Petroglyph Studios has certainly brought their strategy expertise and knowledge of the Command & Conquer series to the table when it comes to preserving what made the original games so great. For those who haven’t played either of the Command & Conquer titles included in the remastered collection before, the premise is relatively straightforward: in a campaign, you can choose to play as one of two factions on a dedicated map. Once you start the game, you’ll need to gather Tiberium (a resource you need to build structures and produce units), build up a base, and build up an army to eventually wipe out your opponent.
The gameplay premise hasn’t changed in its remastered version; on the surface, all the familiar elements are still there, but they have now been upgraded to 4K quality. Maps and units look better than ever before, and the game’s music, interface and cutscenes have all been given a polish and a facelift. The game’s animations, buildings, and units look incredibly detailed and players now have the option to zoom in on the map and see their units in action up close. The remastered collection also gives players the option to switch between 4K graphics and the legacy ones, giving veterans the opportunity to enjoy the original experience with better resolutions if they are so inclined. I found it particularly impressive to toggle between the old and new graphics to see how far things have come since Command & Conquer’s original release.