It’s been over seven years since Tiberian Twilight hammered the final nails into Command & Conquer’s coffin. Almost universally panned, it deserted conventional RTS gameplay in favour of short-form techniques, and concluded the story in essentially the most complicated trend attainable. With the injury executed, it was left as much as collection followers to return the franchise to greatness. On Thursday, Tiberian Dawn Redux was released, inviting you again to the origins of the collection.
Tiberian Dawn Redux does what it says on the tin. This is back-to-basics RTS gameplay transplanted right into a barely extra trendy engine (2003 isn’t precisely up to date), reprising your entire single-player marketing campaign of the unique recreation, FMV cutscenes, legendary soundtrack and all. If nothing else, it’s good to see Kane – Big Bad of the Brotherhood of Nod – and his charismatic (but clearly villainous) smirk once more.
If you’ve by no means performed the unique Command & Conquer, it’s an eye-opening take a look at the origins of the style. While the improve to the Generals engine smooths out a variety of the DOS-era interface quirks and makes it extra accessible to up to date avid gamers, that is nonetheless an RTS from an period the place having a number of models chosen without delay was a brand new and thrilling characteristic. While the missions themselves are arrange curiously, bookended by endearing B-movie dwell motion clips, the design of them pales compared to what the likes of Starcraft would do later.
While appropriate with any model of Command & Conquer: Generals (assuming you personal the Zero Hour growth), it could be slightly simpler to get Tiberian Dawn Redux working with an outdated disc-based copy of the sport. While the Redux launcher does make allowances for the much less mod-friendly construction of EA’s personal Origin repackaging of the sport, it’s a little bit of a trouble to get working correctly. It’s well worth the effort although, and a nostalgic journey if you happen to’ve any fond reminiscences of the unique recreation.
Tiberian Dawn Redux is obtainable from ModDB here, and you should buy Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection (encompassing your entire franchise, together with the DOS authentic) for under £8 via Amazon here.