The Paladins and Crusaders of the USA are too expensive to waste, and the Scorpions and Marauders of the GLA need serious upgrading before they can hold their own. China has both the Battle master, which receives a bonus in hordes, and the Overlord, which while slow can mount a Gatling gun, or bunker for 5 soldiers, or a propaganda tower that can heal other tanks.
Expanding is not necessary once you’ve enough Hackers, Supply Pads, or Generals Points in bounties on destroyed vehicles. One particularly effective tactic for China or the GLA is to invest in siege weaponry of your own, and time force-fired nuclear artillery or scud missiles to impact every couple seconds within the choke point.
Many Berthoud matches end in a giant contest to determine which player can build the most super-weapons the fastest. They’ve also got to be defended while building, and both power and defense require resources that could otherwise fund offensive forces.
Command and Conquer Generals : Berthoud strategies that emphasize expansion, raiding, and focused strikes can be incredibly effective counters. Taking over as many resource stockpiles as possible, launching harassment air strikes on prerequisite buildings and resource gatherers, and in the GLA’s case, the use of rebel ambushes and tunnel sneak attacks on the super-weapons themselves can frustrate and negate a super-weapon focused base.
Missions in this case mean going up against an optimized pre-constructed base run by an AI general that will mock you at every turn and strike your most vulnerable structures and units. These target infantry and armor equally effectively, and the Patriot Defenses smash aircraft and incoming missiles.
Attacking vehicles are disabled by the Patriots and aircraft are instantly destroyed, so this is one of the tougher Command and Conquer Generals : Berthoud missions. Use helicopters screened by other aircraft to draw fire or the GLA rebel ambush get some infantry next to a particle cannon and have them try to capture it.
But get close, apply constant pressure, and you’ll beat one of the easiest of the Command and Conquer Generals : Berthoud missions. This General can be a tough nut to crack, because his three nuclear missile silos are more than enough to wipe many bases out in short order.
Approaches to his base are sealed by overlord tanks firing radioactive shells and nuclear artillery cannons. He blathers quite a bit about making the ground run red with blood, crushing under tanks, etc.
I think that due to structure independently, the massive differences in the armies / units, and the whole “general points” system. I was pumped to get Berthoud after trying to find information about it (the EA site was lacking...) and everything sounded great.
Berthoud adds that extra level of strategy that I was looking for and in my eyes it’s a much better investment over Frozen Throne ($40 at Best Buy.) The good: The Nine New Generals : GLA Toxin, GLA Demolition, GLA Stealth, China Nuke, China Tank, China Infantry, USA Super Weapon, USA Air Force, USA Laser.
Campaign Mode seems much less fun due to the fact that now you can play General's Challenge. Summary: This expansion pack for Command and Conquer Generals improves the fun of the game greatly.
ADDED NEW MULTIPLAYER MAPS Death Valley, Forgotten Forest, Hostile Dawn, Iron Dragon, Mountain Fox, North America, Red Rock, Seaside Mutiny, Dogs of War, Manic Aggression, Floodplains, The Frontline. IMPROVED ONLINE STATS Made improvements to the code that tracks statistics for multiplayer ranks and battle honors in Generals Online.
CHINA HACKER FIX Addressed an issue that caused Hackers located inside an Internet Center to stop hacking indefinitely after the structure is attacked by a Microwave Tank. Hackers now resume hacking after the Microwave Tank has stopped.
The audio cue will no longer sound for any non-chat related messages. CRASH BUGS Addressed bugs that caused the game to crash if you drop a bunker buster on garrisoned Tunnel Networks; and if you attempt to garrison the castle in mission GLA05 with any more than 14 units.
The group of terrorists “Global Liberation Army” (GLA) begins to blow up various sites in Europe and Asia. The game has three parties: the United States, China and the World Liberation Army (GLA).
Windows Phone Unfortunately, most of them were slowly discontinued, with most casualties coming from Apple’s move from PowerPC to Intel years ago.
In parallel, Transgaming, the company that ported C&C games to Mac on behalf of EA, was purchased. Originally released in 2004, Asp yr updated the game to run on the latest macOS and re-released it exclusively on the Mac App Store, including the Berthoud expansion.
Asp yr upgraded C&C Generals to the iMac’s 5K resolution, making the 3D gameplay amazingly detailed and crisp to behold on a giant screen. When you launch C&C Generals for the first time, you can see these amazing 3D battle shots with a detailed menu system, and all while the screen rotates around the city square under attack.
Unfortunately, as soon as you begin a game in any format, those gorgeous high-definition graphics switch over to a QuickTime video rendered in full-screen at 320×200. Other than that, General remains a good choice for strategy fans, especially for those who grew up playing C&C games.
OS: OS X 10.9.5 (Mavericks) CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2 GHz Video Card: ATI Radon HD 3870, NVIDIA GeForce 330M, Intel HD 3000, with 256 MB video RAM: 4 GB Hard Drive: 5 GB available space As can be expected from a remastered old classic, the requirements are low enough for most people to be able to enjoy the game.
While the big companies such as EA or Transgaming have abandoned Command & Conquer, a team of rogue developers have been working hard for over 10 years, recreating an open-source version of the legendary C&C games. Opera is a project that recreates and modernizes the classic Command & Conquer real time strategy games.
It includes native support for modern operating systems and screen resolutions without relying on emulation or binary hacks, and features integrated online multiplayer. For such a small operation, the work they have accomplished is impressive, as shown by the number of supporters Opera has gathered.
Bottom line : With something like Opera also at your disposal, a game that is both free and open-source, it’s hard to recommend anything else for Command and Conquer fans. Excellent RTS game of all time having played Generals which I loved I bought Berthoud, this sets place after Generals about 5-10 years from it, the gameplay is by far one of the best, the enemies are challenging even on the easiest mode, you really have to use your brains for this game, the game adds 33 new structure and structure upgrades, units, generals abilities and unit upgrades, it adds a new Generals Challenge, like the name says its extremely challenging you have to pit yourself against 7-9 (depending on skill level) Generals with different abilities ranging from Super Weapons to Tanks, you have to build your base fast or it's going to be over run (your enemy already has their base set up), 15 new missions with a storyline, one of the best expansion packs out there, if you loved Generals you'll love Berthoud 5 out of 8 found this helpful.
No, the war isn't over... it's just gotten even cooler This upgrade picks up after the end of Generals, its parent game... the war seemed won, but the GLA just barely survived... and a new leader has emerged among them, one who just may be able to gather their forces and become a threat. This upgrade adds some new units and changes some old ones... it also adds some helpful features(though there is still something of a lack of detail, status bars and overview), and three generals per side, reminiscent of the different countries feature of the multi-player side of the Red Alert games.
That's 9 generals in total, each of which has unique weapons and abilities(of course at the cost of others, but fair's fair), specific to what they specialize in(such as laser, super-weapons, stealth...), and they *really* make things entertaining and open up for quite a number of different strategies and exciting battles. That's a good thing, because the campaigns are only five levels each... they do somewhat make up for that by having several very interesting scenarios, however, such as having to complete a mission before the international opinion of the country reaches zero, taking a large island occupied by enemy forces using guerrilla tactics and using Col. Burton(occasionally assisted by The Black Lotus) and a small team to infiltrate an area which holds several POW camps.
It should be noted, however, that the air-craft carriers and cruisers can only be used in one single-player mission(but don't get me wrong, they are *exceptionally* cool to use), in spite of what the main menu looks like, as well as the shots of them featured in the intro(which, this time, is surprisingly flat, and feels overlong, in spite of the well-written tag-line and the quality and excitement factor of the in-game cut-scenes(which, again, consist of game footage)). This is an original take on it, but this sadly makes the objectives less obvious... there was even one mission where I found myself completely unaware of what I was to do.
The new buildings and units add pretty much everything that could be considered to be lacking in Generals, but more features would still be highly beneficial... stances, formations and multitask building(all of which were in Age of Empires II, released *years* before this) are still missed. Some of the worst bugs are covered in this, but others remain(and, as was the case with Yuri's Revenge, this also brings about one or two new ones).
Is the cause of a large explosion when it is hit, as well as in the upgrade that gives the GLA Workers “those shoes that they have been asking for”, to increase their movement rate. It ranks above others simply because it keeps you hooked for hours with its breathtaking graphics and interesting units and special abilities, like the nuclear missile, Specter gunship, and the Helix helicopter.
Speaking of attacking, take advantage of your units capabilities and also don't put them to waste. If you are looking for an engaging strategy game, look no further, because Command and Conquer Generals : Berthoud is a force to be reckoned with.