Command and Conquer Red Alert - The Command & Conquer and Red Alert series has gone a long way to popularize the real-time strategy genre through the years. Red Alert 3 adds a few new units, powers and a new faction to keep the franchise fresh, but far too much has remained the same. The game's biggest problems are that far too many units are retained from prior games, many units are shared between all 3 factions with mere name swaps and the AI is still amazingly ignorant of its surroundings. The game is fun but would be much better if they actually pushed the franchise and genre forward with some truly fresh new ideas rather than retreading the same formulaic approach to the RTS genre.
Red Alert returns with the series trademark campy videos to tell the story of an alternate history where Einstein never existed and a new faction, the Empire of the Rising Sun, vies along with the Soviets and Allied forces to control the world. The over the top acting by some well-known actors, such as George Takei, JK Simmons (he's absolutely hilarious!), and Jenny McCarthy, provides an entertaining calm between the campaign's tense missions.