Summary: Red Alert is back, and its over-the-top style delivers a great RTS experience.
Pros: Three interesting, well balanced factions, each with their own campaign; can play through the entire story co-operatively; sharp visuals and a surprisingly good soundtrack; delightfully cheesy full motion videos featuring big Hollywood stars; engaging multiplayer.
Cons: Some minor pathfinding issues; cheesy style might not be appreciated by all.
Conclusion: It's an RTS, so some people may dislike it. But, as an RTS, it's the best console game around today. It's almost perfect in every way. If you like RTS. buy it. Period. If you're new to the genre, this game is the best introduction you can get. And if you don't like RTS', buy this anyway and you might find yourself changing your mind. 10/10.
Excerpt: Ever since my trip to EA’s Los Angeles headquarters, I’ve been patiently waiting for the title they went through so much trouble to show us: Red Alert 3. We got a first look at how the game was made, who was making it, and playtest the multiplayer while it was still in alpha (pre-beta). It was an experience I won’t soon forget, but the full game is perhaps just as memorable.
Excerpt: Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 has already appeared on the Xbox 360, but it's arrival on the PS3 has been worth the wait because it comes in the form of the Ultimate Edition. The Ultimate Edition gives PS3 gamers everything that the Xbox 360 gamers got, but with a whole host of extras. First off, there are more maps for skirmish play, and three additional maps are available on the PlayStation Store for free download. Next there are extras to help you to be a better...
Conclusion: It’s fair, if you enjoy RTSs and subpar control schemes. If you’re a C&C fan and you’re willing to overlook the glaring flaws, then there is much to be enjoyed, especially if you have a friend with similar interests and another copy of the game.
Summary: Red Alert 3 takes players on an epic RTS adventure to an alternate future spawned by time travel run amok, featuring a fully co-operative campaign, the series' light-hearted style and classic, action-oriented gameplay.
Excerpt: Caught somewhere in time… Copying Red Alert’s opening intro sequence almost to the letter, Soviet officials travel in time to get Einstein before he can be an influential figure for the Allies victory over the USSR. As you might have guessed, such an interference comes with dire consequences. Thus, Einstein is out, World War 2 never happens and Japan rises up as the next superpower. Far fetched enough? Well, it’s Red Alert after all… Be warned, it’s a click-fest.
Pros: Brilliant soundtrack, co-op campaign can be fun at times, high quality mission briefings, good actor line-up.
Cons: Frustratingly micro-intensive, old graphics engine, watered down re-hash of Red Aler 2 campaign, absurd units, Empire faction doesn't 'fit'.
Excerpt: The PC is the perfect medium for first person shooters (FPS) and real-time strategy (RTS) games and although the console world have successfully converted the FPS genre to the lounge room, real-time strategy games have unfortunately been a hit and miss phenomenon.