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Last updated February 6th, 2019

About Command & Conquer: Red Alert

Command & Conquer: Red Alert is real time strategy game that was released in 1996 for the PC. Information on the Command & Conquer Red Alert download and game are detailed below. The game is the second game released on the Command & Conquer series of RTS games. Set in an alternative history Red Alert features a single player campaign as well as a multiplayer skirmish mode. The multiplayer skirmish model supports games of up to eight players online.

When C&C: Red Alert was released, the game quickly became popular. Part the game’s popularity is due to the easy to use interface as well as the multiplayer game modes. In addition, the game featured new game play elements that have since become standard for RTS games. These include game play features such as unit groups, queued commands and more. The single player campaign has also received praised for it’s compelling story line, variety of missions and live action cut-scenes. The game’s storyline revolves around a fictitious World War 3 that’s has erupted between the Allies and Soviet Union.

To mark the 13th anniversary of its release, Electronic Arts released Command & Conquer: Red Alert as freeware in 2008. This promotional announcement came along with the announcement and release of Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3.

Is Command & Conquer: Red Alert Free?

The original Electronic Arts promotion that provided the Command & Conquer: Red Alert free download has long since ended. Electronic Arts no longer provides the C&C: Red Alert download, however, the game continues to be available for free on a number of sites. The game continues to be considered to be a retail release that has since been released as freeware. There are no micro-transactions or fees that come with any Command & Conquer: Red Alert download and players should not have top spend any money in order to play.

Where to Download Command & Conquer: Red Alert

While EA no longer provides the original game as a download, the safest and most reliable place to download the game is at CnCNet.org. CnCNet.org offers a great deal of information on Command & Conquer games. In addition the site offers downloads for other favorite C&C classic games. CnCNet.org has updated the code so that it features easy installation, chat lobby, cheat prevention map editors and more. In addition, the game will also work on modern operating systems without the need for an emulator such as DOSBox. Operating systems now supported include Windows XP through Windows 10, Mac OS X and a number of verions of Linux (Ubuntu, Fedora, Manjaro, etc…).

The downloads available include the mutli-player C&C Red Alert game as a stand alone download or the full game which includes the single player campaign and multiplayer components.

 

 

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