Command & Conquer 2: Tiberian Sun
Command & Conquer 2: Tiberian Sun is the second entry of the Tiberium sub-series of the Command & Conquer franchise. It was developed and published by Westwood Studios in 1999.
Why It Rocks
- Awesome cutscenes with amazing animations for the time.
- A mini map is added to make easier for players to keep track of what's happening.
- Catchy music.
- Nice sound effects which get louder and louder when you get close to them.
- Just like the first game, you can play as two different factions, the Brotherhood of Nod and the Global Defence Initiative (shortened in GDI).
- Stealth missions are added, and are a good addition to the game. Stealth missions usually involve sending an engineer behind enemy lines to steal a piece of technology or to rescue a prisoner and escort him to safety.
- Endless tactical possibilities, depending from the enemy you're facing and the map you're playing on.
- Many difficulty levels (called "Technology Levels") that go from 1, where you can build only light infantry and Tiberium gatherers, to level 10, where you can build all units in the game, from light infantry to nuclear warheads.
- A map editor is included, allowing you to create your own maps with little restrictions.
- Awesome online play, where you can change the rules of the game by giving things like infinite Tiberium or forbidding players to build buildings for a greater challenge.
- The two factions have their own unique features, which, along with the high number of tactical possibilities that you are given, gives the game a good replay value.
- There is a mod that allows you to use the units of this game in its sequel Tiberium Wars, which is compatible with the campaign.
- An expansion called Command & Conquer 2: Tiberian Sun: Firestorm was released, which sets up the events of Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars and the latter's expansion, Kane's Wrath.
- The mini map doesn't tell you which units you are commanding, but it only tells you what are your units and what are the enemy's units.
- The game may suffer from slowdowns on old computers during cutscenes.