Red Alert: A Path Beyond brings the exciting storyline and epic clashes from the classic Westwood Studios game “Command & Conquer: Red Alert” to realm of first person shooters, with a twist. We’ve tried to remain loyal to the style and feel of the 1996 classic, while integrating content from its expansions Counterstrike and The Aftermath with a bit of updated history to add to the mix. Built off the W3d engine Westwood Studios built for classics such as Earth & Beyond and Command & Conquer: Renegade finished up in 2001, we help bring the fight to you as you play out your role as any one of a number of infantry classes participating in team-based combat that often involves land, sea, and air combined-arms clashes that just don’t happen in any other game.
It’s 1946. Mankind has just gone through one of the most brutal wars it ever faced. While the rest of the world is still in shock and trying to find ways to prevent such an event from ever taking place again, a Jewish/German scientist of unmatched genius decides to act. With a device he was engineering for the US government (at a secret research center in Trinity, New Mexico– the same site where he helped develop the most devastating weapons mankind has come to know), he travels back into time to kill the person who he sees as the root of all misery; Adolf Hitler. He catches up with Hitler in 1926, as Hitler is still a young – but already embittered – man and ‘disposes’ of him; without thinking through the consequences thoroughly enough, as time will soon tell.
It’s now the 1950s. World War II never happened; at least, not yet. Germany remains a peace-loving country with close ties to other Eastern European nations, now finding themselves facing increasing tensions with Russia under Josef Stalin’s lead… and all the while the Soviet Union grows in influence and military might. Attempting to live up to a glorious Marxist dream he has envisioned, Stalin mobilizes the forces of the USSR. His goal? The Soviet Union stretching from coast to coast after an epic communist revolution, with Russia reigning supreme. The Eastern European nations, together with the United States, form the Alliance that seeks to put an end to this madman’s nightmare before he can see to its completion. World War II has started.