Renegade X: Operation Black Dawn, a fan-made, single-player game based on Command & Conquer: Renegade, is ready to rock.
I don't care what anyone else thinks, my favorite Command & Conquer game is, and probably always will be, Renegade, the shooter that came out all the way back in 2002. I was a little bummed in 2008 when EA pulled the plug on Tiberium, another shooter set in the C&C universe, but the launch of Renegade X: Operation Black Dawn has me feeling a little better.
Renegade X began life about five years ago as an Unreal Tournament 3 mod and is now being developed as a standalone release. The focus is primarily on multiplayer but in mid-2010 the team decided to release a short single-player campaign as well, which eventually led to Black Dawn. At an estimated one to two hours in length it's undeniably brief but still boasts a "ten-part campaign, custom cinematics and fantastic gameplay."
Here's what you'll need to run it:
- Windows XP SP2 or Windows Vista
- 2.0+ GHz processor
- 2 GB system RAM
- SM3-compatible video card
- 4 GB free hard drive space
- Windows Vista 64 SP2
- 2.0+ GHz multi-core processor
- 4 GB system RAM
- NVIDIA 200 series or higher graphics card
- Plenty of HDD space
It's a hefty download, weighing in at a little over three gig in total, but the launch trailer looks pretty sweet. A release date for the full multiplayer version of Renegade X hasn't yet been announced, but you can stay on top of the situation at renegade-x.com.