Not every war game is like some steroid-riddled Michael Bay explodo-fest. I mean, yes, people line up to buy Gears of War 2 as I write this (to learn more about the newest Xbox 360 hit, read Matt Peckham's take), but I want to be in command, not just a grunt. I want to take the time to survey the battlefields and be the armchair general. Lucky for me, no less than five strategy games--each with a very different take--have come out within the past few weeks. But it comes down to the same old problem: So many battles, so little time. You need a quick breakdown of intel on what's new on the store shelves--thereby helping you win the ongoing war against productivity.