Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3

Last Updated on by Samuel Franklin

Good
  • Use of naval combat – Co-operative and multiplayer options – Faction diversity
Bad
  • Slower paced compared to past games
8

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 continues the extremely popular real time strategy series with a 2008 game available on all major platforms. In a similar fashion to the previous Red Alert games you’ll get to experience an alternative reality with a different spin on World War II.

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Fans of previous Red Alert games will quickly jump right into the setting but it’s also fairly friendly to players without any experience with this series. The game pits the same three factions against each other (Soviet Union, Empire of the Rising Sun and the Allies) as they fight each other for global dominace.

Players will have the opportunity to play as all three of these powerhouse nations and each come with their own unique units and different optimal strategies. With their own campaign you’ve got three lengthy and enjoyable stories in addition to co-operative and multiplayer options to ensure you’ll get plenty of gameplay hours for your dollar.

It might be a standard real time strategy experience where you’ll collect resources, build your structures and counter the enemy’s military forces but it is all done in a superb visual quality that brings the whole game to life.

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The variety of units is definitely a strong point for Red Alert 3 (as it has been for the entire series) with plenty of units under the land, air and sea titles to mix together into any strategy.

Gameplay in Red Alert 3 has really focused on bringing naval combat into the core experience and it has definitely succeeded in this regard. There are very few real time strategy games out there that let sea play such a vital role giving the game a definite unique appeal, especially if you love battling over sea and want a change from all the land based battles in other games.

Summary:

  • Continues the Red Alert series.
  • Impressive graphics really bring the settings and units to life.
  • Great multiplayer and co-operative options.
  • Focus on bringing sea into the core experience.
  • Huge range of units to test out across several single player campaigns.

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Review Platform: PC

This review was first published on July 15, 2014. It may have been updated since to reflect new information, platform releases, links and videos as at the updated date at the top of this page. Review scores are not changed as part of this update process, to learn more read our update policy.


Written by
Samuel Franklin
Samuel Franklin is the founder and lead editor of the Games Finder team. He has worked in the gaming industry since 2008 publishing content on the likes of YouTube, GameSkinny, Hubpages and other media outlets as a guest author. He has over 3 million views on his YouTube channel, SeelyonGaming.

Samuel actively enjoys video games across all genres and platforms, watching the trends of the gaming industry and following the independent development scene in particular. Games Finder is also a Steam Curator and featured in the aggregate review data of MobyGames and Neoseeker.

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