It's time to step away from the fast-paced, first-person shooters and get into a real-time strategy game like the latest Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars. This futuristic war game takes place in the year 2047 pitting three super powers against each other. Tensions between the allied nations fighting under the Global Defense Initiative (GDI) and the shady Brotherhood of Nod has erupted into a worldwide warfare over Tiberium, a crystal of alien origin with significant power that could either save the world or destroy it completely. Unknown to both factions, another race is also gunning for Tiberium, and that race is not of this planet.
Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars is a deep, deep game that features over 35 single-player missions spread over several "theatres of war." Playing as a battlefield commander for one of the three factions (GDI, Nod, or the alien race Scrin), it's up to gamers to build a mighty military force to take down the other two factions and capture the Tiberium. Players must start from scratch by first building a base of operations before moving on to building and training various types of units for combat. Awesome firepower is available, with cool weapons like the Annihilator Tripods, Ion Storms, Avatar Warmechs, and Tiberium Vapor Bombs. To win, it takes a carefully planned strategy, flexibility to out-maneuver rivals and enough fire power to crush the rival armies.
The world of Command and Conquer comes to life with over an hour and a half of live-action video sequences that tie the game's story together, and awesome in-game visuals that have great looking explosions, massive destruction, and realistic looking smoke and fire. An upgraded interface gives gamers the opportunity to easily control all base operations without having to leave the action on the battlefield. Fans of military games who aren't already real-time strategy fans should check out Command and Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars for something new and entirely different from first-person shooters.
|Rating||5 / 5|
|Hot||Looks great, good interface controls|
|Not||Takes a lot of time to play through|