publisher: Electronic Arts Inc.
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
game language: English
game release date for PC:
Command & Conquer: Red Alert - Remastered is a remastered version of the classic strategy, which was one of the first representatives of the RTS genre. The original Command & Conquer: Red Alert was released in 1996 and its developer was the legendary and no longer existing Westwood studio. The title was the second installment of the Command & Conquer series and expanded the ideas of its predecessor, introducing many interesting improvements to the RTS formula, which were later copied by countless followers.
The remaster was developed by Petroglyph Games studio, one of the few developers in the industry still specializing in classic RTS. The studio's achievements include Star Wars: Empire at War, Grey Goo and 8-bit Armies. The game was under the care of key creators of Command & Conquer, who moved from Westwood Games to Petroglyph years ago. The project was led by Joe Bostic, father of the series and the lead programist of the original, Steve Tall, programist of Red Alert as well as Ted Morris, the first fan community manager. They were also accompanied by Frank Klepacki, a sound producer and composer of the series soundtrack who worked on it for many years.
In 1946, Albert Einstein has discovered how to move in time and decided to prevent the outbreak of World War II. He ends up in 1924 and erases Adolf Hitler from the pages of history. However, his actions do not bring the world the desired peace. Joseph Stalin uses the favorable geopolitical situation to build a powerful empire. After the seizure of China, he launches an attack on Europe. The countries of the Old Continent join forces in an attempt to stop the invasion. There is a conflict on an unprecedented scale. The authors have prepared two separate storyline paths, which players can get to know by choosing one of the sides of the conflict.
Command & Conquer: Red Alert - Remastered is based on rules well-known from other representatives of the genre. The primary task of players during most missions is to manage their resources in such a way as to develop their base and military power, and then destroy the enemy present on the map. Occasionally, targets change, forcing us to win by using a certain number of troops or rescuing a designated person. Both sides of the conflict have unique buildings and units that have different strengths and require different strategies. The Soviets are less mobile, but stronger and more dangerous at a close distance, while the Allies rely on the speed of movement of the army and easily gain an advantage on the water.
In addition to the campaign mode, in which players can complete several missions for each side, there is also a multiplayer mode, where players can compete in tactical battles over the Internet. It is worth mentioning that the remaster has full content of Counterstrike and The Aftermath add-ons, which offer dozens of new missions and maps, as well as several additional combat units and new gameplay solutions.
Command & Conquer: Red Alert - Remastered has a fully refreshed audiovisual setting that preserves the appearance and atmosphere of the original. Units and surroundings were fully reconstructed using original two-dimensional sprites and designs. The game supports modern screen resolutions, including 4K.
Game score 5.5 / 10 calculated out of 31 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 7.9 / 10 calculated out of 25 players' votes.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5 GHz / AMD Ryzen 7 1700 3.0 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 660 / Radeon HD 7850 or better, 32 GB HDD, Windows 8.1/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 2.4 GHz / AMD Athlon 64 X2 6400 2.4 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GT 420 / Radeon HD 5570 or better, 32 GB HDD, Windows 8.1/10 64-bit