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Command & Conquer (DOS)

Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
89
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

A fast paced, brilliantly designed game that has stood the test of time Maw (849) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
A Definitive Title of the Real-Time Strategy Genre Antti Salminen (65) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Full of flaws- yet addictive and fun. El-ad Amir (110) unrated
An addictive game. robotriot (8637) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
This game made "Real-Time Strategy" a household term. Raphael (1160) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
The yardstick by which all RTS are measured. The Mahaduta (8) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
I like this game. A lot. This is the anti-Warcraft. Thohan (19) unrated
I HATE this game! PCGamer77 (3028) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
Genuinely dislikable. Tomer Gabel (4388) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.7
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.3
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.1
Overall MobyScore (145 votes) 3.9


The Press Says

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100
The 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
World 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
Coming 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
GameSpot
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.
91
Entertainment 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
PC 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
CD 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
Jeuxvideo.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
PC 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! (-- Oliver Menne)
86
Power 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.
80
Computer 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
Gamezilla
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
High 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
Just 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.