Dawn of the Tiberium Age (DTA) is a stand-alone mod that combines Tiberian Dawn (C&C 95) and Red Alert. While classic mode gets as close to the original game-play and balance as possible, Enhanced mode provides improved game balance and a lot of fun new stuff. DTA features many customization options for Skirmish and multiplayer (where you can play as GDI, Nod, Allies and Soviet on over 100 maps), challenging original singleplayer missions, as well as co-op missions. Since this is a stand-alone mod, you don't require anything but the mod itself to be able to play: the original game is not required.
Dawn of Tiberium Age is a crossover for the ages, seamlessly bringing together the gameplay and style of several different factions from classic C&C games, across various multiplayer maps and campaign missions that expand upon how the two games could be connected.
DTA introduces new units that fit the tactics and technological level of the original factions, the one who benefits the most from these additions is the Brotherhood of Nod, who counts on various enhancements that truly make it feel like the technological powerhouse we saw in C&C Renegade.
Some things to keep in mind:
-DTA has a very limited production queue of up to 10 units, this does not apply only to units of the same type, but all units produced by the same building, so if you wanted to queue up, say, 10 Light Tanks and 2 Rangers as the Allies, you won't be able to, you will have to wait until at least 2 Light Tanks are out to queue the Rangers. This may seem like a minor issue, but it does become an inconvenience over time, as you should be constantly producing units in this game and the limited queue makes it so that the interface is always 2 or 3 steps behind you.
-If you're playing against the AI, you will find that it has a hard time dealing with naval maps.
-If you're using an older machine, some maps may have performance issues. DTA may be based on very old games, but it can be fairly graphically intense at times.
Highest Rated (12 agree) 9/10
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…
May 20 2012 by TheReviewer