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The start of an awesome game series! Stijn Daneels (85) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
A fast paced, brilliantly designed game that has stood the test of time Maw (884) 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars
A Definitive Title of the Real-Time Strategy Genre Antti Salminen (65) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
The yardstick by which all RTS are measured. Doc Surge (8) 4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars4.83 Stars
Full of flaws- yet addictive and fun. El-ad Amir (124) unrated
An addictive game. robotriot (9068) 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars
This game made "Real-Time Strategy" a household term. Raphael (1261) 3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars3.75 Stars
I like this game. A lot. This is the anti-Warcraft. Thohan (19) unrated
I HATE this game! PCGamer77 (3225) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars
Genuinely dislikable. Tomer Gabel (4634) 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars

Our Users Say

Category Description User Score
Acting The quality of the voice or video acting. 3.8
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.2
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.8
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 4.1
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.1
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they are executed. This rating is used for every game except compilations and special editions which don't have unique game content not available in a standalone game or DLC. 4.1
Overall User Score (158 votes) 3.9


Critic Reviews

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100
The Retro Spirit (Oct 11, 2007)
Command & Conquer er et av de spillene de fleste enten har spilt eller hÞrt om. De fleste med respekt for sin 386 har originalesken tronende i hyllene, helst fremst foran alle de andre i serien som kom etterpÄ. Westwood har lÊrt av Dune II, strategispillenes vugge, og lagt erfaringspoengene ned i hva som utvilsomt var 1990-tallets stÞrste hit. Det vi kjenner til som strategispill idag, har Command & Conquer (sÄvel som Dune II) mye av Êren for. Det er en real "DOS Änd" her det er vanskelig Ä sette fingeren pÄ, en Änd bare Westwood klarer Ä prestere. Nesten et synonym for hva "The DOS Spirit" dreier seg om - de gode gamle dagene. Dette er ingenting mindre enn en Klassiker med stor K.
100
To sum it up, Command and Conquer is one of the most exciting and addicting games I have played. I have stayed up way too late on many occasions unable to pull myself away. Although C&C has only 30 mission you will find it well worth your money. A warning though, many of the scenes depict graphic violence and are probably not appropriate for younger kids. Go and conquer!
95
Coming Soon Magazine (Mar 14, 1996)
Command and Conquer by Westwood Studios is fast becoming a classic within the computer gaming community. A fast paced Strategy Action game, Command and Conquer puts you in control of the noble law abiding U.N. type "GDI" (Global Defence Initiative) or the evil terrorist organization, the Brotherhood of NOD.
93
Alt i alt er C&C en yderst vÊrdig efterfÞlger til sin forgÊnger, som efter min mening samtidig vipper kopien Warcraft af pinden. Jeg kan kun rÄde folk, som er almindeligt interesseret i ikke alt for avancerede strategi-spil, til omgÄende at kÞbe Command & Conquer, og for fans af Dune II skal det opfattes som en ordre!
93
It's a little gob-smacking really, in this age of graphics led titles along comes Command & Conquer with its ripe fat belly of playability which you can't help but gorge yourself on. That's not to say that C&C's graphics aren't nifty though, the sprites are well defined and there's massed of cut-outs which play as your campaign develops. This is truly a great game. If you liked Dune 2 then C&C will be just your cup of post-apocalyptic tea and will keep you in warmongering frame of mind for months. But be warned, too much of this and you'll be disemboweling little old ladies with your Swiss Army knife.
93
GameSpot (May 01, 1996)
Starting from the load-screens and straight on 'til morning, Command & Conquer is one of the most brilliantly designed computer games I have ever seen.
91
Entertainment Weekly (Nov 17, 1995)
If you liked playing with toy soldiers as a kid, you'll think you've stepped on a land mine and gone to heaven when you load up Command & Conquer, which enlivens the usually stodgy war game genre with nifty voice effects (order a soldier to move and he barks, ''Right away, sir!''), computer-animated video clips, and nonstop action across a rapidly expanding battlefield.
91
Ich kann Command & Conquer jedem empfehlen, der sich auch nur ein klein wenig fĂŒr Echtzeit-Strategie interessiert - ein besseres Programm hat das Genre momentan nicht zu bieten.
90
Retro Archives (Aug 19, 2019)
Command & Conquer, c'est un peu Dune II dopĂ© aux hormones. Pas dans le principe ni dans les mĂ©canismes, qui n'ont pour ainsi dire pas Ă©voluĂ© d'un iota, mais bien dans la rĂ©alisation et surtout la jouabilitĂ©, qui propulsent enfin le genre de la stratĂ©gie en temps rĂ©el dans l'Ăšre moderne - les rares Ă©lĂ©ments manquants Ă©tant introduits quasi-simultanĂ©ment par Warcraft II. Le rĂ©sultat en est un jeu Ă  la prise en main immĂ©diate, amusant en multijoueur, avec une bande-son qui justifie pratiquement Ă  elle seule l'achat du titre. Dommage que le scĂ©nario, trĂšs nĂ©gligeable, ait de mauvais relents de fin de guerre froide, mais le fait est que le logiciel de Westwood Studios est restĂ© pratiquement aussi amusant Ă  jouer qu'au moment de sa sortie. Et ça, c'est quand mĂȘme un signe.
90
Link Cable Gaming (Oct 16, 2016)
“Command & Conquer was certainly worth it’s original asking price back in the 90’s, and us gamers of today have no reason not to check it out, since Electronic Arts released the game for free back in 2007 to celebrate it’s 12th anniversary. “
90
Gameplay (Benelux) (Aug, 1995)
Mensen die DUNE 2 of Warcraft met plezier gespeeld hebben kunnen echter niet naast C&C kijken, want het is alles en zelfs meer dan wat deze beiden brachten. Nieuwkomers kan ik zeker C&C aanraden want het verenigt het beste van actie- en oorlogsspelen in een grote luide mix die niet snel zal vervelen.
90
CD Player (1996)
Command & Conquer versprĂŒht schon ab der ersten Sekunde der Installationsroutine einen besonderen Flair: Von der Grafik ĂŒber den Sound und die Musik (»l‘m a mechanical man!«) bis zur extraleichten Bedienung stimmt einfach alles. Fasziniert sieht man seinen Sandkasten-Truppen zu, wie sie Kippen wegwerfend, LiegestĂŒtze machend oder auf allen Vieren kriechend ĂŒber das Schlachtfeld irren. Durch immer neue Kampfeinheiten wird die Spannung ĂŒber die 2x 15 Missionen hinweg hoch gehalten. Die beiden Kampagnen variieren dabei erfreulicherweise nicht nur in der Farbe der Kampfeinheiten - GDI und NOD haben unterschiedliche Truppentypen, Missionsarten und Szenariobeschreibungen; selbst die Endabrechnung nach jedem Level ist anders. Ein klarer Fall von »anspielen und sĂŒchtig werden« — nur Profis werden vielleicht etwas unterfordert. Aber auch die freuen sich ĂŒber Modem- und Netzwerkmodus.
90
Jeuxvideo.com (Aug 10, 2011)
Command & Conquer est un classique auquel il faut avoir jouĂ©. Beaucoup de STR actuels puisent encore leur inspiration dedans. Le jeu est trĂšs prenant et plutĂŽt long. Les graphismes Ă©taient trĂšs bons et la bande-son de trĂšs bonne facture. Et mĂȘme si le soft a de la bouteille, il parvient Ă  conserver son charme. VĂ©ritable prĂ©curseur, il est aussi le premier d'une longue saga Ă  succĂšs.
90
PC Games (Germany) (Aug, 1995)
Das Lager der Computerspielstrategen ist geteilt: die einen bevorzugen einen gepflegten Rundenkampf, die anderen möchten ihre Truppen lieber in Echtzeit ĂŒber den Bildschirm scheuchen! Mit Command & Conquer werden allerdings beide Gruppen glĂŒcklich, ist es Westwood doch tatsĂ€chlich gelungen, die Spannung eines Actionspieles und die intellektuelle Herausforderung eines Strategiespiels unter einen Hut zu bringe. Command & Conquer ist das Echtzeit-Strategiespiel 1995!
88
PC Joker (Aug, 1995)
Fazit: Command & Conquer setzt neue MaßstĂ€be fĂŒr Strategicals, man darf auf die nĂ€chsten Folgen der Reihe wirklich gespannt sein. ZunĂ€chst aber wird der Tiberiumkonflikt auch komplett in Deutsch ausgetragen, und zwar von Robotern statt der originalen Soldaten - mit Öl statt Blut, entschĂ€rften Zwischensequenzen und ohne jugendgefĂ€hrdende Todesschreie.
86
Power Play (Aug, 1995)
Damit wir uns nicht falsch verstehen: „Command & Conquer“ ist ein ĂŒberragendes Spiel, darf jedoch nicht als etwas anderes als der spĂ€tgeborene Bruder von „Dune 2“ angesehen werden. Meiner Meinung nach mangelt es diesem Geschwisterteil sogar ein wenig an der Einheiten- und GebĂ€udevielfalt des VorgĂ€ngers. Zusammenfassend sei gesagt, daß „Command & Conquer“ mit seiner ansprechenden Grafik und der leicht reduzierten Objektvielfalt den Zugang fĂŒr Strategie-Einsteiger erleichtert, die dieser actionlastigen Echtzeitvariante sicher mehr abgewinnen können, als trockenen Hexfeld-Zugzwangorgien. „Command & Conquer“ trĂ€gt zu recht das PrĂ€dikat nach Hause, das „Dune 2“ schon seinerzeit verdient hĂ€tte.
80
PC Soluces (Feb, 1996)
Non seulement ce soft est fabuleux Ă  jouer en solitaire, mais c'est lorsque l'on joue en rĂ©seau que l'on se rend vraiment compte de la "profondeur" qui le caractĂ©rise. Mais bon, le jeu «touseul» n'est pas mal non plus ! On peut mĂȘme dire sans trop se mouiller qu'il est le meilleur jeu de stratĂ©gie jamais rĂ©alisĂ©. On apprĂ©ciera tout, dans ce titre : depuis l'installation jusqu'au jeu en lui-mĂȘme, son intĂ©rĂȘt, sa rĂ©alisation, en passant par les sĂ©quences vidĂ©o qui vous font vivre une vĂ©ritable petite histoire, diffĂ©rente selon le fait que vous ayez pris le NOD ou le GDI.
80
PC Hemma (Feb, 1996)
LÄt er inte avskrÀckas av att Command & Conquer Àr ett strategispel. Det Àr lÀtt att lÀra sig och en fröjd att spela. Spelet ger ett mycket vÀlgjort intryck och jag kan inte annat Àn att bestÀmt rekommendera det.
80
Score (Sep, 1995)
Jestli jste měli rĂĄdi Dune 2, budete Command & Conquer milovat. NenabĂ­zĂ­ sice mnoho novĂ©ho, ale to starĂ© je vylepĆĄenĂ© a dotaĆŸenĂ© k naprostĂ© dokonalosti. A to bohatě stačí!
80
The bottom line seems to be one of origins. Virgin has upped this form to the graphic and multi-player standards of today, but failed to rework the basic engine enough to create a entirely new game. So, if you thought gathering up “money” from the surface, building bases and exploring dark territory was stupid, it still is and your dollars are probably best spent elsewhere. On the other hand, if you even remotely enjoyed DUNE II, COMMAND AND CONQUER is the game for you. It is more than entertaining enough to make up for its shortcomings, and the two CDs contain nearly a hundred hours of missions for the average gamer. If nothing else, the entertainment factor is high enough and the action fast enough to please all but the most jaded wargamers.
80
Gamezilla (1996)
Aside from these gripes, the game is great. I know Westwood is working on these items for their next release due out this fall, so I have full confidence I will enjoy Red Alert even more. If you are a fan of real time simulations, then C&C should be on the top of your list to get. But if you don't like sweating, biting your nails and yelling at your computer screen, you'd better stay away from this one. Enjoy!
80
High Score (Nov, 1995)
Command & Conquer Àr ett kul spel som man gÀrna slÄr ihjÀl nÄgra dygn med, men irriterande underligheter gör att det inte förtjÀnar toppbetyg.
80
Just Games Retro (Aug 11, 2007)
So what's great about Command & Conquer? You've got a story that's not particularly brilliant or unique, but it's a lot of fun. You've got units with specialized roles and two competing armies with noticeably different styles. You've got a wide variety of special missions, especially under NOD, that break up the routine of building your base and smashing the enemy's. It learns lessons from Dune II, nicks a few ideas from Warcraft, and adds a few refinements of its own for a reasonably thorough and entertaining experience. While clunky by today's standards, it's still aged surprisingly well and isn't as overhyped as you might suspect.
70
GameTrip.net (Nov 08, 2008)
Ce premier volet d’une longue sĂ©rie est l’un des meilleurs et il apporte les bases d’un succĂšs assurĂ© pour les suivants. Un gameplay simple et similaire aux autres STR, mais des objectifs et un univers inĂ©dit qui sĂ©duit, il suffit d’aimer un peu le futuriste. Il pĂȘche cependant par une certaine rĂ©pĂ©titivitĂ© ainsi que des graphismes un peu faiblards pour l'Ă©poque, sans oublier le doublage plutĂŽt moyen.
62
Although Command & Conquer provides a good deal of its promised spills, thrills, and kills, it left this mouse-pad general disappointed. The problem is too much conquer and not enough command. The design, which resembles a brainless video game with its lockstep progression of predetermined missions, makes C&C feel restricted and frustrating.


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