YMMV page for the overall series:
!![[VideoGame/CommandAndConquerRedAlert2 Red Alert 2]]:
* EvenBetterSequel: Red Alert grows beyond being an expy of the Tiberium Saga with this installment and many interesting gameplay additions are introduced. The LighterAndSofter camp elements add charm without completely derailing the game. The invasion of mainland USA scenario is as good as it gets. Stalin is hard to replace as a villain, however.
* EvilIsSexy: And so is good - both faction's MissionControl chicks are literally played by ''ex-porn stars''.
* FridgeBrilliance: Yuri's faction. He uses units outright stolen from both the Allies and Soviets, who paint themselves blue and red, respectively. The color of Yuri's forces is purple - a color created from mixing red and blue.
* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Destroying the World Trade Center Towers in ''Red Alert 2''. Of course that is entirely up to the [[VideoGameCrueltyPotential player]] to do. However, destroying the Pentagon isn't. And that's ''the first Soviet mission''. To further hammer the point home, ''Red Alert 2'''s original box art featured a burning New York City skyline, with the WTC on fire. After 9/11, Electronic Arts recalled all of the unsold units, and for a month, you couldn't even buy the game. What did the new, less offensive box art feature? No NYC, but the American flag in the Soviet commander's monocle was replaced with a [[NukeEm mushroom]] [[UnfortunateImplications cloud]].
* GameBreaker: Yuri's entire faction. It's so bad that Yuri is usually banned from online play.
** In particular, the UFO's. 2 of them can entirely shut down a bases power and slowly drain your credits away, zapping any anti-air infantry/vehicles that try to shoot them down. If these little bastards shut down your base, your only hope is pretty much to have enough aa to take them down, or have an ally help you.
** France can be considered this from a defensive/turtling point of view. An arrangement of Grand Cannons and Patriot Missile batteries is nigh-impenetrable.
* HarsherInHindsight: Cool as it is in-game, the destruction of Washington and New York evokes tragic real life events after 9/11.
* ObviousJudas: [[spoiler: Yuri, for the Soviet Union]]. There's something suspicious about him from the very beginning, and he only gets more suspicious as the game goes on. By the time it gets the point that [[spoiler: Premier Romanov]] is murdered, it's already blatently obvious that he has an agenda. Then comes his [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=U2eRHyQnVSU#t=201s 'proof']] that [[spoiler: General Vladimir]] is responsible. Miraculously, the player character still seems to see nothing wrong.
* UnfortunateImplications: As well as being HarsherInHindsight, the game's original cover (the trope image) depicted the World Trade Center with a plane flying directly towards them. Understandably, later re-releases had this removed.