Command And Conquer Generals Deluxe Edition



Minimum System Requirements

Processor : Dual Core
Graphics Card : Built-in
RAM : 2 GB
Setup Size : 1.4 GB approx.
Genre : Real Time Strategy
Release Year : 2003


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Command And Conquer Generals Deluxe Edition, welcome to the next era of military strategy and might. Lead the high-tech U.S. forces, the vast Chinese war machine, or the resourceful Global Liberation Army to victory against the world’s most formidable military masterminds. With the ultimate in destructive force at your fingertips, create tomorrow’s headlines today to become the ultimate modern warfare General.

  • Take on more than 35 missions at the most explosive hot spots around the globe.
  • Wage war with up to seven friends and go head-to-head in massive online** multiplayer battles.
  • Match strategies and arsenals against nine of the modern war’s masterminds.
  • Deploy over 30 Generals Powers to turn the tide of war at the push of a button.

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Mac release

The Mac version also had an exclusive update by Aspyr Media in 2015, which included bugfixes and compatibility with Mac OS 10.9 and 10.10.

The Mac version is currently the only release of Generals and Zero Hour that is sold separately from The Ultimate Collection (otherwise Windows-exclusive) and the only version of any Command & Conquer game available as a digital download for the Mac as of 2016.


The main objective of the game is to defeat enemy commanders, played by AI or human opponents, by destroying their bases to the point of enemy capitulation. Players must also work to defend their own bases to maintain their ability to collect money and produce units, both of which are essential in achieving the main objective. Once all enemy commanders have been defeated, a winner is declared.

Every aspect of gameplay in the game is based on the collection of money. In the game, money can be collected by several means. The most common is using miner trucks to gather ore and/or gems and transport them to a refinery. A player can also gain a lasting income by capturing oil derricks (neutral buildings that are present in some maps). There also are two one-time sources of money for Allied and Soviet players, namely: collecting random crates which are present in the map and selling off buildings which are controlled by the player. Allied players have a third one-time source of money, which involves using a spy to steal an opposing player’s money. The money is spent on constructing and repairing buildings and units. In both cases, players may start construction before having the full cost in one’s reserves, as construction simply pauses if a player runs short of money.

The various nations are members of either the Soviet or the Allied factions, which are loosely based on the real life factions of the Cold War. One of the major praises of Red Alert 2 over the original Red Alert game was that playing as a specific country made a bigger difference. While every country has the basic buildings and units, each nation has a special unique unit, ability, or structure. This changed up the popular skirmish games, allowing for new strategies. In Red Alert 1, different countries only had minor differences in statistics like armor thickness and vehicle speed.

It is also the first C&C RTS not to include a “mission select” screen prior to levels that change the conditions of the next level.

Game balance

Like previous Command & Conquer games, the two factions in Red Alert 2 have unique armies with their own strengths and weaknesses. To achieve victory, a player must play to their faction’s strengths and exploit the other faction’s weaknesses. The factions follow the same trend in the previous title.

Soviet vehicles tend to be more durable and have heavier firepower compared to their Allied counterparts. However, they are also more expensive to build and move more slowly, allowing Allied vehicles to out-maneuver and outnumber them. The Soviet infantry, on the other hand, are inferior to Allied infantry, but are cheaper and faster to train.

The Soviet faction is also superior in the early game and in land wars because of their more powerful and advanced tanks, while the Allied faction is better in the late game with more advanced units, such as those used in naval warfare. In particular, the Soviets are better for early game rushes, which are very common in online games.