Command & Conquer now a free download

Original Command & Conquer game up for grabs to celebrate 12th annual anniversary.

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The original version of real-time strategy classic Command & Conquer, first released in 1995, is currently available to download for free from GameSpot in celebration of the 12th anniversary of the series.

The game download, which is fully compatible with Windows XP, is the same version as included in the Command & Conquer: The First Decade pack.

The game, also sometimes called Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn, is set at the end of the 20th century, after a meteorite crash landing produces a new substance called Tiberium. Two groups, the Global Defense Initiative and the Brotherhood of Nod, fight for the control of these powerful crystals, in what escalates into a global war. Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars was released in March on PC, and an expansion pack, Kane's Wrath, is due sometime in the second quarter of 2008.

A statement on the official site also promises more goodies throughout the month of September, as "each week as we plan to celebrate and remember 12 years of Command & Conquer in a number of different ways."

Discussion

219 comments
cccp3000
cccp3000

The greatest RTS of all times.

ngatitutai
ngatitutai

its funny you can bs about free this free that then get peoples email adds an survey them evry month for rates...all we ask for is the f..n game lol

 

ildamos
ildamos

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supersledge
supersledge

yeah!! i love free games... lol i love c&c!!!!

plums666
plums666

haha..i want call of duty mordern warfare 2 for free..

Braden-O
Braden-O

i want call of duty world at war for free haha...

MagnumPI
MagnumPI

I have two copies of gold and the original DOS as well as the covert Ops and it call costed about $8. So it's not even worth downloading because this server is so friggen slow.

Boston95
Boston95

Why is there no link!! And why when I click on the Gamespot link does it send me to these other dumb links that send me to websites to buy the the game???? Is this not a free game download????um......Nooo!

Dittyobrien
Dittyobrien

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railroad40
railroad40

you can play this on lan type in: how to play command and conquer on network and the site xwis will come up as one of the options, try it

DUUUUUUDEn51
DUUUUUUDEn51

yeeeah... you can't play it on LAN... that sucks... I was kinda hoping to be able to kick my brothers ass... :(

sc_ajk29
sc_ajk29

@MCH: You have to burn those two disc images onto CD's, insert those CD's in the drive, and THEN try to play it.

MCH
MCH

What in the world?! This download is useless, and I spent hours downloading it and it just gives you two huge files you can't open wih anything and a word document that doesn't help you in any way. It tells you to insert the CD!

RandomPerson232
RandomPerson232

I remember playing it on the N64...Classic battle, hard to move curseer, and such.

DUUUUUUDEn51
DUUUUUUDEn51

OMG! ! This game brings me soommany memories... It was the very First Computer Game that I ever had... (as a matter of fact, I still have it) never beated it though... : (

King4aero
King4aero

Sir How Can I Get Tieberian Sun Command & Conquer Full version PC Game From Internet ? And Some Related Game As FireStrom , Conquer 3 ? Plesae Mail me to my Yahoo in naresh_naresh482002@yahoo.com

sc_ajk29
sc_ajk29

*crosses fingers and hopes EA also releases RA1 for free later*

wrpatt
wrpatt

I can't get it to DL from that link.

playa42018
playa42018

You'd have to pay me to play any C&C game, they're awful RTS's.

Rx_Nightmare
Rx_Nightmare

who cares if it can play online ITS FREE!!!!!..but my comp is dowloading the ipo at 7kb per second...and its taking 23 hours to finish which is kinda lame

ubeyou
ubeyou

can it play online?

GaussGoat
GaussGoat

One of the greatest games ever. The cinematic ending for Nod is amazing. If you're GDI, be sure to waste Kane with the Giant Laser Cannon for the hidden ending.

matty_sen
matty_sen

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D3xxRay
D3xxRay

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Hydrolix
Hydrolix

Hey Gamespot, why don't you see if you can put this up on your servers...I can't get it to DL from their website...

saturndust
saturndust

so...? i got Vista x_X somebody tell me what can i play! something that's not on the 360 already

Bozanimal
Bozanimal

Reminds me of the free Grand Theft Auto download. Nobody would purchase it retail, so why not make it available for free for everyone? This is such a great attitude on the part of developers and publishers, I hope more follow suit. C'mon, Lucasarts!

Delbert84
Delbert84

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Sw0rDMaN
Sw0rDMaN

Thousands of EA spyware installed in the download !!! Hahah world domination by a free command and conquer :P

hiphops_savior
hiphops_savior

Apparently the servers were overloaded by gamers, oh well, might as well get it somewhere else.

DarkNitro
DarkNitro

Cool, can't wait to try it out.

MGSteve
MGSteve

Shame you can't actualyl download it as the download times out after a couple of hours! doh!