Command & Conquer: Red Alert Counterstrike
|Genres:||Strategy / Real-Time Strategy|
|Release Date:||April 3, 1997|
|Game Modes:||Singlepalyer / Multiplayer|
More maps with less story.
If you want more Red Alert, then Westwood’s Counterstrike expansion pack may be for you. But if you’re looking for something that adds new ideas and solves the flaws of the base product…well, sorry, but there’s just not much of that here.
Counterstrike has 16 single player missions, 100 multiplayer maps, eight new tracks on the CD, a few new units, and some Red Alert themes for your Windows 95 desktop. Sound like a lot? Well, first note that the new single player missions have no plot line at all. Then realize that most of the new multiplayer maps aren’t much different than the old ones and do nothing to prevent tank rushing. The new tracks are essentially remixes.
Despite its shortcomings, there are a few positive points. Westwood decided to have some fun and created four hidden “ant maps.” That’s right, you battle giant ants – apparently they’re seeking vengeance for all of their stepped-on ancestors. (In case you’re wondering, to play the ant games, open Red Alert and get to the main menu. Then hold the left shift button and click on the speaker in the upper right corner of the screen.) To sum up, Command & Conquer cloning is a regular trend, and RA Counterstrike is no exception.
System Requirements: 486DX/ 33, 8 MB RAM, SVGA, MS-DOS
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