This is a really solid game. Having both a FPS style and RTS (commander) mechanic is great. If you can get a really well built team of players who know how to work together on the field and know how to take and give instructions to the commander its wonderful. Marines and Aliens are both fun to play but then again sometime you do have a Marine heavy game becuase come on you know most people are gonna want "guns". It's very entertaining and worth the money. At the moment to buy it full price (25ish USD right now) is a bit on the high side for my taste so I would recommend waiting for a sale or get a multi-pack and chip in with some friends. The game would be a 9 out of 10 but I gave it a 8 due to some server mod download issues I have had with Linux in the past. It seems that the problem may be fixed but still. I had to remove my mods folder before joining a new never before visited server becuase if a mod they used was already installed, loading into the server would fail. All in all great game, lots of fun and you have those "there is no way we could win" moments, and you manage to turn it around, such a great feeling.