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Firestorm is the official expansion pack for Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun, set shortly after the Second Tiberium War featured in the base game. Tratos mysteriously hands in his research on the artifact known as the Tacitus to the GDI Daedalus team, and while the artifact's extraction was underway, the Kodiak, the airship that was carrying it at the time, is shot down by an intense ion storm which also cuts off GDI's link to the Philadelphia space station. As the Southern Cross base assumes command and attempts to retrieve the Tacitus, Nod is found licking its wounds from the previous conflict and trying to repair and restore their main AI, CABAL. However, once that is done, it turns on its masters and tries to claim the Tacitus for its own needs.

Firestorm adds two new campaigns (one for each side) with 9 missions each. Both campaigns are entirely canonical and occur simultaneously, which is a first for the Command & Conquer series, but this time they are entirely linear and there are no side-missions like in Tiberian Sun. Both sides get new units and technologies, and some balance and gameplay changes are introduced. A new set of skirmish/multiplayer maps is introduced, as well as new Tiberium life forms known as Tiberian floaters, and new music.

The main game's executable is altered in such a way that it lets the players choose whether they want to play the base game or the expansion right at the start, with the option to switch back and forth in the main menu.

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Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun - Firestorm Windows KODAK was downed by the Ion Storm. Your mission is to retrieve the Tacitus.
Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun - Firestorm Windows Spreading lies to civilians.
Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun - Firestorm Windows Most of all, Firestorm map generator is far more advanced then the one from original Tiberian Sun.
Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun - Firestorm Windows Take out CABAL's Harvester Factories. The unit in the center is Nod moving Tank Factory.

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Alternate Titles

  • "Command & Conquer: Teil 3 - Operation: Tiberian Sun - Feuersturm" -- German title
  • "Command & Conquer: Soleil de Tiberium - Missions Hydre" -- French title
  • "C&C:TSF" -- Informal title

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Can I be a cyborg? Pretty please... can I, can I? MAT (191862) 3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars3.57 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gameplay (Benelux) Mar 30, 2000 89 out of 100 89
Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2000 8.5 out of 10 85
PC Player (Denmark) 2000 8 out of 10 80
Svenska PC Gamer May, 2000 80 out of 100 80
PC Joker Apr, 2000 79 out of 100 79
Game Captain Apr 07, 2000 79 out of 100 79
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Mar 21, 2000 75 out of 100 75
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 27, 2000 15 out of 20 75
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Mar 30, 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Jun, 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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The FinalSun map editor that can be used in the original Tiberian Sun can also be used for Firestorm

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MAT (191862) added Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun - Firestorm (Windows) on Mar 05, 2000