AVault TS Review
Review Rating 3.5/5
9/17/99 - AVault: The computer game industry gets more like the film industry every day. You've got your major studios (EA, Interplay and so on), your small, independent producers of media, and your starving fans looking for the next piece of entertainment that will blow them away. If this is true, then Command & Conquer 2: Tiberian Sun (C&C2) is the Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace of gaming.
Jumbo TS Review
Review Rating 9.5/10
9/16/99 - Jumbo Games: The depth of gameplay is incredible and almost habit-forming, to say the least. What about tank rushing? Gone. Tank rushing has been eliminated by introducing a new structure called the EPM Generator. An EMP pulse will shut down all mechanical units for a short period of time and will give the defending player a chance to counter attack disabled enemy forces.
3D Spotlight TS Review
Review Rating 9/10
9/13/99 - 3D Spotlight: In some ways it does live up to the hype surrounding the game, although like myself you might feel a little disappointed. Essentially the gameplay is as classic as before & thatís what makes it so good. Iíve played the game non-stop since it arrived. If you liked either of the previous games youíll no-doubt be addicted to this game.
GameCenter TS Review
Review Rating Good/Excellent
9/12/99 - GameCenter: If Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun was on trial, I would probably not make it through the jury selection process--with all the press this game has been getting for the past few years, it's been hard not to have some kind of opinion of the game. I don't envy the task faced by Westwood: to produce a sequel to such a big and genre-establishing game as Command & Conquer, because just about every gamer has a different idea of what the perfect follow-up should be. Well, as it turns out, Westwood seems to think that the perfect sequel should be as fun and easily recognizable as the original, and should take as few risks as possible. Basically, it would take Charles Darwin to spot any evolution of the form here, folks.
GamesMania TS Review
Review Rating 8/10
9/11/99- Gamesmania: Overall, Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun is a truly enjoyable, challenging and addictive RTS game that's worthy of the coveted C & C title it adorns. Though it doesn't really offer more features than past C & C games (or Blizzard's Starcraft or Microsoft's Age of Empires, for that matter), it still proves to be a winner due to its well-crafted--albeit not revolutionary--gameplay. In short, it's sure to satiate serious RTS fans, while likely recruiting a few new gamers to the genre along for the ride.
Games Weekly TS Review
Review Rating 7/10
9/11/99 - Games Weekly: Tiberian Sun had incredible potential. But starting with the confusing NOD introduction, and moving on to the realization that there just isn't a whole lot of substance behind the shiny box, the game loses interest too soon. With previous C&C games, I couldn't wait to make the GDI or Allies pay for their boy-scout ethics of saving the world. With Tiberian Sun, I never felt compelled to save the world for the Brotherhood, or for the GDI. I kept playing the game, hoping I was just experiencing a slow start, but in the end, there wasn't anything that special about Tiberian Sun.
GamePen TS Review
Review Rating 4/5
9/10/99 - GamePen: If you were to ask Westwood Studios to describe their game, Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun, they would have preached as if it were one of the last major events of the millennium. If you were to ask the majority of the gaming press, they would have told a different tale and gone into great detail as to why Tiberian Sun would suck. But if you took the time to look at Tiberian Sun, not as an evolution of gaming but as a game, it would be pretty clear that Westwood hit the mark solid. Thatís not a critical opinion; thatís if you were to ask a fan.
PC.IGN TS Review
Review Rating 8/10
9/4/99 - PC.IGN: Westwood has created a unique problem for themselves. They popularized the genre that so many other titles have seemed to take over. We were hoping that Tiberian Sun would help to reorient strategy games in a new direction. It's hard to judge a game in a vacuum (and noisy too), but it's also unfair to compare a game to the memory of past games or the anticipation of future ones. When it comes right down to it, Tiberian Sun delivers phenomenal gameplay within an exciting context and that's more than enough for me.
Hotgames TS Review
No Rating Given
9/3/99 Hotgames - Multiplayer: What real time strategy game is complete without a multiplayer option? None, and this game certainly has everything you could want in this area. Be prepared for a long night, however - matches (especially with four or more warmongers on board) can take hours to get started let alone finish. Maybe EA should have included some pizza vouchers in the boxÖ
MGO Network TS Review
Review Rating 8.25/10
9/2/99 MGO: Right now this is the game I have been playing. Its great storyline and cut scenes kept me in the action and after that if I didn't have a chance to hop on Westwood Online I could play a fairly talented CPU opponent. However, my experiences on WWO have been not so good, the games I played on the 56K dialup were definitely lagged even when all participating players had good pings. Hopefully they will address the lag issues. For now they receive mediocre marks for online playability due to the variable conditions I experienced. If they can correct the lag issues I think I have found a new game that will stay my computer.
Gamespot TS Review
Review Rating 7.8/10
9/2/99 - Gamespot: Tiberian Sun will look immediately familiar to Command & Conquer players, although a closer inspection reveals that the game's terrain graphics are far more sophisticated than they used to be. Realistic topography and colored lighting effects make Tiberian Sun's terrain look great, and because explosive weapons leave craters or knock down bridges, the terrain provides an important new tactical consideration. You'll notice a few other additions to the battlefield, including a second, more valuable type of the mysterious resource Tiberium and even Tiberian mutants that will attack your forces on sight.
Thresh's Firing Squad Review
Review Rating - 3.5/5
8/31/99: This review is one of the best and largest TS reviews to date. A must read review!
What's the BIG DEAL with this Tiberian Sun? :If you're asking yourself this question, odds are that you haven't had your PC more than 2 years or so. Because back then, there was one question and one question only on the lips of RTS players "So, C&C or StarCraft/WarCraft?" Man oh man, that question has led to flame wars, debates, in-depth comparisons and a split in the online RTS community. To this day, for many gamers, there exists only one alternative to StarCraft, that being C&C: Red Alert (and optionally one of the expansion packs.) They swear by it like StarCraft fanatics swear they'd never touch Total Annihilation.
Games Domain TS Review
Review Rating - 9/10
8/31/99 - Games Domain: "How long has it been? Surely one of the most eagerly awaited (and most delayed) sequels in recent times, Command & Conquer: Tiberian Sun has finally made it to release. It was originally due in 1997, but was held up after Electronic Arts bought Westwood, the game's developers, from Virgin last summer. Follow-up to the popular Command and Conquer: Red Alert, the new game brings the concept forward a decade or seven, to a post-apocalyptic-style future world."
3D Gamers TS Review
Review Rating - 88/100
8/31/99 - 3DGamers: Now after months of delay the game is finally out. Does it live up to all the hype created around it or is it simply Red Alert and Tiberian Dawn rehashed? Find out....
EA-Central TS Review
Review Rating - 10/10
8/30/99: The anticipation of Tiberian Sun was unreal. I myself have been waiting for Tiberian Sun since the end of the original C&C, when we got a sneak peak at Tiberian Sun.
Gamespot UK Review
Review Rating - 9.6/10
8/28/99: Tiberian Sun has been in development for almost three years and anticipation has risen and hopes deflated several times in that period. But it's finally here. Don't expect anything drastically new from a technology or gameplay point of view, though ≠ this is still the Command & Conquer we all know and love, and while a lot of the units have changed in name and appearance and new ones have been introduced, it's still very much familiar ground.
PC Gameworld Review
Review Rating - 95/100
8/27/99: It is always an event when a highly anticipated game makes its way to my doorstep. Initially, like most gamers, I am filled with excitement at the prospect of playing such a game. Then, reality hits: not many games live up to the hype. I owe it to anyone who reads this review to deliver the most objective, in depth information I am capable of. You guys need to know if the game is worth the plastic case it comes in, and coming to such a determination about a much-hyped game like Tiberian Sun is no easy task, I must tell you. This game is the sequel to a legend, and in order to be deemed a success, it has to outdo its predecessor. That's a tall order.