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HWM Singapore|July 2020
Command & Conquer: Remastered Collection
Kenneth Ang
With a whizz, a bang and a press of the spacebar, the original Command & Conquer game from 1995 fizzles onto my PC monitor...and is promptly upgraded into a glorious modernday reiteration of itself, complete with 4K graphics and an amazingly remastered soundtrack.

Yes, it’s been a solid 25 years since people started clicking on GDI and Brotherhood of Nod units, and what better way to celebrate this milestone than with a remaster of the OG titles? From the good old Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert to DLCs like Covert Ops, Counterstrike and The Aftermath, the Remastered Collection definitely packs enough nostalgia to tempt even the most steadfast RTS veteran.

Heading into Tiberian Dawn, let’s just say I didn’t expect much of it at first considering the game is older than I am. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that same, somehow long forgotten bubbly sense of curiosity welling up as the opening animations played and I began to order my units around.

At that point, I had thrown away whatever notions I had prior - the game was just “enjoyable”, maybe even charming, especially with all the face-to-face-style briefing videos that we’ve come to adore from C&C playing in high definition.

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