Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 - Yuri's Revenge
If you try and say Command and Conquer Red Alert 2: Yuri’s Revenge 10 times really fast you are in big trouble! In all seriousness, this expansion to the awesome Red Alert 2 is a must-play for anyone who enjoyed the base game. It may sound kind of crazy, but for me, this is actually better than the default Red Alert 2!
Yuri Is Back
As the name suggests that crazy mind-controlling SOB Yuri is back and once again, he wants to take over the world, and this time his methods are even more extreme. I feel that these days people do not realize just how epic this series was with its storytelling and for me this is the very peak of it. It is a “military” story, but Command and Conquer Red Alert 2: Yuri’s Revenge has psychic powers, time travel, and other sci-fi elements in here as well.
The presentation in the game at the time was very impressive. Even now, all these years later I think that this is a game that is easy on the eyes. The story unfolds very well and the cut scenes as is the case with the other games in the series are all very well done.
Two Campaigns Are Great, But Three Would Have Been Sweet!
This game is pretty stacked when it comes to single-player content. You have two campaigns to play through and they both have a ton of missions for you to get through. I really enjoyed how different the Allies and the Soviet stories were. The stories were very different, but the units and the way the game unfolds, in general, is very unique.
My only real criticism here is that I feel there should have been a third campaign where you could play as Yuri and control his forces. You can control Yuri in the multiplayer mode and it is pretty awesome, but I think being able to play the story from his point of view would have been pretty cool.
Strategy At Its Best
The gameplay has had a few changes over the standard Red Alert 2. I would say that Command and Conquer Red Alert 2: Yuri’s Revenge is overall a better game than the base game. You have to gather resources and manage your units. What is cool, is that you have to really keep on top of your units and there is a very decent selection of them. While there is a lot of strategy in this game, I feel that it is more fast-paced and action packed than many other strategy games that are out there. It is the kind of game that is easy to get into, but a real challenge to master.
I had a great time going back and playing this game. While I feel it is better than Red Alert 2. I must say that you need to play that before jumping into Command and Conquer Red Alert 2: Yuri’s Revenge as the story continues on from the base game. Yuri is a great character the best antagonist in the series in my opinion. Without a doubt, you do not want to pass on this one!
- The story is fantastic
- Two campaigns to play and enjoy
- The presentation is very slick
- The gameplay is deep, exciting and a lot of fun
- Yuri is an amazing villain
- I wish that Yuri had a campaign
- It set the bar for what followed very high
Processor: PC compatible,
OS: Windows 9x, Windows 2000 Windows XP, Vista, Win 7, Win 8, Win 10.
Game Features:Single game mode