First Impression: Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 (PC/Steam)

This is the 161st instalment of our first impression video series. Today, we are playing Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 for the first time.

Welcome to the 161st instalment of our first impression video series. Today, we are playing the PC/Steam game, Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 for the first time. You can check out the video directly on YouTube or in the embed below:

This was a game I was actually looking forward to playing. I had played the N64 version of this game at one point (didn’t have a chance to review it) and was wanting to know what it was like to play other games in the series. Unfortunately, this was apparently not meant to be in this instance as I tried to play this game.

To be fair, I’ve tried a number of ways of troubleshooting this game. I’ve tried running it as administrator, various compatibility modes including XP, Vista, and 7, but that didn’t work. I tried a few other interesting ideas such as reducing the resolution of my monitor to 800 x 600 and disabling full screen enhancements. I even tried inserting startup code to run in windowed mode, but the results were either the same or worse: after a long period of time, the splash screen appears and the game hangs or the game crashes entirely before reaching the splash screen. Also, I did check the integrity of the files through Steam and everything checked out nicely. No errors were found.

At this point, I think I’ve done enough troubleshooting that could be reasonably expected for your average gamer and am pretty much calling it quits on this one. It’s entirely possible that, at some point, I might try a different version of the game, but as for the Steam game, I’m pretty much writing this one off as a broken game.

Still, I wanted to hear from you. For those of you who did manage to play this game, what did you think of this one? Was this a great game and you are disappointed that I’ll be, for now, missing out on something great or do you think this was an overrated game and you think I’m not missing out on much? Let us know in the comments below!

This video is part of our first impression video series. Below is a list of 50 of the previously made first impression video’s we’ve made in the past:

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