Command and Conquer
Exhibit: Command and Conquer

Developer:
Publisher: Westwood
Platform: PC | (various) consoles
Collection: Yes
Comments: A ground breaking innovater in the 1990s which brought real-time drama to the concept of table-top gaming. And obviated the need to read the rules and carry 16-sided dice!

About

The Command and Conquer series was a brilliant concept which revolutionised strategy gaming. Some say for the better, some say for the worse.


The series always boasted cinematic cut-scenes to support the entertaining story-lines, even back in the original 1995 editions.

I say for the better, because it allowed a quick and easy entry into the world of simulated ground battle. and table top gaming. The genius of the designers was to create an engrossing plot with accessible gamplay with scalability of difficulty. Plus, the elusive dynamics of play-balance were prety much nailed from the get-go.

The series is available nowadays in compilation packs which represent hours of fun and chuckles, ideal for playing on a laptop. Personally I have spent f-a-a-r-r-r too much time playing these games.

Series

  • Command & Conquer: The Covert Operations (1996)
  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert (1996)
  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert: Counterstrike (1997)
  • Command & Conquer: Red Alert: Aftermath (1997)
  • Command & Conquer: Sole Survivor (1997)
  • Command and Conquer: Tiberian Sun
    Exhibit: Command and Conquer: Tiberian Sun

    Developer:
    Publisher: Westwood
    Platform: PC
    Collection: Yes
    Comments:

  • Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2
    Exhibit: Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2

    Release date: 2000
    Developer:
    Publisher: Westwood
    Platform: PC
    Collection: Yes
    Comments: I thoroughly enjoyed blasting my way through Red Alert 2. The at Westwood team gets better and better. They know their market and have produced a well balanced game.

  • Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun: Firestorm
    Exhibit: Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun: Firestorm

    Year: 2000
    Developer:
    Publisher: Westwood
    Platform: PC
    Collection: Yes
    Comments: Command and Conquer: Tiberian Sun: Firestorm was the expansion pack for Command and Conquer: Tiberian Sun.

  • Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge - 2001
    Exhibit: Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge

    Release Date: 2001
    Platform: PC
    Developer:
    Publisher: Westwood
    In collection? Yes
    Comments: RA2: Yuri's tongue in cheek sci-fi RTS fantasy world is sorely missed these days!

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  • Command and Conquer: Generals - 2003.
    Exhibit: Command and Conquer: Generals

    Release Date: 2003
    Platform: PC
    Developer: Westwood
    Publisher:
    In collection? Yes
    Comments: This title took the series out of the classic CnC SF continuity, and looked at near-future regional conflicts. An enjoyable game nonetheless.

  • Command and Conquer: Generals: Zero Hour (2003). Command and Conquer: Generals: Zero Hour (2003).
    Exhibit: Command and Conquer: Generals: Zero Hour

    Release Date: 2003
    Platform: PC
    Developer: Westwood
    Publisher:
    In collection? Yes
    Comments: A worthy sequel to Command and Conquer: Generals.

  • 2007 - Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
  • 2008 - Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath
  • 2008 - Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
  • 2009 - Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 Uprising
  • 2009 - Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Commander's Challenge
  • 2010 - Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight

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