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Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn

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Original Thread: Peace through Power - Let's Play (every) Command and Conquer (PC)

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Introduction

Peace through Power - Let's Play (every) Command and Conquer (PC)



Welcome to this Command and Conquer Anthology Let's Play. Join me on this magical ride through 15 years of strategy gaming featuring one of the most iconic series in gaming. From its meteoric rise to its slow and painful downfall, I'll be going through the entire series, game-by-game, expansions included.






How this will work

I'll be going through each game, chronologically. As every game features 2 factions, with entirely different campaigns, I will be showing off one "run" through each campaign, with additional posts revealing "missed" content, as Command and Conquer (and a few other early titles) featured branching paths. Anything that is the "main" content will be in video form, and the "missed" missions will be given an overview via Screenshots.

I will also attempt to showcase all the available songs and/or cutscenes, as the games have a healthy amount of unique videos depending on whether you succeed or not. This may be harder to do with Command and Conquer (Tiberian Dawn), as the games sometimes use an old, proprietary file format that makes it difficult to capture footage, or extract the video files and recording them with the help of some lucky charms.



What games should we see/expect?





1995 – Command & Conquer
1996 – Command & Conquer – The Covert Operations (+Sole Survivor content)
1996 – Command & Conquer: Red Alert
1997 – Command & Conquer: Red Alert – Counterstrike
1997 – Command & Conquer: Red Alert – The Aftermath
1998 – Command & Conquer: Red Alert – Retaliation
1999 – Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun
2000 – Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun – Firestorm
2000 – Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2
2001 – Command & Conquer: Yuri's Revenge
2002 – Command & Conquer: Renegade (Or Renegade X)
2003 – Command & Conquer: Generals
2003 – Command & Conquer: Generals – Zero Hour
2007 – Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars
2008 – Command & Conquer 3: Kane's Wrath
2008 – Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3
2009 – Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 – Uprising
2009 – Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 - Commander's Challenge
2010 – Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight


--- I'm not against mods, but I have no clue which ones are good or bad, and will consider adding any to the list upon request ---


I will preface by saying I am not the best strategy player ever (Company of Heroes proved that one!) but I shall attempt to play on the harder difficulties, when available.





And since this entire thing is being done chronologically, that means ABSOLUTELY NO SPOILERS AT ALL ABOUT ANYTHING! NO. SPOILERS. Not even tags.

The Command and Conquer series has very little in terms of adaptations or spin-off content, having, I think, one "expanded universe" book sold in 2009, so let's just let things play out as the games intended them to. Thanks!








https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3CLSOFvhDo





The year is 199X. A crashed meteorite in Italy sees the spread of a new, and deadly, material - Tiberium. Since its first arrival, Tiberium has spread to numerous locations around the globe, with the Global Defense Initiative (GDI) and Brotherhood of Nod (NOD) vying for control over this new "natural" resource.





The Brotherhood of Nod



Known as The Brotherhood, The Ways of Nod, ShaÆSeer among the tribes of Godan [ref: INTERPOL FILE ARK936 - Aliases of the Brotherhood].

Founded: Date unknown: exaggerated reports place the Brotherhood's founding before 1,800 BC.

Ideology: To unite third-world nations under a pseudo-religious political platform with imperialist tendencies. In actuality, it is an aggressive and popular neo-fascist, anti-West movement vying for total deomination of the world's peoples and resources. Operates under the popular mantra, "Brotherhood, unity, peace".

Current Head of State: Kane; also known as Caine, Jacob (INTERPOL FILE TRX11-12Q); al-Quayym, Amir (MI6 DR-416.52)

Base of Operations: Global. Command posts previously identified at Kuantan, Malaysiaa; somewhere in Ar-Rub' al-Khali, Saudi Arabia; Tokyo, Japan; Caen, France.

Military Strength: Previously believed only to be a smaller terrorist operations, a recent scandal involving United States defense contractors confirms that the Brotherhood is well-equipped and supports significant land, sea, and air military operations.

Economic Strength: Considerable operating assets believed to be in excess of US$255.2 billion, based on audits of seized financial records (see CIA DOCKET 3231.54-776 FIA).

Political Strength: Believed to be the sole backers of the Fist of Allah party in Jordan (52%); United We Stand America party in the United States (12%); Albion First! party in the United Kingdom (25+%), among others. (See Brookings Institution publication A42962-94 for full disclosure.)

Affiliations: Irish Republican Party; Islamic Jihad; Khmer Rouge; others (See document: Brotherhood of Nod Splinter Groups.)


[SEE ALSO: Mobius, Dr. R.H.; terrorist activities; United States Global Defense Act; Report of World Energy Radical Redistribution, US Congressional Report, 1994, File XXY22]



[NOD SUB-FACTIONS]

[ACCESS DENIED]



The Global Defense Initiative



Commonly, GDI. Before 1990, known as Special Operations Group Echo, Black Ops 9.

Founded: 12 October 1995, in acordance with the United Nations Global Defense Act (UNGDA)

Ideology: To enforce the United Nations Global Defense Act and upholds the ideals as outlined in the United Nations Charter.

Current Head of State: Brigadier General Mark Jamison Shepherd, Chief of Staff, United Nations Military Command.

Base of Operations: United Nations Military Command center, location REDACTED

Military Strength: Within parameters of the UNGDA, Article V, Section 3A, Paragraph 12.

Economic Strength: Funded by United Nations and various national governments, public organizations, and private enterprise.

Political Strength: Not applicable: operates within parameters of the UNGDA and under the orders of the United Nations Security Council.

Affiliations: United Nations


[SEE ALSO: Shepherd, M.J.; United Nations, 1995 to present; United Nations Global Defense Act, 1995; Mobius, Dr. R.H.]


[GDI SUB-FACTIONS]

[ACCESS DENIED]




Table of Contents


NOD Mission Playlist

Nod Mission 01
Nod Mission 02
Nod Mission 03
Nod Mission 04
Nod Mission 05
Nod Mission 06
Nod Mission 07
Nod Mission 08
Nod Mission 09
Nod Mission 10
Nod Mission 11
Nod Mission 12
Nod Mission 13
NOD Map Dissection 01
NOD Map Dissection 02
NOD Map Dissection 03
NOD Map Dissection 04



GDI Mission Playlist

GDI Mission 01
GDI Mission 02
GDI Mission 03
GDI Mission 04
GDI Mission 05
GDI Mission 06
GDI Mission 07
GDI Mission 08
GDI Mission 09
GDI Mission 10
GDI Mission 11
GDI Mission 12
GDI Mission 13
GDI Mission 14
GDI Mission 15
GDI Map Dissection 01
GDI Map Dissection 02
GDI Map Dissection 03

Covert Operations

GDI - Blackout
GDI - Hell's Fury
GDI - Infiltrated! + Covert Ops Map Dissection 01
GDI - Elemental Imperative
GDI - Ground Zero
GDI - Twist of Fate
GDI - Blindsided + Covert Ops Map Dissection 02


NOD - Bad Neighborhood
NOD - Deceit
NOD - Eviction Notice
NOD - The Tiberium Strain + Covert Ops Map Dissection 03
NOD - Hostile Takeover
NOD - Under Siege: C&C
NOD - NOD Death Squad
NOD - Cloak and Dagger
Covert Ops Map Dissection 04



Bonus Mission Pack


N64 Missions 01
N64 Missions 02
N64 Missions 03
N64 Missions 04


PSX Missions 01
PSX Missions 02
PSX Missions 03 + PSX Map Dissection 01
PSX Missions 04


The Endings


PAT SUX


Artwork


by PurpleXVI


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