Renegade: X is the perfect example of why games (even Free-to-Play ones) should allow mod support. After the original Renegade failed to bring the Command and Conquer series to the TPS/FPS genre back in 2002, the Renegade line of C&C titles was shelved, at least in the minds of EA. The original Renegade still had quite a dedicated following, and in the years following enjoyed numerous unofficial patches, graphical mods, and even complete conversions.

The original Renegade enjoyed success as a moddable shooter so much so that it inspired the mod team Totem Arts to create a completely standalone spiritual successor called Renegade: X. Having been in development since 2006, Renegade: X aims to capture the sophistication of the original while taking a step further and setting itself apart from its predecessor.

Players familiar with the original can enjoy updated weaponry, new secondary weapons, vehicle tweaks, and the use of the Unreal 3 engine. Those who are not can expect a team-based experience filled with RTS style resource management, upgradable characters, a variety of weapons and vehicles, as well as unique objectives which have players disrupting the enemy’s tech progression and economy by destroying key base structures.

For those worried about EA shutting down the project, Totem Arts have already received EA’s support although the team obviously cannot profit from the project. Ultimately this translates into an extremely well put together shooter with nary a cash shop in sight. Despite being completely Free-to-Play, Renegade: X will still receive regular support from its developers who plan on adding new maps, features, modes, and other content to the shooter in the coming months.

For instructions on how to download and play along with a detailed introduction to Renegade: X’s main features, check out the full open beta announcement here.

Michael Dunaway has been part of the MMOBomb team for years and has covered practically every major Free-to-Play title since 2009. In addition to contributing First Look videos and news articles, Michael also serves as the Community Manager for the upcoming MMORPG, Skyforge.


  1. ” dream comes true” , yes. I just remember why I’m still playing Planetside2.
    I’m so excited to see this game.
    However, to be honest, It looks not much better than 10 years ago.

    It doesn’t matter. I will give a try.

  2. This game is horrible, graphics are ok but the controls feel like 2001, radar sux, physics blow, its 2002 game so what can u expect. Don’t waste your time on this, THIS IS WHY NOONE HEARD OF IT TILL YESTERDAY!

  3. @nopol10 I think they can’t make any money at all from the game, that includes donations, I read it somewhere on the official site.. i kinda browsed through the article so i might have misread it tho.

    @chefmadnessthe specs have been available for a while now, look for the on the website, There’s a link at the end of this article.

  4. Dose any one know the system specs for this? I would like to install it on a few old rigs & play lan style with a few friends on a team at my house in my gaming room? Pleas let me know ASAP! I looked everywhere online & no info on system specs for this game?

  5. since there is no way to pay for the game officially is there a way to donate? I know that’s how some games get around the rules so to speak. it wouldn’t be the first to be ‘totally free’ that offers extras for monthly donations.

    • It’s not a realistic COD/BF style game. It has more of an arcadey feel and the health system replicates that of C&C RTS games where infantry takes time to kill each other.
      Having said that, aim well (at the head) and it doesn’t take long to kill someone. Skill at aiming over an extended period and guiding your shots is actually required for this game.

      • Sorry but, realistic like COD/BF?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

        Seriously, have i read that? Try to run shooting with an assault rifle, or even a 9mm in RL! xD The only realistic Shooters i Know are the ARMA series and the Project Reality BF2 Mod (that is completely different from the original BF2 game).


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