I've been a huge fan of Command & Conquer for years, as the rather expansive franchise encompasses over a dozen immersive titles and expansion packs.
If you somehow never played a Command & Conquer video title, the majority of the games fall under the category of real-time strategy (RTS) - with the exception of Command & Conquer: Renegade which is actually an FPS.
Some of the games in the franchise focus on gathering what's left of resources in a specific area, while others focus more on combat, or a combination of the two. However, all the games are equally enjoyable, allowing players to create and utilize distinct unit classes for various types of warfare.
So I'm definitely stoked about EA's recent announcement that it will be launching a new collection of Command & Conquer games - on its digital delivery platform Origin as well as a physical version via retail outlets.
The pack is slated to include all 17 C & C games that have been published since the series debuted way back in 1995. All the games have been updated to be compatible with Windows 7 and Vista. The game pack will cost a cool $50 and buyers will get in on early beta access for the next C & C game with the purchase.
The next game in the franchise is dubbed simply Command & Conquer and will be powered by the Frostbite 2 engine. If you've never played a game in this franchise, well, the special edition will be a perfect way to catch up ahead of the launch of the new game which is slated to hit shelves in 2013.
In addition to the 17 video games, the digital pack also includes a Command & Conquer music compilation, while the physical edition of the game is packaged with a commemorative art book. Full disclosure - I'm totally buying this. Games in the pack include:
- Command & Conquer
- Command & Conquer The Covert Operations
- Command & Conquer Red Alert
- Command & Conquer Red Alert Counterstrike
- Command & Conquer Red Alert The Aftermath
- Command & Conquer Tiberian Sun
- Command & Conquer Tiberian Sun Firestorm
- Command & Conquer Red Alert 2
- Command & Conquer Red Alert Yuri's Revenge
- Command & Conquer Renegade
- 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
- Best of Command & Conquer music compilation
Exclusive commemorative art available with the physical edition