Command & Conquer is a real-time strategy video game series and it was first developed by Westwood Studios. The 1st game of this series was Command & Conquer and it was first released in 1995. The latest game of this series is Command & Conquer: Rivals and it has published in 2018. Over the years there are lots of changes happened in this series and the gameplay of this series evolved in various ways. Not every game of this series was a hit. Moreover, there are so many titles to choose from so as a gamer it may be a bit difficult for you to decide which game you should play. Therefore, in this article, I have reviewed some of the best Command and Conquer games of the list. Let’s check them out.
Command & Conquer: Red Alert
This is the 2nd game of this series and it was first released in 1996. In this game,Allied Forces battle the aggressive Soviet Union for control over the European mainland. In this game, you can choose either Allied forces or Soviet forces and each of them has their own vehicles and weaponry as well as creative creations like Tesla coils and Chromospheres. In this game, you will see unique heroes, naval forces, and additional resources to mix things up as well as give this game a unique flavor. The best part of this game; you can design your own maps to play with your friends.
Command & Conquer: Generals
Command & Conquer: Generals is a real-time strategy video game and it was the 7th installment of the Command & Conquer series. The game was first released in 2003 for Microsoft Windows and in 2004 for Mac OS operating systems. In this game, you can choose from three factions: The USA; the People’s Republic of China; and the Global Liberation Army. The Global Liberation Army (GLA) fights to bring the other two factions down. The gameplay of this game is different from other games of this series thanks to the new 3D engine. This game is regarded as one of the best Command & Conquer games.
Command & Conquer: Generals – Zero Hour
This game is the expansion pack for the 2003 video game Command & Conquer: Generals and it was released in 2003. This game features three new campaigns and each of them has five missions. It has a great extra mode: Generals’ Challenge. In this mode, you have to play as one of nine strategic generals and have to fight against others in one-on-one battles.So this feature makes a great addition to this game. Though many gamers disappointed because of Generals’ lack of cut-scenes live-action video was included later.
Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun
This game was first released in 1999 for Microsoft Windows. This game takes place three decades after the first game’s events happened. In this game the UN’s Global Defense Initiative a war against the villainous Brotherhood of Nod.Kane, Nod’s nefarious leader returned despite beingpresumed dead, so the trouble starts again. In this game, there are two campaigns and they include new units & buildings as well as some new technology. There is a day-to-night cycle available in this game which increases the sense of immersion too.
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
This game was released in 2007 and it is the 3rd sequel of Tiberian Sun. In this game, you have to follow the war between the Global Defense Initiative and the Brotherhood of Nod again. In this game, you can play as an alien faction who is known as the Scrin and it brings a new dimension to the Command & Conquer series. There may be not manyleaps in terms of its gameplay but the addition of aliens makes this game more enjoyable.
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2
This game was released for Microsoft Windows on October 23, 2000. This is the follow-up game of Command & Conquer: Red Alert. It started from the conclusion of the Allied campaign of the first game. In this game, you have to play either as the Allies or the Soviets. You will have the chance to play with a huge range of units, and the troops’ vocal interactions make the game more interesting.In this game, you will see unique troops like Tesla Troopers, Prism Tanks, and Crazy Ivans, etc. This is one of the best games in the Command and Conquer series.
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
This game is developed by EA Los Angeles and published by Electronic Arts on October 28, 2008. This game is available on different platforms like Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, OS X, etc. In this game the soviet force head back in time to kill Einstein before he can help the Allies defeat the soviet. In this game, you can play from three factions: Allies, Soviets, and the aforementioned Empire of the Rising Sun. The best part of this is; you can play the single-player mode with your friends. The naval warfare adds a whole new dynamic to the gameplay.
Finally, the Command and Conquer game series have so many great games to play from. I hope this list of best Command and Conquer games will help you pick the most enjoyable game. If you have played any of the above games before then share your experience with our readers.