Command & Conquer 3: Red Alert 3 Ultimate Edition is definitely the best title to get if you are a newcomer to the franchise on the PS3 or are just looking for the next best thing in Command & Conquer 3: Red Alert 3, which features plenty of remnants from the series’ past, but is resilient of leaning too much on its history own history. Ultimate Edition far outweighs the regular pack and brings a more genuine new game experience while still smoothly including design from past iterations. Command & Conquer 3: Red Alert 3 continues venerated Command & Conquer traditions of fast-paced gameplay, innovative unit design, and incredible cutscenes for one amazing game.
Taking place in a time when the Soviet Union still exists, the Empire of Japan is once again a major military power. Everything is turned for the worse due to a time machine warp thanks to the Russians, and it is up to you to restore order and conquer.
Choose from one of 3 factions: the U.S.S.R., NATO, and the new Empire of the Rising Sun as you utilize unique abilities and units against each other through an extensive option of three separate single-player modes. Command & Conquer 3: Red Alert 3 is simply innovative in terms of the cooperative structure of the campaigns. You can always have an ally or a person on the other end of the console helping you in the single-player campaign or an entire online game session, which is simply more than breathtaking. Command & Conquer 3: Red Alert 3 allows you to jump online and play through the entire campaign with anyone where seamless integration between the single- and multiplayer aspects of Command & Conquer 3: Red Alert 3 is a seamless and beautiful thing.
Campaign missions are sadly a bit follied when it comes to this cooperative gameplay in terms of uneven balance of difficulty. Pitting two skilled humans against A.I. makes the game relatively easy. On the other hand, if you team up with someone horrible, the game gets incredibly difficult to the point of impossible. Despite its flaws, this system is a welcome addition to a genre that has not seen anything genuinely new for a long time in terms of refined gameplay and much more.
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 Ultimate Edition also comes paired with the Command Stick 3.0, which is an easy way to route commands to face buttons on the PS3 controller which are welcome. These prevent a lot of clutter on the HUD per unit, and really bring a whole new level to the actual gameplay in terms of flexibility and customization.
Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 has its problems from missions with basic types and multiplayer maps that end up a bit more than bland. Worse off is the actual difficulty with connectivity to its online community, making this at least the third title EA has produced with such problems. Luckily, in Ultimate Edition, these are completely gone. Most of the connections were seamless and easy, just like parts of the gameplay. Red Alert 3: Ultimate Edition is a must buy for anyone that is looking towards incredible RTS, with more gameplay elements than the original and a soundtrack, and simply better online connectivity than before.