When it comes to strategy games I must admit that I am huge fun of Generals, there are many different versions of this game and there are other additional releases as well, for example Zero Hour, Reborn Of The Last Stand, etc. I have played all versions, I have completed campaigns as well as skirmish modes, I must say that playing vs hard bot enemies is pretty interesting, they attack you very often, they use air strike and many other tools, it takes good thinking in order to win fight vs bots on hard level difficulty.
So who is author of this amazing game? Well this game was created by following company – Electronic Arts. I think first game was released in 1995, back then I was too little to play such games, but after couple of years I enjoyed it very much. Main thing what I liked in the game was that it had tons of different units, each unit could be upgraded from special buildings and they could use new attack abilities, airplanes could carry more heavy bombs or they could use defensive abilities vs anti-air missiles, after developing your infrastructure you were able to build secret weapons which were able to strike enemies on the whole map and it had huge damage, but it had long cooldown as well.
While destroying enemies units you were able to increase your experience, this experience later on could be used to use different tools such as, air strike in the selected area, calling reinforcements, shooting rockets or laser beams, etc. Each general had its own unique tools, this means that in each case you had to create new strategy, depending on what kind of units you have and what kind of units your enemy has you had to create such strategy that would grant you a victory, this really isn’t simple task, you must think about different aspects of the game, different situations, when to attack, when to stay in defense and things like that.
This game is outstanding for that that it has so many different possibilities and options; this all allows you to create different scenarios and different battles. Variety of all these aspects creates unique and very interesting game.
So how many versions of this game are out there? And what are their names? I will list them right here:
Command & Conquer: The Covert Operations
Command & Conquer: Red Alert
Command & Conquer: Red Alert: Counterstrike
Command & Conquer: Red Alert: The Aftermath
Command & Conquer: Sole Survivor
Command & Conquer: Retaliation
Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2
Command & Conquer: Yuri’s Revenge
Command & Conquer: Renegade
Command & Conquer: Renegade 2
Command & Conquer: Continuum
Command & Conquer: Generals
Command & Conquer: Generals: Zero Hour
Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
Command & Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 – Uprising
Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight
As you can see there are tons of different versions and they all are very very ery interesting! If you love strategy games I definitely recommend you these games, amount of units is good, upgrade system is great, amount of building is decent, storyline is interesting and many other little details which in total make this game one of the best in its kind.
It also allows you to play with other games online, I prefer to create virtual web with a help of following program – hamachi and play with friends, it is really interesting to play this games in 2 vs 2 mode, to cooperate together, think about different strategies with your friend and enjoy game.
P.S. There is new versions which will be released soon, developers promise us to present MORE STRATEGY, MORE INTENSITY, MORE UNITS. It looks like they are about to show us something huge, we can see decent improvement of graphics as well, I can’t wait to see it.