Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 is a real-time strategy game application developed by Electronics Arts, Inc. It was initially released on October 28, 2008 in North American and on October 31, 2008 in Europe. The program offers three game modes – Single-player, Co-operative and Multiplayer modes. The video game is an extension of the Red Alert games under the Command & Conquer game series. It also features a stand-alone expansion pack called Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 – Uprising, which was released on March 2009.
Like the earlier Red Alert games, Red Alert 3 is set in a fictional reality from World War II, wherein the Western Allies battled against the Soviet Union. In this game, the Soviet Union faced defeat, which leads them to go back in the past to kill Albert Einstein and prevent him from assisting the Western Allies. This paves the way for the Soviet Union to dominate the present world. After altering the past, an unintentional consequence occurred creating the Empire of the Rising Sun, a third world power. The three factions begin a war. The three factions (Allies, Soviet Union and Empire) are playable with each having their own storyline. All of the factions have the same gameplay – construct base, gather resources and train armies to destroy the enemies.