanese having soldiers dressed in Samurai style armour, Ninjas (literally called 'Shinobi') Walkers that turn into jets, and a giant robot, eye lasers and all. How it builds structures is quite different from the others, so they might take some getting used to playing however.

Gameplay wise it's rather balanced, with each faction having its own strengths and weaknesses. Ore collection has gone from raking up fields of exposed gold however, to be replaced with a simple back and forth trip to mines.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Fun for a while, but ultimately disappointing 23 Dec 2008
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Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
Every time a Command and Conquer game has appeared, a new iteration of its brighter, shiner, much stupider cousin, the Red Alert series, has rapidly followed. With Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars proving to be a big hit in 2007, the news that Red Alert 3 would be making an appearance in late 2008 wasn't exactly a major surprise.

Red Alert 3 opens towards the end of Red Alert 2, with the Allies about to overrun Moscow. In a last-ditch gambit, the Soviet leadership time-travels back to 1927 and kills Albert Einstein, after he had executed Hitler in the original Red Alert (thus ensuring WW2 never happened, the core premise of the Red Alert series) but before he started developing high-tech weaponry for the Allied cause. Upon returning to their home time, the Soviet leadership discovers that they have proven victorious and driven the Allies from the European mainland. However, they also discover that, rather than joining the Allies as in the original timeline, Japan has become an independent nation, the Empire of the Rising Sun, and forged a vast and powerful war machine which it has now unleashed on both the Allies and Soviets. With no nuclear weapons to hold them at bay, the Empire seems poised to take control of the entire globe.

Red Alert 3 is a throwback to the good old days of the earlier Red Alert games, throwing out the tighter narrative focus and sequential campaigns that Tiberium Wars brought in and reverting to having each of the three campaigns in the game take place in an alternate history to the others. For example, one of the Japanese missions has you racing to defend the Empire's colony at Pearl Harbour from a surprise Allied naval assault (irony!), an event not mentioned or replicated in the Allied or Soviet campaigns, which is a bit odd.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
very good product I recommend
Published 12 days ago by Dariusz
5.0 out of 5 stars OK.
Published 1 month ago by tartlane
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
just like old ones classic
Published 1 month ago by matt275
5.0 out of 5 stars War, who, yeah... what is it good for?
Absolutely everything. I used to love playing the original Red Alert networked against my dad when I was a teenager. Read more
Published 6 months ago by IanA
5.0 out of 5 stars game is good fun
The game works now it is great fun to play, and it is very enjoyable. At first i did not know where, i was going wrong with the game, but i looked on the Manuel that came with game... Read more
Published 7 months ago by jellyfish
1.0 out of 5 stars did not work
Did not work, i did many troubleshooting actions, and have a top of the line gaming laptop.So should be no problem. Disappointing.
Published 7 months ago by Andrew Rumbles
5.0 out of 5 stars cool
was on time and is a great game, i really love this game that's it that's all nothing else toy say
Published 7 months ago by JETriggle
3.0 out of 5 stars Red alert three
I havent got to grips with it yet , i AM WAITING FOR MY GRANDSON TO VISIT US FROM gERMANY. Sorry about the capitals.
Published 8 months ago by lawrence Taylor
5.0 out of 5 stars Congratulations
it's everything I thought it would be, I have played it many times, All I can say is, well done.
Published 11 months ago by Mr A
5.0 out of 5 stars A must-have for strategy game enthusiasts.
Haven't installed it yet but rated it based on videos and the previous version. It's like a "double up" of the former version.
Published 12 months ago by George Papazoglou
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