A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, and Linux



Welcome Back, Commander

OpenRA is a project that recreates and modernizes the classic Command & Conquer real time strategy games. We have developed a flexible open source game engine (the OpenRA engine) that provides a common platform for rebuilding and reimagining classic 2D and 2.5D RTS games (the OpenRA mods).

The OpenRA mods include new features and gameplay improvements that bring them into the modern era:

  • A choice between "right click" and classic "left click" control schemes
  • Overhauled sidebar interfaces for managing production
  • Support for game replays and an observer interface designed for streaming games online
  • The "fog of war" that obscures the battlefield outside your units' line of sight
  • Civilian structures that can be captured to provide benefits
  • Units gain experience as they fight and improve when they earn new ranks

OpenRA is 100% free, and comes bundled with three distinct mods. When you run a mod for the first time the game can automatically download the original game assets, or you can use the original game disks.


Install instructions

Be sure to always check http://www.openra.net for the latest news and updates.

OpenRA is a cross-platform game, available on different Operating Systems. You can visit this page to download the installer for your system: http://www.openra.net/download/

Visit https://github.com/OpenRA/OpenRA/wiki/Compiling for instructions about how to compile OpenRA on various OSs.


Home page: www.openra.net

IRC channel: irc://chat.freenode.net/openra (live chat)

Forum: http://www.sleipnirstuff.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=80

Source code: https://github.com/OpenRA/OpenRA

OpenRA Resource Center: http://resource.openra.net (download new maps!)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/openra

Twitter: https://twitter.com/openRA

Google+: https://plus.google.com/+OpenraNet

Moddb: http://www.moddb.com/games/openra

Reddit: https://www.reddit.com/r/openra

Latest version: Release-20190314


OpenRA-release-20190314.exe 21 MB
OpenRA-release-20190314.dmg 34 MB
OpenRA-Red-Alert-x86_64.AppImage 10 MB
OpenRA-Tiberian-Dawn-x86_64.AppImage 10 MB
OpenRA-Dune-2000-x86_64.AppImage 15 MB


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Why is Easy/Normal/Hard from single player campaign greyed out? Can't change the difficulty settings!

Why are video files buggy? All campaign videos from my "Last Decade" DVD have these weird lines on the upper half of the screen.

great game!

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Pleaaaaase make a version of this with Red alert 2

An error occurred during installation

This title is packaged in a way that is not compatible with the itch.io app.


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A fine game. But it is indeed unfortunate that you cannot change the resolution or to zoom the camera, right now after a match my eyes just hurt... Aaaand you cannot launch the game from the Itch.io application, it just crashes

when do l get mods from

A must have! <3

comment on instale des mod svp

how do I get the special maps

Would it be possible to make the mod "Mental Omega" compatible with this?

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Yes. Probably too early at this point, but a Red Alert 2 is work in progress.

so cool =) I'll just follow development

omg no. you have no idea how much i love C&C :P i'm glad to see that the fanbase is still creating C&C related things even though EA took a dump on the series <:(

this game look cool

I've clocked about 20 hours of playtime over the last two weeks. This game is amazing. I still have all the CnC games on CD but they barely work on Windows 7/10 so this was a brilliant find. I really enjoy the "CnC Mod" as it brings a more competitive game-play to the table compared to the original CnC.

The AI is not as good as CnC 3: Tiberium Wars, so I usually play against 3 enemies who are teamed together. Although the "Rush AI" on the "Red Alert Mod" seems to be the most difficult to beat out of all the three games. Anyways, I understand AI is a difficult thing to implement and balance.

All in all, well done! Thanks for bringing new life to my favorite game franchise.

Thank you for your nice comment.

I'm going to try this one out on mac i was always fan of C&C Generals

cannot launch the game on my mac

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Hello wLEKIN.

Have you followed these instructions: https://github.com/OpenRA/OpenRA/wiki/FAQ ?

Please paste the content of the exception.log file into http://pastebin.com (and share the link here).

Alternatively, you can directly chat with the developers, using our IRC channel: http://webchat.freenode.net/?channels=openra.