Tiberium - first look

Tiberium. In the Command & Conquer Tiberium universe it’s both a boon to mankind and an immediate threat to its very existence. Although the mysterious alien crystal helped advance technology and can provide enough energy to fuel an empire, it also infects everything it touches and threatens to engulf the entire planet in a layer of sickly green shards. But it’s difficult to really appreciate the irony of humanity’s dependence on the very thing that could destroy it when you’re poking a tiny Harvester unit to make it mine more so you can build more tanks in the C&C real-time strategy.

Zooming in from the distant bird’s eye view of the C&C RTS, Tiberium looks like it’ll try to flesh out the franchise’s universe by placing you at ground zero in control of an individual soldier on the frontlines. Down there, you can score some perspective on the haunting atmosphere of a world ravaged by war over this deadly resource and enjoy blasting things to bits in this squad-based first-person shooter.