Gas Powered Games have done a good job of producing a sequel to their Supreme Commander that improves upon the console version of the original in almost every way.
Supreme Commander 2 is currently on sale for £12.95 at Zavvi, the cheapest I have ever seen it and £2 down from the next best price of £14.95 from My Memory.
The console version of the original Supreme Commander was a buggy mess with a very poorly performing engine and anything but a joy to play. Thankfully the developers have clearly learned from their mistake and this follow up instalment has all but eliminated these issues.
Graphically the game is lacking; the textures are muddy and the overall look is bland and low in colour or detail but at least they run a damn sight more smoothly than those found in the original Supreme Commander. The sound is similarly uninspiring and sometimes downright awful, with audio that can actually at times be very uncomfortable to listen to and voice acting which is stilted and monotonous. However, other than some dodgy enemy AI, there is very little else to complain about. The game runs wonderfully smoothly and is, by and large, a joy to play. The campaign is tightly paced and keeps you gripped throughout.
If by some miracle you enjoyed the first game that you probably adore this one, thanks to all its tweaking. Everyone else may well find that they have a great time with this rts which does an excellent job of balancing challenge with accessibility.
Thanks to taswir1 at Hotukdeals.