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Command & Conquer: Generals (Windows)

Teen
ESRB Rating
Genre
Perspective
Theme
85
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3.8
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Written by  :  Jester236 (39)
Written on  :  Jun 26, 2003
Platform  :  Windows
Rating  :  3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars3.83 Stars

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Summary

THE best RTS game of all time

The Good

This game takes RTS games to another whole demintion. It uses a 3D engine, which gives it some of the best computer graphics to date. The interface is extremely useful and easy to master. Also, unlike many other RTS games the different sides have different units. There is only 1 unit that stays the same on each side. There are 3 sides,China, GLobal Liberation Army (GLA), and the U.S. The sides are perfectly balanced, but each are uniquely different. Another new addition to the Command & Conquer series is that you can earn generals promotions, and points. (hence the name Generals) When you gain promotions and points you can select from a bunch of different things like EMP pulses, A-10 airstrikes, and even suprise rebel ambushes. The superweapons have been redifined, so that none of them are all too powerful.

The Bad

The only problems with this game are it's bugs. It has more of them than a Motel 6. Sometimes it will freeze randomly, shut down, or the screen might turn black. I don't have time to go into the details about all of them but be warned, you will have to download nearly every patch created. Fortunately it does have a great help service.

The Bottom Line

If you can deal with the ocasional mishap this game is well worth the money that you'll pay for it. I wouldn't recomend it to a novice player. It can be hard, although most of the time it's easy.