“ Genre: Strategy / Publisher: Aspyr / Platform(s): Mac / ESRB Rating: T - (Teen) / Media: CD-ROM „
Command and conquer generals is a real time strategy game set in the present. The 3 teams are China (focused around numbers and vehicles), America (focused on high tech and aircraft) and the global liberation army, or GLA (focused on stealth and sabotage and poisons).
The 3 teams are fairly well balanced, and each has its own roles to play. The campaigns are generally good, and can be extremely difficult against the AI on harder settings, while easy settings are no real challenge and are good for learning.
The game does have a map maker, and this is widely used in on line games, and there is a skirmish mode available.
The game is graphically pleasing, and is not very demanding for hardware, so will run on quite old machines. I would recommend this game and its expansion pack "command and conquer generals zero hour". This adds new campaign missions and units to each side.
I am a huge command and conquer fan, and i have to say this is my favourite of the series, and i have played all of them. The graphics are brilliant, especially considering the time it was released.
The game does not require alot of spec so should play on most pc's (in this case MAC's).
The single player campaign is long and satisfying, there is also a skermish ode that sllows you to create your own custom battles, which is always fun.
The best aspect of this game is with out a doubt the online multiplayer. Not so many people play online now but when it was first released it was amazing. The game remembers you win and loss stats which is good to compare.
There is an expansion pack called zero hour which provides 6 extra armies and countless more units to choose from.
If you are a fan of strategy games this is a must have, providing hours and hours of fun.
In a time of modern war, recent military aggressions around the globe have many nations worried. Between the United States, China, and the Global Liberation Army, tensions run high. Their leaders profess no interest in escalating the situation, but words ring hollow when satellite photos tell a different story.