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  • Version:
    1
  • Total Downloads:
    2,711,185
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 27, 1999
  • Price:
    Free to try

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One of the greatest real-time strategy games of all time, C&C: Red Alert brings a sci-fi twentieth-century conflict into the C&C mix. According to the background story, Albert Einstein invents a time machine and kills Adolf Hitler to prevent WWII. Soviet leader Joseph Stalin, however, launches a full-scale attack with advanced Mammoth tanks, Tesla coils, and V2 rocket launchers. Red Alert is intentionally unbalanced. The Soviets have more powerful infantry, tanks, artillery, aircraft, and defensive towers. The United States and Western Europe have only a couple strengths: warships and "smart" units such as medics and mine-layers. Great music tracks, an excellent control system, good-looking graphics (by mid-'90s standards), and superb gameplay make C&C: Red Alert a classic. Former C&C fanatics will shed a nostalgic tear after launching this small demo, but first they'll have to make sure they have Windows 95/98, since the installer won't run on Windows XP or Windows 2000.
 
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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Westwood Studios
Publisher web site http://www.westwood.com/
Release Date July 27, 1999
Date Added July 27, 1999
Version 1
Category
Category Games
Subcategory Real-Time Strategy Games
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows/95
Additional Requirements Pentium-60, Windows 95, DirectX drivers
Download Information
File Size 25.82MB
File Name External File
Popularity
Total Downloads 2,711,185
Downloads Last Week 937
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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