Command & Conquer: Renegade (Windows)

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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.


Command & Conquer: Renegade Windows Your air support is helping you eliminate some really big Nod turret (in 16bit color mode, sky doesn't have smooth color interpolation).
Command & Conquer: Renegade Windows Having a gunboat support (on your left), while nod paratroopers are approaching (on your right).
Command & Conquer: Renegade Windows Kane apparently likes his women bald, buffed-out, and leather-clad, and Elena Petrova aims to please
Command & Conquer: Renegade Windows Driving a Mammoth tank (game can vary from 640x480 up to 1600x1200 in 32bit color mode).

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Buy the budget version next year NetDanzr (202) unrated
It's awesome, dude, awesome! MAT (104375) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars
G.I. Joe will dare! Zovni (9321) 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 (755) 3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars
"Havoc to the rescue !"-"Yeah, but the ladies first!" Emmanuel Henne (26) unrated

Critic Reviews

Game Chronicles Apr 28, 2002 9.5 out of 10 95
Gamezoom Mar 23, 2002 86 out of 100 86 Feb 15, 2002 83 out of 100 83
IGROMANIA Apr, 2002 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Feb 26, 2002 7.8 out of 10 78
PC Zone Feb 15, 2002 73 out of 100 73
Frictionless Insight Mar 10, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
ESC Magazine Apr 02, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) May, 2002 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 Sep 14, 2002 59 out of 100 59


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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.


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.


  • GameSpy
    • 2002 – Wish It Had Been A Hit Award (for its multiplayer mode)
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MAT (104375) added Command & Conquer: Renegade (Windows) on Feb 25, 2002