To be an RTS fan back in the way, you had to play it
This version of the seminal Command & Conquer game is almost the same as the original, but it does have a few perks up its sleeve. On one hand, it has a load of bugfixes, and some would argue that the game plays faster and smoother, but I was unable to really see that. (I mostly play my C and C in DosBox, and I think that kind of takes the edge of minimalist differences, as I generally tend to crank up the box just a notch, so that my games won't lag!). At any rate, if you don't know what Command & Conquer is, let me tell you that it is one of the best put together RTSes of the golden era. It has a simple build the base, then go to war formula, but it's really well done, in a way on par with StarCraft and with some other games. Sure, Red Alert took the cake later on, establishing itself as the game to go, due to its fast skirmishes and flawless connectivity, (LAN style!) which sort of kept it going for loads of time after it was released. But this game here, Command & Conquer Gold sure merits a revisit, if not for the multiplayer bits, at least for the solo campaign, which is without a doubt a great one.