Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun

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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Feb 27, 2009
The graphically superior sequel to Command & Conquer, Tiberian Sun keeps the original gameplay mostly intact, while adding some intriguing twists. Your goal is to collect resources with your harvesters, outproduce your opponents, and use your troops to destroy them without mercy. New special units include ones that can dig like moles and pop up inside the enemy base. Don't worry too much about the two-dimensional sprites and the mere 800x600 max resolution: the game looks surprisingly good for a late-1990s production. It sounds pretty good, too, mixing techno music with arcade bloops and blams. The demo includes several introductory missions, whose difficulty you can adjust for added replay value. Tiberian Sun is a long way from state of the art, but real-time-strategy buffs will get a kick out of revisiting this classic series.

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Release November 9, 2008
Date Added December 21, 1999
Version demo

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Operating Systems Windows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/2000/XP

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In Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun, players fight on dynamic 3D battlefields where nature itself provides tactical opportunities: ion storms, destructible terrain, forest fires, treacherous ice fields, and many more surprises that can help or hinder your strategies. Choose from two very different ways to play. Command the Global Defense Initiative (GDI) or join the secretive Brotherhood of Nod. Then prepare your troops for combat in Tiberium-filled temperate zones, arctic tundras, and full cityscapes. Invent new strategies and tactics. Employ a deadly mix of advanced technologies, high-energy weapons, guerilla warfare, and high-tech sabotage (see screen shots).

Units can become smarter, faster, and stronger with "veterancy." As units gain experience they learn new abilities and receive special bonuses of hit points, armor, and weapons power. The Hover MRLS will gain speed and armor strength; Nod Stealth Tanks will automatically employ tricky tactics; and GDI infantry can learn to scatter.

Dynamic, colored lighting makes the mood and attitude of the battlefield more lifelike than ever before. Covert night missions, new defenses, searchlights, and sirens intensify the thrill and excitement. Experience a kinetic, living battlefield created with new technology that delivers things like flying shrapnel, shock waves, and crashing debris for an in-game experience like never before.

Find free multiplayer support at Westwood Online. Play on the definitive Internet battleground for Command & Conquer gamers, with a new, quick, and easy connection application and worldwide ranking and ladder systems.