First things first, ignore those bad reviews, this game is superb in every way. Graphics are very good for the time it came out, fun gameplay that gets your mind going, and you gotta do some serious planning in certain levels. The sounds ane explosions are really good and the mission briefings sound real. Consider yourself a true Commander and get this game!
At last, a proper turn based strategy game. If you like in-depth strategy, turn-based then buy this. The one-player mode on it's own is worth the price. The only criticism I would have of the game is that the enemy AI sometimes seems obsessed with building supply trucks or spec ops units for itself when a tougher unit would be better near the endgame.
A game for the strategist. About time too.