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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.

Screenshots

Command & Conquer: Renegade Windows During multiplayer, as well as driving vehicles, you can also repair them.
Command & Conquer: Renegade Windows At Raveshaw's Chateau, NOD mercenary Mendoza attempts to flambe good-girl scientist Sidney while a minigun-wielding GDI buddy helps you take him down
Command & Conquer: Renegade Windows Hum-Vee will save you some foot time, and provide you with a decent machine-gun
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).

Promo Images

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Command & Conquer: Renegade Logo Global Defense Initiative

Trailer


Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Buy the budget version next year NetDanzr (211) unrated
It's awesome, dude, awesome! MAT (192118) 3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars3.43 Stars
G.I. Joe will dare! Zovni (10646) 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. Kaddy B. (796) 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

4Players.de Mar 06, 2002 88 out of 100 88
Gamesmania.de Feb 15, 2002 83 out of 100 83
Gameplay (Benelux) Feb 28, 2002 81 out of 100 81
JeuxVideoPC.com Nov 30, 2003 16 out of 20 80
GameSpot Feb 26, 2002 7.8 out of 10 78
ActionTrip Mar 01, 2002 77 out of 100 77
ESC Magazine Apr 02, 2002 7 out of 10 70
FiringSquad Mar 14, 2002 60 out of 100 60
GameSpy Feb 15, 2002 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Gamekult Mar 15, 2002 5 out of 10 50

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Trivia source, pls? 2 Patrick Bregger (218364)
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Trivia

Development

The game was originally called Command & Conquer: Commando and had already been in early stages of development by July 1997. In 2014, a tech demo from that time leaked, which shows that the game was originally intended to be released on the Sony PlayStation (as at least one of the platforms) and was build upon the Sports Car GT engine, with a model viewer, a player test, a terrain test, and a playable "Jogging Around Atlanta" test level.

The game's release was delayed multiple times, to which Westwood Studios themselves joked in a sketch where a man dressed up as Havoc breaks into the studio, terrorizes the developers, takes a photo with Joseph Kucan and threatens to be back should the game be delayed again.

Protagonist

Early concept art and the first official trailer show that the protagonist was originally to be Logan Sheppard, son of general Mark Sheppard from the original Command & Conquer. He was later replaced by Nick Seymour Parker, known as "Havoc", while Logan was placed as the tutorial guide.

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)
Information also contributed by Rantanplan and Sheldonist

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MAT (192118) added Command & Conquer: Renegade (Windows) on Feb 25, 2002