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

The OpenRA game engine is free software released under the GPL3 license. The OpenRA mods require files from the original games, which you will be prompted to download or copy the first time you run a mod.
These files are not covered by the OpenRA license, and remain the property of their original owners.

Older releases can be found in the GitHub Releases archive.


Windows Setup 23 MB
Version release-20200503 Jun 02, 2020
Mac Disc Image 60 MB
Version release-20200503 Jun 02, 2020
Linux Dune 2000 AppImage 24 MB
Version release-20200503 Jun 02, 2020
Linux Red Alert AppImage 18 MB
Version release-20200503 Jun 02, 2020
Linux Tiberian Dawn AppImage 20 MB
Version release-20200503 Jun 02, 2020
Windows portable with experimental Itch App support 25 MB


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is this legal i scared because this is great i got experience RA again :)

Yes, https://github.com/OpenRA/OpenRA/wiki/FAQ#is-that-legal


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.


Not all missions have a difficulty level.

Please report your video bug at https://github.com/OpenRA/OpenRA/issues/new/choose and attach a screenshot.


Ain't nobody got time for that, sorry.


If you can't invest 10 minutes you should stop playing.


great game!

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Pleaaaaase make a version of this with Red alert 2

We actually did a ra2 mod, but it isn't finished yet.

An error occurred during installation

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


aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa ineed this

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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

Try the latest version I just uploaded. It includes zooming!

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 mod 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.