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- Relive a decade of real-time strategy history in this anniversary collection
- Contains 12 classic Command & Conquer games on a single DVD
- Cutting-edge visuals, epic storylines, and complex missions
- Bonus DVD with commemorative videos including exclusive interviews
- 100s of single-player missions and multiplayer mayhem
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Command & Conquer the First Decade collects the entire Command and Conquer library on one disc.
Red Alert offers mixes vintage World War 2 vehicles with some distinctly modern touches. View larger.
Generals is more geared for the current gamer, with a contemporary setting and modern graphics. View larger.
Tiberian Sun updates the classic Command and Conquer game, continuing the storyline with improved gameplay and graphics. View larger.
Battle the old-fashioned way with the original Command & Conquer, watch an alternate World War II unfold in Command & Conquer Red Alert or control the modern warfield in Command & Conquer Generals--all three of Command & Conquer's worlds are open to nostalgic gamers and modern aficionados alike.
Old friends await the seasoned gamer in the original Command & Conquer universe, as the fanatical Brotherhood of Nod battles the Global Defense Initiative in a war over the mineral Tiberium. Whether playing as the Brotherhood and obeying the charismatic Kane's every command or taking control of GDI forces as they seek to save the world from Kane's ambition, every detail of Command & Conquer is just as you remember it. The original full motion videos tell the story in what was once cutting-edge and is now quaint, and the gameplay is simple as can be. Gather Tiberium to produce tanks, infantry and more to decide the fate of the world, or try to connect to others with one of the first online game-finding services!
Bring the original storyline to a close in Command & Conquer Tiberian Sun, and determine the fate of the world--or, if you want a break from the strategy formula, take control of a GDI Commando in the recent Command & Conquer Renegade, a first person shooting game set in the Tiberium universe. See the world of C&C up close and personal from Nick "Havoc" Parker's point of view as he fights a one-man war against the forces of Nod armed with a diverse arsenal of weapons and one-liners.
Engage in heated battles over nameless fields and familiar territory alike in your struggle to save the world. View larger.
The Red Menace
Perhaps the most popular game of the franchise, Command & Conquer Red Alert asks the question, "What if Albert Einstein mastered time travel, then used it to go back in time and kill Hitler?" The answer is a world at war not with Nazi-led Germany, but the rapidly expanding Soviet Union under Stalin's iron fist. Dip into the world of historical fiction as the Allied forces take on the Soviet bloc in a war fought not just by soldiers, planes and tanks, but by time travelers, psychics and giant tesla coils. This more refined and advanced real time strategy game features gameplay innovations that greatly influenced the games that followed, including building queues and other convenient options, providing a nice balance between nostalgia and playability.
A World at War
While Command & Conquer takes place in the future and Red Alert in the past, Command & Conquer Generals offers its version of the present, as the United States, China and a terrorist group known as GLA battle all over the world. The most game-oriented of the series, Generals contains no FMV like its predecessors, concentrating instead on pure 3D gameplay as well as the wry humor that peppered the previous games.
In all, Command & Conquer The First Decade contains not only the games that defined a genre, but the history of that genre. Players can experience the evolution of the real-time strategy game as they play each game in sequence, and see for themselves how far the technology has come since 1995--but also find out that the old games still have some life left in them.
Top Customer Reviews
These games began coming out in 1995, and it's just amazing how fun they still are to play - and how quickly I remember the missions. They really were a ton of fun. They were great strategy, the plotline was great, and the graphics were very impressive for the time.
Sure, in modern times we might chuckle at the white-square grenade being "lobbed", but after a few minutes you get right into the spirit of things. You run over the enemy troops with your harvester, you go after that base, you build your barracks and are sucked in for hours.
I do have all the original games - but half of them won't run on modern computers! With this set you get the full set of games, all of them run quite nicely, and they are all just as good if not better as far as graphics go.
If you haven't played any of these games, you really have to get this set. These are true gaming classics that are incredibly fun to play. If you HAVE played these in the past, then you owe it to yourself to buy this set so that you can play them on your current system. The price is amazingly cheap for the number of games you are getting.
Highly, highly recommended - a must have for anyone who enjoys strategy gaming.
Playing the orginal Command & Conquer and Red Alert delivers a level of original gameplay just not seen in a lot of newer games. Every game in this 12 pack is worth the price itself, and to get all 12 on a single DVD is just incredible.
As a note, someone mentioned that this bundle does not include the map/terrain editor for Red Alert, when in fact it does. It may not appear in the start menu, but you can still find it in the Red Alert directory.
I would recommend this product to anyone, from the battle hardened players of the C&C series to people who have never played the games and are looking for hours of entertainment.
If you're not familiar with this series, I'll give you a quick breakdown.
"Command & Conquer" is what's called a real-time strategy series. Basically, you control a military base, collect resources, build bases & armies, and take out the enemy. Once in a while, you'll have a unique mission like capturing an enemy building, or trying to survive without any reinforcements. The reason this video game series has been so successful (I think) is because it's easy to use. A lot of these games have a lot of menus to scroll through, and complicated features to learn. But "C&C" is easy to learn, but deep enough to stay fresh as you play along. When the games start, you only get to have basic soldiers & buildings. Later, you get advanced tanks & aircraft, and all kinds of weird upgrades to even your money-gatherers.
There are basically 4 kinds of games in this First Decade collection:
* The original "Command & Conquer" and "C&C 2: Tiberian Sun" focus on a world where the Brotherhood of NOD (self-righteous terrorists) and the Global Defense Initiative (world peace military) duke it out. These games are meant to take place in the not-so-distant future.
* "C&C Renegade" is a weird one. It's a first-person shooter that takes place in the world of the first two games. I haven't played this one much.
* The "Red Alert" games are my favorites. The first one portrays World War II as a Soviet-vs-Allies conflict, because Einstein time-traveled to kill a young Adolf Hitler. Yes...you read that right.Read more ›
I never did buy Renegade, and boy am I glad. I'm enjoying it now only because I'm not pissed off from paying full price for it. It reminds me of a Star Wars FPS I played in 1997. Being set in the C&C world is it's only redeeming value. This bundle is a great way to check out a game you missed along the way.
For me, at least, the earlier games with the simpler units boils the game back down to being a *strategy* game - something that I feel has gotten lost as the franchise has pushed the graphics and extra features to compete with other games and keep them new. The newer the game, the more it's about racing to tech up and marching mega-units across the battlefield (either that or just rush - but again, not fun!). It has given new life to these games to rediscover the strategy element.
It runs great on my system - I've got XP SP2 on an Athlon 2.5, 1gig RAM and a Radeon 9800 (256mb). Hardly a cutting edge system, but every game in the bundle runs fine; and not a single setup snag or issue (no "Catastrophic failures" or "CRC errors" for me). I haven't needed to install any patches (If it ain't broke, don't fix it!).Read more ›
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