Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 review

An alternate universe where strategy meets comedy

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No one can accuse Red Alert 3’s graphics of not being bright and colorful enough, though it’s fair to say the gameplay may be too fast-paced for its own good. Why bother with notifications that your units are under attack when by the time you hear them and figure out where the attack happened, your troops are probably already dead? I also have the same problem here that I do with all C&C games: you can’t zoom out in any meaningful way. But any game in which a giant laser cannon pops out of Teddy Roosevelt’s head on Mt. Rushmore is a winner in my book.

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PCG Final Verdict: 92% (editors’ choice)

Oct 24, 2008

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DescriptionThis great game is ridiculous and it knows it, so just laugh along while playing a deep strategy game with humor to spare.
Franchise nameCommand and Conquer
UK franchise nameCommand and Conquer
Platform"PC","PS3","Xbox 360"
US censor rating"Teen","Teen","Teen"
UK censor rating"16+","16+","16+"
Alternative names"Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3: Ultimate Edition (PS3)"
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)