61 COMMAND & CONQUER: RED ALERT 2
Release year 2000 Last position New entry
John Red Alert 2 was the shiny, jolly younger brother of Westwood’s high-budget and much more serious-feeling
Tiberian Sun, which came a couple of years before it. The budget costume department and absurd acting are what made the narrative so brilliant, particular respect going to Yuri’s flimsy false moustache and the mystery of how it never fell off.
Wes Command & Conquer’s FMV cutscenes were the first groundbreaking dramatic storytelling for an RTS. With Red Alert, they got campy, and that was the best decision Westwood ever made. RA 2 imbues each althistory unit with exaggerated personality, from Tanya to the Chrono Legionnaire to the grinning Kirov. The music, missions and characters are still the most bubbly and memorable of the series.