Red Alert 3 is a worthy addition to a series that has come a long way since its debut in the mid-90s. Although not a vast improvement on 2000's Red Alert 2, the option of online gaming, a new playable faction and a host of stylistic tweaks make this the best entry in the series to date. The online support may not be perfect, but the title is richer for it.
Fans of previous Red Alert titles will enjoy its tradition approach and newcomers to the genre will find this one a very accessible place to start. Those with a penchant for a more modern RTS might find the gameplay somewhat archaic but that is unlikely to stop most of them heeding Gemma Atkinson's battle call.