Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 download



A third world war is impending. Lead the US or Russia to victory.

A review by Peter

Command and Conquer: Red Alert 2 is a real-time strategy video game, developed by Westwood Studios on PC and published by Electronic Arts in October 2000. The game is part of the Command and Conquer series and is a sequel to the first Command and Conquer: Red Alert. Allies and Soviets come back in the game as well as some of their buildings and vehicles but no other connection is made with the other Command and Conquer games.

A new world war

The story unfolds after Command and Conquer: Red Alert, where the allies have already won. Stalin perished and his replacement, Alexander Romanov, is defined as a man of peace that the allies can keep under control. But that’s not counting Romanov’s secret plans which, helped by his aide-de-camp Yuri and General Vladimir, use the Mexican civil war to send troops and regroup them before making a surprise assault on the United States. Pre-emptively warned about this attack, US President Dugan threatens to respond with a nuclear attack but Yuri, who has powerful psychic abilities, manages to defeat the launch. The president then asks the former Allied powers for help in a new world war. It is at this moment that the player chooses one of the two campaigns, Allies or Soviets, both which see the victory of the chosen camp.

Gameplay changes

Red Alert 2 brings no radical gameplay changes. Ordinary soldiers can now enter the buildings from which they can fire, giving them extra protection. The player must still assume the role of a US or Russian army leader and build his base, collect resoures train new units and launch them to assault the enemy team. In skirmish mode, you can choose a country that has joined one of the two factions. The game’s missions are mostly urban, and battles often take place near famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower or the White House, to better emphasize the “world war” aspect of the game.

Westwood Pacific, EA Games
User rating
4/51 rating
Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10