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The Awesome Experience of Tiberian Sun,
This review is from: Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun (PC CD) (Video Game)
Tiberian Sun is one of the first of the Command & Conquer series but is no less challenging than subsequent C&C games. Since it is a relatively old PC game it does not demand a great deal from your PC and is an excellent introductory game to those not familiar with PC games.
It is set on Earth and is played in the third person i.e. you command your forces from an elevated perspective.There are 16 missions to complete and each mission gets gradually more complex as the game progresses. If you fail to complete level 3 you cannot progress to level 4 and so on. A good tip here is to try each level on 'easy' before aiming for 'hard' as this will give you an excellent idea of what to expect in the more difficult levels.
Most missions require you to build a base, amass an attack force then unleash its diabolical firepower on some very aggressive enemies. The soundtrack is eerie and atmospheric and helps sets the tone for each level. Many of the levels are genuinely challenging and you'll pull your hair out trying to figure out a strategy to get you through. Another good tip here is to save your game regularly so that you won't need to go back to the very beginning of a mission if you try a strategy that fails.
Forces at your disposal range from armed human personnel to fighter bombers and if you're going to complete all 16 levels you'll need to use the lot! Games don't get much better than this.