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The First Tiberium War between the GDI and the sinister Brotherhood of Nod is nearing its end. In an attempt to revert the scales of war to their favor, the brotherhood kidnaps top three Tiberium research specialists. The GDI commando Captain Nick "Havoc" Parker is sent on a mission to rescue the scientists. As he battles the forces of the Brotherhood on the way to his objective, the Captain discovers the abductors' true intention, and realizes that the outcome of the entire war depends on the success of his mission.

Command & Conquer: Renegade is a first-person 3D shooter set in the Command & Conquer universe. Game progression is mission-driven; most missions have primary, secondary, and tertiary objectives. A few drivable vehicles are available. Though the gameplay does not deviate from traditional FPS formula, scripted events and some of the mission objectives share common themes and features with the real-time strategy games of the series. The multiplayer emulates RTS gameplay to a larger extent, putting players in control of either GDI or the Brotherhood forces, and requiring them to harvest tiberium in order to upgrade the armies.

Screenshots

Command & Conquer: Renegade Windows Kane apparently likes his women bald, buffed-out, and leather-clad, and Elena Petrova aims to please
Command & Conquer: Renegade Windows The entire NOD high command camps the capture point, proving their newbish wickedness
Command & Conquer: Renegade Windows During the game, you'll come across a lot of Kane's experiment's gone wrong.
Command & Conquer: Renegade Windows When using a sniper, always aim for the head... that somehow appears to be the weakest point. Go figure ;)

Promo Images

Command & Conquer: Renegade Screenshot
Command & Conquer: Renegade Screenshot
Command & Conquer: Renegade Screenshot
Command & Conquer: Renegade Screenshot

Trailer


Alternate Titles

  • "命令与征服:变节者" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Commando" -- Working title
  • "C&C: Renegade" -- Informal title

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User Reviews

Buy the budget version next year NetDanzr (211) unrated
It's awesome, dude, awesome! MAT (166913) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars
G.I. Joe will dare! Zovni (10667) 2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars
A novel campaign set in the C&C universe is fine and dandy, but the real attraction here is the stunning multiplayer. Kaddy B. (783) 3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars
"Havoc to the rescue !"-"Yeah, but the ladies first!" Emmanuel Henne (26) unrated

Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Apr 28, 2002 9.5 out of 10 95
PC Zone Benelux Mar, 2002 82 out of 100 82
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2002 8.25 out of 10 82
Peliplaneetta.net Mar 20, 2002 81 out of 100 81
Nerikes Allehanda Mar 26, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Christ Centered Game Reviews Jun 01, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Thunderbolt Games Mar 16, 2004 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Feb 15, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
FiringSquad Mar 14, 2002 60 out of 100 60
Fragland.net Sep 14, 2002 59 out of 100 59

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Trivia source, pls? 2 Patrick Bregger (184430)
Mar 05, 2017

Trivia

Development

The game was originally called Command & Conquer: Commando and had already been in early stages of development by July 1997. In 2014, a tech demo from that time leaked, which shows that the game was originally intended to be released on the Sony PlayStation (as at least one of the platforms) and was build upon the Sports Car GT engine, with a model viewer, a player test, a terrain test, and a playable "Jogging Around Atlanta" test level.

The game's release was delayed multiple times, to which Westwood Studios themselves joked in a sketch where a man dressed up as Havoc breaks into the studio, terrorizes the developers, takes a photo with Joseph Kucan and threatens to be back should the game be delayed again.

Pre-order extras

For those who pre-ordered this game, they got a code that activates three extra suit-skins for online playing. That includes desert suit, snow suit and stealth suit. However, for those who pre-ordered directly from Westwood, they also got a Command & Conquer: Renegade soundtrack included in the same price.

Protagonist

Early concept art and the first official trailer show that the protagonist was originally to be Logan Sheppard, son of general Mark Sheppard from the original Command & Conquer. He was later replaced by Nick Seymour Parker, known as "Havoc", while Logan was placed as the tutorial guide.

References

In the game cutscenes and some posters inside Nod buildings you can see footage from the original 1995 Command & Conquer. For example, in the cutscene when Havoc is commandeering a hovercraft, there is a screen on the command ship's bridge where you can see him arriving to an island, but in the same graphics as the original game.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2002 – Wish It Had Been A Hit Award (for its multiplayer mode)
Information also contributed by Rantanplan and Sheldonist

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MAT (166913) added Command & Conquer: Renegade (Windows) on Feb 25, 2002