The 3rd part of the Command & Conquer series
series is a continuation of the storyline in the first game
- pitting Kane's Brotherhood of NOD and its religious fanatics against the Global Defense Initiative. In gameplay terms, the GDI is more powerful and its units have a science-fiction feel, whereas NOD is a renegade force primed for sneak attacks.
This version replaces the graphics engine with a mixture of voxel and bitmap graphics. Several new units have been added, like hover tanks, subterranean units and the Mammoth MKII Super-Unit. Unit production can be queued. Most single-player missions have time limits and specific challenges.
Surprise attacks (using air transports for the GDI underground passages for the NOD) are one tactical option. Some units are only effective against certain units or buildings, emphasizing the strategic side of the game.
- "Command & Conquer - Teil 3: Operation Tiberian Sun" -- German title
- "Command & Conquer 2: Tiberian Sun" -- Informal title
- "Command and Conquer: Soleil de Tiberium" -- French title
- "C&C:TS" -- Informal/slang
- "C&C 2" -- Informal title
Part of the Following Groups
The Press Says
, Senior Sound Designer:
We had a blast with this game. We hooked up with the FBI to record explosives from their bomb detonation training course to bring realistic sound effects to the game
The design team started work on Tiberian Sun
in 1995, just a few weeks after Command & Conquer
shipped. The final design document was finished in late 1997.
In July of 1998, in the 110 degree heat of the Nevada desert, a crew of more than 40 came together to film the story of Tiberian Sun
The game was completed in July of 1999.
The map editor can also be used for Command & Conquer: Red Alert
and Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2
The German version replaces all the soldiers with cyborgs. Some violent scenes were cut from the cutscenes.
References to the game
In 1999, German electronica-house-metal band Think About Mutation released the single Two Tribes
, which featured a video with some Tiberian Sun
footage and the band members wearing the helmet seen on the game cover. The cover of the single is a stylized Tiberian Sun
cover, depicting a woman instead of a male soldier.
- As of 2005, Tiberian Sun was the fastest selling game on the EA Games label (1.5 million copies within a month).
- Between 1999 and 2000, the game won a single Gold- and three Platinum-Awards from the German VUD (Verband der Unterhaltungssoftware Deutschland - Entertainment Software Association Germany) for selling more then 100,000 units (Gold) and more then three times 200,000 units (Platinum) in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. As the Gold-Award is not counted into the Platinum-Award, all four awards total in between 700,000 and 1,700,000 units sold.
The soundtrack of the game is included in the Platinum Edition
and the Firepower
bundle. It was also separately available for purchase.
All songs were composed & performed by Frank Klepacki
(Westwood Studios) and Jarrid Mendelson
(Digital Media House).
- Timebomb (Klepacki)
- Pharotek (Mendelson)
- Lone Trooper (Mendelson)
- Scouting (Mendelson)
- Infrared (Klepacki)
- Flurry (Klepacki & Mendelson)
- Mutants (Kepacki & Mendelson)
- Gloom (Mendelson)
- Heroism (Mendelson)
- Approach (Klepacki)
- Dusk Hour (Klepacki & Mendelson)
- The Defense (Mendelson)
- Mad Rap (Klepacki)
- Valves (Klepacki)
- What Lurks(Klepacki)
- Score (Klepacki)
I didn't want to stray too far from the original C&C soundtrack, but it had to be more futuristic and ambient. From there I tried to capture the mood the designers wanted for each mission. I even brought in another composer for some of the in game scores, Jarrid Mendelson, who I knew would compliment my style for this genre of music. Also, you'll notice I put more development into GDI & NOD's signature themes for the movie sequences.
Information also contributed by
- PC Gamer
- April 2000 - #29 in the "All-Time Top 50 Games" poll
- PC Player (Germany)
- Issue 01/2000 - Most Hyped Game in 1999
- PC Powerplay (Germany)
- Issue 03/2005 - #3 Biggest Disappointment
- Issue 02/2006 - #3 Hype Disappointment
- Verband der Unterhaltungssoftware Deutschland
- 1999/2000 - Gold Award
- 1999/2000 - Three Platinum Awards
This entry to the MobyGames database was contributed by robotriot (8642)
on Dec 17, 1999.