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Command & Conquer Gold Edition - PC

by Electronic Arts See the Amazon Page for this brand
Windows 98 / Me / 95
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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  • ASIN: B00001NFTS
  • Media: CD-ROM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #68,020 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Review

If you're a strategy fan and don't already own a copy of Command & Conquer, you've got it easy when it comes to deciding whether or not to buy the new Gold Edition of the award-winning classic. Because you haven't already spent $40 or $50 on the original Command & Conquer, you needn't worry whether or you should shell out another $45 or $50 for Windows 95 support, SVGA graphics, head-to-head Internet play, and a Command & Conquer Theme Pack (animated icons, wallpaper, and sound effects); after all, you're buying the game, not the extras. So you'll buy the Gold Edition and love it - case closed.

But what if you're one of the hundreds of thousands of users who already own the DOS version of Command & Conquer? Is it really worth $30 or $40 bucks (owners of the DOS version get a $10 rebate) for the enhancements? For gamers uninterested in multiplayer action, the answer is probably "no." The new graphics are a big improvement, but they're not enough to get you excited about fighting the same single-player battles over again. But if you're into multiplayer C&C, it's probably worth the investment.

Take the SVGA graphics, for instance. It would be easy to dismiss them as eye candy, but the truth is they allow you to see four times as much of the map as in the DOS version - giving you a decided edge when competing against players using the old C&C. And with the addition of Westwood Chat support, C&C fans have another venue for finding opponents and playing tournaments or ladder games. Setting up a game over Westwood Chat is about as easy as Internet gaming gets, and there are always plenty of opponents looking for action.

The one complaint many will have with the Gold Edition is price. Westwood has made a ton of money (and justifiably so) off the sales of Command & Conquer; to ask Command & Conquer owners to pay almost full price for an SVGA upgrade, Internet play, and Theme Pack is a bit much. New users will find the investment well worth it, but the company could create a lot more goodwill among their loyal fans by upping that rebate by five or ten bucks, or simply creating an upgrade. Especially when you consider that serious C&C players will consider those SVGA graphics essential for staying competitive in their multiplayer matches.--Stephen Poole
--Copyright ©1998 GameSpot Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part in any form or medium without express written permission of GameSpot is prohibited. -- GameSpot


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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It's still fun, and the music superB August 9, 2005
By Korfak
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This game rocks, it's still one of the best strategy games of all times, and of course this is the first game I buy with my first computer (133mHZ, 32mbram, 3.1gB).....and i remember every detail of the game when i play it now....

It's just GREAT

The only bad side is that you need a special patch to play it on windows xp....

The Graphics are poor right now, but in 1997 they're awesome

The sound and MUSIC is amazing.....the song "prepare for battle" is still my favorite.....

Just dont lose your time and buy this game, find the XP patch and you're going to travel to 1997 when this game make some people the happiest person in the world

See ya
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Power of the Internet? September 1, 2007
By NSA
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
As part of Westwood Studio's 12th Anniversary Celebrations, they released the original Command and Conquer on their website as freeware. It can be downloaded at will.

-NSA
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4.0 out of 5 stars good December 21, 2010
By Mike
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Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
wish i had a better comp but product is flawless.unless its the game that causes the image defects n not my computer.will change this review if the same problem happens on a different computer
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5.0 out of 5 stars Easily the best game ever created May 8, 2003
By Tim
Let me just say WOW. If you are the person that likes RTS games, and you don't own a copy of this game you don't know what RTS games are. This game game is phenominal. I bought it back in 97 and i started playing it single player. I loved it at first but it got boring. Then i decided to try the game out online. This game doesn't even get good till you have played it online. No game will ever be as fun as this game was to play online. THE BEST ONLINE MULTIPLAYER GAME EVER. Unfortunately the online gameplay has died because it is such an old game. The game that started it all: Command and conquer Gold 95 will never be eclipsed by any other RTS game to come.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The game that started an epidemic! January 29, 2001
This game changed the meaning of real time strategy gaming! The live action videos fill yuo in on what your next mission is and where you are in the game. The game has a variety of units from ground to air from the Brotherhood of Nods flame tank to the high flying GDI orca aircraft, learnig new strategies on how to command your troops and conquer your enemy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars All hail C&C I November 24, 1999
By Marv
Comand & Conquor is, without a doubt, one of the best games ever released. Okay, so the graphics aren't what you would call top of the line anymore, but that's not strange for a game that has been around for quite a while. And next to that, who needs great graphics in a already awesome game like this? The music is great (to bad that it turned so poor in Red alert and -yuch- Tiberan Sun) and so are the units. The only bad thing I have to say about it are the the acting preformances in the cutscenes, but the storyline and admosphere of the game are absorbing enough to ignore that.
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