Far Cry 2, Red Alert 3 golden

Ubisoft's open-world 360, PS3, PC shooter and EA's over-the-top PC, 360 RTS both enter mass production for respective launches later this month.

It's difficult to determine which is more impressive: a game that features an open-world savannah with 50 square kilometers of free-roaming space or a game that includes parachuting armored bears, war dolphins, and psionic Japanese schoolgirls. Either way, gamers will soon be able to judge for themselves, as both Far Cry 2 and Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 have gone gold in advance of their respective ship dates.

Ubisoft's Far Cry 2 will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC beginning October 21. The ambitious open-world shooter is a sequel of sorts to Crytek's original Far Cry, released for PCs in 2004. With Ubisoft Montreal now at the helm, the game trades in the original's tropical locale for a wide-open African plains, replete with megalomaniacal warlords, destructible environments, and dynamic weather effects.

As detailed in GameSpot's previous coverage, the game also features "non-scripted artificial intelligence." Ubisoft also boasts that the game will include a dynamic storyline, where the narrative will change depending on which allies the player chooses to befriend and which meet an untimely demise.

With the PS3 edition of Red Alert 3 on indefinite hiatus, EA said today that the PC game will arrive on October 28, two weeks in advance of the Xbox 360 version. The first new installment in the hyperbolic real-time strategy Command & Conquer spin-off since Command & Conquer Red Alert 2: Yuri's Revenge, Red Alert 3 will continue the deeply sardonic alternate-history tone of its predecessor.

Following on from C&C: Tiberium Wars, EALA's latest C&C RTS features three single-player campaigns, as well as a host of online multiplayer options. The game will also include the series signature melodramatic cutscenes, and EA has signed on such celebrity talent as George Takei, Jenny McCarthy, Gemma Atkinson, and Tim Curry. The game is available in a $49.99 standard edition and $64.99 premier edition for the PC or $59.99 for the standard Xbox 360 edition.

Coincidently enough, both Ubisoft and EA chose to announce in close proximity during August that they would be offering game giveaways to those who preorder their respective games. Those who preorder Far Cry 2 through Ubisoft's online store will receive the original Far Cry gratis, while Red Alert 3 pre-purchasers will be given a complimentary download of Red Alert 2. Additionally, EA is offering the original Red Alert for free through its Web site.

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81 comments
Ychi
Ychi

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JB2B
JB2B

Yeah Far Cry 2 recieved a 94% with a PC Gamer review. Also Dutch Power Unlimeted will in the next magazine give it a 93% review score.

Guacuocuo
Guacuocuo

Can't waaaaaaaaaaaaaait to play RA3!

Hk47ownz
Hk47ownz

I think both of these are great looking games. Which one to get first is the real question...

Dartadion
Dartadion

Far Cry 2 is definetly the better game in this no doubt. Stop Pretending Gamespot you know it's true. As for C&C 3 RA it isn't as appealing to me as Far Cry 2 does or anybody. Sorry Far Cry is the definete win here.

blackleather223
blackleather223

Can't wait til ra3 comes. Even if my sister's b day is on the 3 of nov. Big deal I can get this for her and then take it back. I know it is bad but oh well.

Vote_For_McCain
Vote_For_McCain

I can't wait to play the Xbox 360 version of Red Alert 3!

maverick_76
maverick_76

FarCry 2 I'll say it right now, 9.5! This game looks too good to be true, but it is. (girlish squeals)

Jigsaw9798
Jigsaw9798

Um Gamespot, Red Alert 3 was CANCELLED for the PS3, it is not on indefinite hiatus.

rossazurri
rossazurri

I hope FC3 gonna be good on pc. Any advice how it will run on my dual geforce 9800gt(1GB).

Ignition93
Ignition93

My urges for Farcry 2 increase each and every day. The game just looks amazing and the open world seems to actually look good in this FPS.

jed1516
jed1516

far cry 2 kicking but best game out there for this year Far Cry 2 cant wait

Zedit
Zedit

Fallout3 + RA3 + dead space + L4D + Farcry2 = no Job, no gym, no life; its gonna be me and my pc for a good time... and i'm loving it :)

mikees1
mikees1

snoogins460-its four and hmv are doing the same offer(well hmv u.k are anyways)

babykid160
babykid160

far cry 2+ RA3+L4D= i wont work for years

ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

The wait for Far Cry 2 has been tough. I haven't been this anxious for a video game since Resident Evil 4 almost 4 years ago! I know it'll be awesome.

Saber33s
Saber33s

I was considering buying RA3 but not anymore since EA still hasnt pulled their heads out of their a$$ and are shipping it with SecurROM

hampton2003
hampton2003

ive already installed crysis warhead, so i have the securom already. So ive already got my toes wet, time to throw myself into the pool.... theres no going back.

DontEatCream
DontEatCream

To below post: Yes, RA3 has the newest version of SecuROM. That's not going to stop me from getting this game, however.

greeni11
greeni11

Does RA3 include SECUROM and installation limits, like EA put in Spore? Find out before you buy

tudyniuz
tudyniuz

I hope RA3 will be good but it didn't impress me until now.I do know Far Cry 2 will be great

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

man if the ps3 version is cancelled that cant be good news for the 360 version either. Whenever that happens with rts games the games end up lagging and looking really downgraded on 360. I don't mind playing with my 360 controller but I seriously don't think consoles can meet the requirements to get a decent frame rate and graphical fidelity. RTS games are cpu intensive and consoles arn't usually good at performing tasks like that.

SonicAX
SonicAX

I AM waiting to play it , waiiiiiting . Its very nice game

Sheiko
Sheiko

Nah Golden just means the Game has been finalized and released to factories for production.

Richmaester6907
Richmaester6907

Red alert 3 golden doesnt that mean 100,000 copies have been pre-orderd or am i wrong?

Sins-of-Mosin
Sins-of-Mosin

Getting Far Cry 2 for the 360 and I might try RA3 on the PC but I'll let a friend try it before I get it. Anything that has Jenny McCarthy in it tends to suck badly.

DoctorBedlam
DoctorBedlam

I've got FARCRY 2 preordered and eagerly await the day the disc is in the PS3!

snoogans460
snoogans460

Far Cry 2 is a definite must-buy on the 360. If you pre-order from Gamestop, they'll automatically upgrade your copy to the Collector's Edition - all for the $59.99 standard price. Plus, they give you 5 exclusive missions or something like that. Can't wait for the 21st.

eddyroc
eddyroc

already pr-ordered far cry 2 from hmv because they give you 4 extra missions looks amazing

Myzz617
Myzz617

Prolly will buy both

Tamer_kai
Tamer_kai

My manager got the full game yesterday. Gamestop treats him right.

tyzwain
tyzwain

Will defitinitely be getting Far Cry 2 on 360. I only really get PS3 games if they are exclusive or feel right on it.

dark_gender
dark_gender

Red Alert rocks forever,Far Cry also:)

The_Wolf22
The_Wolf22

Tim Curry AND J. K. Simmons? This will DEFINITELY be interesting.. Can't wait.

slayersdeath200
slayersdeath200

this is a good and bad thing Good thing Lots of AWESOME games Bad thing is not a lot of cash moneys :(

commander1122
commander1122

dead space + farcry 2 + fallout 3 + RA 3 = october!!!! NFS stupidcover + GTA 4 + COD 5 + left 4 dead = November December = hohohoohohh -_-zzzzz

pete_merlin
pete_merlin

im sure far cry 2 was golden a few weeks ago

Iced_Earth_Rulz
Iced_Earth_Rulz

man, ****. Looks like I'm not paying my cell phone bill for a while.

Shensolidus
Shensolidus

FC2 golden? I work at a gamestop and my manager got his manager's copy today.

scrunt15
scrunt15

i can't wait for RA3 !!!!!!!!!

ColdfireTrilogy
ColdfireTrilogy

Man too bad i no longer have infinite funding like i used to as a kid. Dont think ill be picking up farcry 2 anytime soon :( just not enough incentive anymore. I have to stick with games ill be playing a ton.

Merl57
Merl57

TOOO many good games come out at the same time this holiday season is CRAZY