Alerte Rouge 2 is the French version of the game Red Alert 2 of the Command & Conquer franchise of real-time strategy games developed by Westwood Pacific. This game is set in the early Seventies and picks up where the first installment of Red Alert left off. The story of the game starts with the US Armed Forces caught off-guard by the onslaught of Soviet forces from the air, land, and sea. US President Michael Dugan forms an emergency response team headed by “The Ghost” and General Carville.
In this game, players can take the side of either Soviets or Allies. The two factions have different armies, each with its own strengths and weaknesses. To win a game, players must wield their faction’s strengths and exploit the weaknesses of other armies. The multiplayer mode can be played by using LAN (Internet connection not required) and by connecting to the Command & Conquer server for online play. Only single-player Skirmish Mode is available in LAN play, while online play allows players to join private and public games, tournaments, and ladder ranking games. Gamers can also choose to play the single-player campaign mode, which features alternate endings depending on the choices players make throughout the game.
The game has an expansion pack titled Yuri’s Revenge.