red alert

With the 13 anniversary of the Command & Conquer franchise Electronic Arts has provided for free the first title in the Red Alert series. Also, the players who pre-order Red Alert 3 until 27 October will receive Red Alert 2 for free.
All the details about where and how to download Red Alert 1 and pre-order Red Alert 3 are available on the EA site.

Here you have a few lines from the press-release:

Today, August 31st, 2008 marks the 13th anniversary of the storied Command & Conquer franchise, which has sold over 25 million copies to date. And to celebrate this milestone and this October’s highly anticipated return to the world of Red Alert with Red Alert 3, we are giving away one of the original games that started it all, Command & Conquer Red Alert, for FREE.

And because we are also offering Red Alert 2 for free for those who pre-order Red Alert 3 before October 27th, C&C fans…YOU can walk away with Red Alert, Red Alert 2 and Red Alert 3 – all for the price of Red Alert 3 ($49.99 standard edition, $64.99 Premier Edition).