A couple of my friends had convinced me to buy this at Best Buy with them. I hadn't expected this game to be so fun and challenging, at the same time. The artificial intelligence players are scripted pretty nicely, it's a nice challenge to play against them. I like how the game actually connects, everything seems pretty modern or possible to happen in real life. I don't really enjoy those games that are too futuristic or alieny, and stuff like that, it kind of kills the gaming experience for me. I also like the nice variety the the USA, GLA(Global Liberation Army), and China. When I bought this it came with the expansion of Zero Hour. This provided more maps, more teams, and more missions. Each team branched out into 3 more teams. The online gameplay is fun as well, whether it was challenging random people or challenging some of my friends it was always a pleasant experience. I'm also hoping to someday set up a lan party with my friends, so we could have a lag-free game. I highly recommend this game to any of those rts(real-time-strategy) games this is the one for you.