Original Command & Conquer up for free

Sept 4, 2007

A Windows XP-compatible version of the original Command & Conquer RTS game which kick-started the series has been released as a free download.

Available through the official C&C website, EA says the freebie isin celebration ofthe series' 12th anniversary.

The download is "the same version included with the collector's pack Command & Conquer: The First Decade," the publisher has explained.

In related news, Ubisoft has released PC games Far Cry, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time and Rayman Raving Rabbids for free - which has been made possible via in-game advertising - but currently it appears these are only playable by US residents. An account for Ubi.com is also required.