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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surely one of the best games EVER!?
This has to be one fo the most enjoyable games i've ever played, the gameplay is fantastic. I lost the original disks so got this one (exactlly the same game as far as i can tell & includes patch. Only difference is the pictures on the CDs & the autorun menu. Same install menu though). Its one of those games you can end up playing all day and forget you haven't eatten,...
Published on 4 Sep 2006 by Richard Zamberlan

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3.0 out of 5 stars just some stuff wrong
yes it is a good game but it gets boring after you play it a lot. Really if you want a really good 3rd person game game get a the first red alert or age of mytholgy the titans. both of those games are fantastic. the second red alert is not as imaginative as the first one. its just doesnt pass as great in my mind.
Published on 26 Jan 2008 by Ms. V. M. Levy


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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Surely one of the best games EVER!?, 4 Sep 2006
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Richard Zamberlan (Huddersfield, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 (PC CD) (Video Game)
This has to be one fo the most enjoyable games i've ever played, the gameplay is fantastic. I lost the original disks so got this one (exactlly the same game as far as i can tell & includes patch. Only difference is the pictures on the CDs & the autorun menu. Same install menu though). Its one of those games you can end up playing all day and forget you haven't eatten, and that it's now early morning and you need to get up soon - but it doesn't matter because you've got Red Alert 2! Ok maybe a bit OTT but it happens! It's great! It's the Half Life of RTS games.

If you're worried about the resolution if you've got a monitor bigger than 1024x768 or a widescreen monitor like me don't worry, you can run in any res you like. See here for the fairly simple instructions : [...]

Just buy it - what possible reason do you have not to! Especially for only 5 - thats 2 drinks or a cinema ticket.

Enjoy!
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must, must, must buy game, 17 Sep 2006
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This review is from: Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 (PC CD) (Video Game)
when i wondered round the shops i stumbled on this new game brought out called Red Alert 2. I thought what the hey and bought it.

The story line was fantastic, the game play was one of the best i have ever experienced. I know that nowadays the graphics are perhaps out of date but thats not why this game is what it is. This game is what quenched hours of bordem as a young teenager.

Multi-player is also absolutely superb, both networked and online. Without doubt this is the most exciting and revolutionary tactical game ever...

But don't just take my word for it....buy it yourself and be prepared for an experience that will keep you at your computer for days on end!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Addictive., 4 May 2007
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This review is from: Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 (PC CD) (Video Game)
I have always been a big fan of the C&C games from the original game on the ps1 all the way to C&C generals, I have yet to play the latest game. Of all the C&C games i've played this one is by far the best, even though it's quite old now it's just so much fun to play, it's really easy to get used to and theres plenty of different things to build. The graphics are quite good too. I would even recommend this game over C&C Generals because i found that generals takes to long to get your base setup which makes the game quite boring to play. I still play this game almost everyday and haven't got bored of it after years of playing it.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New challenges and crazier and more colourful than ever, 12 Nov 2010
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This review is from: Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 (PC CD) (Video Game)
The long-awaited sequel to the ground-breaking Red Alert, which combined the definitive real-time tactical engine with a high octane alternative history storyline, had a lot to live up to... but it may well have done it.

The engaging plot was one of the keys to success of the original Red Alert, something which the creators of Red Alert 2 have reproduced here, if not topped. In this sequel's plot, much of the action takes place in the North American theatre, which is cunningly a refreshing new arena from the European setting of the original game, definitely a smart move capitalising upon the chance to explore some different locations and settings. Like the previous game, the plot is engaging, gripping, and epic, as the Soviet Union launches an all-out invasion on the United States of America, under the orchestrations of the creepy Yuri and his mind control technologies.

The graphics are absolutely tip-top; sharp, detailed, well-coloured, exquisite. The flying units cast shadows as they move overhead, and the special effects on the chrono legionnaire units are something else. The game is mainly a challenge of strategic and tactical thinking, you have to use your wits and the strengths of your faction to outmanoeuvre the opponent and exploit their weaknesses, whilst being aware of your own weak points. There are a variety of problems and puzzles to solve, so the setup is by no means base-building and sending out an attack force of tanks every single mission as in some games of this style, there are a good couple of naval warfare missions in there, as well as small strike force infiltration missions, and missions where you sit and play defence rather than focusing on building up your attack forces. The game has a nice in-built difficulty arc as well, teaching the player slowly as the campaign progresses how to handle and overcome increasingly difficult challenges. The fact that there are two campaigns and not just one also increases replayability, and if you like you can play random skirmishes too.

There are a couple of things that the original Red Alert does better by a shade, but in other areas Red Alert 2 brings us new units, new environments, new challengers and more colourful characters. Definitely worth it.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This has got to be one of the greatest strategies ever!, 4 April 2007
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This review is from: Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 (PC CD) (Video Game)
Honestly, although it is years out of date, i have yet to find a game better then this. Sure, it's graphics aren't exactly state of the art, and it's hardly the fastest game in the world, but nothing can beat the tension, the enthusiasm, and the utter exasperation (when losing, of course!) in this game. Not to mention the the pride that you feel when you win, even if it is for the fifty-millionth time. Trust me, if you don't buy this game, or buy it and don't give it 5 stars, then you are a fool, a liar, have VERY bad taste, or a mix of all three. Take my word for it... this is the best strategy game i have every even seen getting played.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nostalga rules, 5 Feb 2014
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This review is from: Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 (PC CD) (Video Game)
Brought this for myself, Christmas day my grandchild age ten was happily playing it but he was continually disturbed by my three sons aged 26-32 offering him "advice" and tuition on the best tactics.
A game enjoyed by three generations, cheap hours of pleasure. We don't make these games any more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Online game play, 27 July 2011
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This review is from: Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 (PC CD) (Video Game)
this is a fun game with hrs of fun the only bad thing is that no1 is playing it online which is bad :(
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars just some stuff wrong, 26 Jan 2008
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This review is from: Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 (PC CD) (Video Game)
yes it is a good game but it gets boring after you play it a lot. Really if you want a really good 3rd person game game get a the first red alert or age of mytholgy the titans. both of those games are fantastic. the second red alert is not as imaginative as the first one. its just doesnt pass as great in my mind.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I love this game but after I purchased a new pc ..., 2 Aug 2014
This review is from: Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 (PC CD) (Video Game)
I love this game but after I purchased a new pc with windows 8 it doesn't play after 5 or 10 mins just freezes up tried the patch brings game version to 1.6 however rolls my pc back to xp service pack 3 or 2 still freezes but when I looked on the case it's a cd room x4 speed however dvd speed is x8 minimum I forgot about this game and purchased c+c red alert 3 it's a dvd rom but the game play is not as good as c+c ra2 . I wasn't happy when I realized it wasn't compatible with my pc. Next time I'll try generals.....
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4.0 out of 5 stars Red Alert 2, 13 July 2014
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The game is a good strategy game, however it will not run for more than a few seconds on Win 8 without crashing.
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