There was a time when this collection of Command and Conquer games would constantly sit on or around this price from various retailers, it somehow managed to become the normal price for this must have Command and Conquer Ultimate Edition. Unfortunately, long gone are those days with pricing soaring back up to the £10+ region. Everybody really should have this amazing collection in their Origin library.
Command and Conquer: The Ultimate Collection includes:
As far as classic RTS titles go, you won't find better than the Command & Conquer franchise. Originally developed by Westwood Studios, Command and Conquer was taken over by Electronic Arts in 1998 before they eventually went on to close down the studio in 2003.
I personally spent a lot of time back in the late nineties and early 2000 playing both this and Age of Empires 2 (oh, and America, does anybody remember that?).
According to redalert.com Command and Conquer is a fully free to play title. If you don't already own it, you really should.
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You'll need to register a/any US postal address, and an Origin account to activate the code.
Here's yet another cheap deal from across the pond, which lets you get the entire Command & Conquer series for just £3.23 along with all of the expansions and wonderfully-hammy cutscenes. Thanks jaystan! You'll receive the following:
We've seen it marginally cheaper than this with codes or on US sites with conversion once or twice before, but frankly £4.99 is a steal for the Command & Conquer Ultimate Collection. Do yourself a favour and nab 17 of the best RTS titles to have ever graced our PCs.
Which one's your favourite? Nice spot by twigc88 at HUKD.
EA have somehow managed to run one of the most celebrated strategy franchises into the ground, but picking up the C&C Ultimate Collection is a great way of remembering Westwood Studios' heyday. A cracking collection, stuffed with 17 titles, you'll need to fabricate yourself a US billing address when it comes to checking out, but that's a small price to pay.
No, really. It's only £3.19 ($4.99)!
We've seen it marginally cheaper than this with codes once or twice before, but frankly £7 is a steal for the Command & Conquer Ultimate Collection. You'll save double that on the RRP and nab yourselves 17 of the best RTS titles to have ever graced our PCs.
My personal favourite has long been Red Alert 2, and I have a soft spot for Renegade (coming to a BFTP post near you very soon). What yours?
Nice spot by jaystan at HUKD.
Game Buzz this week sees the next-gen battle hotting up nicely. As the PS4 begins to roll out in the US, we debate the resolution disparity between the PS4 and Xbox One in a couple of key third-party titles like BF4 and COD Ghosts; we have a bit of a chat about Microsoft locking down Titanfall's exclusivity in perpetuity; we take note of the Wii U still having a negative impact on Nintendo's profits; we mark the death of the Command & Conquer F2P experiment before it really began properly; and we ask what Jonathan Ross can bring to Microsoft's PR campaign.
Parental Advisory: We've tried to keep it as conversational and informal as possible, and you should be warned that there may be some instances of strong language.
Command & Conquer has been canned after players heavily criticised the free to play economy and gameplay in a recent closed alpha - leading to Victory Studios being disbanded.
However, the franchise will apparently return down the line, perhaps in a more traditional format.Click here to read more...
Victory Games have released a new video explaining the factions in the new Command & Conquer title, and where the game picks up for the previous Generals games.Click here to read more...
Here's the trailer for the campaign missions for the eargerly awatited online rebirth of Command & Conquer. We'll be bringing you all the latest trailers from EA's Gamescom presser throughout the afternoon. Stay tuned.Click here to read more...
A new trailer for upcoming free-to-play RTS Command & Conquer focuses on the challenge of modernising the vehicles from C&C Generals universe. The reboot will launch with content based around what was originally designed as Generals 2, but eventually add units from throughout the series - presumably as DLC. We await the NOD forces with considerable interest.
Command & Conquer is expected to release later this year. Victory Games hope that it will "wash away the stain of Command & Conquer 4," and so do we.Click here to read more...
Remember that Command & Conquer dev diary we were talking about earlier? Well now you can watch it for yourselves.
Command & Conquer 4 wasn't exactly a triumph. Boasting a borderline-offensive singleplayer campaign, hefty DRM measures, unbalanced multiplayer, and a diversion from the base-building strategy upon which the series made its name, it was met with mixed review and a fair bit of fan backlash.
According to Samuel Bass, lead designer on the upcoming Command & Conquer F2P title, the new game needs o make up for C&C 4's mistakes.Click here to read more...
EA have released some new screenshots of Command & Conquer (formerly known as C&G: Generals 2), in order to demonstrate how shiny the Frostbite 2.0-powered free to play strategy game will be. Realistic lighting and physics, alongside trademark destructible terrain, will hopefully distract us from all the brown.
Do note that the last few images are concept art, not screenshots. Game's out later this year on Origin.Click here to read more...
EA has backtracked on their decision to excise singleplayer from Command & Conquer Generals 2, thanks to the developmental flexibility granted by its free to play status (i.e. the backlash spanked them silly).
Eventually, it will also feature units from both Westwood strategy universes.Click here to read more...
As many of you suspected, Command & Conquer Generals 2 (which was recently repurposed as a free to play game under the title of Command & Conquer) won't include a singleplayer campaign when it releases next year. BioWare Victory told PC gamer that it will instead have a “co-operative and competitive” focus - and offer a suite of eSports-friendly features.
EA has a surprise Gamescom announcement for RTS fans: upcoming RTS Command & Conquer Generals 2 has been repurposed as a free-to-play game powered by Frostbite 2.0. It has also dropped the 'Generals' tag, becoming Command & Conquer proper.Click here to read more...
Video games have had many villains over the years, but perhaps none so charismatic as Kane - the megalomanical sociopath with an IQ of 192, who calls himself the Messiah and leads the Brotherhood of Nod.
Ah...the Brotherhood of Nod. Fiendishly difficult to define, depending upon who you speak too, and which games you take note of, the Brotherhood is part Abrahamic religion, part multi-national corporation, and part decentralized nation-state...or, indeed, none of these things.
It could, of course, just be an entity designed to fuel Kane's imperialist tendencies, but then he has as vague a past as his cult: reportedly several thousand years old, rumoured to be the original brother of Abel, or indeed an alien from outer space.
Which would make him Xenu. Hmmm....Click here to read more...
Tanks are awesome. We've been drooling all over tracked war machines this week, thanks mainly to a soujurn down to Tankfest 2012 and an interview with World Of Tanks CEO Victor Kislyi. We've done tank PWNcasts. Tank daily bites. Tank updates. So what better way to finish our love affair with rolling treads and massive guns than a hostile takeover of our weekly Top Ten list?
So, here it is: our top ten favourite tanks taken from throughout videogame history. Whether they have the biggest guns, the thickest armour or the fondest memories, these epic gargantuan killing machines have earned a place in our hearts.
For fairness' sake, Mechs (and Wanzers) have been disqualified from the list. Besides, they have a Top Ten of their very own...
Honourable Mentions: M1A2 Abrams [Battlefield: Bad Company 2], Prism Tank [Red Alert 2], Devil's Tongue [Tiberian Sun], Rhino [Grand Theft Auto]Click here and let us give TANKS >>
BioWare (and Victory Games?) are clearly working on a military project that features tanks, APCs and what appears to be an isometric perspective. Rumours have linked them to the dormant Command & Conquer franchise... and if new domain registrations are to be believed, the new title may well be entitled Command & Conquer: Alliance. Fusible spotted fifteen domains that feature the game's title, which include EA in their registrant and contact fields. This certainly isn't a smoking gun - and could be a defensive measure - but it's very easy to add two and two together.
We'll know more at the VGAs later this month, when the title is set for a full reveal.