Command and Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath (PC) Review

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Another expansion

Title Command and Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath
Publisher Electronic Arts
Developer Electronic Arts
Release Date March 24, 2008
Genre Real-Time Strategy (RTS)
Platform PC (Xbox 360 version due in June)
Rating T

I am a big fan of the Command and Conquer series and was thrilled when the series returned to form with the release of Command and Conquer 3. The previous releases in the series, Generals, did not work for me, as I missed the GDI and Nod conflicts as well as the full motion video that had been a staple of the franchise from the start. Thankfully the series not only returned to form, but took the series in a bold new direction by combining all of the classic elements of the series with the latest in 3D graphics and a dynamic story told from the point of three factions including the brand new alien Scrin faction.

With the success of Command and Conquer 3, and the pending release of Red Alert 3, E.A. decided to release a new expansion to the game, Kane’s Wrath, which provides a brand new story arch for the Nod side as well as a host of improvements for multiplay. The story spans more than twenty years and places players in the role of Legion, a minion of the enigmatic cult leader Kane who is placed in command of the armies. The missions are introduced by the use of full motion video sequences as well as in game messages that appear in the command bar. With the story spanning the end of the second Tiberium War as well as the third war and beyond, the game cleverly gives players new missions, as well as expands on the back-story of some of the missions from the last game.


Game Description

In the name of Kane! The Command & Conquer series continues to thrive with Command & Conquer 3: Kane’s Wrath. As the expansion pack to the critically-acclaimed and fan favorite, Command & Conquer 3 Tiberium Wars, this Real-time Strategy (RTS) game returns to the Tiberium Universe with Kane at the center of an epic new single player campaign spanning 20 years – from the rebirth of the Brotherhood of Nod after the Second Tiberium War through the dramatic events of the Third Tiberium War and beyond. This story will be told through a new set of high-definition, live action video sequences starring a celebrity cast including Joe Kucan, playing the megalomaniac leader of the Brotherhood of Nod, alongside new talent Natasha Henstridge and Carl Lumbly. With your help, Commander, the Dark Messiah may rise again!

Unprecedented Multi-decade Campaign
Kane returns as the centerpiece of an epic new single-player campaign. Experience a new story that spans 20 years – from the rebirth of the Brotherhood of Nod after the Second Tiberium War through the dramatic events of the Third Tiberium War and beyond.

Take Command of a Whole New Army
With the introduction of new units, structures, and abilities to each of the three factions, the Tiberium Wars will never be the same.

Specialized Sub-factions
Play to your strengths with six unique sub-factions, each equipped with their own exclusive units, powers, and upgrades. Utilize the sub-faction of your choice to fully take advantage and compliment your play style. Devastate the battlefield with the immense firepower of all-new customizable Epic-units.

Live-Action Videos
Witness the rise of the Brotherhood first hand through intense live action video sequences starring Joe Kucan, Natasha Hendstridge, and Carl Lumbly.

Global Conquest Mode
Fight the Third Tiberium War your way. Position your forces on a strategic level and then wage conflict in the fast, fluid, furious, tactical gameplay that Command & Conquer pioneered. Map out your strategies on the planetary level and wage all-out war on the ground.