Red Alert Command and Conquer It remains one of the best strategy games ever made. It’s fast, it’s fluid, it’s fun. Between iconic units like the Tesla Coil and Tanya (“cha-ching!”) and the terrifyingly told alternate universe story, only Westwood’s Command and Conquer Red Alert Remastered could build on the incredible 1996 original. Or so we thought. A team of modders, previously responsible for the amazing Command and Conquer Tiberian Dawn Redux, have just released the first demo of their new version of Command and Conquer Red Alert, which transfers all the classic buildings, units and eventually missions to the engine for C and C General Zero Hour.
Command and Conquer Red Alert Red Redux has been in development for years, with the initial version of Tiberian Dawn Redux released in 2009. On the surface, the mod takes maps, units, buildings, and behaviors from Command and Conquer Red Alert and rebuilds them into the engine for C and C Generals Zero Hour, essentially providing a visually revised and more 3D version of the original strategy classic.
However, the aptly named C and C Redux Development Team has also created a variety of new units, as well as upgrades to existing Red Alert buildings and soldiers. Combined with the sharp and detailed visuals of Generals Zero Hour and upcoming updates that will add the Red Alert campaign missions, this is the ideal mod to re-experience the original (and arguably the best) RTS game from Westwood.
The current demo contains the two base factions, Allies and Soviets, as well as two missions and 18 maps for skirmish mode. The goal is to test functionality and balance as the development team builds out the full Red Alert campaign and other features. If you want to try Red Alert Redux yourself, you can find it here. And if that’s not enough, fans have also created what is essentially an entirely new Command and Conquer game, so check that out too.
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