Command & Conquer

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"and thus kane emerged in ea's offices and slaughterd evryone there. the end.."
— YouTube user levitan71 on the conclusion of Tiberian Twilight

Command & Conquer is a popular real-time strategy game franchise started in 1995 by Westwood Studios and currently owned by EA Games who totally ruined the franchise continue to improve and refine gaming to this day.

Several DYOSers are C&C fans and characters or concepts from C&C games often appeared in DYOS. Screenshots from C&C games are sometimes used in machinima comics.


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A list of the games in the series, with release dates. Games after 2003 were developed and published by EA Los Angeles, since by then Westwood had already been purged incorporated into EA Games.

Tiberium Universe

The Tiberium games took place in a post-apocalyptic Earth after the mysterious mineral Tiberium landed on the planet in 1995. The world is divided into two primary factions - the Global Defense Initiative (GDI) and the Brotherhood of Nod, who fight each other over the control of this new resource while civilization collapses all around them.

  • 1995 - Command and Conquer (often referred to as Tiberian Dawn)
  • 1996 - Covert Operations (expansion pack to Tiberian Dawn)
  • 1997 - Sole Survivor
  • 1999 - Tiberian Sun
  • 2000 - Firestorm (expansion pack to Tiberian Sun)
  • 2002 - Renegade (FPS coinciding with the events of Tiberian Dawn)
  • 2007 - C&C3: Tiberium Wars
  • 2008 - Kane's Wrath (expansion pack to Tiberium Wars)
  • 2010 - C&C4: Tiberian Twilight

Red Alert Universe

"What is so important you interrupt a private briefing, Gradenko?"

Originally meant to be a prequel to Tiberian Dawn, "Red Alert" eventually became its own spin-off universe. Generally, Red Alert games are more "light-hearted" than the Tiberium series; the latter tends to adopt a serious tone to reflect the theme of the series (which, of course, revolves around the impending doom of the human race). Unlike the games of the other two universes, navies are an important part of Red Alert games.

Red Alert is an alternate universe where, due to Einstein's time-traveling, Josef Stalin and the Soviet Union became the aggressor of World War II instead of the now-non-existent Hitler and the Third Reich. Time travel was later used on several other occasions, giving rise to new and exciting wars.

  • 1996 - Red Alert
  • 1997 - Counterstrike (expansion pack to Red Alert)
  • 1997 - Aftermath (expansion pack to Red Alert)
  • 1998 - Retaliation (PlayStation port of the above expansions)
  • 2000 - Red Alert 2
  • 2001 - Yuri's Revenge (expansion pack to Red Alert 2)
  • 2008 - Red Alert 3
  • 2009 - Uprising (stand-alone expansion to Red Alert 3)

Generals Universe


"Generals" takes place in the near future, where the USA, China, and a terrorist organization merry band of freedom fighters, the Global Liberation Army, competes for global ascendancy.

  • 2003 - Generals
  • 2003 - Zero Hour (expansion pack to Generals)

The faction generals from Zero Hour in particular have made many appearances in DYOS. They are: Townes, Alexander, Ironside, Leang, Fai, Kwai, Granger, Tao, Thrax, Mohmar, Kassad and Juhziz.



Posters known to use C&C in machinima