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Command & Conquer: Rivals is a free-to-play real-time strategy mobile game. The game was released on Android and iOS on December 4, 2018.

Command and Conquer: Rivals
Command and Conquer, Rivals cover.jpg
Developer(s)EA Redwood Studios
Publisher(s)Electronic Arts
Designer(s)Greg Black
SeriesCommand & Conquer
Platform(s)Android, iOS
Release4 December 2018[1]
Genre(s)Real-time strategy


Screenshot Gameplay of Command and Conquer: Rivals

Command and Conquer: Rivals is a one-versus-one competitive multiplayer real-time strategy game.[2] The player can play as Rivals, GDI or Brotherhood of Nod, with each faction offering unique abilities. Players are tasked to control platforms surrounding the missile silo.[3] If the player manages to gain control of more platforms than the enemy for a fixed time, the missile will launch and obliterate the opponent's base.[4]


The game was revealed at EA Play 2018 with a live gameplay demo, making it the first Command & Conquer game from EA since 2012's Command & Conquer: Tiberium Alliances.[5] A pre-alpha version of the game was released on Google Play on the same day.[6] Greg Black, who had worked on various Command & Conquer games, was hired to design the game's combat.


Aggregate score

Command and Conquer: Rivals was widely criticized by players for being a mobile game instead of a real-time strategy game the franchise is known for.[8] Redwood Studios General Manager Michael Martinez responded by saying that the team hoped to bring a great real-time strategy game for mobile platforms. He also urged fans of the series to give this game a chance.[9]

Despite the controversy, Rivals received mixed to positive reception from critics. On Metacritic, the game has a score of 71/100.[7]


  1. ^ "EA Announces Command & Conquer: Rivals Launches Worldwide December 4". Electronic Arts. 30 October 2018. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  2. ^ Morse, Blake (June 9, 2018). "E3 2018: Command & Conquer: Rivals Announced For Mobile at EA Play". Shacknews. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  3. ^ Tarantola, Andrew (June 10, 2018). "Hands-on with 'Command & Conquer Rivals'". Engadget. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  4. ^ Campbell, Colin (June 9, 2018). "Command & Conquer: Rivals brings classic strategy to the small screen". Polygon. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  5. ^ Goldfarb, Andrew (June 9, 2018). "E3 2018: Command & Conquer: Rivals Announced". IGN. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  6. ^ Hodapp, Eli (June 9, 2018). "EA Announces 'Command & Conquer Rivals' With an Android Pre-Alpha Available Today". TorchArcade. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  7. ^ a b "Command & Conquer Rivals for iPhone/iPad Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved February 3, 2019.
  8. ^ Totilo, Stephen (June 9, 2018). "New Command & Conquer Mobile Game Is Getting Mauled Online". Kotaku. Retrieved June 13, 2018.
  9. ^ Yin-Poole, Wesley (June 11, 2018). "As the internet slams EA's Command & Conquer mobile game, the developers call for a "fair shake"". Eurogamer. Retrieved June 13, 2018.

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