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Command & Conquer

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation
82
3.5
SEGA Saturn
90
4.0
Nintendo 64
76
3.6

User Reviews

A fast paced, brilliantly designed game that has stood the test of time DOS Maw (845)
A Definitive Title of the Real-Time Strategy Genre DOS Antti Salminen (65)
Full of flaws- yet addictive and fun. DOS El-ad Amir (110)
An addictive game. DOS robotriot (8637)
This game made "Real-Time Strategy" a household term. DOS Raphael (1160)
The yardstick by which all RTS are measured. DOS The Mahaduta (8)
The definitive strategy game PlayStation Grant McLellan (545)
I like this game. A lot. This is the anti-Warcraft. DOS Thohan (19)
I HATE this game! DOS PCGamer77 (3026)
Genuinely dislikable. DOS Tomer Gabel (4374)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
DOS 145 3.9
Macintosh 9 4.3
Nintendo 64 17 3.6
PlayStation 24 3.5
PlayStation 3 2 4.5
PSP 3 4.3
SEGA Saturn 8 4.0
Combined MobyScore 208 3.9


The Press Says

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100
DOSThe DOS Spirit
Command & Conquer er et av de spillene de fleste enten har spilt eller hørt om. De fleste med respekt for sin 386 har originalesken tronende i hyllene, helst fremst foran alle de andre i serien som kom etterpå. Westwood har lært av Dune II, strategispillenes vugge, og lagt erfaringspoengene ned i hva som utvilsomt var 1990-tallets største hit. Det vi kjenner til som strategispill idag, har Command & Conquer (såvel som Dune II) mye av æren for. Det er en real "DOS ånd" her det er vanskelig å sette fingeren på, en ånd bare Westwood klarer å prestere. Nesten et synonym for hva "The DOS Spirit" dreier seg om - de gode gamle dagene. Dette er ingenting mindre enn en Klassiker med stor K.
100
DOSWorld Village (Gamer's Zone)
To sum it up, Command and Conquer is one of the most exciting and addicting games I have played. I have stayed up way too late on many occasions unable to pull myself away. Although C&C has only 30 mission you will find it well worth your money. A warning though, many of the scenes depict graphic violence and are probably not appropriate for younger kids. Go and conquer!
95
DOSComing Soon Magazine
Command and Conquer by Westwood Studios is fast becoming a classic within the computer gaming community. A fast paced Strategy Action game, Command and Conquer puts you in control of the noble law abiding U.N. type "GDI" (Global Defence Initiative) or the evil terrorist organization, the Brotherhood of NOD.
93
DOSGameSpot
Starting from the load-screens and straight on 'til morning, Command & Conquer is one of the most brilliantly designed computer games I have ever seen.
92
SEGA SaturnGameSpot
Ever since I can remember, strategy games have bored me. I've never cared about reliving historic navy battles on my television, or cultivating spices while infiltrating futuristic dynasties. After all, console games are about kicking ass with fast-paced action and state of the art graphics. And then came Command & Conquer. My world has changed.
91
DOSEntertainment Weekly
If you liked playing with toy soldiers as a kid, you'll think you've stepped on a land mine and gone to heaven when you load up Command & Conquer, which enlivens the usually stodgy war game genre with nifty voice effects (order a soldier to move and he barks, ''Right away, sir!''), computer-animated video clips, and nonstop action across a rapidly expanding battlefield.
91
Nintendo 64The Video Game Critic
The only things missing are the long video clips, which I could do without anyway. The analog joystick control takes a little getting used to, but the excellent music remains intact. Command and Conquer's missions are fun and challenging, and you can choose to play either side of the conflict. If you like strategy games, this classic will keep you engrossed for hours on end.
91
SEGA SaturnGame Revolution
With two CD's, one for NOD and one for GDI, Command & Conquer is a game that will take a long time to beat. Different routes lead to different maps, so even if you beat the game, there are maps that you haven't fought on. There are even hidden weapons in the game (can you find the nuclear weapons?). As a long time player of strategy war games, I can honestly say that this is one of the hardest. This game is a must have for Saturn owners who love this genre, and a great game for those who have never seen it before. Oh shoot, the GDI are blowing up my construction yard, gotta go!
91
DOSPC Player (Germany)
Ich kann Command & Conquer jedem empfehlen, der sich auch nur ein klein wenig für Echtzeit-Strategie interessiert - ein besseres Programm hat das Genre momentan nicht zu bieten.
90
SEGA SaturnMega Fun
Command & Conquer überzeugt vor allem durch eine ausgefeilte Künstliche Intelligenz des Computergegners. Er machte es mir selten leicht, eine Mission zu erfüllen, ohne daß das Gefühl entstand, unfair behandelt worden zu sein - also Motivation pur. So werden Neueinsteiger kräftig daran zu knabbern haben. Hinzu kommt die einmalige Missionsvielfalt. Von Befreien über Vernichten bis zur schlichten Sabotage ist hier alles vertreten. Auch die Komplexität der Missionen soll nicht unerwähnt bleiben. Die Grafik ist auf den ersten Blick eher zweckmäßig, jedoch liegt der Teufel im Detail: Die Level wirken sehr detailliert, die Einheiten sind allesamt gerendert und flüssig animiert. Daß sich Westwood sehr viel Mühe gegeben hat, zeigen auch die richtig flüssigen 90 Minuten Full Motion Video. Eine Träne bleibt leider in meinem Auge: Das Paßwort-System halte ich nicht für die optimale Save-Lösung. Trotzdem bleibt C&C eine Empfehlung allerfeinster Art.
90
PlayStationMega Fun
Command & Conquer überzeugt vor allem durch eine ausgefeilte Künstliche Intelligenz des Computergegners. Er machte es mir selten leicht, eine Mission zu erfüllen, ohne daß das Gefühl entstand, unfair behandelt worden zu sein - also Motivation pur. So werden Neueinsteiger kräftig daran zu knabbern haben. Hinzu kommt die einmalige Missionsvielfalt. Von Befreien über Vernichten bis zur schlichten Sabotage ist hier alles vertreten. Auch die Komplexität der Missionen soll nicht unerwähnt bleiben. Die Grafik ist auf den ersten Blick eher zweckmäßig, jedoch liegt der Teufel im Detail: Die Level wirken sehr detailliert, die Einheiten sind allesamt gerendert und flüssig animiert. Daß sich Westwood sehr viel Mühe gegeben hat, zeigen auch die richtig flüssigen 90 Minuten Full Motion Video. Eine Träne bleibt leider in meinem Auge: Das Paßwort-System halte ich nicht für die optimale Save-Lösung. Trotzdem bleibt C&C eine Empfehlung allerfeinster Art.
90
DOSCD Player
Command & Conquer versprüht schon ab der ersten Sekunde der Installationsroutine einen besonderen Flair: Von der Grafik über den Sound und die Musik (»l‘m a mechanical man!«) bis zur extraleichten Bedienung stimmt einfach alles. Fasziniert sieht man seinen Sandkasten-Truppen zu, wie sie Kippen wegwerfend, Liegestütze machend oder auf allen Vieren kriechend über das Schlachtfeld irren. Durch immer neue Kampfeinheiten wird die Spannung über die 2x 15 Missionen hinweg hoch gehalten. Die beiden Kampagnen variieren dabei erfreulicherweise nicht nur in der Farbe der Kampfeinheiten - GDI und NOD haben unterschiedliche Truppentypen, Missionsarten und Szenariobeschreibungen; selbst die Endabrechnung nach jedem Level ist anders. Ein klarer Fall von »anspielen und süchtig werden« — nur Profis werden vielleicht etwas unterfordert. Aber auch die freuen sich über Modem- und Netzwerkmodus.
90
DOSJeuxvideo.com
Command & Conquer est un classique auquel il faut avoir joué. Beaucoup de STR actuels puisent encore leur inspiration dedans. Le jeu est très prenant et plutôt long. Les graphismes étaient très bons et la bande-son de très bonne facture. Et même si le soft a de la bouteille, il parvient à conserver son charme. Véritable précurseur, il est aussi le premier d'une longue saga à succès.
90
SEGA SaturnElectric Playground
Comparing the Saturn and PlayStation versions of C&C is an interesting exercise. Westwood has done a tremendous job with both ports of the game but the Saturn version is the one I'd go for, despite the fact that there are more missions for the PlayStation port. Obviously the video and CG clips look better on the PlayStation but I was surprised to see how much slow down the PSX version of C&C had (especially when the screen was covered with ant-like soldiers). Also, the grainier look of the Saturn port (as opposed to the smoothed out look of the PSX version) actually makes catching the smaller details a little easier on the eyes. Overall though, the two versions are nearly identical. The gameplay, audio and control are equally solid on both 32-bit systems.
90
PlayStationElectric Playground
Comparing the Saturn and PlayStation versions of C&C is an interesting exercise. Westwood has done a tremendous job with both ports of the game but the Saturn version is the one I'd go for, despite the fact that there are more missions for the PlayStation port. Obviously the video and CG clips look better on the PlayStation but I was surprised to see how much slow down the PSX version of C&C had (especially when the screen was covered with ant-like soldiers). Also, the grainier look of the Saturn port (as opposed to the smoothed out look of the PSX version) actually makes catching the smaller details a little easier on the eyes. Overall though, the two versions are nearly identical. The gameplay, audio and control are equally solid on both 32-bit systems. Command & Conquer for the PlayStation is a kill shot, don't let it out of your sight.
90
SEGA SaturnAll Game Guide
In conclusion, Command & Conquer is a great game no matter what platform it happens to be on. Even if you're not a fan of real-time strategy games, you will more than likely find this game to be an awful lot of fun. This is a must own game for anyone with a Saturn.
90
PlayStationAbsolute Playstation
Imagine the best elements of Sim City 2000 combined with the blasting fun of Re-Loaded all mixed into a game containing a very high level of artificial intelligence and you have Command and Conquer. Younger gamesplayers will enjoy building up massive forces and sending them all into the enemy base for a massive showdown with the enemy, while older players will appreciate the tactical side of the game. As stated earlier, I usually hate these types of game but I can honestly say that in my opinion this is the best game I have so far played on the Sony PlayStation.
90
MacintoshMac Gamer
Command & Conquer is a thoroughly engrossing strategy game. Its 35 missions and increasing difficulty level should provide weeks of gaming. When you add to that mix the modem, network, and Internet options, this game gains unprecedented longevity. Command & Conquer is highly recommended.
90
DOSPC Games (Germany)
Das Lager der Computerspielstrategen ist geteilt: die einen bevorzugen einen gepflegten Rundenkampf, die anderen möchten ihre Truppen lieber in Echtzeit über den Bildschirm scheuchen! Mit Command & Conquer werden allerdings beide Gruppen glücklich, ist es Westwood doch tatsächlich gelungen, die Spannung eines Actionspieles und die intellektuelle Herausforderung eines Strategiespiels unter einen Hut zu bringe. Command & Conquer ist das Echtzeit-Strategiespiel 1995!
89
SEGA SaturnElectronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
I remember this one from the PC a while back. I'm glad to say that I like this one just as much if not more. The soldier graphics are small but extremely detailed, and the buildings are fine. The music gets a little repetitous, but the sound effects are perfect (those enemy screams get better with each kill). Plus, there are many different options within the game like all the different types of buildings and soldiers you can construct. I also like the option of sending engineers inside the enemy compounds and taking them over. And this is only the tip of the iceberg - this has the qualities of a classic. Tight from start to finish.
86
DOSPower Play
Damit wir uns nicht falsch verstehen: „Command & Conquer“ ist ein überragendes Spiel, darf jedoch nicht als etwas anderes als der spätgeborene Bruder von „Dune 2“ angesehen werden. Meiner Meinung nach mangelt es diesem Geschwisterteil sogar ein wenig an der Einheiten- und Gebäudevielfalt des Vorgängers. Zusammenfassend sei gesagt, daß „Command & Conquer“ mit seiner ansprechenden Grafik und der leicht reduzierten Objektvielfalt den Zugang für Strategie-Einsteiger erleichtert, die dieser actionlastigen Echtzeitvariante sicher mehr abgewinnen können, als trockenen Hexfeld-Zugzwangorgien. „Command & Conquer“ trägt zu recht das Prädikat nach Hause, das „Dune 2“ schon seinerzeit verdient hätte.
85
Nintendo 64Total! (Germany)
Das lange Warten hat sich gelohnt. Command & Conquer ist sehr gut gelungen, und vor allen Dingen die Möglichkeit, auch während einer Mission zu speichern, ist ein großer Vorteil gegenüber der PlayStation-Version, in der es diesen Luxus nicht gab. Da es außerdem extrem viele deutsche Sprach-Samples und Aufträge gibt und die Steuerung zu überzeugen weiß, ist das Spiel allen Strategie-Fans fast uneingeschränkt zu empfehlen. Schade ist nur, daß sich die Entwickler nicht die Mühe gemacht haben, die Videos durch Echtzeit-3D-Sequenzen zu ersetzen.
84
Nintendo 64Super Play
Trots avsaknaden av flerspelarläget är Command & Conquer till Nintendo 64 en gedigen produkt som håller bra länge. Valmöjligheten mellan NOD och GDI är välbalanserad och uppdragens natur håller klassisk kvalitet. Det enda som riktigt stör ibland är datorns ologiska tillvägagångssätt som ibland sätter griller i huvudet på spelaren.
82
PlayStationGameSpot
Overall Command & Conquer is a great strategy game and easily the best available on the PlayStation. If you're dying for intense strategy, you can't go wrong. C&C purists may want to wait until later this year, however, when Westwood releases Command & Conquer's sequel, Red Alert.
80
DOSComputer Gaming World (CGW)
The bottom line seems to be one of origins. Virgin has upped this form to the graphic and multi-player standards of today, but failed to rework the basic engine enough to create a entirely new game. So, if you thought gathering up “money” from the surface, building bases and exploring dark territory was stupid, it still is and your dollars are probably best spent elsewhere. On the other hand, if you even remotely enjoyed DUNE II, COMMAND AND CONQUER is the game for you. It is more than entertaining enough to make up for its shortcomings, and the two CDs contain nearly a hundred hours of missions for the average gamer. If nothing else, the entertainment factor is high enough and the action fast enough to please all but the most jaded wargamers.
80
Nintendo 64Electric Playground
Cheapness, solitary play and artificial foolishness aside, Command & Conquer is a fabulous game and Westwood has brought Nintendo 64 gamers the best ever version of the game. This is a must buy for any N64 gamer who has yet to experience the frantic joy of Real Time Strategy.
80
PlayStationJeuxvideo.com
Disposant des mêmes qualités que la version originale sortie sur PC, Command and Conquer se révèle être une adaptation réussie malgré les quelques ralentissements pouvant légèrement ternir le plaisir de jeu. A noter que la PS1 a été la seule console à disposer des cinq opérations spéciales créées pour le portage sur la machine de Sony. Une autre bonne raison de l'essayer sur Playstation.
80
MacintoshAll Game Guide
Above it all, this is a game of strategy, make no mistake about it. If you have little ability for tactics, you will fail every time. Take no prisoners.
80
MacintoshMac Game Gate
In conclusion, C&C is one tough game for tough Mac gamers. It is a true strategy game that should be praised in every computer magazine on the market. If you're are just beginning to get your share of Warcraft Clones or you just want to connect to Wchat and kick the world's butt C&C is one of the best games out there.
80
PlayStationNowGamer
As a master of PC C&C I had great hopes for the conversion and, perhaps to Westwood’s folly, higher standards with which to judge it. It’s not a bad game because the playability remains largely intact, its just that without a multi-player or mouse control, it is unwieldy and frustrating to play. The joypad is just not accurate or fast enough to cope with game mechanics as complex as this, and given that the key to success is your speed to react, it’s a major flaw. It also represents PC technology as of two years ago, and very few improvements using the PlayStation’s custom chips or palette have been made. Initially you will find C&C frustrating to play, but patience does reap rewards. It can’t be denied though that this is a great opportunity missed...
80
DOSGamezilla
Aside from these gripes, the game is great. I know Westwood is working on these items for their next release due out this fall, so I have full confidence I will enjoy Red Alert even more. If you are a fan of real time simulations, then C&C should be on the top of your list to get. But if you don't like sweating, biting your nails and yelling at your computer screen, you'd better stay away from this one. Enjoy!
80
DOSHigh Score
Command & Conquer är ett kul spel som man gärna slår ihjäl några dygn med, men irriterande underligheter gör att det inte förtjänar toppbetyg.
80
MacintoshHigh Score
En femma kan tyckas given men även om grafiken är i toppklass blir det ganska rörigt. Att markera enheter i detta sammelsurium är i bland väl svårt och hela sättet att styra enheterna kunde gjorts bättre. Visst lär man sig, men det är inte perfekt. Trots detta kvarstår faktum - roligare än så här är svårt att ha just nu.
80
DOSJust Games Retro
So what's great about Command & Conquer? You've got a story that's not particularly brilliant or unique, but it's a lot of fun. You've got units with specialized roles and two competing armies with noticeably different styles. You've got a wide variety of special missions, especially under NOD, that break up the routine of building your base and smashing the enemy's. It learns lessons from Dune II, nicks a few ideas from Warcraft, and adds a few refinements of its own for a reasonably thorough and entertaining experience. While clunky by today's standards, it's still aged surprisingly well and isn't as overhyped as you might suspect.
80
PlayStationIGN
Still, even in one player mode this game is enjoyable and will definitely keep you busy until something better comes out. Red Alert perhaps? We'll see.
78
MacintoshMacworld
Command & Conquer expands the tactical war-game genre in innovative and exciting ways. It's not as easy to master as competing titles such as Blizzard's Warcraft II (see "), but if you enjoy real-time strategy games, it's definitely worth adding to your collection.
76
Nintendo 64GameSpot
If you can handle clicking and dragging with the analog stick and the A button instead of a mouse, Command & Conquer is an improvement over the original game. The graphics give the game a surprisingly fresh look, and the excellent control scheme keeps the game from becoming as frustrating as the PlayStation and Saturn versions of C&C.
76
Nintendo 64IGN
Command & Conquer is a fine game and may get a little addictive for anyone who never got into the PC version of the game. But for anyone who ran through the old version, the N64 won't offer much in the way of new thrills beyond the new N64 missions and the 3D world. If Looking Glass had taken this same engine and used original units, vehicles and concepts we would have a runaway hit on our hands with the first RTS on the N64. However the stale taste of the old C&C takes a lot away from the current game even if it is breaking new ground on the console. The simple fact is, we've played this game several times, several years ago and while it was fun then, it doesn't hold the same thrill anymore. This is the main thing that keeps us from giving this one a higher rating. If you beat Command & Conquer on the PC 4 years ago, then you may want to pass on this one.
75
MacintoshGame Revolution
The result is a Command & Conquer that, although it may herald in a new era of Macintosh computer gaming, misses the boat on being a truly revolutionary wargame.
75
Nintendo 64Jeuxvideo.com
Fidèle adaptation de la version PC, Command & Conquer 64 ne reste qu'une simple adaptation. Bien fait et bien pensé, on aurait mieux fait d'adapter Alerte Rouge. C'est dommage car les techniques et technologies ont trop évolué pour supporter un tel titre. Cependant pour les novices, C&C représentera un véritable challenge et une bonne initiation.
72
Nintendo 64X64
Très bon jeu de stratégie, Command & Conquer ravira ceux qui ne possèdent pas de PC. Mais pourquoi Nintendo a choisi de convertir un jeu si vieux...
70
Nintendo 64Power Unlimited
Real time strategy zonder multiplayer is als een bordeel zonder hoeren maar ja, C&C is en blijft een toppertje.
63
PlayStationneXGam
Da ich ein Hobby-Stratege bin, kann ich C&C jedem Zocker ans Herz legen. Insgesamt fällt die PC-Version allerdings deutlich besser aus, zumal sie sich mit schlappen 200 Mhz begnügt. Grade gesellige Zocker sollten also eher zum Original greifen.
50
Nintendo 64Gaming Age
Although this game is a classic, it doesn't introduce anything new or creative to a genre that is desperately lacking on the consoles. Revisiting classics is fun for a while, but when so much more can be accomplished it should be attempted.