The Dawn of the Tiberium Age is a stand-alone Tiberian Sun to Tiberian Dawn (C&C 95) and Red Alert total conversion for which we tried to capture especially TD's feeling as well as possible (both concerning graphics and gameplay) in classic mode, while giving the player a lot of fun new stuff when playing as GDI, Nod, Allies or Soviet in enhanced mode.
The Dawn of the Tiberium Age: ****: Look For the Dawn
Dawn of the Tiberium Ages (DTA) is a Tiberian sun mod that looks to recreate the game that started it all, Tiberian Dawn. In that regard, DTA is a massive success, with the mod capturing the look, spirit and feel of the original game. It does not stop there however, as DTA takes Tiberian Dawn to the next level, including skirmish modes and online support for fans.
Graphically, DTA mimics it's ancestral father perfectly, the charmingly simple graphics being recreated smoothly for the Tiberian Sun engine. Where DTA really shines is with the addition of the "enhanced" mode which allows the player to play with new units and new game modes, including a naval style of skirmish. DTA also boats a few single player missions, but these are few at the moment but there is promise of new ones to come in the future.
There a not many bugs, although the limits of the Tiberian Sun engine are shown from time to time. Despite this, game play is smooth and relatively bug free and balanced.
Anyone who grew up playing the traditional Command and Conquer game will love this mod, as it brings back the old style of Tiberian Dawn, with several pleasant twists.
This mod/game is a very well-done recreation of the NOD, GDI, Allied, and Soviet forces from the first CNC games. There are some additions for gameplay's sake (the original GDI and NOD factions didn't have playable navies, making them considerably weaker than the RA1 factions), but they are really well done and highly welcomed. I would love to see some optimization and bug-fixes, but this is well done enough that it deserves the 10.