Dark experiments have permanently altered time. Or have they? Now, Soviet tanks crush city after city while Allied cruisers shell bases. Spies lurk, land mines wait, and strange new technologies aid both sides in their struggle for ultimate control. Einstein was a brilliant mind, but he did not comprehend the consequences of his actions until it was too late... Command & Conquer: Red alert gives you the opportunity to be more devious, cunning and ruthless than ever before. Easy to play and highly addictive, Red alert puts the fate of the world in your hands!
Red Alert was (now a genesis installment with the release of Red Alert 2) the prequel to Tiberian Dawn, it polishes the mechanics of it's predecessor and added 2 opposing factions : the fragile but technologically superior Allied forces and the heavily armed and armoured Soviets.
A great game very similar to Tiberian Dawn, but that started another great story about the Soviet Union! I love it as much as the original C&C, it's fun with more new vehicles, AI don't get hurt by walking on resources since they are not radioactive unlike Tiberium and the snowy environments on many levels are great too!
The first time that I played this game was when I was 4... it was in China, on a pirated copy which is on a computer that was meant for a architecture firm (which means that it is at least 4 times as powerful as any computer for public sale)... Yep, the game is so popular in China that in the firm they installed the game on every computer. At any day of the week, one can see at least 8 people playing on the lan. RA1 was one of the few games back then that allow unlimit army size.
Oh, and the pirated copy was still in English... of course that did not stop anyone from playing.