It’s hard to imagine the real-time strategy genre without the famous Comand & Conquer series. While the game that started it all was Dune 2, Command & Conquer was the one that really put it in the charts. The great story, amazing graphics (for the time of course), superb FMV cutscenes and distinct factions basically made the genre of Real Time Strategy games. And now the franchise is finally on the iDevice. Will Command & Conquer™ RED ALERT™ for the iDevice prove that it IS possible to play RTS games on the iPhone? Let’s find out!
When Command & Conquer was released several months ago it got very mixed reviews (by the way, look forward to our review soon). While EA has nailed the interface dead on and the basic mechanics were all there, the amount of content was widely criticized, especially considering the lack of C&C’s most attractive feature: multiplayer. They later remedied in part the last issue in the 1.1 update by adding local multiplayer over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth but the other issue remained – the game featured only 5 campaign missions for each side and 2 skirmish maps. Well, without much fanfare EA has released a DLC content pack entitled Emperor of the Rising Sun which adds a whole new playable side with new units and a whole new 5 mission campaign. And all of that for just (?) $2.99.
Full DLC pack details with screens after the gap.