Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge free on Origin

Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge are currently available for free on Origin as part of its On the House promotion.

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Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 and Yuri’s Revenge are currently free as part of Origin’s On the House promotion.

C&C Red Alert 2 was originally released back in October 2000 and tells the story of a more powerful Soviet Empire invading America. New York City and Washington, DC are completely overwhelmed by the power of the Soviet Empire as well as Allied forces.

The game offers two playable factions: the Soviets and Allies. Players will be able to experience two distinct storylines from the side of each playable faction. The Allies story focuses on pushing back the Soviet Empire from its attempt to invade the U.S., while the Soviets side shows its dominance over the Capitalist pigs.

Its follow-up expansion pack, Yuri’s Revenge, is also included in Origin’s On the House promotion. The pack continues from the Allies side of Red Alert 2 where they have repelled the advances of the Soviet Empire. A shadowy ex-Soviet figure named Yuri takes matters into his own hands as he creates a secret army of his own in order to once again attempt to dominate the Allies.

C&C Red Alert 2 and Yuri’s Revenge are both great real-time strategy games and are definitely worth the trouble of downloading. Just remember that Origin’s On the House promotion is only good for one month, so be sure to grab this offer sooner rather than later.

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    September 15, 2015 1:09 PM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Command & Conquer Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge free on Origin

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      September 15, 2015 1:20 PM

      Wow, what a day for free games. RA2 and its expansion were brilliant.

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      September 15, 2015 1:48 PM

      What a coincidence! I just found my old CDs today while cleaning out a closet, too

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      September 15, 2015 1:58 PM

      Oh man, my favorite C&C. :(

      But Origin....

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        September 15, 2015 2:03 PM

        Get over it. Origin is fine.

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          September 15, 2015 2:27 PM

          The hardest part about using it is remembering my password. It updates every time i log in and the remember me feature never works.

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            September 15, 2015 2:34 PM

            This I can sympathized with but tbh I have the same problem with anything else I don't use too often so w/e

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            September 15, 2015 3:27 PM

            Same. I don't even bother launching it to get freebie stuff anymore, because odds-are I'll spend more time doing the password recovery waltz than actually playing the freebie game.

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            September 15, 2015 3:32 PM

            I've had Origin for about 2 years now and this is my only gripe.

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            September 15, 2015 5:02 PM

            ever try writing it down?

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            September 16, 2015 5:52 AM

            Same.

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          September 15, 2015 2:32 PM

          I honestly find it less annoying than Steam because it doesn't have a billion pop-up notifications every time it starts up.

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            September 15, 2015 2:34 PM

            You can turn those off in the options - something I didn't know myself until about a year ago.

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              September 15, 2015 2:35 PM

              IIRC, the option only some of them. I think it was the "is now playing" notifications? To get the online/invite/etc you have to manually edit one of the styles file.

              I think it's also an "all or nothing" thing, too, so you end up disabling the messaged received notification as well.

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                September 15, 2015 2:36 PM

                I'm talking about the separate window that shows promotions, you can 100% disable that. I keep the "is now playing" notifications on.

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          September 15, 2015 4:11 PM

          It's a maybe still slightly more responsive interface than Steam's standard interface, but it's difficult to tell these days. Regardless though Origin breaks a few OS conventions Probably the most obvious is that it fails to snap to the sides for split view.

          Steam snaps, GOG's Galaxy snaps. Origin doesn't seem to understand. The only thing it responds to is Win+↑ though it doesn't actually maximize the window which is confusing. Of course Win+↓ doesn't do anything either, just like its siblings pointing to the left and right.

          Also it the losing saved credentials between updates is pretty irritating as well.

          But yeah, realistically, it's actually fine, it's just one more store to deal with, one that never discounts DLC.

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        September 15, 2015 2:36 PM

        I just hate that I have to reinstall the client everytime I want to get the free game, no way to add it to your account that I can tell without actually downloading it in the client.

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          September 15, 2015 3:14 PM

          Click download, then immediately cancel the download. It'll stay in your account whether you finish the download or not.

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          September 15, 2015 6:28 PM

          Why are you uninstalling?

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        September 15, 2015 2:57 PM

        Crawls to a halt when I bump up the resolution to 1080p. Unfortunately unplayable.

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          September 15, 2015 3:25 PM

          The original only went up to 1024x768 iirc and that lagged for me on a modern system. I think the last time I played this game smoothly was on XP or maybe even Win7.

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            September 15, 2015 3:38 PM

            I downloaded some utility to play it at 1600x1200 years ago and it worked pretty well. Required a cracked executable though. Probably is still up on WSGF

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              September 15, 2015 3:58 PM

              Apparently you can just edit the ra2.ini with whatever resolution you want

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          September 15, 2015 6:06 PM

          Lag Fix:

          Modify the RA2.ini file
          Go to <path-to-game>
          Open the RA2.ini file with Notepad or other text editor.
          Under the [Video] section, add VideoBackBuffer=No to a new line.
          Save the file and launch the game.

          From: http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Command_%26_Conquer:_Red_Alert_2

          You can edit the res in the same INI. Runs beautifully at 1920x1200.

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        September 15, 2015 8:43 PM

        Origin is not a problem. It's not as good as Steam, but frankly I find all the whining about it to be ridiculously overblown. It works fine.

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      September 15, 2015 2:40 PM

      Never played 2! Gonna jump on this since I hear it's good.

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        September 15, 2015 3:05 PM

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        September 15, 2015 5:02 PM

        It was an awesome game with a cheesy story.

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          September 15, 2015 6:38 PM

          I think that's what killed C&C in the end, it was too serious. C&C3 was a step in the right direction especially with the casting of Billy Dee Williams. But that NOD campaign in it and the sequel sucked.

          Red Alert kind of started out serious but it learned to have fun with itself. Which surprisingly was why I enjoyed the hell out of C&C Renegade. I would like to see them do Red Alert 4 and hell, EA can make a shooter set in Red Alert with you as Agent Tanya. With the amount of time traveling they do they can just make new versions of the same game rather than sequels haha.

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      September 15, 2015 3:11 PM

      Whew, I lost my Yuri's revenge disc years ago.

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      September 15, 2015 3:32 PM

      I don't give a wooden nickel about your Origin!

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      September 15, 2015 3:55 PM

      Does the offer include the Mental Omega expansion?

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      September 15, 2015 4:39 PM

      i remember playing Red Alert Retaliation on playstation lol

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      September 15, 2015 4:56 PM

      Oh hell yeah!

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      September 15, 2015 5:03 PM

      Will it run on Windows 10?

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      September 16, 2015 4:44 AM

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      September 16, 2015 5:32 AM

      Yessss this was one of my favorite games when I was a kid. So excited!

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      September 16, 2015 10:23 AM

      And it's not available because it's too popular. Hopefully it comes back and isn't replaced by something else.

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