The Let's Play Archive

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2

by Jobbo_Fett

Part 29: Allied X04 - Operation: Tomb Raided

Allied X04: Operation: Tomb Raided
Operation: Tomb Raided

Yuri has managed to take control of Einstein with his mind control devices! You must rescue the professor at all costs and, if possible, destroy the Psychic Dominator in the area.

Somewhere in Egypt. The map itself doesn't appear to be based on a real location.

Location: Egypt
Objective: Rescue Einstein and destroy Yuri's base in the area.

Briefing: [NONE]

Author's note: I wish that the setup for the Psychic Dominator's base was designed differently so that you didn't blow it up while making the rounds. This map is boring in light of the previous three.

Name: Lt. Eva
Aliases: None
Affiliation: Allies
Occupation: Tactical and Communications officer for the Commander
Voiced/Played by: Athena Massey

Lt. Eva is the Commander's tactics and communications officer, providing a vital supporting role in the Commander's control of his forces, and the battlefield.

Name: Ben Carville
Aliases: General Thorn
Affiliation: Allies
Occupation: Leading General of the US Forces. [UNDECEASED]
Voiced/Played by: Barry Corbin

Top military official for the United States of America's armed forces. Reports directly to the president. Enjoys antagonizing Tanya. Was temporarily subverted by the Soviet Union due to mind control weapons. Impressed by the Commander's ability to befriend Tanya. Killed before he could transfer to Europe when a suicide bomber infiltrated his HQ. Casually drops one of the best lines of all time related to time travel.

Tank Destroyer
RANGE: Medium
ARMOR: Heavy
WEAPON: Specially-developed SABOT rounds
COST: 900

German scientists have developed the Tank Destroyer, a unit designed specifically to give German forces an edge against enemy armour. While very weak against structures or infantry, Tank Destroyers are extremely powerful against enemy vehicles, and can be used either to clear the way for your own attacks or to blunt incoming columns of enemy armour.

Author's Note: I can't say I ever used these, and their usefulness relies entirely on whether or not you are facing the Soviets, rather than Yuri. That being said, its an alright specialist unit for under 1000 credits.

Robot Control Center
COST: 600
PURPOSE: Unlocks Robot Tank production

The Robot Control Center allows the Allies to build Robot Tanks. This building can be built after the production and placement of an Allied War Factory. This building ceases to function if it has low/no power.

Author's Note: Provides a very useful unit against Yuri, but beware of your power situation.

Robot Tank
RANGE: Short-Medium
ARMOR: Heavy
WEAPON: Robot Cannon
COST: 600

The main strength of the Robot Tank is that it cannot be mind controlled because there is no human driver onboard this assault vehicle. Robot Tanks hover, allowing them to cross water. The ability to create Robot Tanks is granted with the construction of a Robot Control Center. These cease to function if they have low/no power.

Author's Note: A cheap, spammable tank that floats and can't be mind controlled. It's only downsides being that it has a small health pool and can be rendered useless if the commander cannot power them.


Faster than Par Time: "With your speed and accuracy Einstein was rescued and Yuri's installation is no more. Yuri realizes now you're a force to be reckoned with."

Slower than Par Time: "You rescued Einstein but Yuri was able to withdraw key forces before his base was destroyed."