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Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars - Mac

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Platform: Mac
Edition: Standard
  • State-of-the-art, next-generation graphics
  • Epic story with live action, full-motion video sequences
  • Ultra-responsive, smooth-as-silk gameplay that intuitively places your entire arsenal at your fingertips.
  • Over 30 single player missions make up one cohesive, epic story told from the unique perspective of all three warring factions.
  • Observe, broadcast, and compete in thrilling online battles with innovations including all-new interactive spectator mod

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Platform: Mac | Edition: Standard
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000W91EN6
  • Item Weight: 7.2 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: October 30, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,101 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: Mac | Edition: Standard

March, 2047. A massive nuclear fireball explodes high in the night sky, marking the dramatic beginning to the Third Tiberium War and long-awaited return of the most groundbreaking real-time strategy (RTS) franchise of all time. The critically-acclaimed Command & Conquer series returns with Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars. Setting the standard for the future of RTS gaming once more, C&C 3 takes you back to where it all began. In 2047, Tiberium has blanketed the Earth, which is now divided into zones based on the level of Tiberium infestation. Pristine Blue Zones represent 20% of the planet's surface and are the last refuge of the civilized world. The infamous Kane has returned to lead the Brotherhood of Nod in a massive global assault on the Global Defense Initiative and the few remaining Blue zones left on the planet. Only you can stop him. The fate of humanity - and the planet - is in your hands. Welcome back, Commander. ESRB Rated T for Teen

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great for some playing styles, but know your strategy December 29, 2007
Platform for Display:Mac|Edition:Standard
Fun: 2.0 out of 5 stars   
This is a good game, on the whole. The graphics are stunning, the interface is very effective, "planning mode" is incredibly useful, and, aside from some frustrating bugs here and there, it's a remarkable showing. However, I suspect that, depending on your playing style, you will either love or hate this game.

If you tend towards the "meat grinder", tank rush and wave-after-wave-of-pain approach in RTS games, this game is for you. There's no shortage of cool units that are plenty durable and versatile enough to keep it interesting.

However, if you're a turtle/hedgehog/porcupine like me, preferring to keep a very well defended base and strike out using precise, tactical and strategic methods, this game will frustrate you endlessly. Base defense structures are hopelessly weak and no quantity of them can save you against a major rush. Resources are limited, and there's no means of getting more without expanding your base (like the Supply Drops in Generals). There are also some pretty severe holes in the unit inventory (tough, anti-infantry vehicles, for instance) which mean that any attack will suffer mass casualties.

Although there are some good, specialized units (Snipers, Zone Troopers, etc), they don't really offer the sort of complexity and strategic benefit that they do in Generals and other RTS'es. Air Units are far too weak to do anything other than mop up a few stray harvesters, and when it comes down to it, the sole strategy for winning is "build 15 [insert most powerful unit] and rush". There is no workable counter to, for instance, a 15 mammoth rush, and in the end, the game seems to devolve into "who can churn out more units more quickly".
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Decent port of the PC version November 11, 2007
By Sparky
Platform for Display:Mac|Edition:Standard
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Command & Conquer 3 for Mac OS X is a sound port, using most of the original code and running in Cedega.

Cross-platform (PC/Mac) online play works. The game itself uses either DirectX 8 via Cedega API or OpenGL, the latter being the preferred and default method. It doesn't look as good as the PC version, even with an X1900XT in a Mac Pro, but still runs well.

As for the game itself, well, I agree with the critics - 9/10 - but you can search around for that sort of thing.

Judging only the Mac version, it's a sound port, and runs well on any Intel Mac (PPC not supported - it's not a universal binary, it's Intel only!).

Definately worth a purchase for any RTS fan!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars WELCOME BACK COMMANDERS! February 28, 2008
Platform for Display:Mac|Edition:Standard
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Let me make it clear from the beginning: GREAT GRAPHICS! Physics and details are AMAZING! I particularly liked the exhaust distortions, the dust of the passing mammoth tanks and the burning debris falling from destroyed flying units!
And for graphics like that it does not require the moon an the stars hardware-wise! Even my 3year-old office system sporting a 3.2MHz P4 with 2GB of RAM and an nVidia 7600GT can manage the highest settings.
Why is this important? I had STALKER gathering dust waiting for my next PC - only, when it will eventually be playable, it will also be...obsolete!

The story moves along, new units get unlocked, you gather, you built, you defend, you read the terrain, you amass your forces and you push forward hoping for the best. No try it again with the Bad guys.

Where it misses the 5th star: one cannot hold a battle formation while moving as most major units move at different paces and (although the AI has improved) they keep bumping on each other. May be the next C&C could have some TOTAL WAR infused into it, with battle formations options.

- Is it balanced? Mostly YES.
- Does it require tactics? As much as one might expect from a COMMAND & CONQUER Game.
- Can you still hog resources until you tank-rush the opposition? YES (sometimes the only solution)
- Is it GENERALS 2.5? Definitely NOT! It has a clear C&C character!

True, I could do without the wooden acting of Michael Ironside! (Gone are the days of Kari Wuhrer...Lock'n'Load!)

The Mac porting of this excellent game was long overdue. Apple users count your blessings and do not miss on it.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Caution on Online Play June 16, 2009
Platform for Display:Mac|Edition:Standard
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Used copies that have been previously registered will not work for online play. EA Games reported that once a game is registered it can only be used with the original account that completed the registration. If you're looking for online play make sure you buy new, or you will be stuck in single player mode.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good start... September 12, 2008
Platform for Display:Mac|Edition:Standard
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
C&C3 is leaps and bounds ahead of Generals in terms of gameplay, sound, and graphics. Unfortunately, like the first installment of any C&C game, your options are a little limited. You'll rapidly find that each team only has 2 or 3 useful units, and your strategies won't vary much from game to game. For this reason, the replay value on this is limited. Fortunately, there's an expansion. I haven't played it yet, but my guess is that it does for Tiberium Wars what Zero Hour did for Generals.

Pros:
-Great Graphics (if your processor can handle it, turn everything all the way up)
-Great sound
-I like the return to the older style C&C game management system. This is much more like the old red alert games than generals.
-Challenging (beating a medium army in a skirmish is pretty tough. Beating a hard army is nearly impossible)
-Fun campaign (probably the saving grace of this first installment)

Cons:
-Limited production options, so it gets old fast.
-Needs the expansion
-If you prefer the two button interface, it's really annoying to play on a mac mouse.
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1.0 out of 5 stars One star displays my disappointment
From a great seller this was just not what I'd hoped for. I was looking for a FPS type of game and this is just not it.
Published 8 months ago by Rob W. Douglas
3.0 out of 5 stars Too Much Work
This product is as expected but installation is NOT easy. Unless you are running a very old Mac with a very basic intel processor, you will need to call EA to have them help you... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Jeffrey Leppink
5.0 out of 5 stars Mac Games
I am sure its a great game, but unfortunatelly, my Macbook did not support the game and I had to return it.
Published 19 months ago by Elvira Medina
4.0 out of 5 stars very fun and addictive
this game is probably the most addictive game I've ever played. You really won't realize how much time has gone by when you're playing it. Read more
Published on July 9, 2012 by sam
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome strategy game for Mac
If you have a Mac and you love to play Command and Conquer this game is for you. I've been a fan of strategy games since the first Red Alert and when I made the move to Mac I was... Read more
Published on August 4, 2011 by C. Vieira
4.0 out of 5 stars Great game, but beware buying used
Great game, but by saving just a little bit of money and buying used, you lose the capability to play online because it requires a one time use passcode, that the original owner... Read more
Published on June 5, 2010 by George M. Mcdowell
4.0 out of 5 stars A lot of fun !!
I don't play a lot of games and I am a new Mac user as well. This plays great on my new MacBook Pro, 2. Read more
Published on October 12, 2008 by Charles Valenzuela
5.0 out of 5 stars Addictive, hot and difficult.
I purchased this game as I wanted a MAC game to fill in a little spare time and test out my new MAC. Read more
Published on August 2, 2008 by LanceSword
1.0 out of 5 stars Mac users- check your video card
Macbook users, check your video card in system profiler. This game will not function with the GMA 950 integrated card. Read more
Published on June 16, 2008 by Richard McAroy
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Platform: Mac | Edition: Standard