The new Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars game will be officially released in the U.S. tomorrow, but maybe you'll be able to already snag a copy today in a game store that doesn't really care about official release dates.
This game features the good old GDI and NOD factions and also introduces a new alien race, the Scrin. Like the previous instalments of the C&C franchise, Tiberium Wars features nice cinematics. EA actually went out to hire some pretty famous TV stars for these clips, including Josh Holloway (Sawyer from LOST), Grace Park (Boomer/Athena from Battlestar Galactica) and Tricia Helfer (Number Six, also from Battlestar Galactica).
So what can fans expect from C&C3, is it awesome or crap? Fortunately we don't have to wait anymore for the answer to this as some of the larger gamesites have just published their reviews. IGN gave the game a 8.5/10, Eurogamer a 8/10, GameSpot a 9/10 and Gamedaily also rates it 9/10.
Here's a short snip from their conclusion:
Multiplayer has also received some great attention, with a very nice collection of maps and the inclusion of voice communications. Players can also broadcast their games and invite spectators using the Battlecast system. Multiplayer skirmishes tend to be fast-paced, since it doesn't take very long to reach the upper technology tiers.
Tiberium War brings back Command & Conquer, and ensures that it captures the classic feel while updating it for a new decade of players. There might be one or two gripes, like how Nod's amped up stealth abilities, while GDI doesn't have many stealth detectors, but most issues seem insubstantial when caught in the frantic gameplay. It's good to be back in the Commander's seat.
The demo version can be downloaded at EA's website, but this may take a while as the file is 1.17GB big.