RTS games comparable to C&C Generals?

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Which RTS games do you know, that are comparable to C&C Generals in terms of philosophy/vibe/gameplay?

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Command & Conquer 3 Kane’s Wrath might be closest, the XBox 360 version even has Kane's Challenge, similar to the Generals' Challenge in Zero Hour.

Also, there are mods for C&C 3 which give it a Generals vibe.
Try the Rise of the Reds mod for Zero Hour, also The End of Days.

Act of Aggression - Reboot Edition is similar, but people are divided—read some Steam reviews. It's the successor to Act of War Direct Action & its expansion AoW High Treason.

War Front: Turning Point is worth considering, if you can find it and get it working on a modern PC.
 

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Which RTS games do you know, that are comparable to C&C Generals in terms of philosophy/vibe/gameplay?

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If you're not afraid of humorous approach to war, you can also try C&C Red Alert 3. The mechanics in all C&C games are similar, so unless you're tied strongly to 3D graphics, you can even try older installments in the series or check C&C Remastered Collection. Although keep in mind that the pace is slower in these games.

If you decide to try C&C Tiberian Sun or Red Alert 2, be prepared for the necessity to install some community patches to get the games working on modern hardware.
 
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The video reminds me of all those Dune games that are in the publisher's limbo. Man, I'd love to revisit Dune 2000 and Emperor Battle for Dune, but I have huge doubts whether this will be possible. If GOG can't do it, no one will...
uh, I suggest that you visit the OpenRA website, because their engine is also capable of running Dune 2000 "Gamemodes" 😉 which is essentially a fan remake from what I can gather.
 

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