Command & Conquer: RenegadeThe Command & Conquer games are loaded down with so many obedient soldiers under the player’s control, how could a game be made about any one of them? The answer’s easy: make a game about the one soldier you don’t see in the C&C games. A loose-cannon, gun-totin’ badass. And that’s what Westwood’s first-person blast-fest Command & Conquer: Renegade is all about.

For the music for Renegade, veteran Westwood composer Frank Klepacki goes in two directions at one: back to the original theme from Command & Conquer, and forward for some chunky, hybrid heavy metal/techno music befitting the baddest of the bad. When you have a track called “Got A Present For Ya” in a soundtrack from a game about a heavily armed rogue soldier, you can probably guess this 4 out of 4won’t be the soundtrack from On Golden Pond. This isn’t to say that every cue is top-heavy with action, though – “Sniper” and “Beach” are a couple of good examples of this.

The reworkings of the original C&C theme are a welcome return, bringing the whole thing full-circle and giving it the feel of belonging to a larger saga.

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  1. Command & Conquer (2:58)
  2. Got A Present For Ya (2:21)
  3. Sniper (3:18)
  4. Act On Instinct (3:31)
  5. Stomp (2:55)
  6. (Untitled Track) (3:57)
  7. Sneak Attack (3:50)
  8. Move It (2:04)
  9. Dogfight (4:42)
  10. Packing Iron (3:22)
  11. Industrial Ambient (4:00)
  12. Beach (3:01)
  13. Fight Win Prevail (3:36)
  14. Ammo Clip (3:18)
  15. In Line Of Fire (3:57)

Released by: Westwood Studios / Electronic Arts
Release date: 2002
Total running time: 50:50