Electronic Arts has released the original Command & Conquer: Red Alert for free to celebrate the release of the original Command & Conquer 13 years ago. Red Alert can be installed under Windows XP, 98, 95 and ME. Vista is not officially supported, though it should be able to run on that OS as well.
Today, August 31st, 2008 marks the 13th anniversary of the storied Command & Conquer franchise, which has sold over 25 million copies to date. And to celebrate this milestone and this October's highly anticipated return to the world of Red Alert with Red Alert 3, we are giving away one of the original games that started it all, Command & Conquer Red Alert, for FREE. And because we are also offering Red Alert 2 for free for those who pre-order Red Alert 3 before October 27th, C&C fans...YOU can walk away with Red Alert, Red Alert 2 and Red Alert 3 - all for the price of Red Alert 3 ($49.99 standard edition, $64.99 Premier Edition).
To take advantage of this three-for-one offer, just follow the "Red Alert 3 Step": Step 1 - Download the original Red Alert at the bottom of this page for free Step 2 - Pre-Order Red Alert 3 from participating retailers and receive Red Alert 2 FOR FREE Step 3 - Pick up your pre-ordered copy of Red Alert 3 when the game hits stores this holiday
Pre-ordering Red Alert 3 will also give you the following exclusive items:
Red Alert Retrospective - A look back at Command Red Alert, Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge
Premier Edition Sneak Peek - Exclusive previews of Raising of the Iron Curtain, From Pens to Pixels, Command School, and BattleCast Primetime
From Fighter to Assassin - A featurette on EliteXC superstar, Gina Carano.
Exclusive multiplayer/skirmish map for Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 when the game ships
Exclusive Command & Conquer Red Alert 3 desktop wallpapers featuring members of Red Alert 3's star studded cast including Jenny McCarthy, Gemma Atkinson, Autumn Reeser, Kelly Hu and more!