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Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 (Windows)

Teen
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84
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3.9
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Written by  :  Jeff Watts (21)
Written on  :  Mar 21, 2001
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Summary

A good, fast RTS game!

The Good

It's fast paced. Decent balance between the sides (particularly after the patches.) Graphics were OK, and they had good contrast. The interface is straight forward. There are enough units to be varied and they can form some interesting combinations.

The Bad

Like all Westwood games, it suffers from no fog of war and limited base building. It really sucks to have to cram a new building in between two others because none of the ground around the periphery of your base is suitable. The terrain isn't deformable and the graphics aren't as good as Tiberian Sun, however, the gameplay is much better.

The Bottom Line

I play it all the time. It and Starcraft are my favorite tete-a-tete games.