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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 Driving a Nod flame tank.
Command & Conquer: Renegade Windows Helping with the evacuation.
Command & Conquer: Renegade Windows You and Gunner get swarmed by minigun-wielding NOD officers, but C&C's infamous Dr. Mobius fries them from atop the hill with his gattling laser
Command & Conquer: Renegade Windows Havoc sneaking onto a cargo plane (all ingame cinematics use ingame engine as well, there are no pre-rendered ones).

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)
  • "Command & Conquer: 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 (185516) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars
G.I. Joe will dare! Zovni (10650) 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. (791) 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

GamePro (US) Mar 08, 2002 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Gamezoom Mar 23, 2002 86 out of 100 86
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamesmania.de Feb 15, 2002 83 out of 100 83
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2002 8.25 out of 10 82
Peliplaneetta.net Mar 20, 2002 81 out of 100 81
IGN Mar 04, 2002 7.4 out of 10 74
PC Games (Germany) Feb 15, 2002 72 out of 100 72
Frictionless Insight Mar 10, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Mar 09, 2002 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia source, pls? 2 Patrick Bregger (203528)
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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.

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 (185516) added Command & Conquer: Renegade (Windows) on Feb 25, 2002