Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 – Factions


Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 features three very different factions. Once again, the Soviets and Allies continue their war, but now a new enemy has joined the conflict – The Empire of the Rising Sun!



Bent on ridding the world of its Soviet plague, the Allies have pooled together all of their technology and resources to form a highly advanced counter-coalition. Though capable of getting the job done with traditional force, the Allies tend to favour support units, countermeasures, and subterfuge. They’ve found there’s no better way of combating the sheer aggression of their Russian adversaries.


faction_sovietsSoviet Union

The stars of Red Alert 3, the Soviets, are a faction geared toward direct combat and outright burliness. Their rivals often know exactly what’s coming, but being able to do anything about it is another matter. The Russian war machine rolls across the battlefield with nigh-unstoppable might, rumbling the earth with its massive vehicles and obliterating whole cities with its terrifying bombers. Due to the faction’s straightforward nature, the Soviets are a perfect choice for Red Alert 3 newcomers.


faction_empireEmpire of the Rising Sun

Birthed by the Soviets’ incessant meddling with the space-time continuum, the Empire of the Rising Sun is a hyper-advanced faction that boasts the greatest technological advancements known to mankind. The Imperial army floods the battlefield with all manner of robotic machinery, transforming many of their units at a whim to serve the needs of their honoured commanders. Driven by an unshakable belief in their divine destiny, the Empire of the Rising Sun will stop at nothing in their quest to secure their place in history as the greatest superpower the world has ever known.


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