Developers BioWare Victory; prior work by Westwood Studios, EA Los Angeles, BreakAway Games
Publisher Electronic Arts
Release Date 02.10.2012
DRM Origin DRM
What is The Ultimate Collection?
Command & Conquer: The Ultimate Collection is a digital-only compilation of 17 Command & Conquer titles made before its release. It is an Origin exclusive, and the games included were slightly edited in an attempt to update them for Windows Vista and 7. Included with the game was early access to the now-cancelled Command & Conquer (2013), as well as a wallpaper pack. The retail boxed version included only a redeem code for Origin.
Players from the United States also got the Ultimate Music Collection and exclusive commemorative art.
It includes the following titles:
- Command & Conquer: Gold, with The Covert Operations
- Command & Conquer: Red Alert, with Counterstrike and The Aftermath
- Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun, with Firestorm
- Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2, with Yuri’s Revenge
- Command & Conquer: Renegade
- Command & Conquer: Generals, with Zero Hour
- Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars, with Kane’s Wrath
- Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3, with Uprising
- Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight
Command & Conquer: Sole Survivor is NOT included in this compilation.
Despite a technically sloppy release (incomplete registry file installation, inability to properly use command-line parameters, basing the classic games off the already faulty The First Decade compilation), this is the only way of obtaining a legal digital copy of Red Alert 2/Yuri’s Revenge, Renegade, and Generals/Zero Hour, as they have never been released separately on any digital storefront.
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