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Command & Conquer Renegade free 'spiritual successor' released

The Command & Conquer series had already settled into its slow decline by the time shooter spin-off Renegade came out in 2002, but an interesting multiplayer side a bit like Battlefield with C&C bases made it more than a cash-grab. It clearly inspired deep love in some as, after eight years of development, the fans at Totem Arts have finally released their free UDK-powered "spiritual successor" Renegade X into open beta.

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The Command & Conquer series had already settled into its slow decline by the time shooter spin-off Renegade came out in 2002, but an interesting multiplayer side a bit like Battlefield with C&C bases made it more than a cash-grab. It clearly inspired deep love in some as, after eight years of development, the fans at Totem Arts have finally released their free UDK-powered "spiritual successor" Renegade X into open beta.

Though it's all quite unofficial, the game's unashamedly borrowing from C&C, with the GDI and Nod factions and series mainstays from Mammoth tanks to the Hand of Nod. Up to 64 players pootle around in vehicles, go on foot as infantry, fire superweapons, and ultimately try to explode the other team's base. Players have their own cash supply to spend on weapons and vehicles, so they're not behold to a mysterious FMV commander in the sky.

Renegade X began life as an Unreal Tournament 3 mod, but has been expanded and turned standalone. Hit the official site to download it. Though this is purely the multiplayer 'Command & Conquer' mode, Totem did release a single-player mini-campaign demo in 2012.

Here's a video explanation of just what you'll be up to in Renegade X:

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    February 25, 2014 2:30 PM

    Alice O'Connor posted a new article, Command & Conquer Renegade free 'spiritual successor' released.

    The Command & Conquer series had already settled into its slow decline by the time shooter spin-off Renegade came out in 2002, but an interesting multiplayer side a bit like Battlefield with C&C bases made it more than a cash-grab. It clearly inspired deep love in some as, after eight years of development, the fans at Totem Arts have finally released their free UDK-powered "spiritual successor" Renegade X into open beta.

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      February 25, 2014 2:36 PM

      64 players? Does this beg the question of sample rates and network code?

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      February 25, 2014 4:00 PM

      Holy CRAP, this brings back some memories - this is awesome news.

      Does this actually have a proper party system though? I don't really see myself playing it seriously unless I can easily team up with a couple of my buddies on a server and not get forced over to a different team.

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      February 25, 2014 4:11 PM

      I thought that this was on the cryengine. But UDK is great, means it'll run pretty fine.

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      February 25, 2014 10:51 PM

      Oh man, Renegade. I played the MP demo of that as much as the BF 1942 Wake Island demo. Good memories.

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      February 25, 2014 11:53 PM

      Going to have to make some time this weekend to play it!

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      February 26, 2014 2:39 AM

      Renegade was really fun.

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      February 26, 2014 3:52 AM

      I fucking loved this game! Definitely will be playing this because the MP was really unique and fun

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      February 26, 2014 7:40 AM

      Yes! APC BASE RUNS!!!

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      February 26, 2014 8:00 AM

      gotta wonder how they'r going to get away w/ using GDI and NOD w/o getting sued.

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        February 26, 2014 9:35 AM

        I believe they actually got the company's blessing.

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          February 26, 2014 10:09 AM

          really? that's amazing!

          good for them. Downloading now.

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      February 26, 2014 8:32 AM

      was in the beta of Renegade, good times.....miss that.

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      February 26, 2014 8:38 PM

      I remember that game having all sorts of GI Joe lasers (and really terrible netcode...but the vehicles and awesome shit (and GI Joe lasers) kept me coming back even with some frustrating bugs and issues).