Open-Source reimplementation of Westwood’s Command & Conquer: Red Alert game engine, updated to use the hardware acceleration of modern video cards using OpenGL and OpenAL for sound playback. It runs natively on Windows, Linux and Mac OS X. The game was designed with modifiability in mind, but is not identical to the original. Campaigns and mods made for the legacy game won't work out of the box.
For those who played old CnC games, and want to play the games again, this is a port that works under most OSs.
Fot those who didn't (like me, who started with Ra2, and dl the other later when ea released them for free), and wanted to try the old CnC games without dl'ing the full games (since TD,RA and TS are free) you should just download it, espicially if you have problems running the older games because of the OS or something.
You know what, you should just downoad it anyway!
It isn't just a port, it has other features, including, but not limited to:
-a better UI
-support by the devs!
and this isn't the end, as TS/RA2 mods are on their way!
I always liked the C&C series - but unfortunately the multiplayer part was often very very unstable. With OpenRA I'm now even able to play this on my beloved Linux with my friends. I really love what they made with RA.