OpenRA: Red Alert
OpenRA: Red Alert
OpenRA is a project that recreates and modernizes the classic Command & Conquer real time strategy games. We have developed a flexible open source game engine (the OpenRA engine) that provides a common platform for rebuilding and reimagining classic 2D and 2.5D RTS games (the OpenRA mods). EA has not endorsed and does not support this product.

This means that OpenRA is not restricted by the technical limitations of the original games: it includes native support for modern operating systems and screen resolutions (including Windows 10, macOS, and most Linux distros) without relying on emulation or binary hacks, and features integrated online multiplayer.

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While we love the classic RTS gameplay, multiplayer game design has evolved significantly since the 1990's. The OpenRA mods include new features and gameplay improvements that bring them into the modern era:
  • A choice between “right click” and classic “left click” control schemes
  • Overhauled sidebar interfaces with support for hotkeys and production queues
  • Improved unit controls with features such as Attack-Move and unit stances
  • The “fog of war” that obscures the battlefield outside your units' line of sight
  • Other modern RTS features such as capturable tech structures and unit veterancy
  • Support for game replays and an observer interface designed for streaming games online
These core changes and continuous balance refinements to support the active multiplayer community mean that the OpenRA gameplay has evolved from the classic releases, with heavy influences from the later C&C titles.

OpenRA is 100% free, and comes bundled with three distinct mods. When you run a mod for the first time the game can automatically download the original game assets, or you can use the original game disks.

About OpenRA:
To play, join a lobby below by clicking the name of the lobby you wish to join.

OpenRA: Red Alert Lobbies

Lobby NamePlayers OnlineRatings
C&C 2 Red Alert 1 0 Unrated