Command & Conquer: The Covert Operations

aka: C&C:CO, Command & Conquer: Mission CD - Der Ausnahmezustand, Command & Conquer: Operations Survie
Moby ID: 883
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The Covert Operations is the official expansion for Command & Conquer. It adds 15 new singleplayer missions to the game: 7 for GDI and 8 for Nod. The missions can be played in any order and are noticeably more difficult than any in the original game. In addition, there are also 10 new multiplayer maps.

Several units that had only been available in multiplayer mode in the original game now regularly appear in the new single-player missions as well, including Nod's chem troopers and SSM launchers.

The add-on disc can be used with both the original release of Command & Conquer as well as the Special Gold Edition re-release for Windows.

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Average score: 74% (based on 8 ratings)

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Average score: 3.7 out of 5 (based on 30 ratings with 1 reviews)

A rather disappointing expansion

The Good
They kept most of the good things from Tiberian Dawn. If you liked the game and are looking for more missions, this expansion is pretty much the only option, as there's no map editor or random generator available. The 15 new single player missions are diverse and definitely not too easy. There are some new mission ideas and some units which were previously only available in the multiplayer mode.

The Bad
There's nothing new! No new units, no new campaigns, no new video briefing, no new cutscenes. Instead of having two new campaigns like C&C's main competitor's expansion pack the new missions are lovelessly presented in text-only menu with text-only briefings, adorned by the same cutscenes we know from the main game. Also, 15 missions isn't a lot, even if they are difficult. And they can get really, really difficult, which can be frustrating sometimes.

The Bottom Line
If you really need to have a handful additional missions for Command & Conquer or if you found the missions of the main game too easy, this expansion is for you. Otherwise, you get better value in the expansion packs of most other real-time strategy games, both in within the C&C series and without.

DOS · by Anym (165) · 2006

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Secret missions

There is a secret "dino mode" in this expansion pack. It allows you to play through five missions where you fight various types of dinosaurs. The way to unlock them can be found in the tips & tricks section.

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Game added by MAT.

Additional contributors: Cochonou, Rebound Boy, casimps1, Patrick Bregger, Plok, MrFlibble.

Game added February 21, 2000. Last modified February 6, 2024.