With over 20 million fans worldwide, the Command & Conquer series is the benchmark by which all real-time strategy games are measured. The limited edition collector's DVD set features:
The fate of the world rests in your hands as you orchestrate the elite armies of GDI, NOD, Allied and Soviet forces, plus superpowers like China, the US and the resourceful GLA. RTS's most unique and deadly forces await your command.
However with so many things EA have done it isn’t quite up to scratch. They say it is XP compatible and for the most part it is - they have gone through the code to make it as XP compatible as it is - however they have also chopped parts of the originals out. Red Alert has some of the game music missing as well as some videos and some of the secret "ant" missions which you have to fix yourself if you want to play. Also they did NOT include the Multiplayer they promised on all of the games – The newer ones still have it but it was not implemented into the older ones – you can fix this with a patch that the community has made, however this does not work 100%. Also sometimes you will experience random crashes in the original C&C when one of your units moves into one of the top corners of the map...
Still this package is great for the price - and hopefully EA will fix the problems they have created and it will be a whole lot better, just don’t go taking your original copies of the games back in a hurry.
Being a fan right from the start, I knew I had to get this. And upon receiving it, I didn't know what to think at first because all the reviews here pointed out numerous errors.
For me, I found none. All the movies played fine, all the games played fine, and the Ant Missions in Red Alert were there as they always have been. I am in awe of this package, and - at the risk of sounding like an old person - it takes me back!
Perhaps they all work perfectly fine for me because I am running XP Service Pack 2? Just a thought to bear in mind. The only, minor, tiny problem I have is that the Network option in the original C&C doesn't work, but shouldn't be hard to fix.
An excellent compilation of all the games, and Sole Survivor isn't in - but that's understandable, since it's an outdated online only game.
A must have for ALL C&C fans, and those new to the games.