Command and Conquer Alternatives

    Command and Conquer is described as 'Command & Conquer (C&C) is a real-time strategy (RTS) video game franchise, first developed by Westwood Studios. The first game was one of the earliest of the RTS genre'. There are more than 10 games similar to Command and Conquer for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Mac, Wine and Steam. The best alternative is OpenRA, which is both free and Open Source. Other Command and Conquer like games are openage (Free, Open Source), CaesarIA (Free, Open Source), Widelands (Free, Open Source) and Age of Mythology (Paid).

    This page was last updated Jan 17, 2021

      • FreeOpen Source
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      • .NET Framework
      • Mono
      OpenRA is an open-source reimplementation of Westwood’s Command and Conquer Red Alert game engine, updated to use the hardware acceleration of modern video cards using OpenGL.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      • BSD
      Free (as in freedom) open-source RTS Age of Empires engine. Written from scratch in C++, Python, Cython, Qt/QML, OpenGL/GLSL, Vulkan, ...
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    1. CaesarIA is an open source remake of Caesar III game released by Impressions Games in 1998, it aims to expand the possibilities of the classical city-building simulators and to add new features showing the city life. Now the game work with Windows, Linux, Mac, Haiku and Android.
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      • FreeOpen Source
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      Widelands is a free, open source real-time strategy game with singleplayer campaigns and a multiplayer mode. The game was inspired by Settlers II™ (© Bluebyte) but has significantly more variety and depth to it. Still, it is easy to get started through playable tutorials.
    2. Age of Mythology is based on building towns, gathering resources, creating armies, and ultimately destroying enemy units and buildings. In this way, players are able to defeat and conquer rival towns and civilizations.
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    3. Empire Earth (Series)

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      • Java Mobile
      Empire Earth, also known as EE, is a real-time strategy video game developed by Stainless Steel Studios and released on November 23, 2001. It is the first game in the Empire Earth series: Empire Earth, Empire Earth II, Empire Earth III. Represent entire series of Empire Earth games.

      Discontinued

      You can still buy this game on GOG.com

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      Dune Legacy is an effort by a handful of developers to revitalize the first-ever real-time strategy game.
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    4. Littlewargame is a medieval-themed HTML5 Real-Time-Strategy game with multiplayer mode and a map editor. It runs completely in your browser without any download required.
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    5. Earth (Series)

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      • Linux
      Earth 2140, 2150 and 2160 are 2-D real-time strategy computer games created in 1997, 1999 and 2000 by Polish-based Reality Pump Studios and published by TopWare Interactive (later acquired by Zuxxez Entertainment). Represent entire series of Earth games.
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    6. Dune (Series)

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      Games: Dune II, Dune 2000, Emperor: Battle for Dune ------------------- Dune II: The Building of a Dynasty (titled Dune II: Battle for Arrakis in Europe and Dune: The Battle for Arrakis for the North American Mega Drive/Genesis port respectively) is a real-time strategy... Represent entire series of Dune games.

      Discontinued

      Dune II is discontinued because Westwood shutdown here is more info: https://www.gamespot.com/articles/ea-consolidates-studios-closes-westwood/1100-2909852/

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