Command & Conquer™ Red Alert™ for iPad Review – Well, yes, kind of

On October 2, 2012

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Command & Conquer™ Red Alert™ for iPad Review – Well, yes, kind of

Our rating:

By: Electronic Arts Inc.

Version #: 1.8.20

Date Released: 2011-09-08

Developer: Electronic Arts Inc.

Price: 4.99

User Rating:

I remember playing the original Command and Conquer: Red Alert (low res graphics, big pixels) and how insanely addictive it was. Fast paced, engaging and well structured. Then Electronic Arts purchased the original developers, and squashed innovation. What was one of the most hyped games ever (Tiberian Sun) was only mildly satisfying.

Fast forward, and Electronic Arts kept releasing titles in the Command and Conquer franchise. Among them, many sequels for Red Alert and in particular the title under consideration. It’s not a bad experience. 3D landscapes, big units. Stylish graphics. But lacks punch. You can play campaigns as 3 factions and countless skirmishes. It’s not due to a lack of options. It’s something else that jus does not feel right.

For an awesome mobile experience you need a fast paced game, like the original Red Alert, not its late cousin with 3D graphics. You need fixed isometric graphs, quick movement. Maybe this is a personal opinion, but I’d rather see the original Red Alert in my pocket. Electronic Arts, please think about it.

In short: Interesting game, well executed, lacking punch.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:No

Learning Curve:Medium

Who Is It For:Real time strategists

What I Like:It's Command and Conquer

What I Don't Like:But not the original Red Alert

Final Statement:Well, no. The original Red Alert was awesomely addictive.

Read the Developer's Notes:
Command the Soviets, the Allies, or the Empire of the Rising Sun with overwhelming RTS firepower and superior HD-quality graphics! Get the iPad essential that calls “a great real-time-strategy transition to the tablet.”

• Explosive HD Graphic Quality
• Triple-touch Selection Box
• EW 1.5X Larger Map Views
• 6 bonus Skirmish Maps and “The Rising Sun” Expansion Pack

In Skirmish Mode, choose from 3 three levels of difficulty, from Easy to Hard. Enjoy a challenge that matches your RTS experience.

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