Command & Conquer: Renegade (Windows)

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Description

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 Planting a demolition charge on the truck
Command & Conquer: Renegade Windows Petrova herself is tough enough, but on top of that she's assisted by half a dozen Stealth troopers as well as assorted Visceroids and Tiberium Mutants. A  tactical retreat is probably in order.
Command & Conquer: Renegade Windows You can do some basic talks with the cahracter (something similar as in Half-Life).
Command & Conquer: Renegade Windows First mission: GDI scout patrol is about to get ambushed, and things'll get nasty. Of course, they'll send a commando to deal with the situation.

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Buy the budget version next year NetDanzr (202) unrated
It's awesome, dude, awesome! MAT (97941) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars
G.I. Joe will dare! Zovni (9329) 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. Kadath Bird (755) 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
GameStar (Germany) Feb, 2002 87 out of 100 87
Gamezoom Mar 23, 2002 86 out of 100 86
games xtreme Mar 21, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Over Online Apr 09, 2002 83 out of 100 83
JeuxVideoPC.com Nov 30, 2003 16 out of 20 80
Nerikes Allehanda Mar 26, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Frictionless Insight Mar 10, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
FiringSquad Mar 14, 2002 60 out of 100 60
Eurogamer.net (UK) Mar 09, 2002 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

Development

In the first game concept you're playing Tanya - a character from Red Alert.

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.

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)
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MAT (97941) added Command & Conquer: Renegade (Windows) on Feb 25, 2002