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Command & Conquer is a real-time strategy game released in 1995. The game is set in an alternate timeline where two global powers are at war over the control of a mysterious element called Tiberium. Command & Conquer was developed by Westwood Studios, the same development company that created one of the early real-time strategy games Dune II. While Dune II helped define the RTS genre, Command & Conquer perfected it by expanding on many of the features and introducing a number of new features that have helped popularize the RTS genre.

The original Command & Conquer was well received both critically and commercially. Westwood Studios was acquired by Electronic Arts in 1998 which continued to develop new C&C games and was eventually merged into EA Los Angeles. In 2007 the original Command & Conquer was released as freeware to celebrate the 12th anniversary of its release as well as a promotional/press campaign in anticipation of the release of Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars.

Command & Conquer features two single-player storylines playable as either of the game's two factions, the Global Defense Initiative (GDI) or the Brotherhood of Nod. Players will gather go about gathering the game's primary resource, Tiberium. This is then used to construct buildings, research new technology and create military units. New buildings will offer new units and features. The two campaigns are broken down into various missions, each of which is introduced by live action cutscenes. The primary objective of most missions is to defeat the enemy or take control of enemy buildings.

In addition to the single-player campaigns, Command & Conquer also features a multiplayer component that supported online games for up to four players.

Originally released for MS-DOS, the game has since been released in a Windows version as well as Mac OS, Sega Saturn, PlayStation, Nintendo 64 game consoles.

Availability of Command & Conquer

This version of the game can still be found on some third-party websites but that version will require the use of a DOS emulator such as MS-DOS. The game that was released in 2007 by Electronic Arts is no longer hosted or available from EA's website, however, does offer the latest and greatest version of the game. They feature Command & Conquer downloads for the following operating systems Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Mac OS X and Linux.

This free version of Command & Conquer includes both the single player components (two campaigns) and multiplayer game mode. It also features improvements to the game's code which supports high-resolution graphics, improved speed, chat, and a map editor.

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About Command & Conquer Series

The Command & Conquer series is a series of real-time strategy PC video games that started in 1995 with the release of Command & Conquer. Over the years it has seen more that 20 different games and expansion packs with the latest being released in 2012 titled Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances.

The series is considered one of the groundbreaking video game franchise which helped popularize the real-time strategy genre. While there has not been a new release since 2012 and little press/rumors, many fans still hold out hope that a reboot of the series is in Electronic Arts' future plans.