Earlier we wrote about Lord of Ultima as a way to get your deep strategy game fix for free. Similarly, if you’re looking for a faster real-time strategy (RTS) game to play without spending any money upfront, then you should check out Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances from our extensive free games library. This free-to-play installment takes the elements of earlier C&C RTS titles, and adapts them to a browser-playable massively multiplayer online RTS game.
Your overall goal as a new Commander is to take your starting base in a small sector of the world map, develop it, and then work your way toward taking over the whole map with a mix of combat, economical gathering, or base construction. Like in other C&C games, you start out focusing on base construction and creating harvesters to scoop up tiberium crystals, but eventually, you have to deal with other players.
It’s in attacking and defending player bases where this installment plays a bit differently compared to previous C&C games though—they actually feel like playing both sides of a tower defense game. If you’re on defense, you lay down units and structures to stop or slow down incoming enemies; if you’re attacking a base, you instead assign units into waves and watch them march out onto the field to take on your opponent’s defensive layout.
While you can purchase optional boosts to your production speed, resources, or repair time, you can also simply log in, manage your base, and launch or repel an invasion for free. Check out Command & Conquer Tiberium Alliances now, then check back for additional units and upgrades that the team will be adding sometime in December.
Posted by Thierry Nguyen on November 26, 2012