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Command & Conquer: Generals (Windows)

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Theme
85
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Description

A new chapter in the C&C universe set somewhere 20 years ahead from the real world, which pit 3 sides for global domination. Players will be able to select from 3 sides which are US forces, Chinese forces and the GLA(Global Liberation Army). Generals features real world weapons and inspired weapons, new control schemes, state of the art game engine called Sage, and all the normal multiplayer features found in the C&C universe. Generals marks the first in the series too not include FMV like the previous batch and also the first non-Westwood game. Technically it's developed by EA Pacific of the Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge team.

Screenshots

Command & Conquer: Generals Windows An army of Paladin tanks awaiting orders (USA).
Command & Conquer: Generals Windows The Supply Depot drops off supplies every few minutes (USA).
Command & Conquer: Generals Windows My infantry are destroying an enemy tank (USA).
Command & Conquer: Generals Windows The Nuclear Silo can launch a nuclear missile, causing massive destruction (CHINA).

Alternate Titles

  • "終極動員令:將軍" -- Chinese spelling (traditional)
  • "Command & Conquer: Generäle" -- German re-release title
  • "C&C: Generals" -- Informal name

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User Reviews

Finally, an original and imaginative real-time strategy that brings color back into the fading RTS genre! kbmb (399) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
impressive, not the best Peter Clark (10) unrated
THE best RTS game of all time Jester236 (39) 3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars
Great graphics etc ... Far too short Paul Ryan (2) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars

The Press Says

Christ Centered Game Reviews Jun 01, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpot Feb 11, 2003 8.9 out of 10 89
4Players.de Sep 27, 2003 86 out of 100 86
Play.tm Feb 20, 2003 85 out of 100 85
Next Level Gaming Feb 14, 2003 85 out of 100 85
ActionTrip Feb 13, 2003 84 out of 100 84
Joystick (French) Feb, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Armchair Empire, The Jun 08, 2003 7.9 out of 10 79
Komputer Świat GRY Apr, 2003 4.26 out of 6 71
Rebell.at Games Feb 26, 2003 7 out of 10 70

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Trivia

German Censorship

Command & Conquer: Generals was first temporarily (February 28, 2003) and later definitely (March 06, 2003) put on the German index. This means that it is forbidden to sell the game to minors or to advertise it in any form. The BPjM, Germany's banning office, said that C&C: Generals is too close to real-world events (i.e. the threat of an Iraq war) and to cynical - for example sending out suicide attackers, carpet bombing and raiding UN convoys.

Later it has been re-released in a heavily censored version:
  • Many units and places were renamed. For example, the USA faction was called WA (Western Alliance) and China was AP (Asian Pact). Terrorists were renamed to Activists.

  • All civilians were removed, and all soldiers were replaced by cyborgs, like in previous German C&C releases. Therefore some quotes of the GLA Worker like "I'm hungry" or "My hammer is too heavy" were removed completely.

  • Suicide bombers were replaced by telecommunication units.

References

In one of the single player missions, which are begin played in the area of kazachstan, there is a dutch traffic sign! The sign is a real dutch sign with 'Breda' and 'Geertruidenberg' on it, 2 dutch cities.

Awards

  • GameStar (Germany)
    • February 13, 2004 - "Best PC Strategy Game in 2003" (Readers' Vote)
  • PC Games (Germany)
    • Issue 02/2004– Best Strategy Game in 2003 (Readers' Vote)
Additional information contributed by RobbertC, Sheldonist and tarion.

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Karthik KANE (460) added Command & Conquer: Generals (Windows) on Feb 09, 2003
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