Putting aside the nightmare of actually speaking that title aloud, this is sure to come as a pleasant surprise to anyone who played Real-Time Strategy games in the mid to late 1990s. The first three games in the classic series Command & Conquer have been officially released for free.
While it looks as if this is mostly to drum up interest in the upcoming Command & Conquer 4, due to release next month, there’s certainly no excuse not to wallow in a bit of nostalgia with these genre-defining classics.
The games released are the original Command & Conquer (known now as Tiberian Dawn), the hugely popular direct sequel Tiberian Sun and its expansion pack Firestorm, and Red Alert, the highest scoring game of any Command and Conquer. EA is providing direct download links to each of the games, as well as separate links for the NOD/GDI or Allied/Soviet disks for Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert respectively.