Command & Conquer: Red Alert - Counterstrike

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Command & Conquer
Red Alert
Developer Westwood Studios
Intelligent Games
Publisher Virgin Interactive (1997-1998)
Electronic Arts (1998-present)
Composer(s) Frank Klepacki
Latest version 1.08 (retail)
3.03 (1999 beta patch)
Release date NA3 April 1997
BRJune 1997
Genre Real-time strategy
Modes Singleplayer, multiplayer
Ratings ESRB: T
ELSPA: 15+
PEGI: 12
Platforms DOS, Windows
Requirements DOS or Windows 95/98
266 MHz Processor
350 MB HDD space
2x CD-ROM Drive
Command & Conquer: Red Alert
Inputs Keyboard, mouse

Command & Conquer: Red Alert: Counterstrike is the first of two expansions for Command & Conquer: Red Alert, released in 1997 with some new missions for both the Allies and the Soviets. It was the first expansion pack to bring new units, however they were campaign only. Arguably, the main feature of this expansion was the four secret Ant missions complete with a new "faction" of enemies, the Giant Ants.

The majority of multiplayer maps were designed by Intelligent Games.

On 14 November 2018, it was announced that Command & Conquer: Red Alert would be remastered by Petroglyph Games and Lemon Sky Studios under supervision of Electronic Arts, along with the Counterstrike and The Aftermath expansion packs.[1]

New units

New missions



Secret ant missions

To activate the Ant missions, go to the main menu, hold Shift while clicking the speaker at the top right corner of the screen. Then select the difficulty.


Names in different markets

  • France: Command & Conquer: Alerte Rouge - Missions Taïga
  • Germany: Command & Conquer: Mission CD - Gegenangriff


External links


  1. C&C Remastered Announcement from EA. Reddit (14 November 2018). Retrieved on 14 November 2018.
Command & Conquer series
Red Alert, Counterstrike and The Aftermath missions