We are in the age of classic game remasters and as many of these remasters are of games I love I enjoy the trend. The Command & Conquer Remastered Collection brings the original game + Red Alert a new coat of paint and a lot of really impressive tech under the hood to breathe life into these classic games. Personally I've played Red Alert the most and consider it to be one of the best RTS games around. It refined the original game and spun up the crazy style of Command & Conquer that was later made even better in Red Alert 2.

As usual Digital Foundry has run the new games through their paces and give them fantastic marks. Plus the collection is only $20 on Steam so why not give these classics a try?

"It may be 25-years-old, but Command & Conquer remains one of the greatest strategy games ever made - and the recently released remaster is a simply exceptional piece of work. Alex Battaglia has the full lowdown on the modernisation of a stone-cold classic."

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 06/13/2020 at 03:25am

I pre-ordered this and have played it, so I have some input. $20 for this as a starting price is AMAZING! It's hard to believe it's so cheap. It contains remixed music and even new tracks. The original soundtrack for the game was completely awesome, in my opinion! The updated graphics are the most obvious feature of the remaster. An interesting thing to note is how easy it is to switch between original vs. remaster graphics. Just press the SPACE bar! After you finish a mission, you'll also unlock some bonus material such as videos that show the actors in front of a green screen. I don't see much value in that, though. One thing I love is the fact that you can change the difficulty from easy to normal to hard. Also, remember when you finished a mission and the map would give you maybe 1-3 different places to go to for the next mission? This could cause one play through to be different than another and it may cause the player to lose out on something (like a mission or full-motion video). However, this remastered version unlocks all next missions and you can select them from the main menu. So, finish a mission, it'll tell you the places you can go next, head back to the main menu, and select the mission you want to do. You can do one of them to progress or all of them.

To be clear, this contains C&C, Red Alert, and their expansions (like Covert Operations). It does not cover Tiberian Sun and later games, though I really hope this one is successful enough to encourage EA to remaster those newer games as well. I'd love to see Tiberian Sun and Red Alert 2 (including expansions) get this remastered treatment. They can be difficult to run on modern computers.

One of my earliest memories of the game is of a strategy I found in the earliest version of the game. You could use sandbags to trap your enemy in their base and keep them away from your's. Vehicles could not run over sandbags. Sadly, to me, this "strategy" was patched out even before the "Gold" Windows 95 edition was released. I'm quite sure I played the DOS version originally.

Bottom line: If you enjoyed C&C back in the day, you should totally get this and check it out!

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/13/2020 at 03:50am

> $20 for this as a starting price is AMAZING!

So just to be clear, "starting price" sounds like it's the bottom level and the price goes up based on your selections, but I can't find anything to suggest that there's any price *other than* $20.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 06/13/2020 at 04:21am

I said, "starting price," meaning the price of the game at launch before any sales. So, I mean that $20 isn't a discounted price, it launched at that price, which I think is pretty amazing for a game, these days. And, as I said in my comment, I believe that it's totally worth it! It's possible it will go on sale during the Steam Summer Sale, but I don't expect it to be heavily discounted any time soon.

I see how my comment was confusing, my apologies. Although, there is a special, much more expensive edition at limitedrungames.com (https://limitedrungames.com/products/command-and-conquer-remastered-special-edition?_pos=1&_sid=afe61ff44&_ss=r).

Travis   Admin wrote on 06/13/2020 at 04:55pm

Aha, gotcha! I see what you meant now.

And yeah I love Limited Run's stuff.

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 06/15/2020 at 05:07am

I got the uber edition ordered from Limited Run.

GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 06/15/2020 at 05:45am

I'm so jealous! It is very tempting!

Will_Ball   Game Mod   Super Member wrote on 06/15/2020 at 03:37pm
GregoPeck   Super Member wrote on 06/15/2020 at 06:24pm


jdodson   Admin   Post Author wrote on 06/15/2020 at 08:34pm

The Uber edition is incredible.

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