So you've gunned, bombed, launched, zapped and stealthed your
way through the single-player campaign. Think you're bad?
The place to do it is Westwood Online, Westwood Studios' free
multi-play service that allows you to pit your skills against a
worldwide community of fellow gamers. And when the smoke clears
and a victor emerges -- hey, you just might have made a new
Intense online play is only the half of it. With a free Westwood
Online membership, you'll get a load of perks and privileges as well.
The club newsletter and special bulletins, for instance, will keep you
up to date on what the Red Alert 2 development team is up to, whether
it's map packs, patches or mods.
membership will also get you a discount on Westwood Studios
games and merch like hats and T-shirts, as well as participation
in online contests and drawings, and -- if you've ever wondered
how these Westwood guys come up with their ideas -- online
conferences with the creators of your favorite Westwood games.
Best of all, you'll get the scoop on upcoming Westwood games and
maybe even the opportunity to beta test them. Finally, you'll
get access to live online technical support, where you can speak
directly to customer service team members.
But back to fragging your friends online at Red Alert 2. Red
Alert 2 with Westwood Online boasts a veritable Kirov full of
game modes, including:
||Battle: The default game in which you can ally with
other players and go for a cooperative victory. With
alliances, you share map intelligence as well as the spoils
||Free For All: It's you against the world. You've
got no friends, no family -- just an MCV and your wits.
||Unholy Alliance: Why choose sides? In Unholy
Alliance, you start with both an Allied and a Soviet MCV,
allowing you to build on both tech trees. Opens up new
strategic possibilities for sneaky and devastating combo
||Megawealth: No miners here, just a bunch of Oil
Derricks waiting for your Engineers to move in.
||Land Rush: With the Shroud removed, players begin
with an MCV in mid-battlefield with power crates liberally
strewn about the map. The faster you set up your base, the
more goodies you're likely to get. Move it, soldier!
||Meat Grinder: Ah, the wars of yesteryear when there
weren't such things as Iron Curtains and Weather Control
Devices. In this variation, players duke it out with nothing
more than tanks and infantry.
||Naval War: Players must fight from a small islands,
relying on naval strategies to seize victory.
||Cooperative: In this mode, you can play through a
specially designed campaign cooperatively with a friend.
Rounded out by more maps than you can shake a
Tesla Coil at, whether they're created by Westwood designers or
the RA2 community,
Westwood Online is the place to wage your war.