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Command & Conquer: Renegade (Windows)

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Description

The First Tiberium War between the GDI and the sinister Brotherhood of Nod is nearing its end. In an attempt to revert the scales of war to their favor, the brotherhood kidnaps top three Tiberium research specialists. The GDI commando Captain Nick "Havoc" Parker is sent on a mission to rescue the scientists. As he battles the forces of the Brotherhood on the way to his objective, the Captain discovers the abductors' true intention, and realizes that the outcome of the entire war depends on the success of his mission.

Command & Conquer: Renegade is a first-person 3D shooter set in the Command & Conquer universe. Game progression is mission-driven; most missions have primary, secondary, and tertiary objectives. A few drivable vehicles are available. Though the gameplay does not deviate from traditional FPS formula, scripted events and some of the mission objectives share common themes and features with the real-time strategy games of the series. The multiplayer emulates RTS gameplay to a larger extent, putting players in control of either GDI or the Brotherhood forces, and requiring them to harvest tiberium in order to upgrade the armies.

Screenshots

Command & Conquer: Renegade Windows Havoc sneaking onto a cargo plane (all ingame cinematics use ingame engine as well, there are no pre-rendered ones).
Command & Conquer: Renegade Windows Main Title (from the intro opening)
Command & Conquer: Renegade Windows An unexpected cameo from master Yoda!
Command & Conquer: Renegade Windows Having a gunboat support (on your left), while nod paratroopers are approaching (on your right).

Alternate Titles

  • "命令与征服:变节者" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Commando" -- Working title
  • "C&C: Renegade" -- Informal name

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User Reviews

Buy the budget version next year NetDanzr (202) unrated
It's awesome, dude, awesome! MAT (70549) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars
G.I. Joe will dare! Zovni (9366) 2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars2.57 Stars
A novel campaign set in the C&C universe is fine and dandy, but the real attraction here is the stunning multiplayer. Kadath Bird (712) 3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars
"Havoc to the rescue !"-"Yeah, but the ladies first!" Emmanuel Henne (26) unrated

The Press Says

4Players.de Mar 06, 2002 88 out of 100 88
games xtreme Mar 21, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Christ Centered Game Reviews Jun 01, 2005 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game Freaks 365 Mar 16, 2008 7.5 out of 10 75
PC Action Feb 08, 2002 75 out of 100 75
Frictionless Insight Mar 10, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Game Arena Sep 09, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Thunderbolt Games Mar 16, 2004 7 out of 10 70
ESC Magazine Apr 02, 2002 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Feb 15, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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Trivia

Development

In the first game concept you're playing Tanya - a character from Red Alert.

Pre-order extras

For those who pre-ordered this game, they got a code that activates three extra suit-skins for online playing. That includes desert suit, snow suit and stealth suit. However, for those who pre-ordered directly from Westwood, they also got a Command & Conquer: Renegade soundtrack included in the same price.

References

In the game cutscenes and some posters inside Nod buildings you can see footage from the original 1995 Command & Conquer. For example, in the cutscene when Havoc is commandeering a hovercraft, there is a screen on the command ship's bridge where you can see him arriving to an island, but in the same graphics as the original game.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2002 – Wish It Had Been A Hit Award (for its multiplayer mode)
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MAT (70549) added Command & Conquer: Renegade (Windows) on Feb 25, 2002