Command & Conquer Remastered looks great, but the music is the real treasure

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Command & Conquer Remastered Collection is out today, and we’ll have more on the whole bundle next week. It’s a big package: Two full games with their expansions, a bunch of bonus missions that were once exclusive to consoles, and galleries full of classic FMV and behind the scenes videos. Many of those goodies are locked when you start the game, earned as you play through the campaigns. I don’t think I’ll ever get around to unlocking most of them myself, because of the hour or so I’ve spent playing C&C Remastered so far, most of it has been in the Jukebox. The remastered soundtrack sounds fantastic, and has made me realize just how strongly most of my C&C memories are tied into its music.

When I think of Command & Conquer’s soundtracks, the song that immediately comes to mind for me, and I think many other fans, is Red Alert’s Hell March. Tyler even has it in his head at all times. But the original game’s soundtrack is fantastic, too, full of ’90s industrial bangers and frequent detours into synth and funk land.

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