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As its title suggests, this multi-game package comprises all pre-2006 releases of Westwood Studios' influential Command & Conquer games, which were first published in 1995 and are widely considered to be among the very first "real-time strategy" computer games.
A single DVD-ROM holds complete versions of all 12 games and expansion packs: Command & Conquer (1995), Command & Conquer: The Covert Operations (1996), Command & Conquer: Red Alert (1996), Command & Conquer: Red Alert — Counterstrike (1997), Command & Conquer: Red Alert — The Aftermath (1997), Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun (1999), Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun — Firestorm (2000), Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 (2000), Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge (2001), Command & Conquer: Renegade (2002), Command & Conquer: Generals (2003), and Command & Conquer: Generals — Zero Hour (2003).
Three different sub-series are defined by their three different settings. The original games, set in Tiberium, are rooted in science-fiction, while the Red Alert games take place on an alternate-history Earth and the Generals games are set in the near future.
Archivists might also note that Westwood Studios was acquired from Virgin Interactive by publisher Electronic Arts in 1998. The studio was eventually closed, in 2003. The EA Pacific studio is credited as the developer of this collection's Generals games.
Although the series eventually moved to 3D, most included games feature a 2D, isometric perspective. The first-person shooter Renegade stands out in this collection as the series' only non-real-time strategy release. ~ T.J. Deci, All Game Guide