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Buying the C&C Ultimate Collection

Getting on your way to playing your favorite C&C games

Guide updated - 16/10/2022

Buying the C&C Ultimate Collection from the EA App

The Ultimate Collection includes all the classic C&C games including Red Alert 2 & Yuri's Revenge.

Note, some games are officially freeware, including Tiberian Dawn, Red Alert and Tiberian Sun.
See below for more information on freeware titles.

Step 1

Download the EA App from the EA website and login with your EA account.

Step 2

In the EA App - Search for the "Ultimate Collection" EA App - Ultimate Collection

Step 3

Clicking the Ultimate Collection you can now click "Purchase". Once purchased the games will appear in your EA app under the "My Collection" tab. EA App - Ultimate Collection Purchase

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Is the entire Command & Conquer series free to download?

Not all C&C games are freeware, only the following are:

  • C&C Tiberian Dawn (2007) - Source
  • C&C Red Alert (2008) - Source
  • C&C Tiberian Sun (2010) - Source

So, how does CnCNet support the games that aren't freeware?

CnCNet provides a ready to go installer for Tiberian Dawn, Red Alert, and Tiberian Sun. The games have been updated to work with the latest operating systems and builds in order for you to get on your way to playing online.

For the games that aren't freeware, CnCNet provides installers which only include the CnCNet developed components required for you to play online. They're designed to look for your game directory and extract the components necessary for multiplayer, as well as applying compatibility fixes in order for you to play with modern day systems.

In order for you to play games such as Red Alert 2 and Yuri's Revenge, you will need to already own a copy of the game for it to work.

Is CnCNet linked to EA Games?

CnCNet is not linked to EA, and has no official affiliation with Electronic Arts.

Is CnCNet free?

CnCNet is completely free to use, and open source as well. CnCNet is financed by donations kindly contributed by the community.

C&C Ultimate Collection - does it work with CnCNet?

Yes - the C&C Ultimate Collection works with CnCNet. The CnCNet installers will automatically find your game installation, whether it's the C&C Ultimate Collection, The First Decade, or an old CD install you have.