Far Cry, Red Alert 1 and 2 going free as DLC

On the eve of Labor Day, two publishers announced they will offer some classics from their back catalog for free as preorder incentives. The first is France-based Ubisoft, which is now offering the original Far Cry gratis to those who preorder Far Cry 2 from its online store for $49.95. Released...

On the eve of Labor Day, two publishers announced they will offer some classics from their back catalog for free as preorder incentives. The first is France-based Ubisoft, which is now offering the original Far Cry gratis to those who preorder Far Cry 2 from its online store for $49.95. Released in 2004, the Crytek-developed shooter was hailed as one of top first-person shooters of its day, and was a finalist for GameSpot's FPS of the year. The deal is available only to residents of the United States, Canada, and Mexico.

Meanwhile, Electronic Arts--which owns part of Ubisoft and publishes Crytek games--announced it, too, will be giving away a game as a preorder incentive. Those who order Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 via GameStop, Best Buy, or the EA Store will be able to download Command and Conquer Red Alert 2 for free. 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. Retailers are currently listing Command and Conquer: Red Alert 3 with a mid-November release date.

EA also announced that, to celebrate the 13th anniversary of the Command and Conquer series, it will be offering the original Command & Conquer: Red Alert for free to everyone. The game will become available at 12:00 a.m. PT Sunday, August 31, at the official Red Alert 3 site, Redalert3.com.

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09177185560
09177185560

ooooooooooooooowwwwwwww ;-( i wanna go back to my childhood!! i wanna go back to RED ALERT world!!

ydre1369
ydre1369

plssssss............ how to download free, red alert 2? tnx!!!

peppp3
peppp3

pls mi serve download Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2 non lo riesco a trovare. P.S. non il game online ma quello sul PC pls

StJimmy15
StJimmy15

early 2011?? SON OF A *static*

ufc10
ufc10

how can i download red alert 2 and play ?

aburaian3
aburaian3

I want it to update my Yuri game

b_ju
b_ju

I want it to update my Yuri game

iamironman124
iamironman124

Umm.. yeah derek, it's called install it. It should have zero compatibility issues.

DerekAllenHupp
DerekAllenHupp

so does anyone know if its possible, and if so how, to run RA1 on windows XP or vista?

azieana
azieana

i want to download this game....:-( so how......... please...

tschubby
tschubby

i have RA2 and I`v played it 100 times last year and now Allied Cd is scratched, can`t play it no more... :(cry)

captain_stoner
captain_stoner

Ok, but does anyone know how to get Red Alert 2 on Windows XP? Cus I tried it, and there is all this crap I gotta do and I JUST WANNA PLAY THE DANG GAME!!!!! So if anyone can help me PLEASE e-mail captain_stoner@yahoo.com. I REALLY REALLY neeed red alert 2, and I can't really get it cuz I've been to almost EVERY site I could find and still don't have it yet. :(

sellardwellar
sellardwellar

if u buy a sequal to a game they should automatically give u the first game for free....

Dman0017
Dman0017

i have definately heard of worse incentives...

friedweasel
friedweasel

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friedweasel
friedweasel

I think half the reason they are giving them away is because most people have the games already. So they look generous yet they don't many sales because there only occasionally found in the bargain bins

lnazgul
lnazgul

jmrwacko, sorry but I have to do this for all the Star Wars fans who cringed at your post... It's Admiral Ackbar... ;)

jmrwacko
jmrwacko

*General Akbar voice* It's a trap!

GundamBlue
GundamBlue

Shootn u can not download this game for free anymore this is what it says Update: The promotion is now closed and it is no longer possible to play the game for free. If you are interested in further information on this title, visit the Ubi official website at http://www.ubi.com/

Shineyney
Shineyney

Next EA just need to give away Populous: The Beginning. I had that game and lost my copy. EA Never gave up the freaking license. =) Nonetheless awesome tho.

jeton23
jeton23

Far Cry with rule other games

YellowJello
YellowJello

Why would a terrible game like FarCry become a finalist in anything? That game was almost as bad as Crysis.

plightstar
plightstar

I own all 3 already and they all run great on Vista.

dandi23
dandi23

Just downloaded Red Alert last night on my Vista PC. Burned both the Soviet and Allied ISOs to CDs and installed the game. And guess what? They installed and played perfectly. Just patch it up (included in the download) and run the game .exe file with Admin rights and Windows 95 compatibility. No Problem.

mlord5000
mlord5000

wonder hoew long it wiill take for people to get pissed that they cant run RA1 on vista...(you know cause it was made in 1996)

skrat_01
skrat_01

I already own all 3, though that is still great nonetheless.

markop2003
markop2003

i already own all three so it's no help for me and i'm from Britain anyway

Killingspree303
Killingspree303

C&C: Red Alert is a kickass sweet game. And now they're giving it away so people can enjoy the game once more.

DPumbliQ
DPumbliQ

aceball60, I think he meant that he owns Far Cry, Red Alert 1 and 2 But kewl, I own Far Cry and Red Alert 2, now I can get 1 too! Yay! :P

aceball69
aceball69

yeah, khariss, i dont really know how you own all three cause 3 isnt even out yet but yeah, i bet most people own atleast number 1. i for one have played all the C&Cs... not to brag or anything... lol

khariss
khariss

good idea but i own all 3 games and i bet most people still do

Funkyhamster
Funkyhamster

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Funkyhamster
Funkyhamster

Yeah imgburn works great; I've used it for burning Linux DVDs and it worked perfectly.

kingNo7hing
kingNo7hing

@blairstheman: if you have the .iso file, just download ImgBurn for free. it's really easy to use; you just select the file you want to burn (the .iso "image" file) and put the appropriate blank disc in your burning drive. Click the button that has a picture of an arrow pointing at a disc :) hopefully you get it

greedom
greedom

I'd have to agree with Alooy. I don't pirate games, why should I be limited so you can save some cash?

alooy
alooy

I'am sorry EA but i cant risk infecting my pc with securom by buying any of your new games..no matter how tempting it sounds.