R.U.S.E. is a tough, capable and hardcore RTS that's really rather good. The battlefield looks absolutely beautiful on its highest settings, and a range of deception/counter-intelligence systems make it more nuanced than ever before. The campaigns are extremely hefty (with decent tutorials), though you'll have to sink a lot of time into it before getting to the really fun stuff. For some, that's value for money.
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R.U.S.E. is great fun to play through, looks good, and surprisingly for an RTS it handles well on a console controller too. The tutorial'll get you up to speed pretty quickly, but you'll need slightly more time to become a true master of the battlefield. Unfortunately, at times it can be ridiculously easy, whilst at others it's nigh on impossible. You can pick up an Xbox 360, or PS3, copy of the game for £7.85, which'll save you £2 on the next best offers out there. Thanks to Jefferson @ HUKD.
Our recent £7.99 R.U.S.E. deal is still going strong, but if you don't mind swapping a boxed release for a digital download, Gamersgate's daily deal will give you a £3 saving. On consoles, Ubisoft's tactical new kid in town managed to eradicate most of the problems that doggedly ruin the console RTS experience... but it faces much stiffer competition on the PC. Luckily, it's still a capable strategy experience that focuses on sweeping manoeuvres, long-term gambits and nifty intelligence/misdirection powers. It's got a seriously steep difficulty curve, but once mastered, R.U.S.E. can provide a cerebral experience both online and in the campaign. Why not check out Neil's full review?
R.U.S.E. is really, really good fun and like all great RTSs it's incredibly addictive, which means you can easily lose a weekend to it in the blink of an eye. It takes a while to learn all the controls, but once you do you'll easily be able to lead your numerous units to victory, provided you don't accidentally move the wrong one to the wrong place. There are loads of merchants to go to, if you want to grab this one for £7.99, which'll save you almost £2 on the next best offers.