Rise Of The Reds is an expansion mod for Generals: Zero Hour that adds the Russian Federation, European Continental Alliance and is packed with overhauls and changes to the original factions. Whether it's steamrolling Russians, indomitable European defenders, American high-tech, Chinese strength in numbers or the brutal cunning of the GLA - Rise of the Reds has a faction for everyone's tastes - even to take your opponents on land, air and sea!
One of the best mods for any game ever, and THE best mod for C&C Generals. The new units blend into the vanilla game so perfectly, to the point where I was wondering where the ECA and RF factions were while playing vanilla.
The modelling and textures are INSANELY well done, and do not look out of place compared to the vanilla units. My favourite visual part of the mod is the overhaul of GLA structures, making them look like improvised structures fit for GLA, as well as symbolizing the importance of the GLA tunnel network. (It even has an effect on gameplay, and now almost all of GLA's buildings act as Tunnel Networks!)
Sound effects are high quality. Voice acting of units would be considered good (except the ECA, which in my opinion doesn't have as good voice acting as the rest of the mod) if ROTR was a standalone game, but it is absolutely fantastic for a mod.
From a gameplay standpoint, this mod still is superb. Almost every unit has a "gimmick", such as seperate weapon loadouts, toggleable weapons, special abilites, etc. This allows different combat styles and unit versatility, as well as putting an emphasis on crisis and micro-management.
The new factions are so well done, USA, GLA and China could be removed and I would still play this mod. RF has an emphasis on steamrolling and heavy assault, while the ECA excells at building defenses to counter RF's steamrolling and heavy assaults.
The mod even has a small bit of lore, explaining GLA's reincarnation, EU's fall and ECA's birth, and much more.
I cannot find a reason to not give this mod 10/10, so I won't try to. You MUST give this mod a shot.
Were should i start ? this IS BEST MOD I ever played and i usualy play lots of mods, I make review about mod here :
+ awesome and original factions
+ super music for ECA and Russian
+ AI improvement
+ the mod isnt DEAD !
+ Awesome units
+ the warfare on the battlefield is more intensive than original Zero hour
+ I always like voices from Red alerts 2,3 so the russians is full of them
- lag,lag sometime lag as hell
- sometimes crash
- battles can turn up too long ( usualy longer than 1 hour)
- AI isnt sometimes serius example: as China i attack the back door of russian base, they dont even bother my units destroyng command bunker, they just sending units to gets slaughter by defence
? i cannot wait for campain !
? Chalenge mode will be awesome (15 generals)
? i pray this mod wont die !
? the ECA is going to be GDI ? ( their technology is going that way)