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Command & Conquer (PlayStation 3)

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Advertising Blurbs

Print advertisement - PC Player 12/1995:

    Vielleicht haben Sie bald Macht über die gesamte Erde.
    Vielleicht liegen Sie auch bald drunter.



    Das Ziel: die Weltherrschaft. Der Schlüssel: eine Pflanze. Befehligen Sie die Armeen aus intelligenten Cyborgs auf ihren Missionen dieser bahnbrechenden Echtzeitsimulation. Das reicht Ihnen noch nicht? Dann stellen Sie sich dem Kampf Mann gegen Mann über Modem oder Netzwerk. Falls Sie nicht genug Leute kennen oder zuwenig Hirnschmalz für eine gute Strategie haben, beobachten Sie doch Goldfische. Oder sticken Sie Tischdeckchen, elende Spaßbremse.

    COMMAND & CONQUER
    TEIL 1: DER TIBERIUMSKONFLIKT


    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (107125) on Apr 07, 2010.

www.westwood.com:
    Command & Conquer, is an interactive strategy game like no other. Unlike traditional "strategy" games, Command & Conquer offers real-time combat. The emphasis isn't on turn taking or solving tactical problems like fuel, food, and bullets, but on real-time thrills, spills, and kills.

    Those old-time Westwood followers might recognize that Command & Conquer is based on the same game engine as Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty (on IBM and Amiga) and Dune: The Battle for Arrakis (on Sega Genesis). Undoubtedly, game play in Command & Conquer shares the same elements of addictive fun as its predecessors: balancing realtime combat along with city/base-building simulation, along with the race to gather precious resources to finance the player's combat and building efforts. But while the game play balance was preserved, Command & Conquer's Artificial intelligence has been greatly enhanced to take advantage of the player's strategies and weaknesses. Rarely will the computer make the same mistake twice. You can expect to see sneak attacks, advanced patrols, and entire convoys striking at multiple weak points at once. In Command & Conquer, the outcome of battle is not determined by your adversary's weaknesses, but by your own.

    In Command & Conquer, you must first choose who you fight for. Does your allegiance go to The evil Brotherhood of Nod, a terrorist faction bent on world dominance? Or, do you choose to fight for the good of all, and support the United Nations Global Defense Initiative (GDI)? With Command & Conquer, you can expect twice as much game play, without the feeling you're playing the same game over and over.

    Added to the addictive fun of the game's play are the animated cinematic sequences. Employing the latest cutting-edge graphics techniques, the Westwood staff artists working on Command & Conquer combined the use of rendered and digitized full-motion video. Set to a script written by professional screenwriters, these animated sequences set the game play in an exciting story that places you right in the middle of the action.

    And because you asked for it, Command & Conquer will allow you to go head-to-head against other commanders in specially designed missions over a modem (2 player) or network (4 player)! As most of us know, nothing feels better than blasting your friends into dust, then gloating in triumph afterward. All of this, combined with the ability to play good or evil, modem or network, Human or Computer AI makes Westwood's Command & Conquer a game with tons of replay value.

    Some of Command & Conquer's cool features include....

    • Command & Conquer comes from Westwood Studios, the team behind award-winning titles including Dune 2: The Battle For Arrakis, Lands Of Lore and the Legend of Kyrandia series.


    • A wide range of missions with varied objectives and sometimes multiple goals.


    • The stark horror of conflict is punctuated by over 40 minutes of vividly rendered cinematic presentation comprising news footage, commercials, mission briefings and cut-scene rewards.


    • Large, mean-looking, detailed hardware to wreak havoc with including VTOL Orca Fighter Craft, Raptor Attack Cycles, Devil's Tongue incinerator tanks, Air Cushioned All Terrain Landing Craft and the Mammoth Heavy Battle Tanks (to name just a few).


    • Modem and network play make this game of world dominance a truly global affair.


    • A delicious, heavy-duty soundtrack featuring digitized speech and musical styles including Cyberpunk, rap, hip-hop, house and eerie atmospherics.


    • Direct Audio Streaming allows music, speech and sound effects to be played simultaneously on more sound cards than ever before.

    Contributed by 6⅞ of Nine (1354) on Dec 07, 2009.

Official UK PlayStation Magazine (April, 1997):
    ...THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS FRIENDLY FIRE...

    COMMAND & CONQUER

    LAST ONE STANDING WINGS...

    Contributed by Apogee IV (2336) on Jan 02, 2007.

Back of Box - Nintendo 64 (German):

    Die ultimative Herausforderung für alle Strategen!



    Das Schicksal der Welt liegt in Deinen Händen: Als Kommandeur der GDI-Streitmächte hast Du den Auftrag, die Bruderschaft von Nod zu stoppen und deren Welteroberungspläne zu vereiteln!
    Du willst lieber in die Rolle der Terroristen schlüpfen? Dann entscheide Dich, die Nod-Truppen gegen die GDI anzuführen um die Vorherrschaft über die Erde zu erlangen.
    Egal, für welche der beiden Seiten Du Dich entscheidest: Stets mußt Du Dein Vorgehen strategisch und bis ins kleinste Detail planen. Überlege genau, wo Du Deine Streikräfte plazierst, wie Du Deinen Nachschub sicherst und wie Deine Truppen aufgebaut sind - damit Du den Sieg erlangst!

    • Komplett gerenderte 3D-Welten, Einheiten und Szenario-Maps!
    • Mit den Missionen der PC-Version sowie Missionen exklusiv für das Nintendo64
    • Unterschiedliche Missionen, Taktiken und Waffen für Nod und GDI!
    • Komplett deutscher Bildschirmtext und perfekte deutsche Sprachausgabe!
    • Unterstützt das Expansion Pak für noch realistischere Darstellung!
    • Kompatibel mit dem Rumble Pak!

    Contributed by Xoleras (66260) on Dec 10, 2005.

Back Cover - Saturn (German):

    Die Weltherrschaft als Planspiel



    Die Globale Defensiv-Initiative

    Die Bruderschaft von Nod

    Die Detailvernarrtheit von Command & Conquer ist unglaublich - Sie haben eine voll funktionsfähige, aus den Angeln geratene Miniaturwelt in einem Glaskasten vor sich, voller winziger Armeen aus intelligenten Cyborgs, und alles hört auf Ihr Kommando.

    Über 60 Minuten gerenderter Animationen, künstliche Intelligenz auf einem neuen Niveau, komplettes 3D-Studio Design.

    Extra langes Spielvergnügen! Die Möglichkeit, die Seiten zu wechseln, eröffnet völlig neue Perspektiven für eine schon einmal gewonnene Schlacht.

    Riesige, ausführliche und liebevoll detaillierte Darstellung der gesamten Technik.

    Eine breite Palette an Missionen mit unterschiedlichen Aufgaben und oft auch mit mehrfachen Zielen.

    Komplett in Deutsch mit über 5000 Zeilen digitalisierter, deutscher Sprachausgabe.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66260) on Sep 12, 2004.

Back Cover - PC (French):

    Prenez les commandes



    Développé par Westwood, les créateurs de Dune II, un des plus célèbres jeux de stratéfie et gestion des ressources.

    La confrérie de Nod



    Une faction terroriste qui lutte pour obtenir le monopole des ressources mandiales de Tiberium.

    Le Groupment de Défense Internationale



    Une alliance pour la paix qui essaie de maintenir la sécurité sur Terre en distribuant de manière équitable une nouvelle mannaie à toutes les nations.

    Commander



    Construisez et amélionez vos bases. Unissez ou divisez vos forces. Développez et utilisez des techniques de guérilla et la richesse de la technologie électronique pour écraser l'opposition.

    Conquérir



    Toute action de votre part peut déclencher une réaction rapide et violente. La bataille peut faire rage pendant des heures et être meurtrière. Avez-vous une énergie et une adresse suffisantes pour tenir le rythme?

    CARACTERISTIQUES



  • Un matériel militaire époustouflant de finesse et de détails.
  • Une bande son d'une qualité sans égale, avec différents styles de musique: rap, hip-hop et rock.
  • Un trés large choix de missions déterminé par vos actions. A vous de choisir votre camp.
  • Des déquences filmées puis digitalisées avec des acteurs professionnels.
  • Possibilité de jouer à deux par modem, et à quatre jouers en réseau.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66260) on Sep 12, 2004.

Back Cover - PC (German):

    Die Weltherrschaft als Planspiel



    Die Detailvernarrtheit von Command & Conquer ist unglaublich - Sie haben eine voll funktionsfähige, aus den Angeln geratene Miniaturwelt in einem Glaskasten vor sich, voller winziger Armeen aus intelligenten Cyborgs, und alles hört auf Ihr Kommando.

    Die Globale Defensiv-Initiative

    Die Bruderschaft von Nod


    91% "...ein besseres Programm hat das Genre momentan nicht zu bieten."

    Review von Jörg Langer PC PLAYER August 95

    90% "Command & Conquer ist das Echtzeitstrategiespiel 1995"

    Review von Oliver Menne PC GAMES September 95

  • Über 60 Minuten gerenderter Animationen, künstliche Intelligenz auf einem neuen Niveau, komplettes 3D-Studio Design.
  • Zwei Spieler Modus über Modem oder serielle Schnittstelle, bis zu vier Spieler über Netzwerk.*
  • Extra langes Spielvergnügen! Die Möglichkeit, sie Seiten zu wechseln, eröffnet völlig neue Perspektiven für eine schon einmal gewonnen Schlacht.
  • Riesige, ausführliche und liebevoll detaillierte Darstellung der gesamten Technik.
  • Eine breite Palette an Missionen mit unterschiedlichen Aufgaben und oft auch mit mehrfachen Zielen.
  • Komplett in Deutsch mit über 5000 Zeilen digitalisierter, deutscher Sprachausgabe.
    *(Bitte beachten Sie:
    Bei den Mehrspielermodi über serielle Schnittstelle oder Netzwerk benötigt jeder Mitspieler ein eigenes Exemplar von Command & Conquer Teil 1: Der Tiberiumkonflikt.)

    Von Westwood Studios, dem Team, das die preisgekrönten Titel Dune II: Battle for Arrakis, Lands of Lore und die legendäre Kyrandia-Serie geschrieben hat.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66260) on Sep 12, 2004.

Back Cover - PC (UK):

    World Domination in a box.



    From Westwood Studios, the award-winning team behind Dune II: The Battle for Arrakis...

    The Brotherhood of Nod



    A terrorist faction fighting to monopolise the world's supply of Tiberium.

    The Global Defence Initiative



    A peace-keeping alliance intent on security for all nations through the fair distribution of the new currency.

    Command



    Build and better your bases. Unite or divide your forces. Develop and utilise guerrilla tactics and a wealth of potent electronic hardware in your attempt to crush the opposition.

    Conquer



    Every action can so easily trigger a fast and violent reaction. Every real-time battle can so easily rage long and hard. Do you have the agility and stamina to keep up with the pace?

    FEATURES



  • Large, sumptuous and detailed realisations of all military hardware.
  • A powerful soundtrack, eerie atmospherics and musical styles including rap, hip-hop and rock.
  • A wide range of missions determined by your choice of allegiance.
  • 60 minutes of vividly rendered cinematic presentation.
  • 2 player serial/modem and up to 4 player network compatibility.
    Note:
    For serial, modem and network play, one purchase of Command & Conquer required per player.)

    Contributed by Xoleras (66260) on Sep 12, 2004.

Back Cover - White Label Release (US):
    2.5 MILLION COPIES SOLD TO DATE!

    Strategy Game of the Year
    - COMPUTER GAMING WORLD

    Computer Game of the Year
    - STRATEGY PLUS

    Best Strategy Game
    - PC GAMER

    Welcome to the New World Order.

    A gritty high-tech world where the art of electronic intelligence and covert surveillance reigns supreme. Where guerrilla strategies and savage combat are the norm.

    In the hyper-real combat/strategy experience of Command & Conquer, you're thrust dead-on into the heat of an all-out race for global control. Will you side with the humanistic Global Defense Initiative? Or bring the world to its knees with the terroristic Brotherhood of Nod?

    Decide fast. Your adversaries are without mercy and so are you. Spread your web of power via electronic and physical aggression. Build bases, muster forces and lacerate your enemies to the bone. All for the love of power.

    And the chance to see how far you'll go to get it.

    GAME FEATURES:

  • 2 CDs packed with over 60 minutes of intense action video
  • Two sides to play with over 35 missions in all. Fight the good fight with the GDI or force the world to do your bidding with the Brotherhood
  • Your chance to truly dominate the world via Modem and Network Arena Play
  • From Westwood Studios, the masterminds behind Dune’ II and Command & Conquer® Red Alert’.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66260) on Sep 12, 2004.

Press Release - Nintendo 64:
    Command & Conquer’ Strategy Invades Nintendo 64 REDMOND, Wash., June 28, 1999 - BEGIN TRANSMISSION... THE GLOBAL DEFENSE INITIATIVE IS ENGAGED IN CONFLICT WITH THE TERRORIST REGIME, THE BROTHERHOOD OF NOD. ALL AVAILABLE FORCES AND MILITARY INTELLIGENCE ARE CURRENTLY AT THEIR DISPOSAL. THE BATTLE FOR CONTROL OF THE PLANET IS ON... END TRANSMISSION.

    Get ready to lead your troops into full 3-D battle. The best-selling and award-winning PC game has been recreated specifically for the N64 with new 3-D graphics and exclusive missions not available anywhere else. Developed by Westwood Studios and published by Nintendo of America Inc., Command & Conquer is available for a suggested retail price of $59.95.

    The quintessential real-time strategy game, Command & Conquer is credited with creating an entire game genre. Westwood Studios has fully redesigned the game for Nintendo 64 with 3-D units, buildings and terrain. Play as either the lawful Global Defense Initiative (GDI) determined to uphold freedom, or the evil Brotherhood of Nod (NOD) bent on total world domination. Construct bases, command armies and develop new technologies in the battle to control the Earth. All of the original missions from the PC version are included, along with exclusive ones created specifically for N64.

    "The Command & Conquer franchise has fascinated PC gamers for years," says Peter Main, Nintendo's executive vice president, sales and marketing. "This updated version with new missions and astounding 3-D graphics is set to bring the same excitement to the N64." Both the Global Defense Initiative and the Brotherhood of Nod have their own unique characteristics and style of play. Each side has its own set of buildings, units and tactics. Throughout the game, players must seek out and mine the precious mineral known as Tiberium, which provides both sides with the power they need to keep their forces operational.

    There are a variety of mission types in Command & Conquer. Some require an all out assault on the opposition, while others demand careful planning and strategy as only a single unit is available. Players must also deal with changing terrain and the ever present "fog of war" which prevents them from viewing portions of the battlefield they have not yet explored. Superior sound-compression technology allows gamers to hear mission briefings and transmissions from units in the field of battle. A communications officer keeps players up to speed on their mission status, including sneak attacks by the enemy and the location of potential targets. Command & Conquer also features a pulsating techno soundtrack that underscores the on-screen action, while support for the N64 Expansion Pak allows for enhanced graphics.

    Nintendo Co., Ltd., of Kyoto, Japan, is the acknowledged worldwide leader in the creation of interactive entertainment. To date, Nintendo has sold more than one billion video games worldwide, created such industry icons as Mario and Donkey Kong and launched franchises like The Legend of Zelda and Pokémon. Nintendo manufactures and markets hardware and software for its popular home video game systems, including the Nintendo 64 and Game Boy - the world's best-selling video game system. As a wholly owned subsidiary, Nintendo of America Inc., based in Redmond, Wash., serves as headquarters for Nintendo's operations in North America. The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rates Command & Conquer "T" for "Teen." For more information about the ESRB visit www.esrb.org. For more information about Command & Conquer or any other Nintendo product visit the company's web site, www.nintendo.com

    Contributed by skl (1145) on Feb 18, 2004.

From uk.playstation.com:
    Command and Conquer(tm), the PC game of the year, continues its quest for world domination on Playstation.

    Build and better your bases, Unite or divide your forces. Develop and utilise guerrilla tactics and a wealth of potent electronic hardware in your attempt to crush the opposition. Every action can so easily trigger a fast and violent reaction. Every real-time battle can so easily rage long and hard.

    All the original CandC levels plus 6 extra levels especially written for Playstation, plus all 15 COVERT OPERATIONS missions. Fast-paced gameplay scrolls at 60 frames per second and spans two CD's of military madness and mayhem.




    Contributed by Grant McLellan (545) on Sep 11, 2001.

Advertisement in PC Gamer, August 1995:
    WORLD DOMINATION IN A BOX.


    WELCOME TO THE new world order. A gritty, high-tech world where the art of electronic intelligence and covert surveillance reigns supreme. Where guerrilla strategies and savage combat are the norm. Build bases, muster forces and lacerate your enemies to the bone. All for the love of power.

    IN THE HYPER-REAL combat experience of Command & Conquer’, you're thrust into the heat of an all-out race for global control.

    DOMINATE YOUR opponent through modem or network play. Will you side with the humanistic GDI or bring the world to its knees with the Brotherhood of Nod? Decide fast. Your adversaries are without mercy. And so are you.

    Contributed by Belboz (6553) on Apr 27, 2001.

Advertisement in PC Gamer, June 1995:
    WAR IS HELL. BUT ONLY IF IT'S DONE RIGHT.


    The NEAR FUTURE looms ahead on the horizon like a toxic cloud. Knowledge is power. Technology is deadly. And the information highway is littered with ROADKILL. It's the world of Command & Conquer’, the frighteningly realistic new strategy game from the creators of Dune’ II. Here, your quick thinking is REWARDED with victory; your INDECISION, death. You will choose your side. Build your bases. Gather resources. Attack enemy strongholds. And react as if your life depended on it. Because it does. Your WEAPONRY? Unlike any you've experienced before. Hoards of futuristic fighter craft. THUNDERING 50-gigawatt ion cannons. And the terrifying Devil's Tongue flame-thrower. Your only ally? A constant barrage of satellite news reports from the front. But BE WARNED: One ill-planned ATTACK and you're a statistic. Command & Conquer. Two compact discs packed with real-time, right-now action, over 60 minutes of intense full-motion video, and a ton of JAW-DROPPING, 3-D rendered gameplay that'll take you headfirst into the thick of BATTLE. Something even amateur WARMONGERS will appreciate. Call 800-874-4607 to order direct or visit your nearest retail outlet. If you would like more information, please contact Westwood Studios on the Internet: www.westwood.com.

    Contributed by Belboz (6553) on Apr 26, 2001.

Advertisement in Strategy Plus, April 1995:
    THE MEEK TRULY WILL INHERIT THE EARTH.

    BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE THEY'LL ALL BE BURIED.


    In the not-so-distant future, there will be new weapons. New communications. New technologies. And with it, new rulers who are more ruthless than ever before, with the same goal that's been around for centuries - world domination.

    Command & Conquer’ is coming soon. Which side will you be on?

    Contributed by Belboz (6553) on Apr 25, 2001.

The Westwood Studios Catalog (for Sega Saturn):
    In this gritty high-tech world, guerilla strategies, savage combat and merciless destruction are the norm. Choose a side and then prepare for combat on a global scale.

    Will you rule? Or be rules?

  • Hyper-real combat experience with action packed game play of up to 60 frames per second.
  • Dozens of units including Stealth Tanks, Ion Cannons and Flamethrower Infantry.
  • Adrenaline-pumping soundtrack in Red Book audio for incredible stereo sound.
  • Packed with intense video and 3-D rendered excitement.
  • With more than 1 million units sold worldwide, Command & Conquer is one of the most popular games of all time!

    Contributed by MAT (69811) on Apr 15, 2001.

The Westwood Studios Catalog (for Sony PlayStation):
    In this gritty high-tech world, guerilla strategies, savage combat and merciless destruction are the norm. Choose a side and then prepare for combat on a global scale.

    Will you rule? Or be rules?

  • Play 2 sides - the good GDI or the evil NOD
  • Over 60 missions in all including 5 specially designed PlayStation missions and all 15 Command & Conquer: The Covert Operations missions.
  • Dozens of units including Stealth Tanks, Ion Cannons, and Flamethrower Infantry.
  • Adrenaline-pumping XA soundtrack recorded in digital audio for incredible stereo sound.
  • Packed with intense video and 3-D rendered excitement!

    Contributed by MAT (69811) on Apr 15, 2001.