ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances - A Manly Farmville Alternative!

Updated on May 31, 2012

I fondly remember playing the original Command and Conquer game on my old AMD 586 133 mhz PC! Times have certainly changed, but the sheer awesomeness of the Command and Conquer series of games hasn't diminished a bit! Although it has been quite a few years since I have found the time to play any of these strategy games, I was pleasantly surprised to discover the other day a manly alternative to Zynga's Farmville on Facebook.

Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances Main Menu
Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances Main Menu | Source
Building Your Military Base
Building Your Military Base | Source
C&C Offensive Units Menu
C&C Offensive Units Menu | Source

So It's Like Farming Tiberium?

Well sorta. If you are familiar with Farmville, you'll recognize the strategy behind EA's recent online game venture. The game is completely free to play, but if you would like to advance quicker, you can pay for upgrades. Instead of decorating your farm or working to raise poultry, you instead get to amass an army to conquer your corner of the world! Overall, I have been pretty impressed with the dynamic game play. Sure you "harvest" tiberium and crystals, but there are multiple game dynamics which must be balanced in order to advance within the game. You have multiple resources including the two mentioned, as well as power, credits, research points, and much more. With a hint of Sid Myer's Civilization, you can upgrade units when battling others. In addition to waging war, you must also divert resources to defense or your your coffers will be plundered by actual players looking to gain some credits. There is a multi player aspect of the game in regards to alliances. You can partner up with others to command a vast territory as well as assist in attacks and defense of others. The battle action isn't like traditional C&C games in regards to real time strategy, but instead you attack in waves, which reminds me more of playing a turn based game like Risk, but what seems simple enough can really be tricky to master. The visual effects are very good, as well as the in game audio, leaving the player with an immersive experience if played in full screen. Another bonus of the game is that it doesn't need to be downloaded. Much like other browser games, C&C Tiberium Alliances is played completely online, and does not require a subscription or download to play. Oh and I almost forgot the most impressive thing, it doesn't require you to send requests to all of your Facebook friends! That's right, you'll no longer be ashamed to play one of these games if and when it goes out of fashion. EA games has been kind enough to build in a forum for players to recruit for alliances and talk strategy, so you're only playing with like minded folks, not subjecting all of your friends to your nerdness.

Overall, this is a wonderful game to start playing! It's visually appealing, and you don't have to be a big C&C fan in order to get the hang of things. For your first few missions, there are wizards which guide you through the overall game play as well as introduce you to the gaming dynamics. If you have some spare time give it shot. But be warned, much like Farmville you can quickly become addicted to this game!

Command And Conquer Tiberium Alliances Trailer

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • BraidedZero profile image

      James Robertson 

      6 years ago from Texas

      I've always strayed away from games like this because they make it seem like you have to spend money to truly have fun. I hate that someone who spends money on the game will advance quicker than I will even though I probably spend more time on the game. That's why I usually just stick with the games where you pay for the subscription and are happy knowing you're on the same level as everyone else. I will probably give this one a try though because I love Command and Conquer.

    • JohnGreasyGamer profile image

      John Roberts 

      6 years ago from South Yorkshire, England

      Doesn't seem like a bad game, and I'll have to give it a shot.... until I saw EA. I'm not here to complain about ME or DA, but I have my doubts about this being funded by Electronic Arts. I'll give it a shot, but I'll keep their name in mind.

      Voted up and interesting ^^

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)